Entrepreneurs program statistics for incubators

Alby P. made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

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From: Alby P.

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To whom it may concern,

I am looking for statistics of the entrepreneur program incubator support initiative (new and existing incubators).

Are you able to provide a spreadsheet with the number of 'new and existing incubator' applications and the total value of grant money sought (not just approved) for each month since this program began?

For example a spreadsheet similar to these columns and rows underneath.

Month, Year, Number of applications, Total funds sought from ISI by all applicants
September, 2016, 2, $1,000,000
October, 2016, 5, $2,500,000
November, 2016, 4, $1,200,000
...
And so on until today.

Thanks,
Alby P.

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From: Alby P.

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To whom it may concern,

I was informed that FOI requests may not be submitted in the form of a question. I am rephrasing this freedom of information request to fit meet this requirement.

I am requesting a document with monthly data for the entrepreneur program incubator support initiative (new and existing incubators) under the freedom of information act.

The document should be a spreadsheet with the number of 'new and existing incubator' grant applications submitted and the total amount of grant money applicants sought for each month since this program began.

For example a spreadsheet similar to these columns and rows underneath.

Month, Year, Number of applications submitted, Total funds sought from ISI
September, 2016, 2, $1,000,000
October, 2016, 5, $2,500,000
November, 2016, 4, $1,200,000
...
And so on until today.

Thanks,
Alby P.

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Dear Alby

 

Please find attached correspondence in response to your request of 24
August 2020 for access to statistics of the entrepreneur program incubator
support initiative.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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From: Alby P.

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Dear Freedom of Information,

The fee has been paid and the receipt number of the bank transfer is 153207.

Thanks,
Alby P.

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Dear Alby

The department is agreeable to accept:

1. You delay submitting your second spreadsheet request until such time that FOI 66872 is completed; and
2. Your request regarding Hunter Business Centre will be accepted as a new request.

We also ask you considering agreeing to a 30 day extension for the processing of your request regarding Hunter Business Centre.

You will receive correspondence confirming the above shortly.

Regards

FOI Team
Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital
GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

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-----Original Message-----
From: Alby P. [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: Monday, 31 August 2020 3:07 PM
To: Freedom of Information <[Department of Industry, Innovation and Science request email]>
Subject: Re: Entrepreneurs Programme statistics [SEC=OFFICIAL]

Dear Freedom of Information,

I vehemently disagree with your assertion that my request for a specific grant application (Hunter Business Centre) is related to my broader inquiry into the outcomes of the incubator support program (FOI 66872).

My request for the Hunter Business Centre grant application is solely related to that particular grant commitment. It has no relation to the incubator program outcomes as a whole.

If it helps, I am happy to delay my second spreadsheet request until such time that FOI 66872 is completed, or if preferred, to combine the second spreadsheet request with FOI 66872 with a reasonable extension.

Please do not treat the Hunter Business Centre and FOI 66872 as one of the same.

Please respond in the affirmative at your earliest convenience, and in the alternative, please escalate this for an internal review. I will reach out to the OAIC personally.

Thanks,

Alby P.

-----Original Message-----

Dear Alby

 

I refer to your correspondence of 28 August 2020 and 29 August 2020 (both
attached) received by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department).

 

In your request of 28 August you asked for monthly data from the Incubator Support Initiative. Your request of 29 August was for certain documents relating to a grant to the Hunter Business Centre under the Incubator Support Programme. The subject matter of both of these requests is substantially the same as one of your other FOI requests, ref 66872. In that request, you also asked for a spreadsheet to be created containing data relating to the Incubator Support Initiative.

 

Under section 24 of the FOI Act, the department may treat 2 or more requests as a single request where the department is satisfied that:

(a) the requests relate to the same document; or

(b) the requests relate to the documents, the subject matter of which is substantially the same.

 

The department is currently considering whether to combine your two most recent requests with your request 66872. If the department proceeds with this, it is quite possible that a practical refusal reason will exist on the basis that the work involved would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the department from its other operations. We note you have currently submitted four FOI requests to the department. This is four of 22 requests received by the department since 25 June 2020 all regarding similar subject matter. This has resulted in the relevant line area being diverted from their standard operations, and the department having limited capacity to handle incoming FOI requests.

