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Disclosure log number: 22/053/71633

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Subject: Budgeting and costs associated with administration of the EP Programme

Disclosure log number: 22/052/71382M

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Subject: A record of any correspondence or meetings containing the word “coal” between representatives of:

  • Minerals Council of Australia
  • NSW Minerals Council
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Whitehaven Coal
  • New Hope Group
  • SEC Newgate

and the Minister for Resources or her advisers/representatives.

Time frame: Saturday 21 May – Friday 1 July

Disclosure log number: 22/051/71739

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Subject: The date of the email (in 20/045/67275) containing the legal determination that a facilitator "did not hold an actual conflict of interest".

Disclosure log number: 22/050/71372

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Subject: Documents containing the reasons an SES officer changed roles in the department.

Disclosure log number: 22/049/71620

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Subject: Outlook's Conversation History folder(s) of the Innovation Manager(s) in the Entrepreneurs' Programme

Disclosure log number: 22/048/71271

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Subject: Agenda, minutes, and recordings of decisions of the June 8 Meeting of Energy Ministers.

Disclosure log number: 22/047/71193

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Subject: Documents that resulted from consultation on the gas reservation scheme.

Disclosure log number: 22/046/71162

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Subject: [DISER] relied heavily on Section 22 in the following files on [DISER’s] disclosure log: 21-008-67846. I want to see (unencumbered) the first two pages with section 22 deletions for [this disclosure log]

Disclosure log number: 22/045/71022

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Subject: The contractual (or employment) agreement between the Department and the lawyer [NAMED INDIVIDUAL] (and/or his legal firm) covering any part of the last financial year (1/7/20 - 30/6/21).

Disclosure log number: 22/044/70892

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Subject: Any and all submissions made to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources by Core Lithium and other third parties in support of its application for the Finniss Lithium Project to be granted a Major Project Status. For clarity the FOI request extends to include all relevant information provided to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources which was considered and ultimately resulting in the Finniss Lithium Project being granted a Major Project Status.

Disclosure log number: 22/043/71190

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Subject: The department's incoming government brief, known as the Red Book, for the incoming minister or minister(s). Only include briefs prepared for the minister(s) following the 2022 federal election.

Disclosure log number: 22/042/70892

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Subject: Submissions regarding an application for the Finniss Lithium Project to be granted a Major Project Status.

Disclosure log number: 22/041/70890

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Subject: Responses to AECOM’s Public Notice relating to the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for the proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

Disclosure log number: 22/040/71166

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Subject: [DISER] relied heavily on Section 22 in the following files on [the] disclosure log:

  • 21-070-69963

I want to see (unencumbered) the first two pages with section 22 deletions for every file in this list.

Disclosure log number: 22/039/71168

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Subject: [DISER] relied heavily on Section 22 in the following files on [the] disclosure log:

  • 21-076-70120
  • 21-077-70073

I want to see (unencumbered) the first two pages with section 22 deletions for every file in this list.

Disclosure log number: 22/038/71070

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Subject: Grant application to assist Tropical Pines in boosting food production in the Bowen Basin.

Disclosure log number: 22/037/71089

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Subject: Correspondence about the release of the Reef snapshot: summer 2021-22 report

Disclosure log number: 22/036/67870

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Subject: access to any briefings and correspondence (including emails and letters) sent to or from (General Manager of the Radioactive Waste Taskforce at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources) that contain any of the following phrases:

  1. Judicial Review.
  2. ADJR.
  3. AD(JR).
  4. Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977.

Disclosure log number: 22/035/70608

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Subject: Correspondence relating to the Australia's making positive energy campaign, through all stages of development, between the following firms:

  • The Monkeys Pty Limited (ACN 121 441 576)
  • Ipsos Pty Limited (ACN 079 529 196)

Disclosure log number: 22/034/70896

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Subject: I seek access to emails/correspondence between (name removed) and the Dept of Foreign Affairs that relate to:

  • The Laminaria-Corallina oil and gas resources;
  • Timor Sea Oil and Gas Australia Pty Limited's (TSOGA's) Production Licenses WA-18-L and AC/L5 in the Timor Sea,
  • Northern Oil and Gas Australia (NOGA); and/or;
  • The FPSO Northern Endeavour;

during her tenure as General Manager, Offshore Resources Branch or Lead Negotiator, Timor Treaty Implementation.

Disclosure log number: 22/033/70530

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Subject: Any correspondence, between 26 May 2021 and the date of this request (3 February 2022), to or from Chevron and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (including the Northern Endeavour Task force) that relates to the decommissioning of Northern Endeavour, including unsolicited decommissioning proposal.

