EY report on Virgin Australia financials

Lucas Baird made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The request was refused by Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

From: Lucas Baird

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Dear Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development,

I would draw your attention to Senate Estimates hearing before the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee on Tuesday, 9/06/2020. There, Department officials mentioned an EY Report that was commissioned to review Virgin Australia's financial position and used to inform government advice on a prospective bailout for the airline.

Under the purposes of the FOI Act, I request any internal reports, and/or internal reports and briefs created by EY on the financials of Virgin for the Department, and the report produced by the department on the bailout for the airline.

Yours faithfully,

Lucas Baird

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

OFFICIAL
 
Dear Lucas
 
Acknowledgment - FOI 20-146 – Documents related to EY Report on Virgin
Airlines
 
Thank you for your correspondence received on 11 June 2020, requesting
access to documents in the possession of the Department of Infrastructure,
Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the department) in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). 
 
I confirm receipt of your request and note the department may be in
contact with you to discuss your request - if clarification is required,
where we may be able to process your request outside of the FOI Act or for
any other reason.
 
Otherwise you will be notified of any charges payable in relation to your
request or of a decision regarding your FOI request as soon as this has
been determined. In accordance with subparagraph 15(5)(b) you can expect
to hear from the department regarding this matter within 30 days. 
 
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the processing of
your request. I can be reached by telephone on (02) 6274 6495 or by email
at [1][email address]
 
To assist the department in responding to your future communication on
this request, please quote the FOI tracking number located in the subject
line.
 
Best regards
Allison Kenna
Assistant Director | Governance Section
Governance, Parliamentary and Integrity Branch | Corporate Services
Division
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and
Communications
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
The department proudly acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians
of Australia, and their continuing connections to the land, waters and
communities. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present
and emerging.
 
OFFICIAL
 

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OFFICIAL
 
Dear Lucas
 
I refer to your FOI request outlined below, seeking access to any internal
reports, and/or internal reports and briefs created by EY on the
financials of Virgin for the Department, and the report produced by the
department on the bailout for the airline under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (the FOI Act).
 
Please note that whilst processing your request, is has been identified
that your request includes documents containing the business information
of a person, organisation or undertaking. In accordance with the FOI Act,
the Department is required to consult with that person, organisation or
undertaking before making a decision on the release of documents.
 
As such, please be advised that the processing time limit for your request
has been extended by 30 days in accordance with Section 15(6) of the FOI
Act.  The revised due date for a decision on access is on or before 10
August 2020.
 
Please also be advised that where documents found to be within scope of
your request contain the names and contact details of departmental
employees below Senior Executive Service (SES) level, those names and
contact details will be considered to be irrelevant to the scope of your
request unless you notify otherwise.
 
Should you have any questions regarding the processing of your request,
please don’t hesitate to contact me on (02) 6274 7393 or by email at
[1][email address].
Regards
 

Allison Kenna
Assistant Director | Governance Section
Governance, Parliamentary and Integrity Branch | Corporate Services
Division
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and
Communications
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
e [2][email address]

The department proudly acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians
of Australia, and their continuing connections to the land, waters and
communities. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present
and emerging.

 
 
OFFICIAL
 
_____________________________________________
From: FOI <[email address]>
Sent: Friday, 19 June 2020 12:29 PM
To: Lucas Baird <[FOI #6388 email]>; FOI
<[email address]>
Subject: Acknowledgment - FOI 20-146 – Documents related to EY Report on
Virgin Airlines [SEC=OFFICIAL]
OFFICIAL
 
Dear Lucas
 
Acknowledgment - FOI 20-146 – Documents related to EY Report on Virgin
Airlines
 
Thank you for your correspondence received on 11 June 2020, requesting
access to documents in the possession of the Department of Infrastructure,
Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the department) in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). 
 
I confirm receipt of your request and note the department may be in
contact with you to discuss your request - if clarification is required,
where we may be able to process your request outside of the FOI Act or for
any other reason.
 
Otherwise you will be notified of any charges payable in relation to your
request or of a decision regarding your FOI request as soon as this has
been determined. In accordance with subparagraph 15(5)(b) you can expect
to hear from the department regarding this matter within 30 days. 
 
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the processing of
your request. I can be reached by telephone on (02) 6274 6495 or by email
at [3][email address]
 
To assist the department in responding to your future communication on
this request, please quote the FOI tracking number located in the subject
line.
 
Best regards
Allison Kenna
Assistant Director | Governance Section
Governance, Parliamentary and Integrity Branch | Corporate Services
Division
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and
Communications
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
The department proudly acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians
of Australia, and their continuing connections to the land, waters and
communities. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present
and emerging.
 
OFFICIAL
 

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OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Baird

I refer to your request below seeking access to any internal reports, and/or internal reports and briefs created by EY on the financials of Virgin for the Department, and the report produced by the department on the bailout for the airline.

This FOI matter has now been finalised. Please see attached FOI decision letter.

Best regards

FOI Coordinator
Governance, Parliamentary and Integrity Branch | Corporate Services Division
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
e [email address]

The department proudly acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia, and their continuing connections to the land, waters and communities. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

OFFICIAL

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