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:
• 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; 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.
You also indicated that you do not require any personal identifying information and
only require the actual names which have been rejected.
I am the officer authorised under section 22 of the Act to make a decision in relation to
Although the Act facilitates the objective of public access to documents, access is
subject to a number of exemption provisions as set out by the Act. Documents in your
request are subject to exemptions as set out by Section 41(1) of the Act.
• Section 41(1) of the Act provides that information may be exempt from release
if disclosure under the Act would unreasonably release personal information.
I have decided that a document be partially released in accordance with the above
mentioned exemption provisions. Exemptions include names, contact details,
signatures and other identifiable personal information. Please see the attached
schedule detailing what will be released to you.
I have also assessed your request for information under the ACT Government’s Online
Freedom of Information Publication Policy and have determined that the documents
relevant to your request, including your original application and this decision letter,
be published online. For more information about the ACT Government’s Online
Freedom of Information Publication Policy, visit the link below. http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/report/freedom_of_information_online
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601 | phone: 132281 | www.act.gov.au
You have the right to seek a review of the outcome under section 59 of the Act within
28 days from the date of this letter, or such other period as the Director-General
permits. This right of review extends to a review of the adequacy of the search for
documents undertaken by the Directorate. Requests for review should be submitted via
email to [email address]
or in writing to the following address:
Chief Minister, Treasury, and Economic Development Directorate
C/- Freedom of Information Officer
GPO Box 158
CANBERRA ACT 2601
You also have the right to contact the Ombudsman regarding the processing of your
request and you may contact the Ombudsman’s Office at the following address:
GPO Box 442
CANBERRA ACT 2601
If you have any queries concerning the Directorate’s processing of your request, or
would like further information, please contact the Government Business and
Coordination Officer, Suzanne Locke on 6207 5583.
Deputy Director, Licensing and Registrations
4 May 2017