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Government—FOI requests (Question Nos 1206-1234)

Mr Coe asked the Chief Minister, the Minister for Urban Renewal, the Minister for Economic Development, the Treasurer, the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, the Attorney-General, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, the Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Minister for Women, the Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research, the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, the Minister for Planning and Land Management, the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Minister for Regulatory Services, the Minister for the Arts and Community Events, the Minister for Veterans and Seniors, the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, the Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, the Minister for Corrections, the Minister for Mental Health, the Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, the Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 March 2018 (redirected to the Attorney-General):

(1) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the total number of freedom of information (FOI) requests each directorate and government agency for which the Minister is responsible for has received during 2017-18 to date, by (a) requests made under the repealed Freedom of Information Act 1989 and (b) requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2016; that are (i) received or active, (ii) transferred, (iii) withdrawn and (d) finalised.

(2) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the total number of FOI requests each directorate and government agency for which the Minister is responsible for has received during 2017-18 to date, by (a) requests made under the repealed Freedom of Information Act 1989 and (b) requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2016; that (i) have been finalised within the statutory time frame, (ii) have been finalised outside of the statutory time frame and (iii) are yet to be finalised.

(3) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the total number of FOI requests which were received during (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 by each directorate and government agency for which the Minister is responsible for, that are pending or were processed, in part or wholly, during 2017-18, by those that (i) have been finalised within the statutory time frame, (ii) have been finalised outside of the statutory time frame and (iii) are yet to be finalised.

Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) Please refer to the attached spreadsheet.

(2) Please refer to the answers to Question (3), as agreed with Mr Coe's office on 28 March 2018.

(3) I am advised that a clarification was provided by Mr Coe's Office on 28 March 2018.


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