Emails between Daniel Smith and the Department

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Dear Department of Industry, Innovation and Science,

I'm seeking release of all emails between [Name Hidden] and your department from 1 Nov 18 to 14 Nov 18.

Best regards,

Dear Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources,

I'm seeking confirmation of this request thank you.

Best regards,

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

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Dear Faye


The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department)
has received your Freedom of Information request of 13 December 2021


This correspondence is to acknowledge receipt of your request. Currently a
decision is due to you by 12 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.


Personal information


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


·       the names, signatures and contact details of junior staff; That

o   Commonwealth staff who are not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

o   Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff; and

·       the mobile phone numbers of SES officers.


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


Confirmation from you that you are not seeking ‘personal information’ (ie.
the names and contact details of any individuals, or any information that
could reasonably identify an individual) may enable a more timely and cost
effective processing of your request.


Therefore, could you please clarify if you a seeking access to personal
information in the documents relating to:

·       third parties; and

·       Commonwealth staff.


If you are not seeking access to any personal information, you can simply
reply to this email with ‘no personal information requested’.


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


Request for extension of time


Please note that the department was closed from 25 December 2020 to 4
January 2021.


To assist in the processing your request, we seek your agreement to a 15
day extension under section 15AA of the FOI Act. If you agree to this
extension, the department will notify the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner of the extension of time, and the decision on
your request would then be due to you on or before  27 January 2021.


Could you please confirm your agreement to this extension at your earliest
convenience but no later than 15 January 2021.




FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch | Corporate Division

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601



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