Trent Morrison-Francis

Dear Australian Government Solicitor,

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

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FOI Requests, Australian Government Solicitor

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Melissa

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI21/088

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents. I have understood your request to be for:

 

…a dollar figure for the last 5 financial years general ledger for the
Australian Government Solicitor.

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

 

If you disagree with this interpretation of your request, please let me
know in writing as soon as possible.

 

The department received your request on 11 June 2021 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 12 July
2021. However, the period of 30 days may be extended if the department
needs to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if
this happens.

 

Where the documents within the scope of an FOI request include the
personal information of junior officers of the department or other
government authorities, the department’s practice is to not disclose that
information (e.g., names, contact details). The names of senior officers
will generally be disclosed. In addition, duplicates and incomplete email
chains within the scope of the FOI request will be excluded.

 

Please note that, with some exceptions (such as personal information),
documents released under the FOI Act may later be published online on the
department’s disclosure log
[1]http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtection....

 

If you have any questions, please contact me by telephone on (02) 6141
6666 or by email to [2][AGS request email].

 

Yours sincerely

Mila

FOI Case Officer

 

OFFICIAL

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FOI Requests, Australian Government Solicitor

OFFICIAL

 

 

Dear Melissa

 

I refer to your FOI request for documents relating to the Australian
Government Solicitors’ general ledger expenditure information for the last
5 years.

 

Please note the Australian Government Solicitor is a group within the
Attorney-General’s Department (the department), and the information you
are seeking is consolidated within the department’s annual report
publications.

 

As noted in our email response to your other FOI request (FOI21/087), the
information you are seeking is publicly available in the annual audited
financial statements of the department’s annual report publications. The
annual reports are accessible on our website
[1]https://www.ag.gov.au/about-us/accountab...,
or directly, via the following links. Expenditure information by line item
is located under the financial reporting section of each year’s annual
report.

 

·         [2]Attorney-General’s Annual Report 2019-2020 (Page: 124)

·         [3]Attorney-General’s Annual Report 2018-2019 (Page: 88)

·         [4]Attorney-General’s Annual Report 2017-2018 (Page: 78)

·         [5]Attorney-General’s Annual Report 2016-2017 (Page: 119)

·         [6]Attorney-General’s Annual Report 2015-2016 (Archived, access
via Trove)

We would be grateful if you could confirm whether this is the information
you are seeking by 5pm Thursday 8 July 2021. If you confirm this is so, we
will consider your FOI request as formally withdrawn.

If we do not hear from you by this date, we will continue to process your
FOI request. You can then expect a decision from the department by Monday
12 July 2021.

Please contact me on (02) 6141 6666 or [7][AGS request email] if you have any
questions.

Yours sincerely

Mila

FOI Case Officer

 

 

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Melissa

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI21/088

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents. I have understood your request to be for:

 

…a dollar figure for the last 5 financial years general ledger for the
Australian Government Solicitor.

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

 

If you disagree with this interpretation of your request, please let me
know in writing as soon as possible.

 

The department received your request on 11 June 2021 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 12 July
2021. However, the period of 30 days may be extended if the department
needs to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if
this happens.

 

Where the documents within the scope of an FOI request include the
personal information of junior officers of the department or other
government authorities, the department’s practice is to not disclose that
information (e.g., names, contact details). The names of senior officers
will generally be disclosed. In addition, duplicates and incomplete email
chains within the scope of the FOI request will be excluded.

 

Please note that, with some exceptions (such as personal information),
documents released under the FOI Act may later be published online on the
department’s disclosure log
[10]http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtection....

 

If you have any questions, please contact me by telephone on (02) 6141
6666 or by email to [11][AGS request email].

 

Yours sincerely

Mila

FOI Case Officer

 

OFFICIAL

OFFICIAL

When you make a request for documents or an inquiry about privacy matters,
the Attorney-Generals Department will only collect your personal
information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to,
our functions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act
1988. We may collect your name, email address and telephone number so that
we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
amount of evidence necessary to verify your identity. The handling of your
personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
policy is available at http://www.ag.gov.au/Pages/Privacystatem....
If you have an enquiry or complaint about your privacy, please contact the
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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Ms Jones

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI21/088

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents.

 

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a decision in response to
that request. 

 

Please find attached:

o   decision letter and review rights.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me by telephone on (02) 6141
6666 or by email to [1][AGS request email].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mila

FOI Case Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy | Strategy and Governance Branch
Attorney-General’s Department

T: (02) 6141 6666 | E: [2][AGS request email]

 

 

OFFICIAL

When you make a request for documents or an inquiry about privacy matters,
the Attorney-Generals Department will only collect your personal
information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to,
our functions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act
1988. We may collect your name, email address and telephone number so that
we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
amount of evidence necessary to verify your identity. The handling of your
personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
policy is available at http://www.ag.gov.au/Pages/Privacystatem....
If you have an enquiry or complaint about your privacy, please contact the
Privacy Contact Officer on 02 6141 2660 or via e-mail [email address].
If you have received this transmission in error please notify us
immediately by return e-mail and delete all copies. If this e-mail or any
attachments have been sent to you in error, that error does not constitute
waiver of any confidentiality, privilege or copyright in respect of
information in the e-mail or attachments.

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