A complete breakdown of the figures contributing to approved funding for future submarine capability in 2013.

Sinead made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Defence

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The request was refused by Department of Defence.

Dear Department of Defence,

As stated in chapter 8.48 of the Defence White Paper 2013:

‘Since 2009, the Government has approved expenditure of over $200 million to fund design, modelling, analysis and technology studies to examine in detail options for the future submarine capability’.

I would like to request a complete breakdown of the figures contributing to the $200 million worth of approved funding, attributed to the stated areas of design, modelling, analysis and technology studies.

Kind regards,

FOI, Department of Defence


Good afternoon

Thank you for your email. Your email has been forwarded for consideration/action.

Kind regards

FOI Operations
[email address]
(02) 6266 2200

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Stinson, Theresa MRS, Department of Defence


Good afternoon Sinead,

Thank you for your inquiry below, as it currently stands we do not
consider your request to be valid. As it currently stands, your request
seeks access to information rather than documents which does not comply
with section 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act.

Taking the above into account, I would suggest you may like to make an
approach to Defence Media Operations ([email address]) with your
current inquiry.

No further action will be taken on your request as it currently stands.

Notwithstanding the above, should you have any queries about this matter
please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Theresa Stinson

Assistant Director - Media Case Management

Freedom of Information

Governance and Reform Division

Building F065

Level 2 - 057

Gallipoli Barracks


Ph: (07) 3332 6359

Alternative email: [email address]



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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

I think that officer Stinson did not do her duty. Section 15(3) of the Act says "(3) Where a person: (a) wishes to make a request to an agency; or (b) has made to an agency a request that does not comply with this section;it is the duty of the agency to take reasonable steps to assist the person to make the request in a manner that complies with this section." The reply from the officer does not help the applicant to comply!