Dear Department of Education,
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.
Dear Mr Fairless
The Department of Education and Training (the department) acknowledges
receipt of your email below.
Please find attached a copy of the department's FOI authorisation
instrument as requested. The document is being provided to you as an
administrative release, outside of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
As the department has released the requested document to you in full, we
will treat your FOI request below as withdrawn unless we hear otherwise
from you by 28 November 2018.
Department of Education and Training