Our ref: FOI22/295; CM22/47169
Your ref: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/foi_request_senate_estimates_bri_4
13 December 2022
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Dear Mr/Ms Loom
Freedom of Information Request FOI22/295 – Decision letter
The purpose of this letter is to give you a decision about your request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act) which you submitted to the Attorney-General’s Department
On 11 November 2022, you requested access to:
(T)he index of the Attorney-General’s Department's Senate Estimates issues brief that was prepared
for the Secretary for the Senate Estimates conducted between 28 October and 11 November 2022.
On 22 November 2022, the department acknowledged your request.
A decision in relation to your request was due on 12 December 2022.
I am an officer authorised under section 23(1) of the FOI Act to make decisions in relation to freedom of
information requests made to the department.
I have identified one document that falls within the scope of your request. I did this by making inquiries of
staff likely to be able to identify relevant documents and arranging for comprehensive searches of relevant
In making my decision regarding access to the relevant document, I have taken the fol owing material into
• the terms of your request
• the content of the document identified as within scope of your request
• consultations undertaken with relevant agencies
• the provisions of the FOI Act, and
• the Guidelines issued by the Australian Information Commissioner under section 93A of the FOI Act
I have decided to grant access in ful to the document.
The document to which I have decided to grant full access under the FOI Act is at Attachment A
Questions about this decision
If you wish to discuss this decision, the FOI case officer for this matter is Joanna, who can be reached on
(02) 6141 6666 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freedom of Information & Privacy Section
Strategy & Governance Branch
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