Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry (Prohibition of Export of Sheep by Sea to Middle East—Northern Summer) Order 2020

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Dear Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment,

Can I please have a pdf copy of the decision brief signed by the secretary or delegate approving the Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry (Prohibition of Export of Sheep by Sea to Middle East—Northern Summer) Order 2020?

If it was a delegate who signed the brief can I also please have a copy of the document delegating them the power to do so under the Act?

Yours faithfully,

Celeste

Foi, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Dear Celeste

 

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Request No: LEX 21551

 

I refer to your request received by the Department of Agriculture, Water
and the Environment (department) on 7 January 2021 for access to documents
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI) made in the following
terms:

 

Can I please have a pdf copy of the decision brief signed by the secretary
or delegate approving the Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry
(Prohibition of Export of Sheep by Sea to Middle East—Northern Summer)
Order 2020?

 

If it was a delegate who signed the brief  can I also please have a copy
of the document delegating them the power to do so under the Act? 

 

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Regards

FOI Contact Officer | Information Law Team  |  Commercial, Information
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Dear Celeste

The department is currently processing your FOI request for the following:

‘A pdf copy of the decision brief signed by the secretary or delegate approving the Australian Meat and Live stock Industry (Prohibition of Export of Sheep by Sea to Middle East—Northern Summer) Order 2020? If it was a delegate who signed the brief can I also please have a copy of the document delegating them the power to do so under the Act?’

The department is currently undertaking searches for documents related to your request. We note that there is one attachment to the decision brief which provides a list of meetings with over 25 stakeholders, and this document may require third party consultation with each of these stakeholders to process the FOI decision.

As such, we are seeking your views on whether you would be happy to agree to this particular attachment to the decision brief being considered out of scope of your FOI request.

We would be grateful for your response by COB Friday 22 January 2021.

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer | Information Law Team | Commercial, Information and Agriculture Legal Branch | Legal Division
T: (02) 6274 2098 | E: [email address]
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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
GPO BOX 858 CANBERRA ACT 2601
www.awe.gov.au

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Dear Foi,

Sorry about my delay in getting back to you.

That’s ok if you want to redact that annexure.

Yours sincerely,

Celeste

1 Attachment

Dear Celeste

Please find attached Notification of Charges for your FOI request LEX21551.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer
E: [email address]
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment GPO BOX 858 CANBERRA ACT 2601 www.awe.gov.au

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