Dear Menzies


We refer to your correspondence to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources on 2 December 2020 (below).


As you would be aware, the Freedom of Information Act operates in respect of documents. Your request of 2 December is a request for information and as such we will not be accepting your correspondence as a valid FOI request.


We also note that if you were to submit a valid request for documents, that request would be very similar to your previous request, FOI 67328, in which you were issued a practical refusal decision. Please find the notice of decision attached. It is likely that a valid request for documents would also attract a practical refusal reason for the same reasons set out in the attached notice of decision.


As the Department will not be accepting your correspondence of 2 December 2020 as a valid request, no further action will be taken.




FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources |


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-----Original Message-----
From: Menzies [mailto:foi+[email address]]
Sent: Wednesday, 2 December 2020 11:58 PM
To: Freedom of Information <[Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Internal systems of control report


Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Legal Branch GPO Box 2013 Canberra ACT 2601


ATT FOI Coordinator


I am requesting access to information under the Freedom of Information Act.



Harry Witherspoon received this response with respect to the Department's (non)compliance with finance legislation here-


AusIndustry (Support for Business) is entrusted with the business grant hub (whole-of-government grant administration).



For each Department Division from 1 January 2016 until 1 January 2020, I am requesting A-C as follows- A. Number of completed fraud risk assessments as per s 6 and s 7.6 of the Fraud and Corruption Control Plan 2018-20 (FCCP).

B. Number of completed fraud audits as per s 14.2 of the FCCP C. Number of completed fraud detection compliance reviews as per s 14.4 of the FCCP.


A simple report with these numbers will suffice.









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