Our Reference: FOI-AC:17-0045
via email: [FOI #3359 email]
Dear Sir/Madam FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) REQUEST
I refer to your application received by Access Canberra on 10 April 2017 in which you
sought access, under the Freedom of Information Act 1989
(the Act), to documents
• a list of all prohibited names which parents have tried to register their babies
as over any time period for which such a list exists; and
• or, if such a list does not exist all correspondence over the last two years in
which Access Canberra informs a person that the name that they have tried to
register their baby as is a prohibited name.
Access Canberra is now processing your request and in accordance with section 18 of
the FOI Act, we are required to provide you with a decision on access to documents
within the terms of the request within 30 days of receipt, being on 10 May 2017. Charges
Please be aware that processing charges may be payable in relation to your request.
Should you be liable to pay a processing charge, you will be notified in writing of the
preliminary assessment and given an opportunity to make an application that the
charge should be remitted in whole or in part. This may affect the time within which
your application must be processed.
Any charges that may be payable in relation to your request will be assessed in
accordance with the Freedom of Information (Fees) Determination 2015. Further
information about freedom of information requests, including the relevant legislation
and some helpful guidelines, are available online at: http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/functions/foi
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601 | phone: 132281 | www.act.gov.au
Online FOI Policy
I would also like to inform you that under the ACT Government’s Online FOI
Publication Policy, information released to you under this freedom of information
application may be released on the internet. However, personal information or
information pertaining to business affairs will not be made available under this policy.
If you think the content of your request would contain such information, please inform
the FOI contact officer at your earliest convenience.
A copy of the policy, with details about what information may be published on the
internet, is available online at: http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/report/freedom_of_information_online
Should you have any queries in relation to your request please contact the Government
Business and Coordination Officer, Suzanne Locke on 6207 5583.
Government Business and Coordination Officer
10 April 2017