Emails sent by Erin Higuchi

Geraldine Henry (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

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Geraldine Henry (Account suspended)

Dear Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources,

Please provide all documents that include the email headers (including the date and time) of each email sent by Erin Higuchi on 7/7/2020 at 11:20 and on 16/1/2020 at 17:37.

Please only include the email headers by excluding her name and the email body (I'd hate to intrude on her privacy).

Yours faithfully,

Geraldine Henry

Christina Graves,

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Dear Ms Henry


The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department)
has received your Freedom of Information request of 23 February 2021


I am writing on behalf of the department to acknowledge receipt of your


Currently, a decision is due to you by 25 March 2021. However, this
timeline may be affected 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 a third party consultation is


Confirmation of Scope - personal information


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

o the names, signatures and contact details of junior staff; that is:

o Commonwealth staff who are not in the Senior Executive Service
(SES); and
o Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff; and

o 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 other 'personal
information' (i.e. 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 confirm if you are happy to exclude names and
other personal information in the documents relating to Commonwealth staff
and other third party individuals (noting that you are only seeking
information contained in email headers).


If you are seeking access to specific types of personal information, could
you please specify. If you are not seeking access to any personal
information, you can simply reply to this email with 'no personal
information requested'.


Responding to this email


Could you please provide the above clarification at your earliest
convenience, but by no later than 10 March 2021.



If you have any questions, please contact the department’s FOI Team by
email at [1][email address].



Yours sincerely,



Christina Graves
Special Counsel
[2][email address]
MinterEllison MinterEllison Building 25 National Circuit Forrest ACT 2603
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MinterEllison has a [6]24-hour chatbot helpline offering guidance on a
range of COVID-19 related topics and a COVID-19 Hub [7]on our website.

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Geraldine Henry (Account suspended)

Dear Christina Graves,

I am not seeking other 'personal information'

Yours sincerely,

Geraldine Henry

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

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Dear Geraldine


Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 23
February 2021.


Should you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact the FOI




Sasha Pesic

Senior FOI Officer


FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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