Apparent conflict in Incubator Support Initiative

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Warrick Alexander

Dear Department of Industry, Innovation and Science,

I would like to see a document with the date and time of each statement made by officers in the Legal, Audit and Assurance line area that expressly mentions/considers the possibility/presence of Regional Incubator Facilitator bias/conflict as:
a) "apparent", or
b) "apprehended".

I consent to the redaction of all third parties, staff names under SES level, and content that may be under legal privilege.

Thank you,

Warrick Alexander

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

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Dear Warrick

 

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department)
has received your Freedom of Information request of 2 December 2020
(attached).

 

This correspondence is to acknowledge receipt of your request. Currently a
decision is due to you by 1 January 2020. However, this timeline may be
effected 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 third party consultation is required.

 

 

Request for extension of time

 

Please note that the department shuts down from 25 December 2020 to 4
January 2021.

 

To assist in the processing your request, we seek your agreement to a 10
day extension under section 15AA of the FOI Act. If you agree to this
extension, the department will notify the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner of the extension of time, and the decision on
your request would then be due to you on or before  11 January 2020.

 

Could you please confirm your agreement to this extension at your earliest
convenience but no later than 17 December 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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Dear Warrick

 

I refer to your FOI request of 2 December 2020 (attached) to the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) for
access to legal documents relating to conflict/bias.

 

Your request has been deemed refused, as the department has not provided
you a decision within the statutory timeframe.

 

Current status of your FOI request

 

The department still intends to issue you a decision in relation to your
FOI request. At this time, I am unable to provide you with an expected
date of decision.

 

I will keep you updated as the matter progresses.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team.

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch | Corporate Division

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

 

 

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