Dear Department of Education,

Please provide the following statistics about your website, broken down by financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

1) The total number of all visits to your website.
2) The number of site visits to your:
a) FOI webapge
b) FOI disclosure log webpage
c) Information Publication Scheme (IPS) entry webpage
d) IPS agency plan webpage
e) privacy webpage

If you are unable to produce a document to respond to this request, please consider providing a response under administrative access arrangements instead.

Thanks

Cole

DESE - FOI,

You have contacted the Freedom of Information Team at the Commonwealth
Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department).  If your
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can contact the department by using the online enquiry forms at
[1]https://www.dese.gov.au/about-us/contact...
or
[2]https://www.dese.gov.au/about-us/contact....

 

Regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Education, Skills and Employment

 

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DESE - FOI,

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Cole

I refer to your request, received by the Department of Education, Skills
and Employment (department) on 28 August 2021, for access under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the following:

 

              Dear Department of Education,

 

Please provide the following statistics about your website, broken down by
financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

 

1) The total number of all visits to your website.

2) The number of site visits to your:

                a) FOI webapge

               b) FOI disclosure log webpage

               c) Information Publication Scheme (IPS) entry webpage

              d) IPS agency plan webpage

              e) privacy webpage

 

If you are unable to produce a document to respond to this request, please
consider providing a response under administrative access arrangements
instead.

 

We understand your request to be for access to “documents containing the
following statistics about your website…” and the reference to “a) FOI
webapge” is “a) FOI webpage”. We will process the request on this basis,
unless otherwise advised.

 

Your request was received by the department on 28 August 2021 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

 

The department will advise you if a charge is payable to process your
request and the amount of any such charge as soon as practicable. No
charge is payable for providing a person with their own personal
information.

 

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 #7781 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 on our website, subject to certain exceptions. These exceptions
include where publication of personal, business, professional or
commercial information would be unreasonable.

 

Exclusion of employee details

 

To the extent the department has documents in its possession that fall
within the scope of your request, we will treat the names, signatures,
position titles and direct contact details of Commonwealth employees as
irrelevant in accordance with section 22 of the FOI Act, unless you tell
us otherwise by 6 September 2021.

 

Further assistance

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

Corporate and Schools Legal Branch
Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Notice:

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be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
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email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
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DESE - Web Services,

Dear Cole,

 

I refer to your below request, received by the Department of Education,
Skills and Employment (DESE) on 28 August 2021, under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

Please see the below table, containing the requested statistics which are
released to you on an administrative basis (i.e. outside of the formal FOI
process).

 

Please note:

o To be able to answer your request, data was collected across several
sites. This is because on 1 February 2020 the Department of Education
and Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
consolidated to form DESE. The sites include: [1]www.dese.gov.au,
[2]www.education.gov.au, docs.education.gov.au,
[3]www.employment.gov.au and docs.employment.gov.au
o All figures below are indicative and should not be interpreted as
definitive values.

 

  Dese.gov.au Dese.gov.au education.gov.au/ education.gov.au/ employment.gov.au/ employment.gov.au/
2019-20 2020-21 docs.education.gov.au docs.education.gov.au docs.Employment.gov.au docs.Employment.gov.au

2019-20 2020-21 2019-20 2020-21
1. The 3,609,552 10,883,076 6,329,846  2,735,683  4,552,736  2,848,837 
total
number of
all visits
to your
website
2a. FOI 1,461 6,250  10,509   2,451   5,592   2,704 
webpage
2b. FOI 467 1,264  6,359   2,126   6,768   2,757 
disclosure
log webpage
2c. 919  974  15,904   3,701   7,922   3,431 
Information
Publication
Scheme
(IPS) entry
webpage
2d. IPS 31 55  445   106   263   66 
agency plan
webpage
2e. privacy 26,367 65,809 13,370  N/A 494 N/A
webpage

 

Web Services

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Cole Big [4][FOI #7781 email]
Sent: Saturday, 28 August 2021 3:59 PM
To: DESE - FOI [5][email address]
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Website Statistics

 

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CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organisation. Do not
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Dear Department of Education,

 

Please provide the following statistics about your website, broken down by
financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

 

1) The total number of all visits to your website.

2) The number of site visits to your:

     a) FOI webapge

     b) FOI disclosure log webpage

     c) Information Publication Scheme (IPS) entry webpage

     d) IPS agency plan webpage

     e) privacy webpage

 

If you are unable to produce a document to respond to this request, please
consider providing a response under administrative access arrangements
instead.

 

Thanks

 

Cole

 

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[6][FOI #7781 email]

 

Is [7][Department of Education request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Department of Education? If so, please contact us using this
form:

[8]https://www.righttoknow.org.au/change_re...

 

This request has been made by an individual using Right to Know. This
message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet.
More information on how Right to Know works can be found at:

[9]https://www.righttoknow.org.au/help/offi...

 

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

 

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

 

 

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Cole

 

Further to my email below, I understand that the requested documents have
now been released to you on an administrative basis (i.e. outside of the
formal FOI process). As such, the department proposes to treat your FOI
request as withdrawn, unless advised otherwise by COB Friday, 17 September
2021. If we do not hear from you by this date we will treat the request as
withdrawn and will not take any further action in relation to the request.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][email address].

Yours sincerely

Corporate and Schools Legal Branch
Department of Education, Skills and Employment

 

From: DESE - FOI
Sent: Monday, 30 August 2021 4:48 PM
To: [2][FOI #7781 email]
Subject: CM: Your Freedom of Information request - acknowledgment
[SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Cole

I refer to your request, received by the Department of Education, Skills
and Employment (department) on 28 August 2021, for access under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the following:

 

              Dear Department of Education,

 

Please provide the following statistics about your website, broken down by
financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

 

1) The total number of all visits to your website.

