Dear Department of Finance,
Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act 1982, I request the index of the Department's Senate Estimates issues brief that was prepared for the Secretary for the Senate Estimates conducted between 28 October and 11 November 2022.
I am not seeking drafts of the above documents.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this request.
Thank you for your email, which has been forwarded to the Department’s FOI
Team for their consideration. A member of the FOI Team will respond to
your email in the next couple of days.
Freedom of Information Request – FOI 22/105
Thank you for your email to the Department of Finance (Finance) requesting
access to the following under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
I request the index of the Department's Senate Estimates issues brief that
was prepared for the Secretary for the Senate Estimates conducted between
28 October and 11 November 2022.
Your request was received by Finance on 11 November 2022. The statutory
period for processing your request commences from the day after Finance
received your request and a decision is due on 12 December 2022.
The processing period may be extended if we need to consult third parties,
impose a charge or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.
Liability to pay a charge
You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon as
possible, before we process any requested documents or impose a final
As required by the FOI Act, any documents provided to you under the FOI
Act will be published on our disclosure log, unless an exemption
applies or the documents are characterised as containing personal
information. Documents will be published within one working day after they
are released to you.
Policy to exclude junior officer contact details, signatures and mobile
Finance has adopted a policy to generally exclude from any documents
released under FOI, the names and contact details of junior staff (non-SES
officers) and staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act
1984 (adviser level and below). Finance has also adopted a policy to
exclude signatures and mobile phone numbers from any documents released
under FOI (unless publicly available). Finance’s preference is to reach
agreement with FOI applicants to exclude these details from the scope of
the request. Where there is no objection, the names and contact details of
junior officers, as well as any signatures appearing in identified
documents, will be redacted under section 22 of the FOI Act on the basis
that these details are irrelevant to the request.
Please contact the FOI Team on the below contact details if you wish to
discuss your request.
FOI Officer | Legal and Assurance Branch
Business Enabling Services
Department of Finance
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