Australia Post Briefings

UD made this Freedom of Information request to Digital Transformation Agency

The request was refused by Digital Transformation Agency.

From: UD

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Dear Digitial Transformation Office,

I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act any briefing papers or similar document prepared for the Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation relating to the recent announcement of a partnership with Australia Post.

Yours faithfully,

UD

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Good morning
Please find attached a letter from the Digital Transformation Agency
acknowledging your FOI request.
Thank you
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FOI Team
Digital Transformation Agency
E: [1][DTO request email]

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Good afternoon
Please find attached a letter from the Digital Transformation Agency.
Thank you
FOI Team
Digital Transformation Agency
E: [1][DTO request email]
On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 11:46 AM, FOI Inbox <[2][DTO request email]> wrote:

Good morning
Please find attached a letter from the Digital Transformation Agency
acknowledging your FOI request.
Thank you
--
FOI Team
Digital Transformation Agency
E: [3][DTO request email]

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

A response has been delayed so that the agency can consult. A response is due by 20 July 2017.

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Our reference: RQ17/01475

Dear UD

Sent via email to: [FOI #3551 email]

 

Dear UD

Extension of time application by the Digital Transformation Agency

I write to advise that on 10 August 2017, the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
Digital Transformation Agency (the DTA) for an extension of time, to
process your freedom of information request.

The DTA has applied for an extension of time under s 15AC of the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (Cth) because it has been unable to finalise your
request within the initial decision period.

The DTA has advised the OAIC that:

o It needed outside technical assistance to retrieve the documents from
its network. However, there were delays receiving the assistance.
o It initially identified 2000 documents as potentially relevant to your
request. Assessing this number of documents has also caused delays.
o The documents include information about the operations of other
Australian government agencies and business information of a third
party. The DTA needs further time to consult with the third parties. 

The DTA has applied for an extension to 1 September 2017. I will take any
comments you may have to make into account when deciding the application.

Please respond to this email by close of business 18 August 2017. If I do
not hear from you by this date, I will proceed to make a decision on the
basis of the information provided to me by the DTA.

You will be notified of the decision once the matter has been finalised.

Further information about extension of time requests may be found on our
website at [1]FOI Fact Sheet 16 - Extensions of time.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact me on 02 9284 9745 or via email
[email address]. In all correspondence please include reference
number RQ17/01475.

Yours sincerely

Carl English | Assistant Review and Investigation Officer | Freedom of
Information Dispute Resolution

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 SYDNEY NSW 2001| [2]www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9745 | E-mail: [email address]

 

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Our reference: RQ17/01475

Agency reference: ID-155

UD

By email: [FOI #3551 email]

Dear UD

Extension of time under s 15AC

On 10 August 2017, the Digital Transformation Agency (the DTA) applied
for further time to make a decision on your FOI request of 22 May 2017.

Section 15AC of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act)
allows the Information Commissioner to extend the processing time for an
FOI request where the initial decision period has ended and the agency or
Minister has not provided the applicant with notice of a decision. The DTA
has advised this office they have not made a decision in the statutory
time period. The FOI Act deems that your request has been refused.

As a delegate of the Information Commissioner, I am authorised to make
decisions on applications for extensions of time under s 15AC(5) of the
FOI Act. I have decided to grant the DTA an extension of time to 1
September 2017, to process your request.

This extension of time under s 15AC of the FOI Act will mean that the
deemed refusal is taken never to have applied if the DTA makes a decision
on your request by 1 September 2017.

Such an extension can only be granted once and cannot be extended by a
variation. This extension under s 15AC of the FOI Act means the DTA cannot
reimpose a charge.

If you would like to discuss this matter I can be contacted on 02 9284
9745 or email [email address]. Please quote the reference number
RQ17/01475.

Yours sincerely

Carl English | Assistant Review and Investigation Officer | Freedom of
Information Dispute Resolution

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 SYDNEY NSW 2001| [1]www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9745 | E-mail: [email address]

 

Protecting information rights – advancing information policy

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

The agency was slow to process the request and sought an extension of time to process it. They did not process the request by the date when the extension expired. Only one extension is possible under the law. Ultimately the agency did not process the request in the allowed time and the original request is deemed to have been refused, personally, by the principal officer of the agency. It was possible to appeal against the refusal to the Information Commissioner but the time allowe for that is very long ago in the past.

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