Incoming Government Briefs

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Dear Department of Finance,

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,

JH

FOI Requests, Department of Finance

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.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Coordinator

 

FOI Requests, Department of Finance

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Dear JH

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI 22/55

Thank you for your email to the Department of Finance (Finance) requesting
access to the following under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act):

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.

 

Your request was received by Finance on Tuesday 26 July 2022. The
statutory period for processing your request commences from the day after
Finance received your request and a decision is due on Thursday 25 August
2022.

 

Request for assistance

Finance has previously received requests for the incoming government
briefs. A decision was made in relation to those requests and the only
document released is accessible on Finance’s Disclosure Log -
[1]https://www.finance.gov.au/about-us/free....

 

Given the publicly available information, we kindly seek that you respond
to this email with your choice of the following:

1)      Withdraw your request

2)      Seek to proceed with your original request to receive an access
decision from Finance.

 

Please note that if you do not reply to this email, we will be required to
proceed to an access decision.

 

General FOI Matters

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
charge.

 

Publication

As required by the FOI Act, any documents provided to you under the FOI
Act will be published on our [2]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 and signatures

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 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.

 

Next steps

We kindly seek a response from you by 5:00pm Friday 29 July 2022.

 

We appreciate your assistance in this matter.

 

Kind regards

 

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Jonathan Messieh | FOI Officer

Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

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Dear FOI Requests,
Thank you for your email and the information provided
I would like to confirm that I would still like my request to be processed.
Yours sincerely,
JH

FOI Requests, Department of Finance

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.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Coordinator

 

FOI Requests, Department of Finance

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Dear JH

Thank you for your prompt response.

The Department of Finance will continue to process your FOI request and we
will be in touch in due course.

Kind regards

 

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Jonathan Messieh | FOI Officer

Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

SEC=OFFICIAL

 

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