From: Ben Fairless
Dear Assistant Minister for Employment,
Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to others.
I'm hoping you can provide me with a copy of the current arrangements if possible.
If it helps, I'm happy for you to process this request under "administrative release" (https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor.... This would reduce the cost and time required to make a formal decision.
That said, I understand sometimes you want the request to be formal. If you won't process it informally, please process my request for the document as a formal FOI Request.
Please note - While I volunteer for Right to Know, this request is made in a personal capacity and not on behalf of Right to Know.
From: Employment - FOI
Dear Mr Fairless,
I refer to the attached two requests which are directed to the ‘Minister
for Employment’ and ‘Assistant Minister for Employment’. No such Ministers
exist. Given this, would you please clarify who these requests are
We note that the Ministers responsible for the Department of Jobs and
Small Business are the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Minister for Jobs and
Industrial Relations and Minister for Women, and Senator the Hon Michaelia
Cash, Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational
Information Law Team
Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business
Phone (02) 6240 7310
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