Removal/ revocation of the E&EC – Ethics and Conduct Committee by CASA, on/about 21st September 2016

Rob Cumming made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The request was refused by Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development,

The following documents are being sought for the purposes of the Freedom of information Act held by Infrastructure Australia.

In relation to the Removal/ revocation of the E&EC – Ethics and Conduct Committee by CASA:

This committee was revoked/ abolished on/about 21st September 2016 in a meeting attended by Mr. Skidmore, Mr. Carmody and others of the senior management group of CASA.

I require:

1. All information relating to the reasoning for the decision;
2. The terms of reference for the decision;
3. The basis for the governance and effects on CASA by the removal;
4. How the decision made will affect the ethical conduct of CASA into the future;
5. How the committee functioned in the past.

All documents including but not limited to:
 Correspondence;
 File Notes;
 Meeting Notes;
 Internal Memo’s;
 Diary/ calendar entries;
 Telephone records;
 All data electronically collected, being by mobile phone, Dictaphone, tape recorder or mp3/4 recorder or other means
 E-mails;
 All database entries including entries into Sky Sentinel and AIRS;
 All supervisory staff records relating to the matter;
 If referred to the CASA Board, all related Board minutes, discussions and recommendations made to advise CASA as to direction for the Board in relation to this request.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Dear Mr Cumming

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has received your email dated Monday 12 December, 2016.

I note your request is for documents held by Infrastructure Australia. You may direct your request to Infrastructure Australia by email at: ia[Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development request email]

Kind regards

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601| [Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development request email] | www.infrastructure.gov.au

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear FOI,

The following documents are being sought for the purposes of the Freedom of information Act held by Department of Infrastructure.

Apologise - typo error.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: FOI
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Dear Mr Cumming

 

This email is in reference to your application FOI 17-55.

 

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (the Department)
requests your agreement to extend the time period for processing your FOI
request by 15 days (FOI Act - s15AA).

The Department will be closed from Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January,
2017 and will reopen for business on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

 

Your agreement will assist the Department to best respond to your request
for access.

 

Please indicate your agreement by responding to this email.

 

 

 

Fiorella Del Aguila
FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure and Regional
Development
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601 [1]Australian
02 6274 6402 | Government, Department
[email address] | of Infrastructure and
www.infrastructure.gov.au Regional Development
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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear FOI,

That is OK, but I would have appreciated an earlier reply

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Dear Mr Cumming

Thank you for your agreement to extend the time period for processing FOI 17-55.

Please note that the FOI Act provides that acknowledgement must be made within 14 days of receipt of an FOI request.

Kind regards

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601| [Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development request email] | www.infrastructure.gov.au

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Dear Mr Cumming

I acknowledge receipt of your application and thank you for clarifying the scope of your request.

In reference to your application (FOI 17-54 - Ethics and Conduct Committee by CASA) the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development requests your agreement to extend the time period for processing your request (FOI Act - s15AA).

This Department will be closed from Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January, 2017 and will reopen for business on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Your agreement will assist the Department to best respond to your request for access.

Please indicate your agreement by responding to this email.

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601| [Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development request email] | www.infrastructure.gov.au

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear FOI,

OK an extension is granted

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development


Attachment Decision FOI 17 54.pdf
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Dear Mr Cumming

 

Please see attached document relevant to your request (17-54).

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure and Regional
Development
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601| [1]Australian Government,
[Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development request email] | Department of Infrastructure
www.infrastructure.gov.au and Regional Development

 

 

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Attachment Decision FOI 17 55.pdf
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Dear Mr Cumming

 

Please see attached document relevant to your request (FOI 17-55).

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure and Regional
Development
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601| [1]Australian Government,
[Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development request email] | Department of Infrastructure
www.infrastructure.gov.au and Regional Development

 

 

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development's handling of my FOI request 'Removal/ revocation of the E&EC – Ethics and Conduct Committee by CASA, on/about 21st September 2016'.

That in internal documents, the Department has a responsibility for funding and is the responsible body for submissions to Parliament for increases in AVGAS and AVTUR levies. Hence these documents or directive documents must exist in the records of the Department.

Please review the existence of these records.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear FOI,

Please note that you have mixed the replies to two different FOI inquiries

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development


Attachment Re FOI 17 55 Expenditure of Funds allocated to CASA SEC UNCLASSIFIED.txt
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Dear Mr Cumming

The Department has received your correspondence below and attached.

It is not clear to which decision your request for review relates. Your two requests to this Department are:

FOI 17 -54 - CASA Ethics and Conduct Committee; and
FOI 17-55 - Expenditure of Funds allocated to CASA.

Your reasons for review below appear to refer to 17-54 and then provide reasons associated only with 17-55. Additionally, the intended message of your attached correspondence is not clear.

Grateful if (using the FOI 17-54 or FOI 17-55) you would please clarify the decision you seek to be reviewed.

No further action will be undertaken until we receive this clarification. Grateful if you would also provide any relevant information as to why the Department would hold the Documents you seek. Please consider the information provided in Paragraph 8 of the Decision on FOI 17-55.

Kind regards

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
t 02 6274 6495 |
e [email address] | w www.infrastructure.gov.au

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear FOI,

I am requesting an internal review of FOI 17-55 - Expenditure of Funds allocated to CASA

The item FOI 17- 54 has been answered.

Both FOI 17-54 and FOI 17-55 have been mixed together in the reply.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Dear Mr Cumming

I confirm receipt of your request for Internal Review of FOI 17-55 - Expenditure of Funds allocated to CASA.

In accordance with subparagraph 15(5)(b) you can expect to hear from the Department regarding this matter within 30 calendar days.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your request, please contact the FOI Officer by telephone on (02) 6274 6495 (or through the Department’s switchboard number on 1800 075 001) or by email at [email address].

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

Regards,

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601| [Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development request email] | www.infrastructure.gov.au

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Attachment Internal Review Decision record FOI IR 17 55.pdf
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Dear Mr Cumming,

Please see the attached document relevant to your request for internal review.

Kind regards

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
t 02 6274 6495 |
e [email address] | w www.infrastructure.gov.au

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