Drivers lose out on fuel-price comparison app

JS made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

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Dear Australian Competition and Consumer Commission,

11 days ago news.com.au published an article, "Drivers lose out on fuel-price comparison app"

The published article contained the following paragraphs:

News Corp Australia has learned of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission internal paper written in February entitled “Potential implementation of the German fuel price transparency arrangements in Australia”.

The ACCC paper, written at the request of chairman Rod Sims and obtained by News Corp Australia under Freedom of Information laws, notes German “oil companies and petrol station retailers are obliged by law to report changes in the prices on a site … within five minutes”.

Under FOI I request a copy of the documents released to News Corp Australia.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

JS

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Dear JS.

Please be advised that the documents released to News Corp Australia under Freedom of Information are available on the ACCC Disclosure Log here. The reference is ACCC FOI Request 4/2015.

As these documents are publicly available can you please confirm that you no longer wish to proceed with your FOI request.

Regards.

William Herron
FOI Coordinator
Corporate and Regulatory Law Unit | Legal Group
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 http://www.accc.gov.au
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Dear FOI,

As the News Corp story was published on 13 Oct the documents would have been been released by the ACCC on or before that date. My request of Oct 23 sought access to those released documents.

The documents at ACCC FOI Request 4/2015 were not released until 24 October according to the ACCC log. That was after my request and probably refers to some other FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

JS

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Alex Sadleir left an annotation ()

ACCC FOI Request 4/2015 Document 14 is the “Potential implementation of the German fuel price transparency
arrangements in Australia” one
http://foi.accc.gov.au/sites/foi.accc.go...

I think ACCC are showing the date released on Disclosure Log, not of the original FOI release. There can be up to 10 days delay between FOI release and Disclosure Log release.

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Good morning JS.

Please find attached a copy of the documents that were released to News Corp Australia. These documents were published on the ACCC's Disclosure Log on 24 October 2014 under ACCC FOI Request 4/2015.

Due to the amount of documents I will forward them in two emails.

Regards.

William Herron
FOI Coordinator
Corporate and Regulatory Law Unit | Legal Group
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 http://www.accc.gov.au
T: +61 0 6243 1325 | F: +61 0 6243 1210

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Good morning JS.

Please find attached the second and final lot of documents.

Regards.

William Herron
FOI Coordinator
Corporate and Regulatory Law Unit | Legal Group
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 http://www.accc.gov.au
T: +61 0 6243 1325 | F: +61 0 6243 1210

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From: JS

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for providing the documents.

Yours sincerely,

JS

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Parts of page 5 Document 23 are redacted. Page 3 of Document 16 is revealing.

Page 2 of Document 16, (paragraph 4.8.1 ) has been fully redacted in document 23 [ see page 4 heading - this page and the subsequent 12 pages have been redacted on the basis that they are exempt from release / irrelevant to this FOI request.]

Information drip or redaction overload ?

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