6 March 2023
Rex Banner By email: email@example.com
Dear Mr Banner,
FOI request – decision on access
I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
received on 19 February 2023.
I am authorised under s 23 of the FOI Act to make decisions under that Act.
On 19 February 2023, you requested access to the following documents:
I request emails between the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and:
Meta (including Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp) on the topics of phone addiction or
social media addiction.
You provided the following constraints to narrow the scope:
• Timeframe is 1 January 2022 to 19 February 2023
• Excluding drafts and duplicates
• Email addresses (excluding domain names) can be redacted
• APS staff names lower than SES1 can be redacted
• 3rd parties names can be redacted (excluding executive officers)
• APS1 to APS6 staff emails can be excluded (unless someone above that level was
included in the email)
• Only include emails to the above companies not internal Australian government emails
I have decided to refuse your request under section 24A of the FOI Act as there are no
documents in scope of your request.
eSafety took all reasonable steps to search for documents relevant to your request, including
searching our records systems and contacting relevant individuals to require them to provide any
documents relating to your request.
Material taken into account
I have taken the following material into account in making my decision on access:
• the relevant provisions of the FOI Act;
• the guidelines issued by the Australian Information Commissioner under section 93A of
the FOI Act (Guidelines); and
• the scope of your request.
If you have any questions regarding this decision, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A
statement of your rights of review is attached.
A/g Executive Manager
International, Strategy & Futures Attachments
1. Rights of Review