Dear Department of Education,

Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act 1982, I request the incoming government briefs provided from the Department to its respective Ministers since 21 May 2022.

I am not seeking drafts of the above documents.

Yours faithfully,


Education - FOI, Department of Education

Dear J

I refer to your request, received by the Department of Education (department) on 26 July 2022, for access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the following:

the incoming government briefs provided from the Department to its respective Ministers since 21 May 2022.

Your request was received by the department on 26 July 2022 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons permitted under the FOI Act. We will advise you if this happens.


The department will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request and the amount of any such charge as soon as practicable. No charge is payable for providing a person with their own personal information.

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The FOI Act requires that you provide us with an address that we can send notices to. You have advised your electronic address is [FOI #9179 email]. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will send all notices and correspondence to this address.

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Exclusion of employee details

To the extent the department has documents in its possession that fall within the scope of your request, we will treat the names, signatures, position titles, staff identification numbers and direct contact details of Commonwealth employees as irrelevant in accordance with section 22 of the FOI Act, unless you tell us otherwise by 17 August 2022.

Further assistance

If you have any questions about your request, please email [email address].

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Australian Government Department of Education
Email: [email address]

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Dear JH

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your freedom of information request.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Education


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