I got a pretty final reply to my Freedom of Information request to the Prime Minister on Tuesday: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/resolution_of_frozen_uk_state_pe_2
As you'll see if you go and have a look, it's a No from ScoMo. Despite DFAT having no problem interpreting a very similar request, and ScoMo claiming
"I'm regularly up in front of you and I deal with the hard questions that are put to me and all the many issues we have had to deal with over many, many years” (see https://www.nationaltribune.com.au/prime-minister-transcript-press-conference-kalgoorlie-wa/ )
ScoMo reckoned that it was impossible to identify the documents
that I want, and so he refused the request. He also missed the
deadline for responding to requests, and eventually took 88 days
to tell me that he was refusing my request. As we're so close to
the election I don't see any point in pushing this any further at
I think that it says quite a lot that the Prime Minister won't take the time to respond to my request, especially when the best reason that he has for refusing is that he can't understand what documents I want. I also think that it says a lot that it took so long to get a response. I made my request on 18 February 2022, so leaving his response until just a few days before the election is pretty poor.
If you're in Australia and you have a vote there's only a couple of days to go until the election. If you haven't voted already, please do go and vote.
Then when we know who has been able to form a Government, we can
continue the fight to unfreeze our pensions!
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