Internal systems of control for the entrepreneur program

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Department of Industry, Innovation and Science,

* user "Witherspoon" received this response from your department https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/i...

* i would appreciate a similar document with a response for answers 3, 4, and 5 but for the entrepreneur program:
3. internal audit reports by Legal, Audit and Assurance as per s. 14.2,
4. compliance reviews as per s. 14.4, and
5. audit reports that address:
- insider threats as per s. 5.4, or
- employment screening as per s. 13.2, or
- leave policies as per s. 13.3, or
- conflicts of interest as per ss. 5.2 & 13.4, or
- cyber and digital awareness as per s. 5.5, or
- ICT compliance as per ss. 13.5 & 14.5.

* if there are too many to disclose, then please release just the completion dates and names of initiatives/programs audited (with audit/review type)

* also I would like to see documents noting that ausindustry (support for business) did not complete a divisional fraud risk assessment in 2017 and 2018 (from 25 October 2016 to 16 December 2019)

* i'm happy to limit the 2nd enquiry to 3 line areas - ausindustry (support for business) including the deputy secretary / legal audit and assurance / assurance and audit commitee.

Yours faithfully,

To Nguyen

...to clarify "from 25 October 2016 to 16 December 2019" refers to lapsed time between ausindustry risk assessments (documents created until today should fall within the scope of this enquiry)

Yours faithfully,

To Nguyen

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Dear To

 

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department)
has received your Freedom of Information request of 4 December 2020
(attached).

 

This correspondence is to acknowledge receipt of your request. Currently a
decision is due to you by 3 January 2021. However, this timeline may be
effected by the requirement to undertake consultation with affected third
parties or if the department determines you are liable to pay a charge in
relation to your request. You will be notified by the department if
charges are liable or if third party consultation is required.

 

Personal information

 

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

 

·         the names, signatures and contact details of junior staff; That
is:

o   Commonwealth staff who are not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);
and

o   Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff; and

·         the mobile phone numbers of SES officers.

 

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

 

Confirmation from you that you are not seeking ‘personal information’
(i.e. the names and contact details of any individuals, or any information
that could reasonably identify an individual) may enable a more timely and
cost effective processing of your request.

 

Therefore, could you please clarify if you a seeking access to personal
information in the documents relating to:

·         third parties; and

·         Commonwealth staff.

 

If you are not seeking access to any personal information, you can simply
reply to this email with ‘no personal information requested’.

 

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

 

Request for extension of time

 

I note that the department shuts down from 25 December 2020 to 4 January
2021.

 

To assist in the processing your request, we seek your agreement to a 10
day extension under section 15AA of the FOI Act. If you agree to this
extension, the department will notify the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner of the extension of time, and the decision on
your request would then be due to you on or before 13 January 2021.

 

Could you please confirm your agreement to this extension at your earliest
convenience but no later than Tuesday 15 December 2020.

 

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

 

Regards

 

Sasha Pesic

Senior FOI Officer

 

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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Dear To

 

I refer to your FOI request of 4 December 2020 (attached) to the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department).

 

Your request has been deemed refused, as the department has not provided
you a decision within the statutory timeframe.

 

The department still intends to issue you a decision in relation to your
FOI request. At this time, I am unable to provide you with an expected
date of decision.

 

I will keep you updated as the matter progresses.

 

Regards

 

Sasha Pesic

Senior FOI Officer

 

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance | Corporate & Digital

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

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Jasmin Clarke,

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Our reference: RQ21/00221

Agency reference: LEX 67670

Mr To Nguyen

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #6946 email]

Extension of time application by the Department of Industry, Science,
Energy and Resources

Dear Mr Nguyen

 

I write to advise that on 25 January 2021, the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the Department) for
an extension of time, to process your FOI request.

 

The Department has applied for an extension of time under s 15AC of the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) because it has been unable to
finalise your request within the initial decision period.

 

The Department has advised the OAIC that:

 

·         on 4 December 2020, the Department received your request

·         on 7 December 2020, searches commenced

·         on 10 December 2020, the Department requested a 15AA extension
of time from you, however a response was not received

·         on 8 January 2021, further searches commenced

·         the Department advises that you have made five separate FOI
requests relating to similar subject matter, to which the Department has
also received a large volume of requests since June 2020

·         due the large volume of requests, significant amount of
resources has been devoted to processing these requests, and

·         the Department advise due to the Christmas/New Year shutdown
period, this caused a delay in processing your request, and additional
time is required to finalise the request.

 

The Department has requested an extension to 24 February 2021. I will take
any comments you may have to make into account when deciding the
application.

 

Please respond to this email by close of business 29 January 2021. If I do
not hear from you by this date, the decision maker will make a decision on
the basis of the information provided to me by the Department.

 

You will be notified of the decision once the matter has been finalised.

 

Further information about extension of time requests may be found on our
website at [2]Extensions of time.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this email please contact me on (02)
9284 9847 or via email [3][email address]. Please quote OAIC
reference number at the top of this email in all correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

[4][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Freedom of information

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
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Our reference: RQ21/00221

Agency reference: LEX 67670

Mr To Nguyen

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #6946 email]

Extension of time under s 15AC

Dear Mr Nguyen

 

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

 

Sincerely

 

[2][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Freedom of information

Office of the Australian
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GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
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+61 2 9284 9847  | 
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guys 50+ days is a whopper of an extension and I've received nothing to date - am I likely to receive these documents?

Yours faithfully,

To Nguyen

Jasmin Clarke,

Thank you for your email.

I am currently out of the office and will contact you upon my return 1
March 2021.

If urgent, please contact [email address].

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trying again guys - 50+ days is a whopper of an extension and I've received nothing to date - am I likely to receive these documents?

Yours faithfully,

To Nguyen

Jasmin Clarke,

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Our reference: RQ21/00221

Agency reference: LEX 67670

 

Mr Nguyen

 

Thank you for your email.

 

The attached decision dated 1 February 2021, granted an extension to the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to 24 February 2021.

 

As advised in the attached decision, if you have not received a decision
from the Department by the due date, you may wish to seek Information
Commissioner review of the Department’s deemed refusal of your request
[1]here. Further information on [2]applying for IC review is available on
the OAIC [3]website.

 

Please contact the Department directly to receive an update on the
progress of the processing of your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

[4][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Freedom of information

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [5]oaic.gov.au

+61 2 9284 9847  | 
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Dear To

 

I refer to your FOI request of 4 December 2021 (attached) to the
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department).

 

As you are aware, your request has been deemed refused, as the department
has not provided you a decision within the statutory timeframe.

 

Current status of your FOI request

 

The department still intends to issue you a decision in relation to your
FOI request. At this time, I am unable to provide you with an expected
date of decision.

 

I will keep you updated as the matter progresses.

 

Regards

 

Sasha Pesic

Senior FOI Officer

 

 

 

FOI Team

Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch | Corporate Division

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

 

 

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