JCTEC

Jeremy Cooper-Stout made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The request was partially successful.

From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act:

(a) all meeting records of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council after 20 April 2017;
(b) any meeting records of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council Business Members Group;
(c) any internal departmental documents regarding scheduling of meetings of the two bodies referenced in (a) and (b); and
(d) any internal documents referencing the review of the terms of reference for the JCTEC.

Yours faithfully,
JCS

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

OFFICIAL

Dear Jeremy

Thank you for your correspondence received on 22 April 2020 via the Right to Know Website, requesting access to documents in the possession of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the department) in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

I confirm receipt of your request and note the department may be in contact with you to discuss your request - if clarification is required, where we may be able to process your request outside of the FOI Act or for any other reason.

Otherwise you will be notified of any charges payable in relation to your request or of a decision regarding your FOI request as soon as this has been determined. In accordance with subparagraph 15(5)(b) you can expect to hear from the department regarding this matter within 30 days.

Please do not hesitate contact me if you have any questions regarding the processing of your request. I can be reached by telephone on (02) 6274 6495 or by email at [email address].

To assist the department in responding to your future communication on this request, please quote the FOI tracking number located in the subject line.

Regards,

Allison
FOI Coordinator
Governance, Parliamentary and Integrity Branch | Corporate Services Division
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
The department proudly acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia, and their continuing connections to the land, waters and communities. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

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Dear Jeremy

I refer to your FOI request received on 22 April 2020, outlined below, that seeks access to documents related to JCTEC meetings.

While processing your request, the department has identified that your request includes documents that may affect Commonwealth-State relations. In accordance with Section 26A of the FOI Act, the Department is required to consult with a State Government agency before making a decision on the release of documents.

As such, please be advised that the processing time limit for your request has been extended by 30 days in accordance with Section 15(6) of the FOI Act. The revised due date for a decision on access is on or before
21 June 2020. We will be in touch if we require further information or if charges will be imposed.

Please also be advised that where documents found to be within scope of your request contain the names and contact details of departmental employees below Senior Executive Service (SES) level, those names and contact details will be considered to be irrelevant to the scope of your request unless you notify the department otherwise.

Should you have any questions regarding the processing of your request, please don’t hesitate to contact me on (02) 6274 7393 or by email at [email address].

Regards
FOI Team

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

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Dear Jeremy,

 

Due to the current impacts of COVID-19 diverting resources from the line
area responsible for your request and current increased FOI case load, we
will not be able to finalise your request by the current due date of 21
June 2020.

 

We would be grateful for your agreement to an extension under section 15AA
of the FOI Act by a further 30 days to assist the department in processing
your request. Should you agree, the revised due date would be 21 July
2020.

 

Grateful if you could please advise the department if you agree to this
request by 10am Friday, 19 June 2020.

 

If you wish to discuss your request, please do not hesitate contacting me
on 6274 6495 or by email at [1][email address].

 

Sincere regards,

 

FOI Coordinator | Governance
Section
Governance, Parliamentary and
Integrity Branch | Corporate
Services Division
Department of Infrastructure,
Transport, Regional [3]Department of
Development and Communications Infrastructure,
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601 Transport, Regional
t 02 6274 6495|e Development and
[2][email address] Communications
The department proudly acknowledges the Traditional
Owners and Custodians of Australia, and their
continuing connections to the land, waters and
communities. We pay our respects to them and to
their Elders past, present and emerging.

 

 

OFFICIAL

 

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear FOI Team,

I agree to this request.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Attachment FOI 20 118 Signed decision letter.pdf
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Attachment FOI 20 118 Docs 1 26 Redactions applied 17 JULY FINAL.pdf
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OFFICIAL

Dear Jeremy,

I refer to your request seeking access to:
a) all meeting records of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council after 20 April 2017;
(b) any meeting records of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council Business Members Group;
(c) any internal departmental documents regarding scheduling of meetings of the two bodies referenced in (a) and (b); and
(d) any internal documents referencing the review of the terms of reference for the JCTEC.

Please find attached signed decision letter and documents released to you under FOI.

Thank you for your patience with this matter.

Best regards

FOI Team
Governance, Parliamentary and Integrity Branch | Corporate Services Division
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
e [email address]

The department proudly acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia, and their continuing connections to the land, waters and communities. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

OFFICIAL

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