Court Transcripts from Hazledine vs AJG

Karren Hazledine made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

The request was refused by Attorney-General's Department.

From: Karren Hazledine

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I bought a case before the Federal Court of Australia and require all transcripts and documents in relation to Karren Hazledine v Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AUS) Limited

The File Number is SAD338/2016.

Please provide this information to me.

Yours faithfully,

Karren Hazledine

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Stephanie Johnson left an annotation ()

Hello Karren,

Transcripts of Federal Court proceedings are available for purchase directly from Auscript if you take a look at this website.

http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/services/acce...

Because the documents are available for purchase, the Attorney-General's department probably will reject your request as being invalid. This is because section 12 of the FOI Act says the FOI Act doesn't apply to documents that are available for purchase by the public. Because you can buy them, you can't FOI them.

Good luck

Steph

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Stephanie Johnson left an annotation ()

Sorry I should have added, as a party to the case, you can access most of the other documents. Check out this link for details

http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/services/acce...

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From: FOI Requests
Attorney-General's Department

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Ms Hazledine

Freedom of Information Request FOI18/254

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) for access to documents.

The purpose of this email is to advise you that your request has been transferred to another agency.

Under section 16(1) of the FOI Act, a department can transfer a request if the requested document is not in the possession of the department but is in the possession of another agency or if the subject matter of the document is more closely connected with the functions of another agency.

Accordingly, on 26 November 2018, the department transferred your request to the Federal Court of Australia FOI team.

We received your request on 22 November 2018 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. The transfer of your request does not affect the due date for completion of your request. You should therefore expect a decision from the Federal Court of Australia by 24 December 2018. However, the statutory period of 30 days may be extended if the Federal Court of Australia needs to consult third parties or for other reasons. The Federal Court of Australia will advise you if this happens.

More information is available on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s Website. FOI fact sheet 16: Freedom of information – Extensions of time can be accessed here: https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

If you have any questions, please contact the Attorney-General's Department FOI team by telephone on (02) 6141 6666 or by email [AGD request email].

Yours sincerely
FOI Case Officer

Freedom of Information and Parliamentary | Strategy and Governance Branch Attorney-General’s Department
T: 02 6141 6666| E: [AGD request email]

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Attachment 2018 11 26 Freedom of Information Response Ms K Hazledine.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Ms Hazledine,

 

Please find a letter, attached to this email, in which is recorded a
decision in respect of a request for access to documents pursuant to the
Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

Federal Court of Australia

 

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Karren Hazledine left an annotation ()

It will cost almost $800 to obtain a copy of one transcript. In Australia we have legislation that protects an individual against discrimination and victimisation. Having recently experienced the legal system which enforces various acts of parliament including various Human Right Acts I have found that it discriminates. Any lawyer will tell you before you proceed the law is not fair. But it should be, otherwise it discriminates.

It goes further then that in that it allows those with deep pockets to victimise for example if I want a transcript of the 4 hours I had to spend listening to a QC Argue with a judge about nothing in order to increase costs (an intimidation strategy) I have to pay $800.

This is a big reason we do not have diversity, our legal system does not encourage it.

If anyone is interested on the factual information let me know and I will provide. I can not provide Privellege information.

We need a Royal Commission into Discrimination, including the behaviours of business and how the law responds to complaints.

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From: Karren Hazledine

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Attorney-General's Department's handling of my FOI request 'Court Transcripts from Hazledine vs
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...

I will protest against firstly having to pay $800 to a third party who I suspect makes a profit in order to obtain information which is of interest to the public.

The case involved myself and for that reason I should be provided with a copy of the transcripts free of charge.

Yours faithfully,

Karren Hazledine

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From: External FOI


Attachment 2018 12 10 Internal Review Decision Ms Hazledine.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Ms Hazledine,

 

Please find a letter, attached to this email, in which is recorded a
decision in respect of your request for an internal review of an access
refusal decision relating to Court transcripts.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

Federal Court of Australia

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