Freedom of Information (FOI) request
Notice of Decision
I refer to your request to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act), received on 30 June 2022.
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with a decision on your request for access under the
Scope of request
You set out your original request in the fol owing terms:
…documents relating to sanction decisions for contraventions of the Code of Conduct set out in
the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth).
On 7 July 2022, you clarified the terms of your request as fol ows:
I would like access to any and all of the Department's documents relating to sanction decisions
for contraventions of the Code of Conduct set out in the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth) that were,
or remain, in force at any point in time between 1 January 2020 and the date of my FOI request.
I am authorised to make this decision in accordance with arrangements approved by the
Department’s Secretary under section 23 of the FOI Act.
Material taken into account
In reaching my decision I referred to the fol owing:
• the terms of your request
• searches undertaken by the Department
• the documents relevant to your request
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• the FOI Act
• the Guidelines issued by the Information Commissioner1
(the FOI Guidelines)
Documents in scope of request
The Department has identified four documents that fal within the scope of your request.
These documents are set out in the Schedule of Documents at Attachment A.
I have decided to grant access in ful to the documents identified within the scope of your request.
The documents are enclosed.
If you disagree with my decision, you may apply for internal review or Information Commissioner
review of the decision.
Under section 54 of the FOI Act, you may apply in writing to the Department for an internal review of
my decision. The internal review application must be made within 30 days after the date of this letter.
Where possible please attach reasons why you believe review of the decision is necessary. The internal
review wil be carried out by another officer within 30 days from the date it is received.
Applications for review should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Commissioner review
Under section 54L of the FOI Act, you may apply to the Australian Information Commissioner to
review my decision. An application for review by the Information Commissioner must be made in
writing within 60 days after the date of this letter.
More information about Information Commissioner review is available here.2
If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your FOI request, please let us know what we could
have done better. If you are not satisfied with our response, you can make a complaint to the
Australian Information Commissioner. A complaint to the Information Commissioner must be made in
writing. More information about complaints is available here.3
1 s 93A of the FOI Act
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your requests, you can contact the FOI Section by email at email@example.com.
Chief People Officer
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
29 July 2022