2016/17 Additional Estimates Topics

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Department of the Environment and Energy,

If possible, please treat this as an administrative or informal request.

Otherwise, please consider this a request under the FOI Act.

Can you please provide the topics list for briefs created in preparation for hearings of Senate 2016-17 Additional Estimates.

I ask that all fees in relation to this request be waived because the release of the documents is in the public interest. The documents help identify the most important policy areas within the department's responsibilities.

Yours faithfully,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Department of the Environment and Energy

Dear Mr Goth-Snape

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FOI Contact Officer | Climate Change, Science and Corporate Legal Section |General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

Please see the attached correspondence.

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FOI Contact Officer | Climate Change, Science and Corporate Legal Section |General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2098 
e: [Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

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