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M Pool made this Freedom of Information request to Fair Work Ombudsman

The request was partially successful.

From: M Pool

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Dear Fair Work Ombudsman,

The following is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the “FOI Act”).
I seek access to email correspondence between the Fair Work Ombudsman, Ms Natalie James and the Australian Public Service Commissioner, Mr John Lloyd (in his capacity as Public Service Commissioner or otherwise), between the period of 8 December 2014 to the date of this application.

For the avoidance of any doubt, my request refers to documents sent by Ms James to Mr Lloyd, as well as documents sent by Mr Lloyd to Ms James.

Documents falling within the scope of my request can be quickly identified and retrieved by searching all items (including archived items) in Ms James' email account profile according to persons sent to, and received from.

Thank you.

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From: FWO - FOI Requests
Fair Work Ombudsman

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Dear M Pool

 

I confirm receipt of your Freedom of Information Request (FOI) request
(copied below) which was lodged with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) via
email on Sunday 31 December 2017. In your request, you seek -

 

"access to email correspondence between the Fair Work Ombudsman, Ms
Natalie James and the Australian Public Service Commissioner, Mr John
Lloyd (in his capacity as Public Service Commissioner or otherwise),
between 8 December 2014 and 31 December 2017."

 

The 30-day statutory period for processing your request commenced on 1
January 2018, meaning the current decision due date is 30 January 2018.
The 30-day processing period may be extended in some circumstances, such
as the need to consult with third parties or for other reasons. You will
be notified in writing if we need to consult third parties and an
extension is required.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Freedom of Information
(Charges) Regulations 1982 allow agencies to charge for access to
documents that do not contain the personal information of the person
making the FOI request. We will write to you if we decide that you are
liable to pay a charge to access the documents you have requested.

 

The information released in response to your request may later be
published online on the FWO’s disclosure log, subject to certain
exceptions in accordance with the FOI Act. You can view the FWO’s
disclosure log via the FWO website (visit [1]www.fairwork.gov.au).

 

If you have any queries with regards to this request, please contact me at
[FWO request email]. The reference number for your information request to FWO
is FOI-793.

 

Please also let me know if you would like to be contacted via telephone or
an alternative email address to discuss your request at any time.

 

Sincerely

 

Daniel Menzies | Customer Feedback & Information Access Officer

Fair Work Ombudsman

 

GPO Box 9887 BRISBANE QLD 4001 |  Level 25, 400 George Street, BRISBANE
QLD 4001

 

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Dear Fair Work Ombudsman,

 

The following is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the
“FOI Act”).

I seek access to email correspondence between the Fair Work Ombudsman, Ms
Natalie James and the Australian Public Service Commissioner, Mr John
Lloyd (in his capacity as Public Service Commissioner or otherwise),
between the period of 8 December 2014 to the date of this application.

 

For the avoidance of any doubt, my request refers to documents sent by Ms
James to Mr Lloyd, as well as documents sent by Mr Lloyd to Ms James.

 

Documents falling within the scope of my request can be quickly identified
and retrieved by searching all items (including archived items) in Ms
James' email account profile according to persons sent to, and received
from.

 

Thank you.

 

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From: M Pool

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Dear FWO,

Further to my request made of the FWO under s.15 of the FOI Act on 31 December 2017, I am willing to agree to the FWO redacting, from any relevant document, the personal information of any person mentioned in that document, except where that person was, at the relevant time: i) a public servant; or ii) a member of parliament. Noting paragraphs 6.153-6.154 of the FOI guidelines, this refinement of my request should negate any need for the FWO to consult with third parties under s.27A of the FOI Act.

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Fair Work Ombudsman

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear M Pool

I refer to you Freedom of Information Request (FOI) request which was lodged with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) via email on Sunday 31 December 2017.

In your request, you seek - "access to email correspondence between the Fair Work Ombudsman, Ms Natalie James and the Australian Public Service Commissioner, Mr John Lloyd (in his capacity as Public Service Commissioner or otherwise), between 8 December 2014 and 31 December 2017."

The 30-day statutory period for processing your request commenced on 1 January 2018, meaning the current decision due date is 30 January 2018.

I confirm that even though we are well advanced in identifying and collating relevant documents, considerable work remains in reviewing the documents, conducting necessary consultation and assessing what information can be released to you in accordance with the FOI Act. For this reason we seek agreement from you to extend the proceeding period of your FOI request by 21 days, so the new decision due date would be 20 February 2018. We seek this extension in accordance with section 15AA of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, where the FWO and you can agree to extend the processing periods for the FOI request, but only by a further period of no more than 30 days.

