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Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Education, Skills and Employment as part of a batch sent to 166 authorities

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Dear Department of Jobs and Small Business,

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" ( 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.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

Employment - FOI,

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Dear Mr Fairless,


I refer to your request, received by the Department of Jobs and Small
Business (the department) on 14 November 2018 seeking access to a copy of
the department’s authorisations under section 23 of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).


I note that you indicated that you were happy for the department to
process your request under ‘administrative release’ In accordance with
your request attached is a copy of the department’s authorisations under
section 23 of the FOI Act.


I note that I am releasing these to you outside of the FOI Act. As this
request has been processed as an administrative release, we have not
treated your request as a request made under the FOI Act.




Jacki Joester

Information Law Team

Corporate Legal

Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business

Phone (02) 6240 7310

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