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Documents not available for download from your FOI disclosure log / reasoning

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From: Posty

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Dear FOI Department,

It has been noticed there are documents on your Freedom Of Information Disclosure Log where you have put the most redundant text next to FOI disclosures—the equivalent of “if you would like access to these documents, please email/contact us for access”.

Any person reviewing the information on that site would of course be after the documents. This lack of access displays complete disregard of the spirit of the FOI act section 11C and thus I request, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, copies of the following documents:

All documents as is (that is, redacted or unredacted) from all previously made decisions on your department's FOI log that are currently not available for download direct from the website.

My preferred method of delivery for this information is for it to be placed on your department's Freedom of Information disclosure log web page as per part A) of 11C of the FOI Act. Should this request be successful you can put a simple list of the documents that were made available from the request, or whatever is most expedient, on the log.

I apologise for my pessimism, but past FOI experiences have led me to believe this request may elicit a response similar to “this request would divert too many resources of your department to complete”. Should you be thinking this, you have nobody to blame but yourselves—your department made this metaphorical bed.

Should you be seriously considering a practical refusal, my alternative request is for any documents that your department holds relating to the decision to include text on your freedom of information disclosure log similar to "contact us for access to this document".

In addition I request the total of the number of times any member of the public has asked for access to each non-website published successful documents on the FOI disclosure log other than the original successful applicant.

I do accept there is a very remote possibility there is a “Good Reason” for these not being available, and I hope these are contained within the documents provided as I cannot foresee any.

In the interests of expediency, I am willing to consider Administrative Access to said documents, should the document be provided within 30 days ( plus any public holidays in-between) of the sending of this email. After this time - the FOI Act applies as normal in all instances and any requests for extension will be denied without a supplied very good reason.

Regards,

Posty

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From: Jobs - FOI
Department of Jobs and Small Business



 

 

Thank you for your email.

 

The Department of Jobs and Small Business is closed from 12:30pm on 24
December 2018 to 1 January 2019 (inclusive) due to Christmas shutdown.

 

Your correspondence will be considered and actioned when we re-open on 2
January 2019.

 

 

 

 

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From: Jobs - FOI
Department of Jobs and Small Business


Attachment Posty Decision Admin Release.pdf
690K Download View as HTML

Attachment Documents for release 1 of 2.zip
17.2M Download


Dear Posty

 

Please find attached the Department of Jobs and Small Business’ decision
on access in relation to your request dated 1 January 2015. Please note
that due to the size of the attachments this is email one of two.

 

Regards,

 

Sarah Rubenstein

Information Law Team | Corporate Legal

Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business

Phone (02) 6240 7310 | Email [1][email address]

[2]www.jobs.gov.au

 

 

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From: Jobs - FOI
Department of Jobs and Small Business


Attachment Documents for release 2 of 2.zip
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Dear Posty

 

I refer to my email of 5:42pm today providing the Department of Jobs and
Small Business’ decision on access in relation to your request dated 1
January 2015 (below). Please note that this is email 2 of 2 responding to
that request.

 

Regards,

 

Sarah Rubenstein

Information Law Team | Corporate Legal

Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business

Phone (02) 6240 7310 | Email [1][email address]

[2]www.jobs.gov.au

 

 

From: Jobs - FOI <[email address]>
Sent: Friday, 4 January 2019 5:42 PM
To: [FOI #5196 email]
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Documents not available for
download from your FOI disclosure log / reasoning [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Dear Posty

 

Please find attached the Department of Jobs and Small Business’ decision
on access in relation to your request dated 1 January 2015. Please note
that due to the size of the attachments this is email one of two.

 

Regards,

 

Sarah Rubenstein

Information Law Team | Corporate Legal

Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business

Phone (02) 6240 7310 | Email [3][email address]

[4]www.jobs.gov.au

 

 

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