AusIndustry grant application

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Dear Department of Industry, Innovation and Science,

I am requesting documents under the FOI act for this grant listed on the grant-connect website - https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public....

Please provide these documents if they are available:
- Draft application
- Draft feedback by AusIndustry
- Final application that was approved
- List of all staff who provided help or feedback to the applicant in preparation

Thanks,
Alby P.

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

Dear Alby

The department is agreeable to accept:

1. You delay submitting your second spreadsheet request until such time that FOI 66872 is completed; and
2. Your request regarding Hunter Business Centre will be accepted as a new request.

We also ask you considering agreeing to a 30 day extension for the processing of your request regarding Hunter Business Centre.

You will receive correspondence confirming the above shortly.

Regards

FOI Team
Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital
GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

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

Dear Alby

The department is agreeable to accept:

1. You delay submitting your second spreadsheet request until such time that FOI 66872 is completed; and
2. Your request regarding Hunter Business Centre will be accepted as a new request.

We also ask you considering agreeing to a 30 day extension for the processing of your request regarding Hunter Business Centre.

You will receive correspondence confirming the above shortly.

Regards

FOI Team
Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital
GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

Legal In Confidence - This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.

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

Dear Alby

The department is agreeable to accept:

1. You delay submitting your second spreadsheet request until such time that FOI 66872 is completed; and
2. Your request regarding Hunter Business Centre will be accepted as a new request.

We also ask you considering agreeing to a 30 day extension for the processing of your request regarding Hunter Business Centre.

You will receive correspondence confirming the above shortly.

Regards

FOI Team
Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital
GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

Legal In Confidence - This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.

OFFICIAL

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

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Dear Alby

 

We refer to the attached Freedom of Information request received by the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) on
29 August 2020.

 

As per previous correspondence, could you please confirm if you are
agreeable to an extension of time of 30 days for the processing of this
request under section 15AA of the FOI Act.

 

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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Dear Freedom of Information,

I do not agree with the proposed extension.

Thanks,
Alby P.

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

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Dear Alby

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request received on 29 August 2020.

 

Should you have any queries in relation to this matter, 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 Freedom of Information,

Please do reduce the request as you have advised (so that Item 1 and Item 4 of the original request are removed).

* Exclude item 1 - the draft application.
* Exclude item 4 - list of staff.

Thanks,
Alby P.

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

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Dear Alby

 

I refer to your correspondence of 10 September 2020 (attached).

 

Your revised scope has been forwarded to the line area for consideration.
I anticipate I will have more information for you before the end of next
week.

 

Please be advised the FOI team is currently experiencing a high volume of
requests and is presently operating with limited resources. Your patience
during this time is appreciated.

 

In accordance with section 24AB(5) of the FOI Act, the consultation period
is extended until such time that both parties have reach an agreement on
the revised scope.

 

Regards

 

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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

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Dear Alby

 

I refer to your correspondence of 10 September 2020.

 

The line area is currently experiencing a high volume of FOI requests and
have requested more time to consider your revised request.

 

I will endeavour to provide you a response early next week. Thank you for
your patience in this matter.

 

Kind regards

Heather

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources |
[3]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

Legal In Confidence - This transmission is intended only for the use of
the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged
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you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately
and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Alby

 

We refer to your email of 10 September 2020 (attached) in which you
submitted a revised scope as follows:

 

I am requesting documents under the FOI act for this grant listed on the
grant-connect website -
https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public....

 

Please provide these documents if they are available:

- Draft feedback by AusIndustry

- Final application that was approved

 

This is confirmation your revised scope is acceptable to process.
Currently, an FOI decision is due to you on or before 18 October 2020 (or
next business day in accordance with 3.141 of the FOI Guidelines).
However, this timeframe may be affected by the requirement to undertake
consultation with effected third parties and if the agency 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.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Team.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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

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Dear Alby

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 29
August 2020.

 

Should you have any queries in relation to this email, 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 Freedom of Information,

This should now be covered.

Thanks,
Alby P.

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

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Dear Alby

 

Please find the attached a copy of receipt for payment to process your FOI
request received 29 August 2020.

 

Currently, a decision regarding your FOI request is due to you by 15
November 2020, or next business day (in accordance with 3.141 of the FOI
Guidelines).

 

Should you have any queries in relation to this matter please contact the
FOI team.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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Shelley Napper,

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Our reference: RQ20/03519

Agency reference: 66929

Alby P

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #6657 email]

Extension of time under s 15AB

Dear Alby

Please find attached a decision of today’s date regarding your FOI request
to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

 

Kind regards

 

[2][IMG]   Shelley Napper  |  Assistant
Director

Freedom of information

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
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Freedom of Information, Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

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Dear Alby

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 29
August 2020.  

 

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

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601 | [1][Department of Industry, Innovation and Science request email]

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Dear Department of Industry, Innovation and Science,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Industry, Innovation and Science's handling of my FOI request 'AusIndustry grant application'.

I respectfully object to the redaction / omission of:

* both name and region of the regional incubator facilitator who provided the draft feedback as these details are otherwise publicly available - https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/201903...

* application regional status as per these FOI releases -
page 75 in https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/defaul...
page 9 in https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/6...

* application funding breakdown (not the funding amounts) that reveals what was actually funded (the combined documents disclose Incubator Support funding for a website to facilitate connectivity among entrepreneurs and remotely deliver incubator programs - this should therefore be disclosed in the application funding breakdown as it is otherwise publicly available)

* sources of co-funding as it appears from the combined documents that the applicant had received additional Commonwealth support

In support of my objection, I note that the Department is on record stating that it will not approve regional funding terms unless 80% of the program is physically delivered in regional areas - see draft feedback from [Name Hidden] related to application ISI81321. Daniel also advised that only state and local co-funding is eligible.

Notably, the Department tendered incubator (facilitator) contractors ( https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/r... ) to deliver an incubator grant program in plain view of imminent conflicts ( last page in https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/6... ).

Discrediting online solutions in this way benefits the incubator (facilitator) contractors who offer in-person services to incubators - leaving the Australian public without online solutions during a global pandemic.

For these reasons, it is in the public interest to disclose how the Department dealt with this particular incubator support initiative application - leaving unredacted regional funding terms and funding items that involve online/web delivery (without funding amounts).

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/a...

Thanks,
Alby P.

Dear Freedom of Information,

Can you please confirm receipt of my December 15th request for internal review?

https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/a...

Thanks,
Alby P.

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

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Dear Alby P.

 

This email is to confirm receipt of your internal review request received
15 December 2020.  

 

A different decision maker will be appointed for your FOI matter.

 

The current due date for the internal review decision is on or before 14
January 2021.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601 | [1][Department of Industry, Innovation and Science request email]

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

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Dear Alby

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your internal review
request of 15 December 2020.

 

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

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601 | [1][Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources request email]

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