Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

Under the FOI Act, I request access to broadbanding proposals drawn to the attention of the Australian Public Service Commission by the Federal Court under the bargaining framework for APS enterprise agreements where:

• the broadbanding proposal identifies roles/positions in the Federal Court that have been classified over more than one classification depending on the complexity of the group of duties to be performed, and where one of those classifications in an SES classification.

Yours faithfully,

Helen

FOI, Australian Public Service Commission

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OFFICIAL

Dear Applicant

 

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is writing to acknowledge
receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act).

 

The timeframe for responding to your request is 30 days from the date of
receipt. This timeframe may be extended in certain circumstances. You will
be notified if these circumstances arise and the timeframe is extended.

 

Regards

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

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Dear Applicant

 

A decision notice is enclosed.

 

Regards

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
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From: FOI <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, 15 February 2022 5:19 PM
To: Helen <[FOI #8419 email]>
Cc: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Acknowledgment SHC22-1391 [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

OFFICIAL

Dear Applicant

 

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is writing to acknowledge
receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act).

 

The timeframe for responding to your request is 30 days from the date of
receipt. This timeframe may be extended in certain circumstances. You will
be notified if these circumstances arise and the timeframe is extended.

 

Regards

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
GPO Box 3176 CANBERRA ACT 2601

 

t: 02 6202 3500  w: [5]www.apsc.gov.au        

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Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Australian Public Service Commission's handling of my FOI request 'Broadbanding proposals from the Federal Court'.

I asked for broadbanding proposals drawn to the attention of the APSC by the Federal Court where the broadbanding proposal identifies roles/positions in the Federal Court that have been classified over more than one classification depending on the complexity of the group of duties to be performed, and where one of those classifications in an SES classification.

In his decision Marco Spaccavento said that he was “satisfied that all reasonable steps have been taken to find any document relevant to [my] request” and that “[n]o documents were found” and that, therefore, Marco had “decided to refuse [my] request for access under section 24A of the FOI Act.”

The problem with Marco’s statements are that acting assistant commissioner Kate McMullan is quoted in the Australian (Federal Court boss warned on job rule sidestep) as stating that a “role review process that had resulted in certain positions being found suitable for either a Legal 2 or (SES1) position, depending on the relative complexity and work load” and it was for that reason that Kate McMullan did not “substantiate allegations of impropriety” during her investigation.

Broadbanding proposals would have been made available to the APSC because if they were not how could Kate McMullan have concluded that certain positions were “suitable for either a Legal 2 or (SES1) position, depending on the relative complexity and work load?” Of course that is to say nothing of the fact that it is against the law to broadband a role over the SES classification band.

There’s something off about this situation.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Helen

FOI, Australian Public Service Commission

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OFFICIAL

Dear Applicant,

 

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is writing to acknowledge
receipt of your request for internal review under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

The timeframe for responding to your internal review request is 30 days
from the date of receipt. This timeframe for internal review may be
extended in very limited circumstances. You will be notified if these
circumstances arise and the timeframe is extended.

 

Regards,

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
GPO Box 3176 CANBERRA ACT 2601

 

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Dear Applicant,

 

Please find attached a decision notice for your internal review request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
GPO Box 3176 CANBERRA ACT 2601

 

t: 02 6202 3500  w: [1]www.apsc.gov.au        

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