Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources as part of a batch sent to 166 authorities
This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.
Dear Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources,
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.
Thanks for your email.
I can confirm that as the FOI Manager for the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, I am authorised to make decisions on behalf of the Secretary in respect of requests made to the Secretary under the FOI Act. In practice, I act as the department's decision maker.
Under the Caretaker Conventions which apply until the result of the Victorian State Election on 24 November 2018 is clear, requests made to Ministers are processed by those Minister's Offices.
Manager - Freedom of Information | Ministerial and Portfolio Services
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
1 Spring Street, Melbourne, 3000
T: 03 9208 3112 | M: 0447 010 925 | E: [email address]