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2020 Critical Infrastructure Resilience

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From: Sarah

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I formally request any documents related to the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy pertaining to the current and planned operating expenses any current or draft project status documents related to the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy. The original strategy stated that there would be a review conducted in 2020 and I would like to know the status of this review and would like to request any associated documents to this review.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah

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From: Holm, Sarah
Attorney-General's Department

Dear Sarah

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI20/082

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents.

 

You requested to access:

 

Any documents related to the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy
pertaining to the current and planned operating expenses any current or
draft project status documents related to the Critical Infrastructure
Resilience Strategy. The original strategy stated that there would be a
review conducted in 2020 and I would like to know the status of this
review and would like to request any associated documents to this review.

 

Section 16(1) of the FOI Act relevantly provides that where a request is
made to an agency for access to a document and the subject‑matter of the
document is more closely connected with the functions of another agency
than with those of the agency to which the request is made, the agency to
which the request is made may, with the agreement of the other agency,
transfer the request to the other agency.

 

I wish to confirm that the Attorney-General’s Department transferred your
request to the Department of Home Affairs for continued processing on 12
June 2020 under section 16(1) of the FOI Act. An Officer from the
Department of Home Affairs will contact you in relation to your request in
due course.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me by email to
[1][AGD request email].

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah

FOI Case Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Governance
Branch

Attorney-General’s Department

Email: [2][AGD request email]

 

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

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FOI Request: FA 20/06/00592
File Number: OBJ2020/19286

Dear Sarah,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 11 June 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Attorney-General’s Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (link). As the Department focuses its efforts on managing the impact of COVID-19 on its critical services and employees, other non-critical services may not be delivered within expected timeframes. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this period.

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

Any documents related to the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy pertaining to the current and planned operating expenses any current or draft project status documents related to the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy. The original strategy stated that there would be a review conducted in 2020 and I would like to know the status of this review and would like to request any associated documents to this review.

The subject matter of the documents requested by you is more closely connected with the functions of the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) than the functions of the Attorney-General’s Department. As such, your request was transferred to the Department on 12 June 2020 under section 16 of the FOI Act.

Your request was received on 11 June 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/06/00592 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date upon which your application was received by the Department.

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner here.

Duplicate documents

If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exists.

Contacting the FOI Section

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at [email address].

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [email address]

UNCLASSIFIED

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UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 11 June 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 11 July 2020.

Due to the number of requests currently being processed by our office, we will not be able to finalise your request by the original due date.

In order for the Department to complete the process of retrieving all the documents that fall within the scope of your request the Department will require additional time to process your request.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This would extend the due date for your request to 10 August 2020.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 3 July 2020.

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI section on the details below.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [email address]

UNCLASSIFIED

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