Documents relating to maladministration and waste of public resources by FWBC

Dear Sir or Madam,

This request is made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Please provide access to the following:

1. Documents containing the total amount of costs incurred (including costs of external legal services) arising out of or connected with legal proceeding file number BRG21/2016 against the Director of FWBC

2. Documents containing the total amount of costs incurred (including costs of external legal services) arising out of or connected with any other matters (including administrative matters) pertaining to the applicant in legal proceeding file number BRG21/2016 against the Director of FWBC.

Please send all correspondence by return email.

Yours faithfully,

BR

FWBC - FOI,

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear BR,

I confirms the receipt of the email (below) by Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC) on 1 August 2016. By that email you sought access to information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

I also wish to inform you that, pursuant to section 15(5) of the FOI Act, the relevant period an agency has to deal with an FOI request is 30 days from the date the request was received.

If you have any questions about this matter, please contact FWBC through the email [email address].

Yours faithfully,

Freedom Of Information
Fair Work Building & Construction
PO Box 9927, Melbourne, VIC 3001

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FWBC Disclosure Log

11 January 2016

FWBC and Fair Work Commission anti-bullying jurisdiction and judicial reviews in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

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FWBC Disclosure Log

19 February 2016

Costs incurred in using Ashurst.

https://www.fwbc.gov.au/sites/g/files/ne...

FWBC - FOI,

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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear BR,

Please find further correspondence regarding your FOI application of 1 August 2016.

For further queries, please contact FWBC through [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Fair Work Building & Construction

PO Box 9927, Melbourne, VIC 3001

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Dear Mr Hadgkiss,

I refer to the letter from Mr Ben Vallence, Acting General Counsel, dated 31 August 2016.

Please carry out an internal review of the decision to refuse access to the documents on the grounds that the documents do not exist.

In accordance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Service Directions 2005, FWBC is responsible for ensuring that the agency's legal services purchasing, including expenditure, is appropriately recorded and monitored.

In circumstances where the Acting General Counsel of FWBC has determined that documents containing the costs of external legal services arising out of or connected with legal proceeding file number BRG21/2016 against the Director of FWBC do not exist, FWBC has failed to record and monitor legal services purchasing and expenditure in contravention of paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005.

Yours faithfully,

BR

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Legal Services Directions 2005

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FWBC - FOI,

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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear BR,

Please find enclosed a letter regarding your FOI matter.

For further queries, please contact FWBC through [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Fair Work Building & Construction

PO Box 9927, Melbourne, VIC 3001

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Important:
This transmission is intended for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential, protected or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient you must not review, copy, disseminate, disclose to others, or take action in reliance of any material contained within this email. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately by return email and delete all copies of this transmission together with any attachments.
Please consider the impact to the environment and your responsibility before printing this email. This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender.

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