Disclosure log number: 22/032/59320

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Subject: Documents in relation to the possible location of a nuclear waste facility at Muckaty Station and related litigation.

Disclosure log number: 22/031/70715

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Subject: Correspondence documents between Santos and the Department about the Indo-Pacific Carbon Offset Scheme.

Disclosure log number: 22/030/70743M

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Subject: All documents between January 2018 to present (10 March 2022) between Minister Pitt, his Office and various third parties in relation to Tamboran Resources Ltd and/or Sweetpea Petroleum Pty Ltd.

Disclosure log number: 22/029/70576M

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Subject: Correspondence between the Office Minister Taylor and Santos Ltd about the Bayu-Undan facility that mentions:

  • Carbon credits; or
  • Carbon capture and storage; or
  • Carbon capture utilisation and storage

Disclosure log number: 22/028/70582M

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Subject: Any correspondence between representatives of AGL Energy and Minister Angus Taylor or any other staff in the Minister's office between the dates of 4 January 2022 and 15 February 2022.

Disclosure log number: 22/027/66632

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Subject: Suspension and extension of exploration permits in relation to Bight Petroleum Pty Ltd.

Disclosure log number: 22/026/70558

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Subject: All unpublished submissions to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources 'Gas reservation issue paper'.

  • All internal DISER communication that mention 'gas reservation' between October 2020 and December 2020.
  • All draft copies of the 'Gas reservation issue paper'.

Disclosure log number: 22/025/70327

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Revised date of publication: 7 April 2022

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Between 1 March and 30 May 2020:

  • Emails and briefs between the Department and the Minister’s Office in relation to the pandemic-related amendments made in May 2020 to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015.

Disclosure log number: 22/024/70411

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Revised publication: 29 April 2022

Subject: Correspondence between the Department and Santos Ltd about the Bayu-Undan facility… [that] mentions carbon credits OR carbon capture and storage OR carbon capture utilisation and storage.

Disclosure log number: 22/023/70290M

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Subject: Between 1 and 26 October 2021, meeting schedules relating to meetings with companies (i.e. commercial entities only) consulting or seeking views on Australia’s Long-term Emissions Reduction Strategy.

Disclosure log number: 22/022/70711

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Subject: Hydrogen Guarantee of Origins for Australia – Options Paper produced by Energetics in 2021

Disclosure log number: 22/021/70714

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Subject: Correspondence between Woodside and the Department about the Indo-Pacific Carbon Offset Scheme

Disclosure log number: 22/020/70622

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Subject: All correspondence, communication, emails, briefs, phone logs, etc to third parties (excluding OAIC and [applicant]) associated with FOI request LEX 69296.

Disclosure log number: 22/019/70425M

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Subject: Copies of official diary entries or similar notes recording the dates, times, location and associated details of meetings (including who was present) or event attendance that took place either in person or by phone, Zoom or like method between:

  1. Angus Taylor, Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction and/or;
  2. and their ministerial staff;
  3. In their capacities as ministers and senior members of the Coalition government and various third parties.

Disclosure log number: 22/018/70313

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Revised publication: 12 May 2022

Subject: All document(s) held with respect to the grant award GA4851 approved 27-Feb-2018 (https://www.grants.gov.au/Ga/Show/61948bcf-f655-adcb-0639-6b0ac563dd5e) limited to:

  • Final approved versions at 27-Feb-2018 or thereabouts of:

    • Grant application forms, including any mandatory or optional attachments such as assessment criteria and project expenditure guide
  • Any versions, final after 27-Feb-2018, of:
    • Reporting including progress reports, the end of project report and any ad-hoc reports
    • expenditure reports.

Disclosure log number: 22/017/70466

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Subject: Correspondence documents (including attachments) between the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources and the Clean Energy Regulator that mention "Australia Institute" or "TAI"

Disclosure log number: 22/016/70176

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Subject: The terms and conditions (Contract) between the Commonwealth Government and B’nai B’rith Retirement Villages Ltd – Grant ID GA136474

Disclosure log number: 22/015/70064

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Subject:

  • Final documents prepared by the Department and sent to and/or presented to the ERAC in relation to avoided deforestation between Dec 2014 and end of February 2015;
  • Final Documents prepared by the Department for the ERAC or ERAC subcommittees and presented to the ERAC and ERAC subcommittees over the period July, Aug, Sept 2019 in relation to Avoided deforestation.

