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John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Treasury

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From: John Smith

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Dear Department of the Treasury,

I request a copy of the contract signed between the department of the Treasury, and Ernst & Young; associated with tender ID CN[Phone Number Automatically Hidden].

Given the large amount of money involved with this tender, I ask that a public interest in the transparency of this matter be recognised, and the ordinarily applicable FOI fee be waived in this instance.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Mr Smith,

 

We write to acknowledge receipt of your request, under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), seeking the following documents:

 

I request a copy of the contract signed between the department of the
Treasury, and Ernst & Young; associated with tender ID CN3681381.

 

Your request was received by the Treasury on 18 May 2020. The FOI Act
provides that we have 30 days to process the request. This period may be
extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will
advise you if this happens.

 

We will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request and the
amount of any such charge as soon as possible.

 

We make the following assumptions that affect the scope of the request.
These are set out below.

 

It is our usual practice:

•               not to disclose the personal information of government
employees or the personal contact details of senior government employees
(including those of the Treasury). The names of senior officers will
generally be released.

•               not to release duplicates of any document captured within
the scope of the request.

•               only the final version of a document will be considered
within scope.

 

Please inform us if you do not agree to the request being processed on the
above assumptions. If we do not hear from you, your request will be
processed on the basis that these documents are outside the scope of your
request.

 

We will contact you using the email address you provided. Please advise if
you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

 

If you have any questions in relation to your application, please contact
the FOI Team on 02 6263 2800.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Officer

The Treasury

Ph: +61 2 6263 2800

e: [1][email address]

 

OFFICIAL

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to FOI 2699.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Officer

The Treasury

Ph: +61 2 6263 2800

E: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Mr Smith,

 

On 18 May 2020, you submitted the following FOI request on the Treasury:

 

I request a copy of the contract signed between the department of the
Treasury, and Ernst & Young; associated with tender ID CN3681381.

 

One of the documents in the scope of your request is more closely related
to the functions of the Department of Finance. We have transferred that
document to the Department of Finance, in accordance with section 16 of
the FOI Act.

 

The Department of Finance has accepted the transfer of that document, and
they will contact you directly. If you wish to contact them, their email
address is [1][email address].

 

The Treasury will provide you with a decision on any other documents
within the scope of your request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Officer

The Treasury

Ph: +61 2 6263 2800

e: [2][email address

 

OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,

This request is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

Thank you for bringing your concerns on the statutory timeframe to our attention. The statutory deadline for this request is 17 July 2020.

We received your FOI request on 18 May 2020. The initial statutory deadline was 17 June 2020.

On 27 May 2020 we advised you that the statutory deadline has been extended by 30 days to allow for third party consultation. I have attached a copy of that email for your reference.

The initial 30 day timeframe plus an additional 30 days for third party consultation means this request has a 60 day statutory timeframe and the deadline is 17 July 2020.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Officer
The Treasury
Ph: +61 2 6263 2800
E: [email address]
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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI,

Thank you I await the outcome.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI 20/32

Thank you for your email to the Department of The Treasury (Treasury)
requesting access to the following under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (FOI Act).

 

I request a copy of the contract signed between the department of the
Treasury, and Ernst & Young; associated

with tender ID CN3681381.

 

The Treasury has transferred your request, in part, to Finance in
accordance with the FOI Act as the subject matter of your request is more
closely related to the functions of this Department.

 

The statutory period for processing your request commences from the day
after Treasury received your request. Finance will be undertaking third
party consultation. This matter is therefore due on 17 July 2020.

 

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, any documents provided to you under the FOI
Act will be published on our [1]disclosure log, unless an exemption
applies or the documents are characterised as containing personal
information. Documents will be published within one working day after they
are released to you.

 

Policy to exclude junior officer contact details and signatures

Finance has adopted a policy to generally exclude from any documents
released under FOI, the names and contact details of junior staff (non-SES
officers) and staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act
1984 (adviser level and below). Finance has also adopted a policy to
exclude signatures from any documents released under FOI (unless publicly
available). 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, as well as
any signatures appearing in identified documents, will be 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

FOI Officer

 

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FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783

E: [3][email address]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

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Good afternoon Mr Smith

 

Finance will be conducting third party consultation in relation to your
FOI request (our reference FOI 20/32). As provided for under the FOI Act,
the processing period has been extended by 30 days to allow for this
consultation. As such, a decision is now due to you by 16 August 2020.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss.

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

[1]cid:image001.jpg@01D20F6A.F1CA1B30

 

FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783

E: [2][email address]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI Requests,

The deadline has already been extended by 30 days to July 17 for the purposes of a third-party consultation. I request that the deadline not be extended, and that the outcome be provided on-time, on the 17th of July.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Thank you for your email to the Freedom of Information Team at the
Department of Finance.

 

An officer will respond to your email shortly. In the meantime, if you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Team on (02)
6215 1783.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [1][email address]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

 

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Thank you for your email, which has been forwarded to the Department’s FOI
Team for their consideration. A member of the FOI Team will respond to
your email in the next couple of days.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Coordinator

 

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Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your email.

 

We understand that the matter was extended for third party consultation
before being transferred to Finance. Thank you for bringing this issue to
our attention. We will process a decision in relation to your request by
Friday 17 July 2020 accordingly.

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

[1]cid:image001.jpg@01D20F6A.F1CA1B30

 

FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783

E: [2][email address]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

 

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please see attached correspondence in relation to FOI 2699.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Officer

The Treasury

Ph: +61 2 6263 2800

e: [1][email address]

 

 

OFFICIAL

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Dear Mr Smith

Please see attached a decision in relation to your FOI request (our
reference FOI 20/32).

Kind regards,

FOI Officer

 

[1]cid:image001.jpg@01D20F6A.F1CA1B30

 

FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783

E: [2][email address]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

 

UNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI Requests,

Received, thank you.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Thank you for your email, which has been forwarded to the Department’s FOI
Team for their consideration. A member of the FOI Team will respond to
your email in the next couple of days.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Coordinator

 

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