This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Social media policy'.



If not delivered return to PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610 
 
 
 
11 May 2016 
 
 
 
 
Our reference:  LEX 18592 
Mr James Smith 
 
By email: [FOI #1825 email]  
 
 
Dear Mr Smith 
Your Freedom of Information request  
I refer to your request dated 15 April 2016 and received by the Department of Human 
Services (the department) on the same day for access under the Freedom of Information 
Act 1982 
(the FOI Act) to the following documents:  
'1. Current social media policy of the department, which covers departmental use 
and/or private use by employees in an individual capacity. 
2. Any guidance material which is available for employees to make informed 
decisions about their social media use'. 
Publicly available information 
On 18 April 2016 we acknowledged your request and provided you with direct links to 
publicly available documents regarding the department’s social media policies. The links 
provided to you included: 
  article 133-07000000 – Department of Human Services social media accounts 
http://operational.humanservices.gov.au/public/Pages/self-service/133-07000000-
05.html; and 
 
  Department of Human Services social media policies 
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/media/social-media-department 
We have consulted with the Media Management and Executive Communication Branch of 
the department. This Branch has indicated that all documents within the scope of your 
request are publicly available on the above listed webpages. On that basis we have treated 
your FOI request to be finalised and have closed your file. 
 
 
 
 
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Yours sincerely 
 
 
Authorised Decision Maker 
Freedom of Information Team 
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division  
Department of Human Services 
 
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