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Documents related to the projected cost of the appointment of National Careers Ambassador for the period 2019 - 2021

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From: Richard Smith

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Dear Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business,

A recent press release announced the appointment of an individual with some celebrity to a position of "National Careers Ambassador".

It also continued to describe how the National Careers Ambassador would work with the National Careers Institute, however it appears that the National Careers Institute has not yet been established.

Accordingly, I hereby request the following Government Information documents which I consider to be of great public importance:

a) Documents detailing the process of searching for, interviewing, considering and selecting suitable candidates for the National Careers Ambassador;

b) Documents detailing the Position Description of the National Careers Ambassador;

c) Documents detailing the level and form of remuneration of the position of National Careers Ambassador paid by the Commonwealth for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021;

d) Documents detailing the total budgeted cost expected to be incurred by the Commonwealth for the National Careers Institute for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021; and

e) Documents detailing the decision making in regards to the Commonwealth's determination of the need for and the formulation of aims of the Institute in establishing the National Careers Institute.

If this can be answered as informal request, please do so.

Otherwise, please proceed with this as a formal request under the Freedom of Information principles & framework, i.e. the Freedom of Information Act 1982 & other associated guidelines and regulations.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Smith

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Mr Smith

I refer to your request below, received by the Minister for Employment,
Skills, Small and Family Business on 25 October 2019, for access under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the following:

‘…a) Documents detailing the process of searching for, interviewing,
considering and selecting suitable candidates for the National Careers
Ambassador;

b) Documents detailing the Position Description of the National Careers
Ambassador;

c) Documents detailing the level and form of remuneration of the position
of National Careers Ambassador paid by the Commonwealth for the period 1
July 2019 to 30 June 2021;

d) Documents detailing the total budgeted cost expected to be incurred by
the Commonwealth for the National Careers Institute for the period 1 July
2019 to 30 June 2021; and

e) Documents detailing the decision making in regards to the
Commonwealth's determination of the need for and the formulation of aims
of the Institute in establishing the National Careers Institute.’

Please be advised that your request has been transferred to the Department
of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (department) pursuant to
section 16 of the FOI Act as the subject matter of your request is more
closely connected with the functions of the department.

 

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day after 25 October 2019. The period of 30 days may be extended if we
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Yours sincerely

 

Information Law Team | Corporate Legal

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Phone (02) 6240 7310

 

[3]www.employment.gov.au

 

 

 

 

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From: Jobs - FOI


Attachment LEX 38841 Charges Notice.pdf
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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982. 

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Law Team | Corporate Legal

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Phone (02) 6240 7310

 

[1]www.employment.gov.au

 

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From: Richard Smith

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Dear Information Law Team,

RE: LEX 38841

Thank you for your email of 15 November 2019.

I have reviewed the preliminary estimate of charges in your enclosed letter.

Accordingly, I would like to amend the scope of my request for Government Information from 25 October 2019 as follows:

Remove part e) "Documents detailing the decision making in regards to the Commonwealth's determination of the need for and the formulation of aims of the Institute in establishing the National Careers Institute".

The amended scope for my request for government information will now cover:

a) Documents detailing the process of searching for, interviewing, considering and selecting suitable candidates for the National Careers Ambassador;

b) Documents detailing the Position Description of the National Careers Ambassador;

c) Documents detailing the level and form of remuneration of the position of National Careers Ambassador paid by the Commonwealth for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021; and

d) Documents detailing the total budgeted cost expected to be incurred by the Commonwealth for the National Careers Institute for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021.

I look forward to hearing from the Department regarding this amended scope.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Smith

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From: Jobs - FOI

OFFICIAL

 

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

The department acknowledges receipt of your charges contention under
section 29(1)(f)(ii) of the FOI Act. As set out in paragraph 4.89 of the
FOI Guidelines, a contention to reduce or waive a charge may be expressed
by way of a scope revision to reduce the work to process the request.

 

We have accordingly recalculated the charge. However, your scope revision
has not removed any pages from scope due to the incorporation of
information under part (e) of your request in documents which also cover
parts (a) to (d). As such, the department’s charge does not change because
of your scope revision, and the likely outcome of your contention is that
the charge will remain as imposed.

 

Accordingly, your options remain as set out in the charges notice. That
is, to pay the charge, contend the charge on public interest or financial
hardship grounds, or to withdraw your request.

 

If we do not hear from you by 2 December 2019, the department will proceed
to make a decision on your contention of charge based on your scope
revision.

 

Sincerely

 

Information Law Team | Corporate Legal

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Phone (02) 6240 7310

[1]www.employment.gov.au

 

 

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From: Jobs - FOI


Attachment 2019 12 18 Charges Decision.pdf
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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982. 

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Law Team | Corporate Legal

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Phone (02) 6240 7310

 

[1]www.employment.gov.au

 

 

 

Notice:

The information contained in this email message and any attached files may
be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
attachments.

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