Enterprise bargaining - what information is provided to department about employees' votes?

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Communications and the Arts,

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

I request all documents wherein the outcome of any enterprise bargaining ballots were communicated to the department by the entity who undertook the ballots.

This shall include the YES/NO vote amounts or percentages as well as any additional information related to the vote. For example, a breakdown of the vote by employee location, or APS level.

The scope of this request covers any such documents that were received as a result of EBA offers made to staff under:

Workplace Bargaining Policy 2015
or
Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy 2014

I thank you in advance for processing this request.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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FOI 24-1617

 

Dear Mr Smith,

 

I refer to your email dated 26 February 2017 seeking access under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to:

 

“…I request all documents wherein the outcome of any enterprise bargaining
ballots were communicated to the department by the entity who undertook
the ballots.

 

This shall include the YES/NO vote amounts or percentages as well as any
additional information related to the vote. For example, a breakdown of
the vote by employee location, or APS level.

 

The scope of this request covers any such documents that were received as
a result of EBA offers made to staff under:

 

Workplace Bargaining Policy 2015

or

Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy 2014…”

 

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Department’s [1]FOI Policy and that the 30 day statutory period for
processing the request commenced the day after the date that your request
was received by the Department, i.e. 27 February 2017.  You should
therefore expect a decision from us by 28 March 2017.  The period of 30
days may be extended in certain circumstances.  We will advise you if
there is any extension of time.

 

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practicable after the documents are released.  More information on the
Department’s disclosure log is available in the FOI Policy.

 

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FOI Coordinator  /  Office of the General Counsel  

Department of Communications and the Arts

E [Department of Communications and the Arts request email]

 

38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

GPO Box 2154 Canberra ACT 2601

  

[3]communications.gov.au

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[6]arts.gov.au

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FOI 24-1617

 

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please see attached correspondence in relation to your FOI Request.

 

 

[1]cid:C4234CC5-D32A-44FF-A754-F96227B373F7

 

FOI Coordinator  /  Office of the General Counsel  

Department of Communications and the Arts

E [Department of Communications and the Arts request email]

 

38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

GPO Box 2154 Canberra ACT 2601

  

[2]communications.gov.au

[3]cid:17F0759F-5B67-41BB-B991-66700A2CA00A [4]@CommsAu

 

[5]arts.gov.au

[6]cid:17F0759F-5B67-41BB-B991-66700A2CA00A [7]@artsculturegov

 

This email and any attachments may contain confidential information or
legal advice over which legal professional privilege can be claimed.  Such
privilege is not waived and you should ensure that, in the handling of the
advice, you avoid waiving privilege.  Please consult the author of the
advice if unsure about appropriate handling.

 

 

 

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