Submissions - Exposure draft regulations relating to the Jobs and Competitiveness Program

Tanya Fiedler made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Environment and Energy

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From: Tanya Fiedler

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Dear Department of the Environment and Energy FOI officers,

I am writing to request electronic copies of all submissions made in response to the Exposure drafts of the regulations for the Jobs and Competitiveness Program under the Clean Energy Bill. The exposure draft regulations were released in September 2011, with submissions due on 28 October, 2011.

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Yours faithfully,

Tanya Fiedler

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Department of the Environment and Energy

Hi Tanya

 

The Department of the Environment and Energy acknowledges receipt of your
FOI request on 18 July 2017.

 

The Department is required to process valid requests within 30 days after
the day a request was received. This 30 day processing period may be
extended under certain circumstances, for example, where the Department
decides it reasonable to consult with third parties. If the processing
period is extended, the applicant will be informed of the extension and
the reasons for it.

 

As at the date of writing, we are scoping your request. If it is a valid
request under the FOI Act the statutory deadline for providing a decision
on this request is 17 August 2017.

 

The Department makes two assumptions that affect the scope of your
request. These are set out below.

 

It is the usual practice of the Department:

•                    not to disclose the personal information of junior
officers or the personal contact details of senior officers of the State
or Federal governments (including those of the Department). The names of
senior officers will generally be released. Your request will be processed
on the assumption that you do not intend to capture these details within
its scope.

•                    not to release duplicates of any document captured
within the scope of the request. Further, where two documents fall within
the scope one differs from the other only with respect to minor editorial
changes (such as spelling or grammar corrections), only the later version
of the document  will be treated as within scope.  Your request will be
processed on the assumption that you do not intend to capture duplicates
or documents that the Department considers duplicates (as per the above
explanation) within the scope of your request.

 

Please inform us if you do not agree to your request being processed by
the Department on the above assumptions.

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log.

 

We will contact you using the email you provided. Please advise if you
would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team on (02) 6274 2098.

 

Regards

 

FOI Contact Officer |General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2098 
e: [1][Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

 

 

 

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From: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Dear Ms Fiedler

 

On 18 July 2017 you submitted a request on the Department for:

 

all submissions made in response to the Exposure drafts of the regulations
for the Jobs and Competitiveness Program under the Clean Energy Bill.
The exposure draft regulations were released in September 2011, with
submissions due on 28 October, 2011.

The majority of the submissions you are seeking are publicly available at:

[1]http://webarchive.nla.gov.au/gov/2012031...

 

As these documents are being maintained by the National Library of
Australia for reference purposes, the Department considers that they do
not fall within the scope of your request (section 4(1) FOI Act). However,
we have conducted searches of our records and identified submissions that
weren’t made publicly available. We are currently reviewing them for
sensitivities.

 

We were hoping to discuss whether you would be open to withdrawing your
request at this time, given that you have access to the vast majority of
submissions made for this request. We can continue with the processing of
this request in respect of those documents that were not made publicly
available, but they may attract exemptions under the FOI Act for the same
reasons they were not made publicly available at first instance.

 

Would it be possible for you to give the FOI team a call on (02) 6274 2098
 to discuss how you would like to proceed with this request.

 

FOI Contact Officer |General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2098 
e: [2][Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

 

 

 

From: FOI Contact Officer
Sent: Tuesday, 25 July 2017 10:12 AM
To: 'Tanya Fiedler' <[FOI #3731 email]>
Cc: FOI Contact Officer <[email address]>
Subject: FOI 170712 - Submissions - Exposure draft regulations relating to
the Jobs and Competitiveness Program [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Hi Tanya

 

The Department of the Environment and Energy acknowledges receipt of your
FOI request on 18 July 2017.

 

The Department is required to process valid requests within 30 days after
the day a request was received. This 30 day processing period may be
extended under certain circumstances, for example, where the Department
decides it reasonable to consult with third parties. If the processing
period is extended, the applicant will be informed of the extension and
the reasons for it.

 

As at the date of writing, we are scoping your request. If it is a valid
request under the FOI Act the statutory deadline for providing a decision
on this request is 17 August 2017.

 

The Department makes two assumptions that affect the scope of your
request. These are set out below.

 

It is the usual practice of the Department:

•                    not to disclose the personal information of junior
officers or the personal contact details of senior officers of the State
or Federal governments (including those of the Department). The names of
senior officers will generally be released. Your request will be processed
on the assumption that you do not intend to capture these details within
its scope.

•                    not to release duplicates of any document captured
within the scope of the request. Further, where two documents fall within
the scope one differs from the other only with respect to minor editorial
changes (such as spelling or grammar corrections), only the later version
of the document  will be treated as within scope.  Your request will be
processed on the assumption that you do not intend to capture duplicates
or documents that the Department considers duplicates (as per the above
explanation) within the scope of your request.

 

Please inform us if you do not agree to your request being processed by
the Department on the above assumptions.

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log.

 

We will contact you using the email you provided. Please advise if you
would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI team on (02) 6274 2098.

 

Regards

 

FOI Contact Officer |General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2098 
e: [3][Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

 

 

 

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