section 15(6) of the FOI Act to consult with third parties. The due date for a decision on this request is 5
Thorough and diligent searches were conducted of FWO records held by the Policy Team and the COVID
Taskforce to identify any documents falling within the scope of your request.
Matters taken into account in making my decision
In making my decision, I took the following matters into account:
• the scope of the request
• the search response
• the FOI Act
• the Australian Information Commissioner’s FOI Guidelines
• the role and purpose of the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Section 24A(1) of the FOI Act provides that an agency may refuse a request for access to a document if all
reasonable steps have been taken to find the document, and the agency is satisfied that the document
does not exist.
No documents were located in FWO records that fall within the scope of your request.
The Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman is established by the Fair Work Act 2009 which clearly defines
the role and responsibility of the Fair Work Ombudsman.
You may find it helpful in terms of understanding what types of information and documents the FWO
holds to review information about the FWO and its role and purpose, together with supporting documents
that guide FWO operations at the FWO website.
For further information, please email email@example.com.
Director Information Governance
Fair Work Ombudsman