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Correspondence in relation to “National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar QLD – SES1” position

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Dear Federal Court of Australia,

Under the FOI Act I request access to correspondence, including emails, between Warwick Soden and Sia Lagos, from 1 March 2018 and 31 December 2018, about the classification and re-classification of the “National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar QLD – SES1” position.

I also request access to correspondence between Warwick Soden and Sia Lagos, between the dates 1 March 2018 and 31 December 2018 in relation to the recruitment of the person who was selected for the “National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar QLD – SES1” position (even if the position was demoted from SES1 – see Top judge warned of registrar overhaul published in the Australian on 10 February 2022).

I also request the role review assessments that would have been provided to the Australian Public Service Commission given that acting assistant commissioner Kate McMullen concluded that “the role review process … had resulted in certain positions being found suitable for either (classification)”.

There is a public interest in providing access to the correspondence and the role review documents as Justice Greenwood of the Federal Court accused both Warwick Soden and Sia Lagos of obfuscation (Mr Soden did make false statements to Justice Greenwood about the powers of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s representative) and there is a lot of FOI requests on this website that would suggest that Ms McMullen made errors while conducting her investigation.

The correspondence can be provided to me by email.

Yours faithfully,

Margaret A

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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Dear Margaret

 

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

Federal Court of Australia

 

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

3 Attachments

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Margaret

 

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

Federal Court of Australia

 

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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Dear Margaret

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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Dear Federal Court of Australia,

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

I disagree with all of C Hammerton Cole's reasons.

Her reasons for refusing access to the documents requested are not supportable in the light of case law and the Information Commissioner's Guidelines, as well as in the factual context (Warwick Soden and Sia Lagos misled a Justice Greenwood, a Federal Court judge, about the promotion of Mr Murray Belcher, the person who was selected by Sia Lagos, David Pringle and Andrea Jarratt as the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar - QLD role).

I am writing to request an internal review of Federal Court of Australia's handling of the whole of my FOI request 'Correspondence in relation to “National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar QLD – SES1” position'.

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

Yours faithfully,

Margaret A

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

OFFICIAL
Dear Margaret A

I acknowledge receipt of your request below for an internal review of the decision made by Registrar Hammerton Cole on behalf of the Federal Court of Australia and dated 12 May 2022.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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Dear Margaret A

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

1 Attachment

OFFICIAL
Dear Margaret A

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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