From: John Smith
Dear Attorney-General's Department,
I request a copy of the contract associated with Commonwealth tender ID CN3418114-A2, between the Attorney General's department and Julian T Brophy.
Given the unusually large amount of money paid for a procurement of this nature (the largest PR contract paid for by the dept to date), I ask that a public interest in the transparency of this matter be recognised; and the ordinarily applicable FOI fees be waived in this instance.
From: Jones, Adam
Dear Mr Smith
Freedom of Information Request FOI20/070
I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to a “copy of the contract associated with Commonwealth
tender ID CN3418114-A2, between the Attorney General's department and
Julian T Brophy”.
If you disagree with this interpretation of your request, please let me
know in writing as soon as possible.
The department received your request on 21 May 2020 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 22 June 2020.
However, the period of 30 days may be extended if the department needs to
consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this
Where the documents within the scope of an FOI request include the
personal information of junior officers of the department or other
government authorities, the department’s practice is to not disclose that
information (e.g., names, contact details). The names of senior officers
will generally be disclosed. In addition, duplicates and incomplete email
chains within the scope of the FOI request will be excluded.
Please note that, with some exceptions (such as personal information),
documents released under the FOI Act may later be published online on the
department’s disclosure log
If you have any questions, please contact me by telephone on
(02) 6141 6666 or by email [AGD request email].
FOI Case Officer