FoI response from PM&C

A4 sent a Freedom of Information request to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on 24/11/2020

The Department sent its response on 24/12/2020 - see links to the documents below.

Basically, the documents show how little regard the Government has for members of the community, especially the more vulnerable members of the community. The Government's goal was to provide the most minimal response to issues and concerns raised.

Subject: Freedom of Information Request - records and responses to contact message form
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:57:34 +1100
From: Bob Buckley (A4 Convenor) <>
Organisation: Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia

Dear madam/sir,

On the following dates, I used the Prime Minister's online contact form to raise a number of issues and ask questions. Other that the initial automatic response, I received nothing further. I submitted messages on the following dates:

  • part 1 and part 2 on 9/10/2020
  • 19/10/2020
  • 29/10/2020, and
  • 1/11/2020.

At this stage, I am interested to know what happened to the messages I sent on 9/10 and 19/10.

I hereby request, under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 the information relating the the message I sent to the Prime Minister via his contact form on 9/10/2020 and the 19/10/2020 about ...

  1. about the record of those messages including whether a response would be provided to me and if so what might be in the response, and
  2. communication with any other government representative or agency who was contacted about these messages and what communication with others occurred about the issues raise in my messages.

Please provide your response in electronic form; we do not want a paper copy.

If you would like clarification of anything in this request or to discuss any matter relating to it, do not hesitate to contact me by email or on 0418 677 288.


Bob Buckley
Convenor, Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia, known as A4, is the national grassroots organisation advocating for autistic people, their families, carers and associates. A4 is internet based so that Australians anywhere can participate.
Note for politicians and bureaucrats – Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia's policy on unanswered questions is available at

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