Contractor correspondence [Name Removed at the request of the Department]

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Dear Department of Industry, Innovation and Science,

- This application is in regards to the following contract:

https://www.tenders.gov.au/Cn/Show/8cb79...

- The contractor appears to be have been tendered for a grant program:

https://www.tenders.gov.au/Atm/ShowClose...

- The contractor is presumed to have been informed that your department does not condone incubator associations:

https://www.tenders.gov.au/Atm/DownloadA...

I am seeking all periods of leave approved for this contractor.

I am also seeking all correspondence between this contractor and your department between 10 June 2018 and 30 June 2018 inclusively.

Please feel free to remove all duplicate documents.

Please do not remove the names of any APS employees.

Please do not redact any mentions of the contractor's affiliates/clients/etc.

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

Dear Department of Industry, Innovation and Science,

I am writing with regard to two matters.

1) I am seeking confirmation of receipt of this FOI request, thank you.

2) I am clarifying that the leave approvals requested refer to formally approved time periods of absence only. An extract of a list of date ranges will suffice - copies of documents or correspondence are not required.

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

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Denis,

 

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

 

For documents that fall within the scope of the request, it is the
department’s policy to withhold:

 

·         the names, signatures and contact details of departmental staff
who are not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

·         the mobile phone numbers of SES officers; and

·         the names, signatures and contact details of ministerial staff
below the level of Chief of Staff.

 

The names and other details of SES officers will be released unless the
information is exempt from disclosure.

 

If you require the names or contact details listed above, please let us
know by return email at [1][email address], otherwise we will consider
that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your
request.

 

Personal Information

In relation to third parties and other Commonwealth staff, to enable more
timely and cost effective processing of your request, please confirm the
scope of your request excludes 'personal information' (e.g. the names and
contact details of any individuals, or any information that could
reasonable identify an individual) contained in documents.

 

If you are seeking access to specific types of personal information,
please clarify.

 

We look forward to your response at your earliest convenience but no later
than Friday 11 September 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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[2]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

1. Please do not redact any names of APS employees for this request.

2. If a document that falls in the scope of my request (i.e. [Name Removed at the request of the Department] correspondence) contains any information in relation to third parties (other than [Name Removed at the request of the Department] accelerator or masschallenge), please do redact the document such that the information is not discernible.

Finally, please do ensure that all pertinent correspondence is provided, including any correspondence sent to the department by [Name Removed at the request of the Department] from a private email address.

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

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Denis

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 21
August 2020.

 

 

Regards

 

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 |
[1]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

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the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged
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any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately
by telephone and delete copies of this transmission together with any
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Dear Freedom of Information,

A payment was made in full.

Lodgement number
-1769769007

Reference
-FOI LEX 66860

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

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Denis,

 

We refer to your FOI request dated 21 August 2020.

 

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

 

Notice of Consultation

 

Your request covers documents subject to consultation with a third party.
The department is required to give the third party reasonable opportunity
to make a submission on the release of the document and must consider any
submission made.

 

Timing for consultation with third parties

 

Given that consultation is required, subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act
extends the standard statutory 30‑day time limit for processing requests
by another 30 days.

 

Currently, a decision regarding your FOI request is due to you on or
before 21 October 2020.

 

 

Regards

 

 

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 |
[1]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

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Right to Know has been contacted by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources in relation to this request.

We have hidden the names of a public servant and a company at the request of the Department.

We feel that it's appropriate for the contents of the request to remain, however have agreed with the Department to hide the names in question.

Any questions in relation to this should be directed to contact@righttoknow.org.au.

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Denis

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request received on 21 August 2020.

 

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

 

Regards

 

Sasha Pesic

 

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 |
[1]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

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the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
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you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately
by telephone and delete copies of this transmission together with any
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Dear Sasha,

Please exclude the newly discovered large attachments and all other attachments that have anything to do with third parties other than masschallenge.

Also, if an email authored by the facilitator only deals with a matter to do with a third party then please redact the entire email message, only leaving the date/time visible.

However, if an email message authored by the facilitator only mentions a third party in passing then please redact only the part to do with the third party.

That should considerably minimise the request. Please let me know.

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

Dear Sasha,

In my adjustment earlier today I said 'authored by the facilitator'. I realise that third party documents may have been sent to the facilitator so I have updated my amendment below. I have also made sure to include APS staff/Facilitator names as per original request.
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Please exclude the newly discovered large attachments and all other attachments that have anything to do with third parties other than masschallenge.

Also, if an email message only deals with a matter to do with a third party then please redact the entire email message, only leaving APS staff/Facilitator names and date/time visible.

However, if an email message only mentions a third party in passing then please redact only the part to do with the third party.

That should considerably minimise the request. Please let me know.

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

Why did you apply for an OAIC extension when I have excluded the newfound attachments?

Will you provide your correspondence with the OAIC so that the public can see the grounds on which you sought the 30 day extension, or should I rely on the FOI Act to request this?

Are you intending to use the 30 additional days before releasing the documents?

When can the public expect these documents?

Denis

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Dear Denis

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 21
August 2020.

 

Regards

 

Sasha Pesic

Senior FOI Officer

 

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 |
[1]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

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the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
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you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately
by telephone and delete copies of this transmission together with any
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Dear Freedom of Information,

This FOI request was for "all periods of leave approved" rather than "requested leave dates" as listed on the last page of 66860 Combined Documents AR.pdf.

Please attest that each time-period provided was derived from a document in existence that contains the express leave approval by an authorised department officer.

If it needs saying, general niceties such as "have a great trip!" or "you'll have to let us know how it goes when you are back!" do not constitute leave approval by any standard.

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

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 'Contractor correspondence [Name Removed at the request of the Department]'.

The redaction under s47C in relation to the email by [Name Hidden] on Friday, 15 June 2018 at 2:00 PM are invalid as deliberative processes do not apply for contractor business that is conducted during leave periods and unrelated to Department matters.

RE: s22, s47G, s47F
The contractor business is cited in the original request (relevant) and widely known (publicly advertised), for example:
https://tinyurl.com/y2oyy63j
https://tinyurl.com/y3k48mfg
https://tinyurl.com/y2364znx

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

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

Dear Freedom of Information,

I'm requesting confirmation of my request for review to address matters I cited on 21 November and 23 November - https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c...

If possible, please advise the estimated time of delivery.

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

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Dear Denis

 

The department has received your correspondence dated 14 December 2020
(attached) seeking an internal review request.

 

Please be advised the department did not receive any correspondence from
you on 22 or 23 November. As such, the department will accept your request
for internal review as being submitted on 14 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 13
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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[2]www.industry.gov.au

 

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Dear Denis

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI internal
review request of 14 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

---------------------------------------------------------

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources |
[1]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
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