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Interim Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns

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Dear Department of Finance,

Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act I seek access to the following:

1. Communications during the period 25 May 2022 to 5 August 2022 between the Department of Finance and the Office of the Minister for Finance relating to the Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns and the Interim Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns.

2. Communications during the period 25 May 2022 to 5 August 2022 between the Department of Finance and the Office of the Special of Minister relating to the Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns and the Interim Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns.

3. Internal communications during the period 25 May 2022 to 5 August 2022 within the Department of Finance relating to the Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns and the Interim Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns.

4. Ministerial briefs and documents produced by the Department of Finance after 21 May relating to the Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns and the Interim Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns.

In this request a reference to Ministerial offices includes the Minister themselves.

For the avoidance of doubt, the reference to 'communications' in this request includes all communication including emails (including attachments), memorandums or notes, electronic communications such as SMS, WhatsApp messages, iMessages and Signal messages.

Yours faithfully,

B

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 B

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI 22/64

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):

 

1. Communications during the period 25 May 2022 to 5 August 2022 between
the Department of Finance and the Office of the Minister for Finance
relating to the Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns and
the Interim Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns.

 

2. Communications during the period 25 May 2022 to 5 August 2022 between
the Department of Finance and the Office of the Special of Minister
relating to the Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns and
the Interim Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns.

 

3. Internal communications during the period 25 May 2022 to 5 August 2022
within the Department of Finance relating to the Guidelines on Information
and Advertising Campaigns and the Interim Guidelines on Information and
Advertising Campaigns.

 

4. Ministerial briefs and documents produced by the Department of Finance
after 21 May relating to the Guidelines on Information and Advertising
Campaigns and the Interim Guidelines on Information and Advertising
Campaigns.

 

In this request a reference to Ministerial offices includes the Minister
themselves.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, the reference to 'communications' in this
request includes all communication including emails (including
attachments), memorandums or notes, electronic communications such as SMS,
WhatsApp messages, iMessages and Signal messages.

 

Your request was received by Finance on 16 August 2022. The statutory
period for processing your request commences from the day after Finance
received your request and a decision is due on 15 September 2022.

 

The processing period may be extended if we need to consult third parties,
impose a charge or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

 

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 [1]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 and mobile phone numbers 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.

 

Please contact the FOI Team on the below contact details if you wish to
discuss your request.

 

Kind regards

 

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FOI Officer | Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

E: [3][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

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References

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FOI Requests, Department of Finance

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Dear BE

Please see attached a preliminary charges notice in relation to your FOI
request (our reference FOI 22/64).

Please note that the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
(OAIC) sets out the process for [1]calculating and imposing charges,
together with information regarding when an agency should [2]correct,
reduce or waive charges.

Kind regards

 

[3]cid:image001.jpg@01D20F6A.F1CA1B30

 

FOI Officer | Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

E: [4][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

SEC=OFFICIAL

 

References

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2. https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor...
4. mailto:[Finance request email]

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