Documents related to the destruction of plant specimens.

Thomas made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

The request was successful.

From: Thomas

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Dear Department of Agriculture and Water Resources,

I hereby request, under the Freedom of Information Act (1982), copies of the following documents:

(a) Any report or investigation documents regarding the destruction in 2017 of plant specimens dispatched from the Jardin des Plantes at France's Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle to botanist Tony Bean.
(b) Any document specifying the scope of any investigation/s the department has undertaken in relation to the above matter.
(c) Exclude from the scope of this request all emails, except where an email contains an attachment document within the scope of (a) or (b) above.

I also request that any fees related to this request be waived under public interest, given the media interest in this matter and that the response to this request will be published publicly online at the Right to Know website.

Yours faithfully,
Tom Randle

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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Dear Tom

We acknowledge receipt of your FOI request below.

The reference number for the request is FOI2017/18-54.

The earliest due date for completion of the request is Monday 26 March 2018. However, this period may be extended under provisions in the Freedom of Information Act 1982 including charges and third party consultations.

We will let you know about processes that affect the timing for the request where this arises

Paul Grutt
Senior Government Lawyer  |   Freedom of Information and Privacy Section
Office of the General Counsel  |   Assurance and Legal Division

Phone +61 2 6272 5051 |   Email  [email address]
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources www.agriculture.gov.au
18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately and permanently delete this email.

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Attachment FOI2017.18 54 Charges notice.pdf
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Dear Mr Randle

Please find attached a letter about your FOI request.

Regards

Melissa
Freedom of Information and Privacy Team
Email  [Department of Agriculture and Water Resources request email]
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources www.agriculture.gov.au
18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately and permanently delete this email.

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IMPORTANT - This email and any attachments have been issued by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The material transmitted is for the use of the intended recipient only and may contain confidential, legally privileged, copyright or personal information. You should not copy, use or disclose it without authorisation from the Department. It is your responsibility to check any attachments for viruses and defects before opening or forwarding them.

If you are not an intended recipient, please contact the sender of this email at once by return email and then delete both messages. Unintended recipients must not copy, use, disclose, rely on or publish this email or attachments. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from unauthorised use or dissemination of, or any reliance on, this email or attachments.

If you have received this e-mail as part of a valid mailing list and no longer want to receive a message such as this one, advise the sender by return e-mail accordingly. This notice should not be deleted or altered
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From: Thomas

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Dear Melissa,

I agree to pay the charge, $57.45 has been transferred via direct deposit to your nominated account.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas

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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Dear Thomas

I confirm we have received your payment for the request.

Also, I confirm our conversation today in which I updated you on the progress of your request and you agreed to an extension of time of 14 days for the department to finalise the request. Thank you for your understanding in this regard.

Your request is now due on 7 June 2018.

Regards

Melissa
Freedom of Information and Privacy Team
Email  [Department of Agriculture and Water Resources request email]
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources www.agriculture.gov.au
18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately and permanently delete this email.

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Our reference: RQ18/01547

Agency reference: FOI2017/18-54

Mr Thomas Randle

By email: [FOI #4392 email]

 

Dear Mr Randle

Extension of time application under s 15AB

On 7 June 2018, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the
Department) applied for further time to make a decision on your FOI
request of 24 February 2018.

This application was on the basis that the processing period is
insufficient to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex.

The Department has advised the OAIC that the processing time has already
been extended by agreement under s 15AA of the FOI Act to 7 June 2018.

Decision

As a delegate of the Information Commissioner, I am authorised to make
decisions on applications for extensions of time under s 15AB of the FOI
Act.

I have decided to grant the Department an extension of time to process
your request to 22 June 2018. This decision has been made under s 15AB(2)
of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

By granting further time it is anticipated that the Department will
provide a well-reasoned and better managed decision.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this email please contact me on 02
8231 4292 or via email [email address]. Please quote OAIC
reference number RQ18/01547 in all correspondence.

Yours sincerely

 

Megan McKenna | Assistant Review Officer | Freedom of Information Dispute
Resolution

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

GPO Box 5128 SYDNEY NSW 2001| [1]www.oaic.gov.au

Phone: +61 2 8231 4292| E-mail: [2][email address]

 

Protecting information rights – advancing information policy

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources


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Dear Thomas

Please find attached the decision for your FOI request.

Regards

Melissa
Freedom of Information and Privacy Team
Email  [Department of Agriculture and Water Resources request email]
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources www.agriculture.gov.au
18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately and permanently delete this email.

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IMPORTANT - This email and any attachments have been issued by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The material transmitted is for the use of the intended recipient only and may contain confidential, legally privileged, copyright or personal information. You should not copy, use or disclose it without authorisation from the Department. It is your responsibility to check any attachments for viruses and defects before opening or forwarding them.

If you are not an intended recipient, please contact the sender of this email at once by return email and then delete both messages. Unintended recipients must not copy, use, disclose, rely on or publish this email or attachments. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from unauthorised use or dissemination of, or any reliance on, this email or attachments.

If you have received this e-mail as part of a valid mailing list and no longer want to receive a message such as this one, advise the sender by return e-mail accordingly. This notice should not be deleted or altered
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