Commonwealth Ombudsman

Part of the Prime Minister portfolio and a Federal authority, also called CO

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The Commonwealth Ombudsman safeguards the community in its dealings with Australian Government agencies. The Ombudsman’s office handles complaints, conducts investigations, performs audits and inspections, encourages good administration, and carries out specialist oversight tasks. The Commonwealth Ombudsman is also the Defence Force, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Taxation, Postal Industry, ACT, Overseas Students Ombudsman and Norfolk Island Ombudsman.

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I know that Peter Christensen, Senior FOI Officer in the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman, applied to the OAIC claiming that he needed an "exten...
Mark Anstey's decision letter dated 12 December 2022
Follow up sent to Commonwealth Ombudsman by Mircea on .

Awaiting response.

27 January 2023 You have failed to acknowledge receipt of my FOI request within the legislated time-frame. Please acknowledge receipt. Yours f...
The following is contained in an item of correspondence prepared by Kate McMullan on 23 December 2020: “The discloser made a range of allegations...
An FOI request was sent to the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman on 24 January 2023. The request can be seen here: https://www.righttoknow.org.au...
This email is a request in writing for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. You may send notices and documents to me at th...
Mark Anstey's investigation under the Ombudsman Act
Request sent to Commonwealth Ombudsman by terens on .

Awaiting response.

The following is noted in correspondence prepared by Kate McMullan on 23 December 2020: “The discloser made a range of allegations concerning the...
I draw your attention to paragraph 15(5)(a) of the FOI Act, which provides: on receiving a request, the agency or Minister must as soon as practic...
It appears that Mark Anstey in the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman issued a decision on 12 December 2022 in relation to the investigation the O...
According to the Australian Public Service Commission’s documents (https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/briefing_materials_for_budget_es#incoming-...
Our reference: MR23/00038   By email: [FOI #9469 email] Receipt of your IC review application   Thank you for your application for Information...
OFFICIAL   Dear Marcus   Please find attached the decision in relation to your Freedom of Information request.   Kind regards   Steven...
Our reference: MR22/01849   By email: [FOI #8722 email] Receipt of your IC review application   Thank you for your application for Information...
Access to operational or administrative documents
Follow up sent to Commonwealth Ombudsman by D on .

Partially successful.

I refer to MR22/00818. For more information please see https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/contract_and_tender_notices#outgoing-17629. Would yo...
Documents relating to the investigation of the handling of six PIDs
Internal review request sent to Commonwealth Ombudsman by raphael on .

Awaiting internal review.

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. I am writing to request an internal review of Commonwealth Ombudsma...
Director of the Legal Team in the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
Follow up sent to Commonwealth Ombudsman by Saraswati on .

Partially successful.

I have read your email and agree that it is disappointing that the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman did not issue the requested documents to me...
Our reference: RQ22/04269 Agency reference: FOI-2022-10124   Stephanie By email: [1][FOI #9472 email] Cc: [2][email address]   Extension...
Thank you for providing me with your decision letter, in which you confirm that you are not satisfied that the nature of the request was voluminous...
OFFICIAL   Dear Louise   Please find attached the decision letter and documents released in relation to your Freedom of Information request....
OFFICIAL   Dear D   Please see attached:    1. Our Office’s decision letter dated 31 October 2022   Please let me know if you have any...
The Commonwealth Ombudsman is corrupt?
Response by Commonwealth Ombudsman to Tong Maguire on .

Awaiting classification.

OFFICIAL   Dear Tong Maguire   Please find attached the decision and documents in relation to your FOI request.   Kind regards   Steve...
Our reference: MR22/01854   By email: [FOI #9430 email] Receipt of your IC review application   Thank you for your application for Information...
Classification of vacancies
Response by Commonwealth Ombudsman to Ray B1 on .

Refused.

Dear Thank you for your response. This matter is now considered withdrawn under s 54R of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). Section 54R(...
OFFICIAL   Dear L Marsten Our ref: FOI-2022-10137 18 November 2022 Emailed to: [1][FOI #9534 email] Freedom of Information request – Acknow...
OFFICIAL: Sensitive   Dear Veelan,   I attach the decision for your FOI request FOI-2022-10049.   Please note that yesterday, Monday 30 May...
OFFICIAL   Dear Saraswati   Please see attached our Office’s decision letter dated 20 October 2022.   Please let me know if you have any qu...

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