Dear Department of Industry, Innovation and Science,

- This application is in regards to the following contract:
https://www.tenders.gov.au/Cn/Show/8cb79...

I am seeking documents containing formal approvals by duly authorised department officers for all periods of leave under the contract.

The approvals should at the very least contain the name of the officer who approved the leave request, the time-period approved, and the date of approval.

These will typically be filed in a HR system (as opposed to passing comments in email correspondence).

Please do not remove the names of any APS employees.

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

Dear FOI team,

I appreciate that you are overworked given the number of requests on the Right to Know platform.

I kindly request that you confirm receipt of this FOI request and provide an explanation in brief as to (a) why it was not acknowledged and (b) why is it deemed refused?

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

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

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    Re Freedom of Information request Copies of leave approvals for Tminus Accelerator Pty Ltd.txt

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Dear Denis

 

The department has received your correspondence dated 4 January 2021
(attached) regarding an FOI request.

 

Please be advised the department did not receive any correspondence from
you on 21 November 2020. As such, the department will accept your FOI
request as being submitted on 4 January 2021 for access to:

 

"...seeking documents containing formal approvals by duly authorised
department officers for all periods of leave under the contract
https://www.tenders.gov.au/Cn/Show/8cb79...

 

The approvals should at the very least contain the name of the officer who
approved the leave request, the time-period approved, and the date of
approval.

 

These will typically be filed in a HR system (as opposed to passing
comments in email correspondence).

 

Please do not remove the names of any APS employees."

 

Currently a decision is due to you by 4 February 2021. However, this
timeline may be effected by the requirement to undertake consultation with
affected third parties or if the department 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 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

Dear Denis

 

We refer to your FOI request 67829 received on 4 January 2021 in which you
requested access to formal approvals by duly authorised department
officers for all periods of leave under a particular contract.

 

Can you please confirm if your request excludes all email correspondence
at your earliest convenience but no later than 20 January 2021.

 

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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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[7][FOI #6920 email]

 

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Dear FOI team,

No email correspondence is required unless it somehow happens to be the only record of approval thanks.

Also, feel free to redact everything but the requested information to simplify matters and avoid catching irrelevant information that may require additional consultation.

Kind regards,

Denis Jakota

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

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Dear Denis

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 4
January 2021.

 

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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