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Director of national operations and appointment of national registrar

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Dear Federal Court of Australia,

Throughout an article published in the Australian on 8 February 2022 (Untried junior lawyers score key Federal Court positions) there are references to the director of national operations, Andrea Jarratt. If the article is to be believed, it would appear that Andrea Jarratt had considerable involvement in the appointment of a national registrar who lacked essential qualifications for that position.

I would like to know what Andrea Jarratt’s role in the appointment process was. I would also like to know what the director of national operations does.

Under the FOI Act, I request access to the following documents:

a) the vacancy notification published in the Public Service Gazette for the director of national operations role; and
b) the classification evaluation for the director of national operations role; and
c) all role/duty descriptions for the director of national operations role since the role was first created; and
d) all emails sent or received by Andrea Jarratt in relation to the selection and or appointment of the male national registrar referred to in the 8 February 2022 article in the Australian; and
e) all file notes, memos etc prepared or directed to Andrea Jarratt about the selection and or appointment of the male national registrar referred to in the 8 February 2022 article in the Australian.

Yours faithfully,

Nikolaos

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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OFFICIAL
Dear Nikolaos

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards
FOI Officer

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External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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OFFICIAL
Dear Nikolaos

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

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OFFICIAL
Dear Nikolaos

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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Dear B Henderson,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Federal Court of Australia's handling of my FOI request 'Director of national operations and appointment of national registrar'.

Paragraphs a and c

You claim that the document provided is in response to paragraphs (a) and (c). That is not true. While the document provided, which is a gazette notification, does respond to paragraph (a), it does not respond to paragraph (c). In paragraph (c) I requested 'all role/duty descriptions for the director of national operations role since the role was first created'. The gazette notification provides that 'an information package, including job description, selection criteria and
details on how to apply is available through the Court's website: www.fedcourt.gov.au.' Please provide the job description in response to paragraph c.

Paragraphs d and e

I disagree with your claim that paragraphs 47E(c) and (d) apply to the documents because the male national registrar (who, it appears, is either Adam Bundy or Rohan Muscat) was not selected according to a merit based selection process (qualified candidates were denied consideration so that either Adam Bundy or Rohan Muscat could be promoted from a case manager role without meeting the essential requirements for the national registrar role). It follows that paragraphs 47E(c) and (d) cannot apply because those paragraphs only apply to, respectively, the lawful management or assessment of personnel by and agency or the Commonwealth, and the proper and efficient conduct of the operations of an agency.

I disagree with the public interest test applied with respect to the s 47C and 47F conditional exemptions. Your reasons are unconvincing because, among other things, the release of specific documents on the merits of the FOI request have no bearing on requests that are made in the future.

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

Yours faithfully,

Nikolaos

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

OFFICIAL
Dear Nikolaos,

I acknowledge receipt of your request below for an internal review of the decision made by Ms Henderson on behalf of the Federal Court of Australia and dated 26 April 2022.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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OFFICIAL
Dear Nikolaos

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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Federal Court of Australia

 
 
  [1]Office of the Australian Information Reference Code:  
Commissioner ICR_10-49726501-2732
 

 
You submitted a form called: FOI Review_
 
Your form reference code is: ICR_10-49726501-2732

To check the progress of your submission and/or confirm it has been
received you should contact the agency that provides the form. These
details are displayed below.
 
 
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
[2]http://www.oaic.gov.au | [3]1300 363 992 | [4][email address]
GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001
 
 
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Federal Court of Australia

 
 
  [1]Office of the Australian Information Reference Code:  
Commissioner ICR_10-49726501-2732
 

 
You submitted a form called: FOI Review_
 
Your form reference code is: ICR_10-49726501-2732

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received you should contact the agency that provides the form. These
details are displayed below.
 
 
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
[2]http://www.oaic.gov.au | [3]1300 363 992 | [4][email address]
GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001
 
 
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Our reference: MR22/01064

 

By email: [FOI #8503 email]

Receipt of your IC review application  

Thank you for your application for Information Commissioner Review (IC
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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is
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including your contact details or if your FOI request has been resolved,
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Yours sincerely

 

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Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

 

 

 

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