Incubator support initiative process and DOI requests

Warrick Alexander made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

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From: Warrick Alexander

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Dear Freedom of Information,

As request (A), I would like to see the incubator support initiative (ISI) application processing workflow that was followed by department staff (a simple list of steps or a flowchart) in handling ISI grant applications or inquiries (expressions of interest/draft applications/formal applications).

The document should list the steps that were followed before December 2019. I am not interested in steps that were only followed after December 2019.

As request (B), I would like to see how many regional incubator facilitator (RIF) declaration of interests (DOI) inquiries were initiated by department staff for each month (in relation to any matter) since the ISI program commenced. Please also include how many RIFs actually responded to any such inquiry for each month.

To simplify this FOI application and for example, please simply search for effective keywords (e.g. DOI/DOIs/declare/declaration/conflict) in emails sent by department staff to RIFs.

Each DOI approach (regardless of the number of RIF recipients or follow-up emails) should count as 1 DOI inquiry. Each RIF who responded to any such inquiry in any given month (even if no interests were disclosed) should count as 1 respondent.

Request B is simply a matter of counting the emails that were sent by department staff to RIFs to initiate a DOI request, and the number of RIFs who responded to DOI requests in each month. For avoidence of doubt, there cannot be more than four respondents for any given month.

Eg. month, DOI requests, RIFs declared
Apr 2018, 2, 4
May 2018, 0, 0
June 2018, 1, 2
-and so on.

Thank you,

Warrick Alexander

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Dear Mr Alexander

 

We refer to the attached Freedom of Information request received by the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) on
7 September 2020 seeking access to:

 

I would like to see the incubator support initiative (ISI) application
processing workflow that was followed by department staff (a simple list
of steps or a flowchart) in handling ISI grant applications or inquiries
(expressions of interest/draft applications/formal applications).

 

The document should list the steps that were followed before December
2019. I am not interested in steps that were only followed after December
2019.

 

For documents that fall within the scope of the request, it is the
department’s policy to withhold:

 

·       the names, signatures and contact details of departmental staff
who are not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

·       the mobile phone numbers of SES officers; and

·       the names, signatures and contact details of ministerial staff
below the level of Chief of Staff.

 

The names and other details of SES officers will be released unless the
information is exempt from disclosure.

 

If you require the names or contact details listed above, please let us
know by return email at [1][email address], otherwise we will consider
that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your
request.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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Dear Mr Alexander

 

We refer to the attached Freedom of Information request received by the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) on
7 September 2020 seeking access to:

 

I would like to see how many regional incubator facilitator (RIF)
declaration of interests (DOI) inquiries were initiated by department
staff for each month (in relation to any matter) since the ISI program
commenced. Please also include how many RIFs actually responded to any
such inquiry for each month.

 

For documents that fall within the scope of the request, it is the
department’s policy to withhold:

 

·       the names, signatures and contact details of departmental staff
who are not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

·       the mobile phone numbers of SES officers; and

·       the names, signatures and contact details of ministerial staff
below the level of Chief of Staff.

 

The names and other details of SES officers will be released unless the
information is exempt from disclosure.

 

If you require the names or contact details listed above, please let us
know by return email at [1][email address], otherwise we will consider
that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your
request.

 

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If you are seeking access to specific types of personal information,
please clarify.

 

We look forward to your response at your earliest convenience but no later
than Friday 18 September  2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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From: Warrick Alexander

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Please do not redact department staff names.

Thank you,

Warrick Alexander

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