 

When a practical refusal reason exists, the department will enter into a request consultation process with you under s24AB of the FOI Act. During this process, the freedom of information team will look to assist you to make your request more manageable so that it can be processed. If we are unable to refine the request, it may be refused. Should this occur, you will be issued a refund for any payment made for 66872.

 

Before we make a decision on whether to combine the requests, we would like to invite you to consider whether you would prefer to withdraw your two most recent requests and resubmit them once one of your current requests has been completed, being when you receive a Notice of Decision.
If you do not wish to withdraw this FOI request, it is likely that the department will combine these requests with your other request, 66872.

 

If any of your requests are refused, we note that it is always of course open to you to resubmit a request in another, more manageable, form.

 

I would appreciate your response by Friday 4 September 2020 on whether you would prefer to withdraw your two most recent requests or whether you are happy for the department to combine the requests.

 

We would be happy to discuss this further with you.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

 

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | [1]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

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From: Freedom of Information
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Dear Alby

The department is agreeable to accept:

1. You delay submitting your second spreadsheet request until such time that FOI 66872 is completed; and
2. Your request regarding Hunter Business Centre will be accepted as a new request.

We also ask you considering agreeing to a 30 day extension for the processing of your request regarding Hunter Business Centre.

You will receive correspondence confirming the above shortly.

Regards

FOI Team
Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital
GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

Legal In Confidence - 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 and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Alby P. [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: Monday, 31 August 2020 3:07 PM
To: Freedom of Information <[Department of Industry, Innovation and Science request email]>
Subject: Re: Entrepreneurs Programme statistics [SEC=OFFICIAL]

Dear Freedom of Information,

I vehemently disagree with your assertion that my request for a specific grant application (Hunter Business Centre) is related to my broader inquiry into the outcomes of the incubator support program (FOI 66872).

My request for the Hunter Business Centre grant application is solely related to that particular grant commitment. It has no relation to the incubator program outcomes as a whole.

If it helps, I am happy to delay my second spreadsheet request until such time that FOI 66872 is completed, or if preferred, to combine the second spreadsheet request with FOI 66872 with a reasonable extension.

Please do not treat the Hunter Business Centre and FOI 66872 as one of the same.

Please respond in the affirmative at your earliest convenience, and in the alternative, please escalate this for an internal review. I will reach out to the OAIC personally.

Thanks,

Alby P.

-----Original Message-----

Dear Alby

 

I refer to your correspondence of 28 August 2020 and 29 August 2020 (both
attached) received by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department).

 

In your request of 28 August you asked for monthly data from the Incubator Support Initiative. Your request of 29 August was for certain documents relating to a grant to the Hunter Business Centre under the Incubator Support Programme. The subject matter of both of these requests is substantially the same as one of your other FOI requests, ref 66872. In that request, you also asked for a spreadsheet to be created containing data relating to the Incubator Support Initiative.

 

Under section 24 of the FOI Act, the department may treat 2 or more requests as a single request where the department is satisfied that:

(a) the requests relate to the same document; or

(b) the requests relate to the documents, the subject matter of which is substantially the same.

 

The department is currently considering whether to combine your two most recent requests with your request 66872. If the department proceeds with this, it is quite possible that a practical refusal reason will exist on the basis that the work involved would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the department from its other operations. We note you have currently submitted four FOI requests to the department. This is four of 22 requests received by the department since 25 June 2020 all regarding similar subject matter. This has resulted in the relevant line area being diverted from their standard operations, and the department having limited capacity to handle incoming FOI requests.

 

When a practical refusal reason exists, the department will enter into a request consultation process with you under s24AB of the FOI Act. During this process, the freedom of information team will look to assist you to make your request more manageable so that it can be processed. If we are unable to refine the request, it may be refused. Should this occur, you will be issued a refund for any payment made for 66872.

 

Before we make a decision on whether to combine the requests, we would like to invite you to consider whether you would prefer to withdraw your two most recent requests and resubmit them once one of your current requests has been completed, being when you receive a Notice of Decision.
If you do not wish to withdraw this FOI request, it is likely that the department will combine these requests with your other request, 66872.

 

If any of your requests are refused, we note that it is always of course open to you to resubmit a request in another, more manageable, form.

 

I would appreciate your response by Friday 4 September 2020 on whether you would prefer to withdraw your two most recent requests or whether you are happy for the department to combine the requests.

