Exemptions from pre-slaughter stunning requirements

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Dear Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment,

I request all correspondence between the Minister's Office and the RSPCA (SA or national) about exemptions from pre-slaughter stunning requirements, between the period 1 January 2018 to present.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

Foi, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Dear John Smith

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

For your information, on 1 July 2022, the Department of Agriculture, Water
and the Environment changed to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries
and Forestry (department) and your email has been sent to that department.

 

In relation to your email below, can you please confirm if you are
requesting documents in possession of the department or if you are making
a request of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, noting
that the Minister was appointed on 1 June 2022.

 

We would appreciate if you could confirm this as soon as possible. If we
do not hear from you before COB 9 September 2022, we will take this as a
request for the department.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Contact Officer | Information Law Team

E: [1][email address]

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Dear Foi team,

Apologies, I am requesting documents in possession of the department.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

Foi, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Dear John Smith

 

Thank you for your email confirming that you are requesting documents in
the possession of the department.

 

Acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information Request No: LEX 28267

 

I refer to your request received by the Department of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Forestry on 6 September 2022 for access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) made in the following terms:

 

All correspondence in the department’s possession between the Minister's
Office and the RSPCA (SA or national) about exemptions from pre-slaughter
stunning requirements, between the period 1 January 2018 to present.

 

Your address

 

The FOI Act requires that you provide us with an address which we can send
notices to. You have advised your electronic address is
[1][FOI #9355 email]. We will send all notices
and correspondence to these addresses.

 

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to another address or if your address changes. If you do not advise us of
changes to your address, correspondence and notices will continue to be
sent to the address specified above.

 

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including where publication of personal, business, professional or
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Further assistance

 

If you have any questions please email [2][email address].

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Contact Officer | Information Law Team

E: [3][email address]

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Foi, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

1 Attachment

Dear John Smith

 

Please find attached correspondence from the Department of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Forestry, in relation to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Contact Officer | Information Law Team

E: [1][email address]

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