FOI coordination between Erin Higuchi and Alan Hilvert-Bruce

Menzies made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources did not have the information requested.

- This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act

- Please release the documents created by Erin Higuchi to provide advice or guidance to Alan Hilvert-Bruce in his processing of these FOI requests in particular:
(a) 67142, and/or
(b) my request on 4 September 2020 at 12:28 AM; on last page here:

- Menzies

Christina Graves,

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Dear Menzies


The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department)
has received your Freedom of Information request of 14 April 2021


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


Currently, a decision is due to you by 14 May 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 required.


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 personal
information in the documents relating to:

o Commonwealth staff; and
o third party individuals.


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 22 April 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 Constitution Place, 1 Constitution Avenue, Canberra City ACT
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Freedom of Information, Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

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Dear Menzies


Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request of 14
April 2021.





FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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