General Ledger (Last 5 Financial Years)

The authority would like to / has responded by postal mail to this request.

Trent Morrison-Francis

Dear Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications,

Please provide a dollar figure for the last 5 financial years general ledger for the department.

We are not asking for the details being the GL just the expenditure by line item for the department for the 5 years

Yours faithfully,

Melissa Jones

FOI, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

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Good afternoon,

 

Your FOI request - FOI 21-211 - Notice of intention to refuse

 

I refer to your request to Department of Infrastructure, Transport,
Regional Development and Communication (the Department) received on 11
June 2021 via the Right to Know website.  I note your request seeks access
to:

 

…. a dollar figure for the last 5 financial years general ledger for the
department.

 

The FOI Act contains two 'practical refusal reasons'. The first being,
that processing a request 'would substantially and unreasonably divert the
resources of the agency from its other operation' (paragraph 24AA(1)(a) of
the FOI Act). An agency may also refuse a request if it does not 'provide
such information concerning the document as is reasonably necessary to
enable a responsible officer of the agency to identify' the document in
question (paragraph 24AA(1)(b) of the FOI Act).

 

I am of the view that, in its current form, your request is unclear and
does not provide sufficient information for us to identify the document
(or documents) you are seeking. I therefore consider that your request
does not satisfy the requirements of paragraph 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act
(identification of documents) and a practical refusal reason exists under
paragraph 24AA(1)(b) of the FOI Act. The purpose of this notice is to
advise you (as required under section 24AB of the FOI Act) that I consider
that a 'practical refusal reason' exists under section 24AA of the FOI Act
and that I am considering refusing access to the documents in the form
requested, in accordance with section 24 of the FOI Act.

 

Your request

 

We would like to assist you to with your request and have included links
below to information which may satisfy your enquiry:

 

1.       The Department’s Portfolio Budget Statements:
[1]https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/depart...

2.       The Department’s Annual Reports:

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[2]https://www.transparency.gov.au/annual-r...

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[3]https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/depart...

If this information does not satisfy your request, we suggest the
following options for revising your request to allow us to process it:

·         Identify specific documents, or the type of documents you are
seeking; and/or

·         Identify the type of documents you DO NOT want included in the
request.

Consultation Period

 

I encourage you to contact the FOI team via return email if you would like
to discuss this matter further. At this time your matter is considered to
be on hold. You may consult with us in relation to your request during the
consultation period, from the date of this notice until close of business
on 13 July 2021. If we do not hear from you during this period your
request will be deemed withdrawn.

 

Regards,

 

FOI Coordinator

Freedom of Information

Governance, Parliamentary and Integrity Branch

Governance, Parliamentary and Communications Division

[Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications request email]
GPO Box 594 Canberra, ACT 2601

 

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and
Communications
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