Documents about Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019.

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Dear Registered Organisations Commission,

Under FOI I seek access to a copy of the documents released on 2 Dec 2019 (ROC2019/134) and reflected in the disclosure log as:

Request for documents received or sent to the Attorney-General or the Attorney-General’s Department or the Department of Jobs and Small Business by the Registered Organisations Commission in the period 1 July and 30 September 2019 which deals with, includes references to, describe, relate or refer to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019.

Five documents released in full, 69 documents released in part with personal and irrelevant information redacted and 16 documents exempt in full.

Yours faithfully,

JS

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Dear JS

 

I refer to the request received by the Registered Organisations Commission
in which you sought access to documents under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (Cth). I confirm that your request has been received and is under
consideration.

 

We received your request today on 20 December 2019 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commences tomorrow. The due
date of the request is 20 January 2019. Given the last day for notifying
you of a decision falls on a Sunday, the timeframe will expire on the
first business day following that day. You should therefore expect a
decision from us by 20 January 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

 

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Dear JS

 

Please find attached a Notice of Decision regarding your freedom of
information request.

 

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Dear LEE,Francessca,

Thank you for your letter dated 8 Jan in which ROC asserts that, due to size restrictions, it is not pragmatic to provide the documents via the Right to Know email address. ROC has concluded that it is necessary to provide the information by USB drive. { The USB drive can be made available for collection from the office of the Fair Work Ombudsman or alternatively, posted with the original copy of the letter in the ordinary post to a nominated postal address.} Because of the high risk of spyware and malware my system does not have USB port(s). ROC has chosen not to disclose the method used to provide the documents to the original FOI applicant.

ROC provides no detail of its interactions with the RTK email address that form the basis of its conclusion about size. Other agencies use the RTK email system to provide FOI releases of considerable size.

ROC has chosen not to upload to its Disclosure Log documents released to FOI applicants. If ROC maintains that providing the documents via the RTK email address is not pragmatic than I suggest uploading the documents to the disclosure log would be most pragmatic. That process would not only make the documents available to me but to the public generally. After all the objective of the FOI Act to promote a pro-disclosure culture across government and to increase recognition that information held by government is a national resource.

Should ROC continue to maintain that it is not pragmatic to provide all the documents via the RTK email or alternatively choose not to upload all the documents to the ROC disclosure log then I limit my request to the following documents taken from the schedule of documents ROC provided. Documents listed at Number 10,11, 39, 40, 41, 50, 54, 58, 59, 60, 63, 64, 67, 68, 69, 70.

The date on which an FOI applicant is given access to documents may be later than the date of the decision to grant access. On 8 Jan ROC made a decision to grant access. The Disclosure Log maintained by ROC indicates documents were released on 8 Jan ?.

Yours sincerely,

JS

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Dear JS

 

I refer to your correspondence of 27 January 2020 and my response of 28
January 2020, at 1.22pm, in which I attached the 74 documents referred to
in the Notice of Decision.

 

I presume that you have received this email given that I have not received
a delivery failure notification. However, we would be grateful if you
could confirm receipt of the documents.

 

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Dear LEE,Francessca,

I appreciate your quick reply. No, I have not received your response with the 74 attachments. I assume a message with that number of attachments would take time to exit your system and arrive at an RTK email address.

Other agencies tend to attach the documents to a series of emails rather than send one email with all documents attached

Yours sincerely,

JS

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Dear JS

I will attempt to send the documents to you in a series of emails under 10MB shortly.

Please let me know if you do not receive any documents by next week and I will try again.

Kind regards

FRANCESSCA LEE
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Dear JS

 

Please find attached documents 1-15.

 

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Dear JS

 

Please find attached documents 16-22.

 

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Please find attached documents 23-32.

 

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Dear JS

 

Please find attached documents 33-47.

 

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Dear JS

 

Please find attached documents 48-62.

 

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Dear JS

 

Please find attached documents 63-74.

 

I confirm that I have now sent 6 of 6 emails attaching the documents.

 

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Dear LEE,Francessca,

Thank you for your email messages. All docs received.

Kind regards

JS