Freedom of information disclosure log 2023

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Disclosure log number: 23/039/73982

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Subject: I am making an FOI request for all correspondence and attachments between the Minister for Industry’s Office and any representative from the Tech Council of Australia from 1 October 2023 to COB 24 October 2023.

  • I am not seeking personal information as part of this request. 
  • I am not seeking press clips as part of this request. 
  • I am not seeking duplicates as part of this request.

Disclosure log number: 23/038/73034

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Subject: I wish to make the following FOI request of Industry Minister Ed Husic's office:

  • All written communication referencing President Joe Biden's executive order establishing new standards for artificial intelligence safety and security.
  • Please include communication relating to how the President's executive order could potentially impact on Australia's policy responses to AI
  • Please include memos, briefings, emails and text messages (including on encrypted applications such as WhatsApp and Signal).
  • Please limit search to between October 30 and November 3, 2023.

Disclosure log number: 23/037/73551

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Subject: I seek access to any Ministerial submissions, briefings or talking points provided to the Minister for Resources, the Hon Madeleine King MP, since 1 January 2023 that relate to the Commonwealth’s proposed radioactive waste facility. 

Disclosure log number: 23/036/74045

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Subject: Referring to Senate Estimates Question BI-77 (attached) I seek access to the fraud report referred to in the answer to question 3.

Q3. Did the Department commission a 3rd party report into whether the procurement involved fraud or corruption? 

A3. Yes, the Department has commissioned a report.

Disclosure log number: 23/035/73690

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Subject: 1. Ministerial submissions, briefings, talking points and other documents provided by DISR to the Minister for Resources, the Hon Madeleine King MP that relate to Petroleum Export Permit 11 (PEP-11);  from 1 June 2022 to 1 September 2023. 

2. Formal Correspondence that is in the possession of the agency (DISR), (whether created in the agency or received in the agency)  sent to the New South Wales Government since 23 May 2023 that relates to PEP-11. (excluded emails, rather communication on letterhead (which may have been sent as an email attachment).

Disclosure log number: 23/034/73778

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Subject: This is an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to the questions media posed to the Department relating to the FPSO Northern Endeavour, Timor Sea Oil and Gas Australia (TSOGA), or Northern Oil and Gas Australia (NOGA) and the responses.

Disclosure log number: 23/033/73786

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Subject: Documents redacted at a paragraph level for charges issued between 1 July 2022 and 1 January 2023, which equal ten pages or less for a study on cost of public information.

Disclosure log number: 23/032/73758

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Subject: … the complete email and attachment sent to (name removed) by the DIIS MediaTeam on 31 October 2019, with the Subject: Response on Timor Leste treaty queries.

Disclosure log number: 23/031/73410

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Subject: This is an FOI request for the purpose of the FOI Act. I seek access to any substantive briefings, reviews, analyses, studies, assessments, evaluations or Ministerial submissions produced by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources since 23 May 2022 that relate to the National Space Mission for Earth Observation (NSMEO) program.

Disclosure log number: 23/030/73740

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Subject: emails and attachments between the Department of Industry (the relevant Branch/Staff that would provide emails to the Minister’s Office for this subject matter) and the Minister for Industry’s office that reference the National Space Mission for Earth Observation program (NSMEO) or NAME REMOVED” between the dates of 7 September and 10:30am on 12 September 2023. Press clips are exempt from this request.

Disclosure log number: 23/029/73771

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Subject: all information held by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (hereafter the Department) that concerns the conferring of the following gifts as listed in the Gifts and benefits webpage on the Department website (https://www.industry.gov.au/accessing-information/gifts-and-benefits):

  • the two lounge memberships received by "SES (1-3)" from Qantas on 20/01/2023;
  • the lounge membership received by "SES (1-3)" from Qantas on 17/01/2023; and
  • the lounge membership received by "SES (1-3)" from Qantas on 05/01/2023.

In particular, I would like to request the names and positions of those who received these gifts, any communications surrounding the provision of these gifts between Qantas and the Department, any internal documents or guidelines relating to ethical considerations in the acceptance of these gifts, and any details of the exact benefits conveyed by these lounge memberships contained in documents received by the Department.

