Email correspondence regarding ISI application S5DN3C9P

Waiting for an internal review by Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources of their handling of this request.

Dear Department of Industry, Innovation and Science,

I'm seeking all email messages by [Name Hidden] with regard to:
- Hunter Business Centre project broadly, OR
- ISI grant application with tracking number S5DN3C9P (including messages relating to the draft version of the same application).

Yours faithfully,

Allan Phu

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

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Dear Allan

 

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department)
has received your Freedom of Information request of 19 December 2020
(attached).

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request on behalf of the Minister’s Office.
Currently a decision is due to you by 18 January 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.

 

Regards

 

Sasha Pesic

Senior FOI Officer

 

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 Allan

 

We refer to your FOI request of 19 December 2020 to the Department of
Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department).  

 

Notice of Consultation

 

Your request covers documents that contain information about the business
affairs of certain organisations.

 

Under section 27 of the FOI Act where a request is made for a document
containing information about the business affairs of an organisation and
it appears the organisation may reasonably wish to contend that the
information is exempt or conditionally exempt, the department must give
the organisation a reasonable opportunity to make a submission in support
of the contention.

 

The department must have regard to any submissions made by the
organisation before making a decision to give access to the document.

 

Given that consultation with a third party is required, the statutory
timeframe for processing your FOI request is extended by 30 days under
subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act.

 

Currently, a decision is due to you on or before Wednesday 17 February
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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Jasmin Clarke,

5 Attachments

Our reference: RQ21/00394

Agency reference: 67798

Mr Allan Phu

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #6984 email]

Extension of time application by the Department of Industry, Science,
Energy and Resources  

Dear Mr Phu

 

I write to advise that on 16 February 2021 the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the Department) for
an extension of time, to process your FOI request.

 

The Department has applied for an extension of time under s 15AB of the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) because your request is considered
to be complex.

 

The Department has advised the OAIC that:

 

·       document searches and retrieval have been completed

·       the Department advise that the statutory timeframe had already
been extended to allow for consultation in accordance with s 15(6) of the
FOI Act and is currently awaiting a third party consultation response

·       the Department considers your request to be complex due to the
large volume of requests received since June 2020 about similar subject
matter which has resulted in the Department devoting a significant amount
of resourcing to processing these requests

·       this includes additional time in conducting document searches,
document retrieval, engaging in consultations, commencing document review
and as a result has led to unavoidable delays in processing your request

·       additional external assistance has been sought by the Department
to process these requests and advise your request is in the advanced
stages of processing, and

·       additional time will enable the Department to follow up on the
third party consultation response and finalise the decision.

 

The Department has requested an extension to 3 March 2021. I will take any
comments you may have to make into account when deciding the application.

 

Please respond to this email by close of business 18 February 2021. If I
do not hear from you by this date, the decision maker will make a decision
on the basis of the information provided to me by the Department.

 

You will be notified of the decision once the matter has been finalised.

 

Further information about extension of time requests may be found on our
website at [2]Extensions of time.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this email please contact me on (02)
9284 9847 or via email [3][email address]. Please quote OAIC
reference number at the top of this email in all correspondence.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

[4][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Freedom of information

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [5]oaic.gov.au

+61 2 9284 9847  | 
[6][email address]
[10]Subscribe [11]Subscribe to
[7]Facebook | [8]LinkedIn | [9]Twitter |   icon Information
Matters

 

 

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Jasmin Clarke,

6 Attachments

Our reference: RQ21/00394

Agency reference: 67798

Mr Allan Phu

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #6984 email]

Extension of time under s 15AB

Dear Mr Phu

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

 

Sincerely

 

[2][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Freedom of information

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [3]oaic.gov.au

+61 2 9284 9847  | 
[4][email address]
[8]Subscribe [9]Subscribe to
[5]Facebook | [6]LinkedIn | [7]Twitter |   icon Information
Matters

 

 

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

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Dear Allan

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 19
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

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Dear Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources,

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, Science, Energy & Resources's handling of my FOI request 'Email correspondence regarding ISI application S5DN3C9P'.

I note that 5 documents were refused in full as it is alleged that they are about "Regional Incubator Facilitators and other third party individuals" and that they include "identifying information, contact details, employment history, photographs and other information of a personal nature".

I find it hard to believe that all these documents, in their entirety, amount to personal information about the authoring officer. Unless the correspondence is essentially an auto-biagraphy, please redact the personal information and release the surrounding content as per request.

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

Yours faithfully,

Allan Phu