2016/17 Additional Estimates Topics

Jackson Gothe-Snape made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Education

The request was refused by Department of Education.

From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Department of Education,

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 Education

Dear Mr Gothe-Snape,

 

We refer to your email below seeking access to the following:

 

‘…the topics list for briefs created in preparation for hearings of Senate
2016-17 Additional
Estimates.’                                                                                        

 

The Department of Education and Training has received your request and
will process it in accordance with the FOI Act.

 

If you have any questions about your request, please contact us via email:
[1][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

Department of Education and Training

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Attachment charge notice.pdf
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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape,

Please find attached correspondence about your freedom of information request.

Regards,

The FOI Team
Department of Education and Training

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The information contained in this email message and any attached files may be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's switchboard on 1300 566 046 during business hours (8am - 5pm Local time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any attachments.

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Hello,

Thanks for this information.

I would like to contend that the charge has been wrongly assessed.

Either:

1) Search and decision-making charges should be nil

Multiple departments have provided topic lists of estimates briefs for free, most recently the Department of Infrastructure: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/2...

or,
2a) Search charges should be nil

The document constitutes part of the regular business of the department, and the public can have confidence that the government maintains a professional standard of record-keeping. It should not require searching for.

and,
2b) Decision-making charge should be below a previous analogous request.

According to this request for a topic list of estimates briefs (https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/2..., decision-making required 5.78 hours of decision-making time. The current request is analogous to that earlier request, so the decision-making time estimate should be equivalent, or below, given the additional legal and decision-making experience accumulated by the department since that estimate was made in November.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Attachment Correspondence with Mr Gothe Snape regarding scope of the request.pdf
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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape,

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request dated 28 March 2017.

Kind regards

The FOI Team
Australian Government Department of Education and Training

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape,

 

Please find attached correspondence about your freedom of information
request.

 

Regards,

 

The FOI Team

Department of Education and Training

 

 

Notice:
The information contained in this email message and any attached files may
be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 566 046 during business hours (8am - 5pm Local time)
and delete all copies of this transmission together with any attachments. 

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