Disclosure log number: 23/028/73285

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Subject: seeking access to the advice the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) has provided to the Northern Endeavour Task Force or the Joint Authority regarding Production licences AC/L5 or WA-18-L since 8 February 2020.

Disclosure log number: 23/027/73414

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Subject: Briefs prepared for Minister Husic or his office on the progress of artificial intelligence in Australia.

Disclosure log number: 23/026/73362M

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Subject: I seek copies of all correspondence from Zoe Daniel MP or the office of Zoe Daniel MP to the Industry and Science Minister’s Office since 21 May 2022.

Disclosure log number: 23/025/73484M

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Subject: any reports produced or received by Minister King's office since January 1 2023 concerning the cost of decommissioning Australia's offshore oil and gas infrastructure and/or the ability of industry participants to meet those costs.

Disclosure log number: 23/024/73506

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Subject: Copy of all correspondence and information exchanged between the office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources in relation to and/or pertaining to investigations and/or inquiries by the Commonwealth Ombudsman to investigate applicant entity eligibility matters for the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grant program where the BSBR grant program applicants had an Australian Business Register Entity Type State Government Entity.

Disclosure log number: 23/023/73488

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Subject: any reports produced or received by the department since January 1 2023 concerning the cost of decommissioning Australia's offshore oil and gas infrastructure and/or the ability of industry participants to meet those costs.

Disclosure log number: 23/022/73530

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Subject: access to questions created, transmitted or submitted (questions [on any of the topics listed below] that (name redacted) wrote herself, or received from someone else, which were sent via email or hard copy) to the Australian Government Solicitors (AGS), the Departments internal legal advisers (members of the Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch), or other external legal advisers (within the firms Ashurst or Clayton Utz), by (name redacted) in her capacity as the General Manager, Offshore Resources Branch, or Lead Negotiator, Timor Treaty Implementation, or General Manager Timor Sea Development, or Head of Northern Endeavour Task Force. Over the period 1 Oct 2016 to 1 Mar 2020, relating to the FPSO Northern Endeavour, or Timor Sea Oil and Gas Australia (TSOGA), or Northern Oil and Gas Australia (NOGA).

Disclosure log number: 23/021/73376

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Subject: any emails between the Department of Industry and the Department of Treasury; the Department of Industry and the Minister for Industry’s office; that reference the National Space Mission for Earth Observation program between the dates of 26 June 2023 and 11:59 pm on 28 June 2023.

Disclosure log number: 23/020/73333

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This application is made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 seeking access to email/correspondence over the period 1 July 2018 to 1 June 2020 between (name removed), during their tenure as:

  • General Manager, Offshore Resources Branch,
  • Lead Negotiator, Timor Treaty Implementation,
  • General Manager Timor Sea Development, or
  • Head, Northern Endeavour Task Force.

To others within the Department, with NOPTA, with NOPSEMA or with DFAT regarding the Kitan oil field.

Disclosure log number: 23/019/73481M

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Subject: All briefings provided to the Minister for Industry and Science (Minister’s Office) by the Women in STEM Ambassador since the last election       

Disclosure log number: 23/018/73245

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Subject: This is an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 seeking access to email/correspondence between the National Offshore Petroleum Title Administrator (NOPTA) and the Offshore Resources Branch (ORB) of the Department over the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016 relating to:

  • Production licences AC/L5 and/or WA-18-L,
  • The Laminaria-Corallina Project,
  • The Laminaria field,
  • The Corralina field, or
  • Talisman Oil and Gas Pty Ltd.

Disclosure log number: 23/017/73407

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Subject: A generated Section 17 output to show every FOI charge estimate that was issued by your agency between July 1st, 2022 and January 1st, 2023. 

Disclosure log number: 23/016/73211

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Subject: This application is made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 seeking access to email correspondence over the period 30 October 2016 to 1 March 2020 between (name removed) (employment included the following roles): General Manager. Offshore Resources Branch,  General Manager Timor Sea Development, Head. Northern Endeavour Task Force. and Geoscience Australia relating to: Laminaria oil field or Production licence AC/L5 or WA-18-L (in the Timor Sea). Or the (FPSO) Northern Endeavour, or Timor Sea Oil and Gas Australia (TSOGA/TOGA). Or Northern Oil and Gas Australia (NOGA).

