18 April 2016
Mr James Smith
By email: email@example.com
Dear Mr Smith
Freedom of Information request
FOI Reference number: 15/16-53
I refer to your correspondence dated 18 April 2016, received by the Fair Work Commission (the
) on the same day in which you seek access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982
In your email you request access to:
1. Current social media policy of the department, which covers departmental use and/or
private use by employees in an individual capacity.
2. Any current guidance material which is available for employees to make informed
decisions about their private social media use.
The 30 day statutory time period for processing this request commenced on the day following the
day on which your request was received (subsection 15(5) of the FOI Act). You should therefore
expect a decision on your FOI request on or before 18 May 2016. The Commission will contact
you if further clarification is required regarding your request.
However, if the Commission is required to consult with third parties about the release of any
documents falling within the scope of your request, the timeframe for processing your request
may be extended by a further 30 days. We will notify you in writing if the processing timeframe is
The Commission will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request and an estimate
of any such charge as soon as practicable.
Please note that information released under the FOI Act may be published on the agency’s FOI
Disclosure Log on the Commission’s website, as required under section 11C of the FOI Act,
unless the publication of any personal, business, professional or commercial information would
Should you have any queries about this matter, please contact me on (03) 8656 4544.
Alternatively you may send queries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 Exhibition Street
Telephone: (03) 8656 4544
Melbourne VIC 3000
International: (613) 8656 4544
GPO Box 1994
Facsimile: (03) 9655 0401
Melbourne VIC 3001
We will correspond with you by email in relation to your FOI request.
Reporting, Planning and Legal
Fair Work Commission