Employee information provided to ballot agents in Enterprise Agreement bargaining

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Environment and Energy

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of the Environment,

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: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Dear Mr Smith

 

The Department of the Environment and Energy acknowledges receipt of your
request on 16 February 2017.

 

The Department is required to process your request within 30 days after
the day your request was received. This 30 day processing period may be
extended under certain circumstances, for example, where the Department
decides it reasonable to consult with third parties. If the processing
period is extended, you will be informed of the extension and the reasons
for it.

 

As at the date of writing, the statutory deadline for providing a decision
on this request is 20 March 2017.

 

The Department makes two assumptions that affect the scope of your
request. These are set out below.

 

It is the usual practice of the Department:

•                    not to disclose the personal information of junior
officers or the personal contact details of senior officers of the State
or Federal governments (including those of the Department). The names of
senior officers will generally be released. Your request will be processed
on the assumption that you do not intend to capture these details within
its scope.

•                    not to release duplicates of any document captured
within the scope of the request. Further, where two documents fall within
the scope one differs from the other only with respect to minor editorial
changes (such as spelling or grammar corrections), only the later version
of the document  will be treated as within scope.  Your request will be
processed on the assumption that you do not intend to capture duplicates
or documents that the Department considers duplicates (as per the above
explanation) within the scope of your request.

 

Please inform us if you do not agree to your request being processed by
the Department on the above assumptions.

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
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Regards

 

FOI Contact Officer | Climate Change, Science and Corporate Legal
Section |General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2098 
e: [1][Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

 

 

 

 

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Attachment FOI 170208 administrative release letter.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please see attached letter containing the information subject to your FOI
request received 16 February 2017.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Officer

General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2603 
e: [1][Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

 

 

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please see attached letter disclosing the information you have requested
outside of the FOI Act. If this information satisfies your request please
advise whether you wish to withdraw your FOI request by midday today.

 

Many thanks

 

 

FOI Officer & Paralegal

General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2603 
e: [1][Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

 

 

From: FOI Contact Officer
Sent: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 4:16 PM
To: 'James Smith' <[FOI #3104 email]>
Cc: FOI Contact Officer <[email address]>
Subject: FOI request 170208 - Employee information provided to ballot
agents - administrative release [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Please see attached letter containing the information subject to your FOI
request received 16 February 2017.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Officer

General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2603 
e: [2][Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

 

 

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please see attached decision with respect to your request for information
pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 received by the Department
of Environment and Energy on 16 February 2017.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Officer

General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2603 
e: [1][Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

 

 

 

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