Allegations of calls to department contractors

Warrick Alexander (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

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Warrick Alexander (Account suspended)

Dear Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources,

I would like to see all documents with allegations that regional incubator facilitators were contacted on their personal phone numbers by FOI applicants.

I l'm open to the redaction of all personal and third party information from the documents, so long as the allegation and date/time information remains legible.

Thank you,

Warrick Alexander

Christina Graves,

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Dear Mr Alexander


The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department)
has received your Freedom of Information request of 2 February 2021


I am writing on behalf of the department to acknowledge receipt of your


Currently, a decision is due to you by 5 March 2021. However, this
timeline may be affected by the requirement to undertake consultation with
affected third parties, or if the department determines you are liable to
pay a charge in relation to your request. You will be notified by the
department if charges are liable or if a third party consultation is


Confirmation of Scope - personal information


For documents that fall within the scope of the request, it is the
practice of the department to withhold:

o the names, signatures and contact details of junior staff; that is:

o Commonwealth staff who are not in the Senior Executive Service
(SES); and
o Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff; and

o the mobile phone numbers of SES officers.


In your request, you have excluded all personal information from the
scope. The department has taken this exclusion to cover the names, contact
details and other personal information relating to SES and non-SES
Commonwealth staff, and other individuals. If our understanding is
incorrect, please notify us by responding to this email at your earliest
convenience, but no later than 19 February 2021.



If you have any questions, please contact the department’s FOI Team by
email at [1][email address].



Yours sincerely,



Christina Graves
Special Counsel
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Warrick Alexander (Account suspended)

Dear Christina,

Please allow SES staff names thanks. Sorry I wasn't clear.

Thank you,

Warrick Alexander

Freedom of Information, Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

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Dear Warrick


Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 2
February 2021.


Should you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact the FOI




FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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