Please confirm your agreement in writing to the above extensions by replying to this email. We will then give the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) written notice of the extensions as soon as practicable, as required under section 15AA of the FOI Act. We will continue working to process your request as efficiently as possible and are committed to providing you with notice of the FWO’s decisions in relation to your request by the revised date as noted above.

If you are not agreeable to the requested extension it will be our intention to seek a 30 days extension with OAIC under section 15AB of the FOI Act, related to complex or voluminous requests.

Sincerely

Jennifer Wockner

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From: M Pool

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Thank you for your email.

You've requested additional time to process my request partly for the purpose of "conducting necessary consultation". To assist my consideration of your request for an extension of time, could you please explain, with whom these consultations need to take place, and what provision of the FOI Act necessitates they take place.

Thanks.

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Fair Work Ombudsman

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear M Pool

Thank you for your email.

To clarify it is our intention to consult with relevant stakeholders within the Fair Work Ombudsman and conduct inter-agency consultation with the Australian Public Service Commission. Although the decision maker is required to make their own decision in relation to a request for access under the FOI Act, it is however good practice before making a decision to release a document to consult with other relevant agencies.

Through consultation the decision maker may discover that another agency has provided similar documents in response to an FOI request or it is already publicly available and consultation is particularly important in the case of complex requests.

Could you please confirm your agreement in writing to the above extensions by replying to this email by cob 23 January 2018.

We will then give the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) written notice of the extensions as soon as practicable, as required under section 15AA of the FOI Act. If you are not agreeable to the requested extension it will be our intention to seek a 30 days extension with OAIC under section 15AB of the FOI Act, related to complex or voluminous requests.

Sincerely

Jennifer Wockner

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From: M Pool

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I agree to the 21 day extension requested.

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Our reference: RQ18/00540

Agency reference: FOI-793

Mr M Pool

By email: [1][FOI #4289 email]

Dear Mr Pool

Extension of time under s 15AB

On 24 January 2018, the Fair Work Ombudsman (the FWO) applied for further
time to make a decision on your FOI request of 31 December 2017.

This application was on the basis that the processing period is
insufficient to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex.

Decision

I have decided to grant the FWO an extension of time to process your
request to 1 March 2018. This decision has been made under s 15AB(2) of
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

By granting further time it is anticipated that the FWO will provide a
well-reasoned and better managed decision.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this email please contact me on 02
9284 9745 or via email [2][email address]. Please quote OAIC
reference number RQ18/00540 in all correspondence.

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| [3]www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9745 | E-mail: [4][email address]

 

 

 

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From: M Pool

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Dear FWO - FOI Requests,

Is there a particular reason why the FWO has not provided a decision on this request?

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From: FWO - FOI Requests
Fair Work Ombudsman

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear M Pool

Thank you for your email.

I apologise we have yet to issue our decision regarding your Freedom of Information request.

I can advise that the matter is currently with the decision maker for consideration, and I expect the decision will be finalised for release imminently.

Regards

Cameron Hankins | Assistant Director (a/g), Customer Feedback and Information Access
Fair Work Ombudsman

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Dear M Pool

 

I refer to your FOI request received by the Fair Work Ombudsman on 31
December 2017.

 

Please find attached the delegate’s decision and relevant documents in
response to your FOI request. I apologise for the delay in providing these
to you.

 

Please note: Due to the size of the files, I will send them in two parts
(0-153 & 154 – 294).

 

If you have any queries with regards to this request, your enquiries can
be directed to [1][FWO request email].  The reference number for your
information request to FWO is FOI-793.

 

Regards,

 

 

Daniel Menzies | Customer Feedback & Information Access Officer

Fair Work Ombudsman

 

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Dear M Pool

 

I refer to your FOI request received by the Fair Work Ombudsman on 31
December 2017.

 

Please find attached part 2 of the documents relevant to your request.

 

If you have any queries with regards to this request, your enquiries can
be directed to [1][FWO request email].  The reference number for your
information request to FWO is FOI-793.

 

Regards,

 

 

Daniel Menzies | Customer Feedback & Information Access Officer

Fair Work Ombudsman

 

We welcome feedback about your experience with us. It helps us to know
what we’re doing well and what changes we need to make. Tell us what you
think about our services, or request a review of a decision, by completing
[2]our online feedback form.

 

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