Employee information provided to ballot agents in Enterprise Agreement bargaining

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Fisheries Management Authority

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From: James Smith

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Dear Australian Fisheries Management Authority,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request the document(s) which describe the data provided to the external organisation(s) responsible for conducting the ballot(s) for all Enterprise Agreements put to staff for a vote.

The scope of this request is limited only to those ballots undertaken for enterprise agreements which were proposed to take effect after 30 June 2014.

The document shall describe the data given to the ballot agent. For example, employee name, employee identification number, employee email address, etc. I exclude the data for specific employees here; I am only after the 'meta-data'.

If it assists you to treat this as an administrative request for information I encourage you to do so. Otherwise, please consider this a formal FOI request.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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From: LINDSEY-TEMPLE, Mark
Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Sensitive:Legal

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Urgent and Important

By Email Only

 

 

I refer to your email below requesting information pursuant to the FOI Act
, or administratively.

 

Wherever possible it is preferable to treat an application
administratively and I have decided to proceed on that basis having had a
brief discussion with the executive - it assists both agencies and
applicants in my view.

 

Given we are proceeding administratively and can be far less formal than
the process pursuant to the FOI Act I was wondering if you could clarify,
go into more detail, as to exactly what data you would like to obtain.

 

Your request below is described as “metadata” yet you say you wish to
exclude employees details etc ? Metadata, as I understand it, is the
detailed data underlying or contained in properties of data itself. For
example, a digital photograph would be “data”; the date, time, file size,
file format, etc I would interpret as the Metadata.

 

Please feel free to respond in general terms to discuss or,  clarify your
request if you understand what I am expressing.

 

Warm Regards

Mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Lindsey-Temple

Senior Legal Officer

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

P: 02 6225 5510

E: [email address]

afma.gov.au

 

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From: James Smith

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Dear Mr LINDSEY-TEMPLE

Thank you for your email.

I would like to know what information about your employees was passed onto the organisation who conducted your enterprise agreement ballots.

Please refer to the following response provided by the Education department as an example of what I am looking for:

https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/3...

You can see it is a list of the data fields provided to the ballot provider - not the actual data that would identify each of your employees.

As I have already waited a month before you sought to clarify my request, I kindly ask you provide the requested information as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

James Smith

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From: LINDSEY-TEMPLE, Mark
Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Sensitive:Legal

Morning,

Thank you.

Regards
Mark

Mark Lindsey-Temple
Senior Legal Officer
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
P: 02 6225 5510
E: [email address]
afma.gov.au

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From: LINDSEY-TEMPLE, Mark
Australian Fisheries Management Authority

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Freedom Of Information Request ( Handled Administratively)

Employee Information Provided To Ballot Agents In Enterprise Agreement
Bargaining

 

 

Please find below the information you requested.

 

I apologise for the delay but we are down to a staff of two from five,
hence we are very busy.

 

Here is the information we provided to the voting company.

 

 

AGS
NUMBER
KEY (Must DATE OF EMAIL EMAIL MOBILE ALTERNATE DISPATCH
GROUP be FIRST LAST BIRTH ADDRESS ADDRESS NUMBER CONTACT ADDRESS SUBURB STATE POSTCODE (Email
LABEL unique NAME NAME (dd/mm/yyyy) (Primary) (Secondary) Format: NUMBER  LINE 1 &/or
Branch and 2 61000000000 Post)
or more
digits)

 

 

Sincerely

Mark

 

Mark Lindsey-Temple

Senior Legal Officer

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

P: 02 6225 5510

E: [email address]

afma.gov.au

 

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