Supplementary Budget Estimates topics

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

If possible, please treat this as an administrative or informal request.

Otherwise, please consider this a request under the FOI Act.

Can you please provide the topics list for briefs created in preparation for hearings of Senate 2016-2017 Supplementary Budget Estimates.

I ask that all fees in relation to this request be waived because the release of the documents is in the public interest. The documents help identify the most important policy areas within the department's responsibilities.

Yours faithfully,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape,

Freedom of Information Request FOI16/177

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents relating to the topics of briefs for hearings
of Senate 2016-2017 Supplementary Budget Estimates. I have taken your
request to be for:

‘A topics list for briefs created in preparation for hearings of Senate
2016-2017 Supplementary Budget Estimates’.

If you disagree with this interpretation of your request, please let me
know as soon as possible.

We received your request on 15 November 2016 and the 30 day statutory
period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date.
You should therefore expect a decision from us by 16 December 2016. The
period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or
for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

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Yours sincerely

Courtney

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section

Strategy and Delivery Division | Attorney-General’s Department

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Dear Jackson Gothe-Snape,

 

Freedom of Information request – FOI16/177  

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents, specifically, topics list for briefs created
in preparation for hearings of Senate 2016-17 Supplementary Budget
Estimates.

 

I would like to request your consent to an extension of time to enable us
to complete processing your request. Under section 15AA of the FOI Act, I
am empowered to seek your written agreement for an extension of up to 30
days.

 

The reason I am seeking this extension is that the
Attorney‑General’s Department’s Supplementary Budget Estimates
hearing was deferred to a ‘spill over day’ which only took place on
Monday, 12 December 2016. As such, topics for the Estimates hearings have
only been able to be finalised very recently, and it is necessary for the
department to consider release of the topics list.  A one week extension
would allow the Department sufficient time to make a well-informed
decision on this request.

 

At present, the due date for completion of your request is Friday, 16
December 2016. Should you be amenable to a seven day extension your
request would fall due on Friday, 23 December 2016. Would you please
advise us in writing whether you agree to this extension.

 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this request at all,
please contact Courtney, the Freedom of Information case manager by phone
on (02) 6141 6666 or by email [1][AGD request email].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Courtney| FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 6666  E: [2][AGD request email]

 

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we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
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personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
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Our reference: RQ16/05430

Agency reference: FOI16/ 177

 

Extension of time request under s15AB

 

On 15 December 2016, the Attorney-General’s Department (the Department)
requested further time to make a decision on your FOI request of 15
November 2016.

 

This request was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient
to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex or voluminous.

 

The Information Commissioner has decided to grant the Department an
extension of time to process your request to 23 December 2016. This
decision has been made under s15AB(2) of the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act).

 

By granting further time it is anticipated that the Department will
provide a well-reasoned and better managed decision.

 

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details below. Please quote OAIC reference number RQ16/05430 in all
correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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Phone:  +61 2 9284 9721 | Email: [2][email address]

 

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Dear Jackson Gothe-Snape,

 

Freedom of Information request – FOI16/177

 

Please find attached the decision in relation to your Freedom of
Information request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards,

Courtney

 

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery
Division

Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
(: (02) 6141 6666  *: [1][AGD request email]

 

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information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to,
our functions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act
1988. We may collect your name, email address and telephone number so that
we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
amount of evidence necessary to verify your identity. The handling of your
personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
policy is available at http://www.ag.gov.au/Pages/Privacystatem....
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