Disclosure log number: 22/014/70469

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  • Documents, including but not limited to correspondence, relating to the Emissions Reduction Fund/ERF or carbon credits or offsets that mention [name withheld]
  • Documents that mention [name withheld] and any of the following phrases > "credibility" or "credible" or "offset" or "Emissions Reduction Fund" or "ERF" or "TAI" or "Australia Institute" or "carbon credit" or "ACCU" or "method" or "methodology"
  • Correspondence documents (including attachments) between the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources and the Clean Energy Regulator that mentions [name withheld]
  • Limited to documents created from April 2021 to present [24 January 2022].

Disclosure log number: 22/013/70231M

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Subject: All records of written communication (emails, text messages, Whatsapp messages, Signal messages, memos, other) between Angus Taylor (and/or his assistants) and [name witheld] of Woodside Energy between January 2019 and December 2021.

Disclosure log number: 22/012/70496

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  1. Modelling, assumptions and calculations for all claims made by Minister Angus Taylor in the statement:

    1. the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project "will help reduce global emissions by around 1.8 million tonnes per year, or the equivalent of emissions from 350,000 petrol cars"
      See: https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor/media-releases/hydrogen-industry-marks-milestone-first-shipment-liquid-hydrogen-japan#:~:text=It%20is%20estimated%20the%20225%2C000,emissions%20from%20350%2C000%20petrol%20cars
  2. Any modelling or calculations for the emissions reductions forecast from the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project that have different results to those used in the Minister's statement above

Disclosure log number: 22/011/70233M

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Subject: All records of written communication (emails, text messages, Whatsapp messages, Signal messages, memos, other) between Keith Pitt (and/or his assistants) and Woodside Energy between January 2019 and December 2021.

Disclosure log number: 22/010/70415

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Subject: Documents relating to the Indo-Pacific Carbon Offset Scheme, specifically:

  1. All versions, including draft versions and final versions, of invitees to the co-design workshop hosted by the Carbon Market Institute on 19 October 2021

    1. Final list of attendees to the above mentioned co-design workshop
    2. Draft and final copies of the agenda for the above mentioned co-design workshop
    3. Final reporting or summary of outcomes from the above mentioned co-design workshop
  2. Draft and final list of representatives on the advisory body formed or to-be formed for the Indo-Pacific Carbon Offset Scheme

Disclosure log number: 22/009/70152

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Subject: … the same reports that were provided… for LEX 68544 but with access events until today's date.

I also want the same reports for the two letters drafted by [Name withheld] (note his email with links to the draft letters, and the letters themselves, attached).

Disclosure log number: 22/008/70114

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  • Briefs to Minister Taylor’s office that include discussion of the process for approving or selecting private industry companies to present at Australia’s pavilion at COP26, and briefs covering which companies were selected and what their involvement would be (excluding cabinet material and any publicly available documents)
  • Records held by the Department of meetings (including calendar invites, agendas and handwritten notes taken during meetings) with Santos about its presence and activities at Australia’s pavilion at COP26
  • Emails between the Department and Santos that discuss Santos’ presence and activities at Australia’s pavilion at COP26.

Disclosure log number: 22/007/70385M

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Subject: Meetings from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2021 between APPEA and the Office of the Minister for Resources and Water.

Disclosure log number: 22/006/70160

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Subject: A copy of the Gorgon Project Carbon Dioxide Injection Project Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund Annual Report 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021.

Disclosure log number: 22/005/70365

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Subject: All documentation including emails and attachments that were used to:

Disclosure log number: 22/004/70320

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Subject: All correspondence and any other documents relating to the publication of the CER media statement titled “Statement on TAI paper on Carbon Capture and Storage”, published on the CER website on December 13 2021

Disclosure log number: 22/003/70213

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Subject: The most recent version of “ISI statistics paper” (as referred to in Disclosure Log 20/035/66900) and any other (most recent) matrix/statistics spreadsheets maintained by ISI directors/management with aggregated ISI outcomes.

Disclosure log number: 22/002/70179

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Subject:

1. The Department's 2021 submission document to the AWEI scheme
2. The results of the Department's 2021 submission to the AWEI scheme - referred to by ACON as the "AWEI Index Scorecard"
3. Invoices paid by the Department to ACON and Pride in Diversity since 30 June 2020 to present day [25 November 2021].

Disclosure log number: 22/001/70228

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Subject: All records of written communication (emails, text messages, Whatsapp messages, Signal messages, memos, other) between Tim Wilson (and/or his assistants) and [NAMED INDIVIDUAL] of Woodside Energy between October 2021 and December 2021.