Disclosure log number: 23/015/73216

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Subject: This application is made under the freedom of Information Act 1992 seeking access to email correspondence between the National Offshore Petroleum Administrator and Geoscience Australia over the period 30 October 2016 to 1 March 2020 relating to: Production licence AC/L5 or WA-18-L (in the Timor Sea), or Laminaria oil field, or the (FPSO) Northern Endeavour, or Timor Sea Oil and Gas Australia (TSOGA/TOGA), or Northern Oland Gas Australia (NOGA).

Disclosure log number: 23/014/73277

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Subject: ministerial submissions, briefings, talking points or other correspondence provided to the Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic, that relates to the proposed Australia – United States Technology Safeguards Agreement.

Disclosure log number: 23/013/72607

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"All matter dated from 18 June 2022, including briefings, emails, risk assessments and notes, related to national security risks posed by TikTok and ByteDance."

Disclosure log number: 23/012/72852

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Subject: A document titled ‘SB22-000219, as referred to in the DISR FOI Disclosure log number: 23/008/72175, listed as ‘FOI LEX 72175 - Document 23

Disclosure log number: 23/011/72628

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Subject: Documents within departmental file IEF17/001028 with relate to eligibility criteria for Entrepreneurs’ Programme

Disclosure log number: 23/010/72608

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Subject: All notices issued since 1 July 2020 pursuant to subsections 19(1)(d) & 19(1)(e) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Disclosure log number: 23/009/72285

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Subject: Documents relating to carbon capture and storage, and carbon capture, use and storage initiatives 

Disclosure log number: 23/008/72175

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Subject: Finalised briefs (including “back pocket” or background briefs) given to the Secretary, Deputy Secretaries and the Minister or representative Minister as at the day Estimates commenced on Tuesday 8 November.

Disclosure log number: 23/007/72725

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Subject: written communications between the Division of Grants Delivery and Business Services and (Name removed) Pty Ltd (between 1 June 2022 and 13 February 2023)

Disclosure log number: 23/006/72475

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Subject: documents in relation to the special measures disability recruitment round

Disclosure log number: 23/005/72229

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  1. A copy of any business case for the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct provided to the Department by the Northern Territory Government or its representatives.
  2. A copy of any correspondence between the Northern Territory Government or its representatives and the Department with respect to the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct between 1 September 2021 and 1 September 2022.

Disclosure log number: 23/004/72086

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  1. Correspondence (including, but not limited to emails, letters, text messages, iMessages and messages sent via online or encrypted messaging applications) and minutes of the meetings between the Geoscience Australia and [IDENTIFIED BUSINESS], mentioning any of the following terms:

    1. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) AND Bayu Undan
    2. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) OR Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) AND Moomba OR Cooper Basin
      Between 1/11/2019 to date.
  2. Correspondence (including, but not limited to emails, letters, text messages, iMessages and messages sent via online or encrypted messaging applications and minutes of meetings) between [IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUAL] and [IDENTIFIED BUSINESS] or [IDENTIFIED BUSINESS] between 1/11/2019 to date.
  3. Correspondence (including, but not limited to emails, letters, text messages, iMessages and messages sent via online or encrypted messaging applications and minutes of meetings) between [IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUAL] and [IDENTIFIED BUSINESS] or [IDENTIFIED BUSINESS] between 1/11/2019 to date.

Disclosure log number: 23/003/72459

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I seek documents outlining the department’s policy, guidelines or approach regarding information management to comply with the Archives Act 1983.

I also seek any guidelines the department uses to determine what information/records are a Commonwealth record.

Disclosure log number: 23/002/72216M

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Subject: Correspondence and meetings between the Ministers Office and a third party

Disclosure log number: 23/001/72018

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Subject: documents or correspondence by the Department of Industry with Castleton Commodities Merchant Asia regarding the Northern Endeavour FPSO