Dear Australian Building and Construction Commission,
I am writing to request all communications including but not limited to email, postal correspondence, text messages by any platform and notes of telephone conversations received by ABC News management and/or staff from staff, officers or agents of the Minerals Council of Australia and the Business Council of Australia, from June 1st 2019 to September 30th 2019 inclusive.
Dear J D
We refer to your email dated 5 November 2019 (below).
The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is a
Commonwealth regulator whose primary role is to promote understanding of,
and enforce compliance with, Australia’s workplace laws in the building
and construction industry. Particular workplace laws include:
o the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act
2016 (Cth) (BCIIP Act);
o the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act); and
o the Independent Contractors Act 2006 (Cth) (IC Act).
(Further information about the ABCC may be found on our website:
With respect, we are unsure we are the relevant agency that could assist
you particularly in relation to the subject matter consisting of
‘…received by ABC News management and/or staff from staff, officers or
agents of the Minerals Council of Australia and the Business Council of
Whilst the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) provides a
right to request access it is relevantly one for access to ‘document of an
agency’ (section 4 of the FOI Act). The ABCC is a relevant ‘agency’ under
the FOI Act. However, with respect to your email dated 5 November 2019, we
are unsure whether you seek access to a ‘document’ of the ABCC or the ‘ABC
We would appreciate clarity so the ABCC may be in a position to
practically assist you.
If you have any questions, please contact the ABCC’s FOI Section:
[ABCC request email].
Australian Building and Construction Commission
Dear ABCC - FOI,
Thanks very much for your response. You're correct, I accidentally submitted this to you instead of the ABC :)
I am withdrawing this request now, thanks for your help.