2) The number of site visits to your:

                a) FOI webapge

               b) FOI disclosure log webpage

               c) Information Publication Scheme (IPS) entry webpage

              d) IPS agency plan webpage

              e) privacy webpage

 

If you are unable to produce a document to respond to this request, please
consider providing a response under administrative access arrangements
instead.

 

We understand your request to be for access to “documents containing the
following statistics about your website…” and the reference to “a) FOI
webapge” is “a) FOI webpage”. We will process the request on this basis,
unless otherwise advised.

 

Your request was received by the department on 28 August 2021 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

 

The department will advise you if a charge is payable to process your
request and the amount of any such charge as soon as practicable. No
charge is payable for providing a person with their own personal
information.

 

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
[3][FOI #7781 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 on our website, subject to certain exceptions. These exceptions
include where publication of personal, business, professional or
commercial information would be unreasonable.

 

Exclusion of employee details

 

To the extent the department has documents in its possession that fall
within the scope of your request, we will treat the names, signatures,
position titles and direct contact details of Commonwealth employees as
irrelevant in accordance with section 22 of the FOI Act, unless you tell
us otherwise by 6 September 2021.

 

Further assistance

 

If you have any questions about your request, please email
[4][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

Corporate and Schools Legal Branch
Department of Education, Skills and Employment

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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Hello

Thanks for sending me the information. It's what I'm looking for.

Unfortunately, the information you sent does not appear in a table for me. I'm not sure why. If it's okay, can you copy and send the information as an attached word document or PDF instead?

Aside from this, I agree to this matter being finalised on your end.

Cole

You have contacted the Freedom of Information Team at the Commonwealth
Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department).  If your
email relates to an Freedom of Information (FOI) application made under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act), the department will
respond as soon as possible.

 

This email address is only for applications for access to documents under
the FOI Act.  The department is unable to respond to non-FOI related
enquiries sent to this email address, and accordingly, emails sent to this
email address that are not FOI related will not be responded to or
forwarded. If you have a non-FOI related enquiry for the department, you
can contact the department by using the online enquiry forms at
[1]https://www.dese.gov.au/about-us/contact...
or
[2]https://www.dese.gov.au/about-us/contact....

 

Regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Education, Skills and Employment

 

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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You have contacted the Freedom of Information Team at the Commonwealth
Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department).  If your
email relates to an Freedom of Information (FOI) application made under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act), the department will
respond as soon as possible.

 

This email address is only for applications for access to documents under
the FOI Act.  The department is unable to respond to non-FOI related
enquiries sent to this email address, and accordingly, emails sent to this
email address that are not FOI related will not be responded to or
forwarded. If you have a non-FOI related enquiry for the department, you
can contact the department by using the online enquiry form
<[1]https://www.education.gov.au/feedback-an...>.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Education, Skills and Employment

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
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OFFICIAL
Dear Cole

Please see attached PDF copy of the email sent to you on 13 September 2021.

I confirm the department will treat this FOI request as withdrawn.

Yours sincerely

Corporate and Schools Legal Branch
Department of Education, Skills and Employment

-----Original Message-----
From: Cole Big <[FOI #7781 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 7:13 PM
To: DESE - FOI <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Your Freedom of Information request - administrative release [SEC=OFFICIAL]

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Hello

Thanks for sending me the information. It's what I'm looking for.

Unfortunately, the information you sent does not appear in a table for me. I'm not sure why. If it's okay, can you copy and send the information as an attached word document or PDF instead?

Aside from this, I agree to this matter being finalised on your end.

Cole

-----Original Message-----

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Cole

 

Further to my email below, I understand that the requested documents have now been released to you on an administrative basis (i.e. outside of the formal FOI process). As such, the department proposes to treat your FOI request as withdrawn, unless advised otherwise by COB Friday, 17 September 2021. If we do not hear from you by this date we will treat the request as withdrawn and will not take any further action in relation to the request.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][email address].

Yours sincerely

Corporate and Schools Legal Branch
Department of Education, Skills and Employment

 

From: DESE - FOI
Sent: Monday, 30 August 2021 4:48 PM
To: [2][FOI #7781 email]
Subject: CM: Your Freedom of Information request - acknowledgment [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Cole

I refer to your request, received by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (department) on 28 August 2021, for access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the following:

 

              Dear Department of Education,

 

Please provide the following statistics about your website, broken down by financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

 

1) The total number of all visits to your website.

2) The number of site visits to your:

                a) FOI webapge

               b) FOI disclosure log webpage

               c) Information Publication Scheme (IPS) entry webpage

              d) IPS agency plan webpage

              e) privacy webpage

 

If you are unable to produce a document to respond to this request, please consider providing a response under administrative access arrangements instead.

 

We understand your request to be for access to “documents containing the following statistics about your website…” and the reference to “a) FOI webapge” is “a) FOI webpage”. We will process the request on this basis, unless otherwise advised.

 

Your request was received by the department on 28 August 2021 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

 

The department will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request and the amount of any such charge as soon as practicable. No charge is payable for providing a person with their own personal information.

 

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 [3][FOI #7781 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 on our website, subject to certain exceptions. These exceptions include where publication of personal, business, professional or commercial information would be unreasonable.

 

Exclusion of employee details

 

To the extent the department has documents in its possession that fall within the scope of your request, we will treat the names, signatures, position titles and direct contact details of Commonwealth employees as irrelevant in accordance with section 22 of the FOI Act, unless you tell us otherwise by 6 September 2021.

 

Further assistance

 

If you have any questions about your request, please email [4][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

Corporate and Schools Legal Branch
Department of Education, Skills and Employment

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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2. mailto:[FOI #7781 email]
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