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Dear Department of Employment and Workplace Relations,

This is a request under the FOI Act to the Office of the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for the Arts (Hon Tony Burke MP).

1. Communications during the period 1 June 2022 to 25 July 2022 between Minister Burke’s Office and the AWU, CFMMEU or ACTU relating to the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) or the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Building Code) or the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument (Amended Building Code).
2. Internal communications within Minister Burke’s office (including the Minister) during the period 1 June 2022 to 25 July 2022 relating to the ABCC or the Building Code or the Amended Building Code.
3. Any communication between Minister Burke’s office and the Prime Minister’s office relating to the CFMMEU or the ABCC during the period 1 June 2022 to 25 July 2022.

In this request a reference to Minister Burke’s Office includes the Minister and a reference to the Prime Minister’s Office includes the Prime Minister.

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

Yours faithfully,

BE

DEWR - FOI, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

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Regards,

Freedom of Information Team

Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

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DEWR - FOI, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Dear BE

I refer to your request, received by the Office of the Minister for
Employment and Workplace Relations (Hon Tony Burke MP) (Minister’s Office)
on 8 August 2022, for access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(FOI Act) to the following:

 

1. Communications during the period 1 June 2022 to 25 July 2022 between
Minister Burke’s Office and the AWU, CFMMEU or ACTU relating to the
Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) or the Code for the
Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Building Code) or the
Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment
Instrument (Amended Building Code).
2. Internal communications within Minister Burke’s office (including the
Minister) during the period 1 June 2022 to 25 July 2022 relating to the
ABCC or the Building Code or the Amended Building Code.
3. Any communication between Minister Burke’s office and the Prime
Minister’s office relating to the CFMMEU or the ABCC during the period 1
June 2022 to 25 July 2022.

In this request a reference to Minister Burke’s Office includes the
Minister and a reference to the Prime Minister’s Office includes the Prime
Minister.

For the avoidance of doubt, the 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 on 8 August 2022 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. The
period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or
for other reasons permitted under the FOI Act. We will advise you if this
happens.

 

Charges

We will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request and the
amount of any such charge as soon as practicable.

 

Your address

 

The FOI Act requires that you provide us with an address that we can send
notices to. You have advised your electronic address is
[1][FOI #9246 email]. Unless you tell us
otherwise, we will send all notices and correspondence to this address.

 

Disclosure log

 

Information released under the FOI Act may be published on a disclosure
log, subject to certain exceptions. These exceptions include where
publication of personal, business, professional or commercial information
would be unreasonable.

 

Further assistance

 

If you have any questions about your request, please email
[2][DEWR request email].

 

Yours sincerely

Office of the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

 

Notice:

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be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
attachments.

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DEWR - Minister.Burke, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

1 Attachment

Good afternoon

Please find attached correspondence from the Office of the Hon Tony Burke
MP.

Kind regards

 

Kate Woodall

Departmental Liaison Officer

Office of the Hon Tony Burke MP

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Leader of the House of Representatives

 

Notice:

The information contained in this email message and any attached files may
be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
attachments.

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