7 November 2016
Mr Ben Fairless
By email: [FOI #2593 email]
Dear Mr Fairless
FOI REQUEST – REFERENCE NUMBER 2016-031
I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
Act) in your email of 2 November 2016. Specifically, you have sought access to the following
“A copy of the current FOI delegations, and any related directions issued in respect of FOI.”
I confirm that the 30-day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day
after your application was received, being 3 November 2016.
Subject to any suspension of the processing period or extension of the time for deciding this
application, the ABC is required to make a determination in relation to this application by
2 December 2016. Please note that processing charges may be imposed and that consultation with
third parties may be required. If it is necessary to seek agreement to pay charges or to consult with
third parties, additional processing time is provided under the FOI Act. You wil be advised of any
charges as wel as any need to consult third parties in relation to your request.
Please note that the ABC is required by the FOI Act to publish decisions and accessed information on
its website within 10 working days after the release of the documents to the FOI applicant.
You should also be aware that by making an FOI request, you may be providing personal information
Details of that policy are available on the ABC’s website: http://about.abc.net.au/abc-privacy-
lease note that personal information (such as your name) may be disclosed in the course of
processing this request, for instance for the purposes of consultation or internal reporting.
We wil consider your request and you will be provided with a decision as soon as practicable.
Corporate Compliance Coordinator