Emma Greenwood and Charlotte Tressler investigations

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Legal Branch
GPO Box 2013
Canberra ACT 2601

ATT FOI Coordinator

I am requesting access to information under the Freedom of Information Act.

BACKGROUND
On 2 March 2020, Charlotte Tressler furnished a response to a complainant, purporting that [Name Hidden] held no "actual" conflicts of interest.

On 10 July 2020, Emma Greenwood advised the same complainant not to investigate Department conflicts.

REQUEST
I am requesting all correspondence sent to Charlotte Tressler and/or Emma Greenwood from Department staff in relation to (or as a result of) matters raised by the complainant.

DELIVERY
via righttoknow.org.au

-Menzies

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

Dear Menzies

 

We refer to your four Freedom of Information requests received by the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) on
21, 22 and 26 October 2020.

 

Personal information

For documents that fall within the scope of the requests, it is the
department’s policy to withhold:

 

·         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

·         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

 

Unfortunately, due to an unusually high volume of FOI requests relating to
this subject matter, and the resulting limited capacity of subject matter
experts to assist with the review of the information, the department
anticipates that it will not be possible to advise you of a decision
within the current statutory timeframes.

 

I would be grateful if you could please consider agreeing to an extension
of time (under section 15AA of the FOI Act) of 30 days for the processing
of your request.

 

I apologise for any delay and inconvenience this may cause you and the
department will endeavour to provide you with a decision as soon as
possible.

 

We look forward to your response at your earliest convenience but no later
than 9 November 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team.

 

Regards

 

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 Menzies

 

We refer to your four Freedom of Information requests received by the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) on
21, 22 and 26 October 2020.

 

Personal information

For documents that fall within the scope of the requests, it is the
department’s policy to withhold:

 

·         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

·         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

 

Unfortunately, due to an unusually high volume of FOI requests relating to
this subject matter, and the resulting limited capacity of subject matter
experts to assist with the review of the information, the department
anticipates that it will not be possible to advise you of a decision
within the current statutory timeframes.

 

I would be grateful if you could please consider agreeing to an extension
of time (under section 15AA of the FOI Act) of 30 days for the processing
of your request.

 

I apologise for any delay and inconvenience this may cause you and the
department will endeavour to provide you with a decision as soon as
possible.

 

We look forward to your response at your earliest convenience but no later
than 9 November 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team.

 

Regards

 

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 Menzies

 

We refer to your four Freedom of Information requests received by the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) on
21, 22 and 26 October 2020.

 

Personal information

For documents that fall within the scope of the requests, it is the
department’s policy to withhold:

 

·         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

·         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

 

Unfortunately, due to an unusually high volume of FOI requests relating to
this subject matter, and the resulting limited capacity of subject matter
experts to assist with the review of the information, the department
anticipates that it will not be possible to advise you of a decision
within the current statutory timeframes.

 

I would be grateful if you could please consider agreeing to an extension
of time (under section 15AA of the FOI Act) of 30 days for the processing
of your request.

 

I apologise for any delay and inconvenience this may cause you and the
department will endeavour to provide you with a decision as soon as
possible.

 

We look forward to your response at your earliest convenience but no later
than 9 November 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team.

 

Regards

 

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 Menzies

 

We refer to your four Freedom of Information requests received by the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) on
21, 22 and 26 October 2020.

 

Personal information

For documents that fall within the scope of the requests, it is the
department’s policy to withhold:

 

·         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

·         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

 

Unfortunately, due to an unusually high volume of FOI requests relating to
this subject matter, and the resulting limited capacity of subject matter
experts to assist with the review of the information, the department
anticipates that it will not be possible to advise you of a decision
within the current statutory timeframes.

 

I would be grateful if you could please consider agreeing to an extension
of time (under section 15AA of the FOI Act) of 30 days for the processing
of your request.

 

I apologise for any delay and inconvenience this may cause you and the
department will endeavour to provide you with a decision as soon as
possible.

 

We look forward to your response at your earliest convenience but no later
than 9 November 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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-Leave all APS staff names intact.
-I do not consent to an extension.
-Menzies

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

1 Attachment

Dear Menzies

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI requests L67328, L67329, L67337, L67338 and L67458.

Regards

FOI Officer
Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch
02 6102 8104 | [email address]
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Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians
This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.
OFFICIAL

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

1 Attachment

Dear Menzies

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI requests L67328, L67329, L67337, L67338 and L67458.

Regards

FOI Officer
Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch
02 6102 8104 | [email address]
———————————————————————————————————
Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians
This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.
OFFICIAL

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

1 Attachment

Dear Menzies

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI requests L67328, L67329, L67337, L67338 and L67458.

Regards

FOI Officer
Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch
02 6102 8104 | [email address]
———————————————————————————————————
Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians
This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.
OFFICIAL

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

1 Attachment

Dear Menzies

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI requests L67328, L67329, L67337, L67338 and L67458.

Regards

FOI Officer
Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch
02 6102 8104 | [email address]
———————————————————————————————————
Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians
This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.
OFFICIAL

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

1 Attachment

Dear Menzies

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI requests L67328, L67329, L67337, L67338 and L67458.

Regards

FOI Officer
Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch
02 6102 8104 | [email address]
———————————————————————————————————
Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians
This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.
OFFICIAL

-Please provide adequate notice; the PDF file you uploaded is corrupt.

-I made five requests:
1 https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/d...
2 https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/e...
3 https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/e...
4 https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/r...
5 https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/s...

-You may proceed with requests 1 and 2 as unrelated and bound for different line areas.

-You may queue requests 3-5 and resume processing as follows:
-resume 3 after 2 is complete
-resume 4 after 3 is complete
-resume 5 after 4 is complete

-I agree to extensions for requests 3-5 to that effect.

-Menzies

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