Andrew Wilkie MP -- Office Fit Out Costs

Jeremy Cooper-Stout made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Finance

The request was refused by Department of Finance.

From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Department of Finance and Deregulation,

I request the following documents under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. Invoices presented for payment under the 'office facilities' entitlement of Mr Andrew Wilkie MP from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

2. Invoices presented for payment under the 'office fit-out' entitlement of Mr Andrew Wilkie MP from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012.

Yours faithfully,
Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Good afternoon Mr Cooper-Stout,

 

Thank you for your email of 2 July 2013 requesting, in general terms,
invoices relating to Mr Andrew Wilkie’s office facilities and office
fit-out entitlements from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012.

 

The purpose of this email is to clarify the scope of your request.

 

You have requested invoices presented for payment, however undertaking the
work involved in identifying and assessing invoices would involve a
significant amount of work. This would result in an increased processing
charge for you, or could result in your request being refused on the
grounds of an unreasonable diversion of resources under the FOI Act.

 

As such, we propose to refine the scope of your request, with your
agreement, so that your request may reasonably be processed. We propose to
narrow the scope of your request to an electronic summary report which
lists transactions paid by the Department relating to Mr Wilkie’s office
facilities and office fit-out for the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December
2012.

 

Could you please advise how you wish to proceed with your request?

 

Kind regards,

 

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Department of Finance and Deregulation

T: 02 6215 1783 | E: [2][Finance request email]  

 

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Dear FOI Requests,

I agree to your proposed revised scope.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout,

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI 13/58

I refer to your request to Finance for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) via email dated 2 July 2013,
namely:

 

1. Invoices presented for payment under the 'office facilities'
entitlement of Mr Andrew Wilkie MP from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

2. Invoices presented for payment under the 'office fit-out' entitlement
of Mr Andrew Wilkie MP from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

 

The statutory period for processing your request commences from the day
after Finance received your request.  Your request was received by Finance
on 2 July 2013.  The processing period may be extended if we need to
consult third parties, impose a charge or for other reasons.  We will
advise you if this happens.

 

Liability to pay a charge

You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon as
possible, before we process any requested documents or impose a final
charge.

 

Publication

As required by the FOI Act, information released under the FOI Act may
later be published online unless an exemption applies.  For example,
personal information will not be published where this would be
unreasonable.  Any documents provided to you under the FOI Act will be
published on our disclosure log ([1]www.finance.gov.au) as soon as
practicable after they are released to you, usually 1 – 2 working days.

 

Policy to exclude junior departmental officer contact details

Finance has adopted a policy to generally exclude the names and contact
details of junior staff (non-SES officers) from any documents released
under FOI. Finance’s preference is to reach agreement with FOI applicants
to exclude these details from the scope of the request. Where there is no
objection, the names and contact details of junior officers are redacted
under section 22 of the FOI Act, on the basis that these details are
irrelevant to the request. 

 

Please contact the FOI Team on the below contact details if you wish to
discuss your request.

 

Kind regards,

 

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FOI Officer

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Department of Finance and Deregulation

T: 02 6215 1783 | E: [3][Finance request email]  

 

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Good afternoon Mr Cooper-Stout,

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to your FOI request (our
reference FOI 13/58).

 

Kind regards,

 

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FOI Officer

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Department of Finance and Deregulation

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Good morning Mr Cooper-Stout

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to your FOI request (our
reference FOI 13/58).

 

Regards, Sue.

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Department of Finance and Deregulation

T: 02 6215 1783 | E: [Finance request email]  

 

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