Documents relating to the appointment of Tim Wilson as a Human Rights Commissioner

Jason Wilson made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

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From: Jason Wilson

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I request copies of all correspondence related to the appointment
of Tim Wilson as a Human Rights Commissioner, including emails and
other correspondence from the Attorney-General to AGD staff or advisers, correspondence with AHRC staff or Commissioners, and any correspondence between Mr Wilson and the Attorney-General concerning the appointment.

Specifically I would like all correspondence, including email
correspondence, which mentions the appointment, and where
arrangements for Mr Wilson to be appointed are made.

Yours faithfully,

Jason Wilson

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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Wilson

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI 13/221

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to [insert subject of request] under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. I have taken your request to be for:

"Copies of all correspondence related to the appointment of Tim Wilson as the Human Rights Commissioner, including emails and other correspondence from the Attorney-General to AGD staff or advisers, correspondence with AHRC staff or Commissioners, and any correspondence between Mr Wilson and the Attorney-General concerning the appointment.”

If you disagree with our interpretation of your request, please let me know as soon as possible.

We received your request on Tuesday 31 December 2014 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by Thursday 30 January 2014. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

It is the usual practice of the Department to not release the names and contact details of junior officers of the Department and other government agencies, where that personal information is contained in documents within scope of a request. The names and contact details of senior officers will generally be released. We will take it that you agree to the removal of junior officers’ personal information unless you advise that you would like us to consider releasing that information as part of the documents you have requested.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be published online on our disclosure log http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtection..., subject to certain exceptions. (For example, personal information will not be published where this would be unreasonable.)

We will contact you using the choose one email address you provided. Please advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact. If you have any questions, please contact the following officer Meagan Wilson on 02 6141 4311 or by email [AGD request email].

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Attachment S15Aa letter to Mr Wilson.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED
Good morning Mr Wilson

Please find attached a s15AA request for an extension of time.

Kind regards

FOI Case Manager
FOI and Privacy Section

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Attachment Section 15AA letter to Mr Wilson.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED
Good morning Mr Wilson

Re: AGD FOI matter no. 13/221

On 15 January 2014, this department contacted you over e-mail and requested a 14 day extension of processing time under section 15AA of the FOI Act, with a proposed due date of 15 February 2014.

We have not, as yet, received your response.

We look forward to receiving your decision on this proposed extension.

With regards,

FOI Case Manager
AGD FOI & Privacy
[AGD request email]

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From: Jason Wilson

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Dear FOI Requests,

The revised due date is aceptable.

Thanks for writing.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Wilson

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Attorney-General's Department

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If you wish to lodge a request for access to documents under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), please ensure that your request is in
writing, states that it is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act
and provides sufficient detail describing the documents you wish to
access. The FOI Coordinator will acknowledge your request within 14 days.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

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Attachment FOI13 221 Notice of 3rd party consultation.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED
Good afternoon Mr Wilson

Please find attached a notice to extended the due date of your request due to third party consultation.

Kind regards

FOI and Privacy Section.

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Attachment S15 AA letter to Mr Wilson 13 221.pdf
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Good morning Mr Wilson

Please find attached the Departments request for a 7 day extension under s15AA of the FOI Act 1982.

Kind regards

FOI Case Manager
FOI and Privacy Section

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From: Jason Wilson

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Dear Case Manager,

Thanks for your letter. I am happy for this extension to take place.

I wonder if you could clarify the nature of the consultations which have caused the delay.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Wilson

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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Wilson

Thank you very much for your understanding in this matter.

The Department is currently waiting for further consultation to be completed before a decision can be reached.

Kind regards

Case Manager
FOI & Privacy Section

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From: Jason Wilson

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Dear Case Manager,

According to your previous email, today is the due date for the fulfilment of my request following extensions.

Is there any update on this request?

Thanks in advance for any information you are able to give.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Wilson

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Attorney-General's Department

UNCLASSIFIED
Good afternoon Mr Wilson

Your FOI request is currently with the Decision maker for his approval. I had expected him to have signed and made available the Statement of Reasons by COB today, unfortunately he has been called away on a urgent matter. I would be most grateful if you would be able to provide us with an extension until tomorrow 21 March 2014.

Of course should the matter manage to be dealt with by COB today I will email it to you immediately.

Thank you in anticipation.

Meagan Wilson
Attorney General’s Department
Office of Corporate Counsel
Tel: 02 6141 4311
Email: [email address]

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From: Jason Wilson

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Dear Ms Wilson,

Thank you for your reply. I look forward to hearing back from the Department today or tomorrow.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Wilson

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From: Wilson, Meagan
Attorney-General's Department


Attachment Statement of Reason 13 221.pdf
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Attachment Documents for release 13 221.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED
Good afternoon Mr Wilson

Please find attached the Department Statement of Reason together with relevant documentation.

Kind regards

Case Manager
FOI & Privacy Section
Attorney General's Department

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