Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications as part of a batch sent to 166 authorities
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Dear Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development,
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
Thank you for the email below. I can confirm that the Department has already provided access to the section 23 FOI Authorisation instrument via the Right to Know website. That document is still current and can be found at the following link:
I trust this information is of assistance.
Assistant Director| Governance Section
Communications, Parliamentary and Governance Branch| Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
t 02 6274 7393
e [email address] | w www.infrastructure.gov.au