 

We would be happy to discuss this further with you.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

 

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | [1]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

Legal In Confidence - 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 and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.

 

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From: Freedom of Information
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Dear Alby

The department is agreeable to accept:

1. You delay submitting your second spreadsheet request until such time that FOI 66872 is completed; and
2. Your request regarding Hunter Business Centre will be accepted as a new request.

We also ask you considering agreeing to a 30 day extension for the processing of your request regarding Hunter Business Centre.

You will receive correspondence confirming the above shortly.

Regards

FOI Team
Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital
GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | www.industry.gov.au

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

Legal In Confidence - 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 and delete copies of this transmission together with any attachments.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Alby P. [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: Monday, 31 August 2020 3:07 PM
To: Freedom of Information <[Department of Industry, Innovation and Science request email]>
Subject: Re: Entrepreneurs Programme statistics [SEC=OFFICIAL]

Dear Freedom of Information,

I vehemently disagree with your assertion that my request for a specific grant application (Hunter Business Centre) is related to my broader inquiry into the outcomes of the incubator support program (FOI 66872).

My request for the Hunter Business Centre grant application is solely related to that particular grant commitment. It has no relation to the incubator program outcomes as a whole.

If it helps, I am happy to delay my second spreadsheet request until such time that FOI 66872 is completed, or if preferred, to combine the second spreadsheet request with FOI 66872 with a reasonable extension.

Please do not treat the Hunter Business Centre and FOI 66872 as one of the same.

Please respond in the affirmative at your earliest convenience, and in the alternative, please escalate this for an internal review. I will reach out to the OAIC personally.

Thanks,

Alby P.

-----Original Message-----

Dear Alby

 

I refer to your correspondence of 28 August 2020 and 29 August 2020 (both
attached) received by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department).

 

In your request of 28 August you asked for monthly data from the Incubator Support Initiative. Your request of 29 August was for certain documents relating to a grant to the Hunter Business Centre under the Incubator Support Programme. The subject matter of both of these requests is substantially the same as one of your other FOI requests, ref 66872. In that request, you also asked for a spreadsheet to be created containing data relating to the Incubator Support Initiative.

 

Under section 24 of the FOI Act, the department may treat 2 or more requests as a single request where the department is satisfied that:

(a) the requests relate to the same document; or

(b) the requests relate to the documents, the subject matter of which is substantially the same.

 

The department is currently considering whether to combine your two most recent requests with your request 66872. If the department proceeds with this, it is quite possible that a practical refusal reason will exist on the basis that the work involved would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the department from its other operations. We note you have currently submitted four FOI requests to the department. This is four of 22 requests received by the department since 25 June 2020 all regarding similar subject matter. This has resulted in the relevant line area being diverted from their standard operations, and the department having limited capacity to handle incoming FOI requests.

 

When a practical refusal reason exists, the department will enter into a request consultation process with you under s24AB of the FOI Act. During this process, the freedom of information team will look to assist you to make your request more manageable so that it can be processed. If we are unable to refine the request, it may be refused. Should this occur, you will be issued a refund for any payment made for 66872.

 

Before we make a decision on whether to combine the requests, we would like to invite you to consider whether you would prefer to withdraw your two most recent requests and resubmit them once one of your current requests has been completed, being when you receive a Notice of Decision.
If you do not wish to withdraw this FOI request, it is likely that the department will combine these requests with your other request, 66872.

 

If any of your requests are refused, we note that it is always of course open to you to resubmit a request in another, more manageable, form.

 

I would appreciate your response by Friday 4 September 2020 on whether you would prefer to withdraw your two most recent requests or whether you are happy for the department to combine the requests.

 

We would be happy to discuss this further with you.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

 

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | [1]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

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Dear Alby

 

We refer to your FOI request of 24 August 2020, in which you sought access
to statistics of the entrepreneur program incubator support initiative.

 

Please find the attached a copy of receipt for payment to process your FOI
request.

 

Currently, a decision regarding your FOI request is due to you on 26
September 2020. In accordance with FOI Guidelines 3.141 as the due date
for a decision falls on the weekend, the due date will be the next
business day, being Monday 28 September 2020.

 

Should you have any queries in relation to this matter please contact the
FOI team.

 

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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[1]www.industry.gov.au

 

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Dear Alby

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 24
August 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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Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources |
[1]www.industry.gov.au

 

Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians

 

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