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Ethnic Diversity in Navy Seagoing Leadership

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Dear Department of Defence

I am requesting the following electronically stored information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth):

1) The total number of Navy Officers that currently hold any of the following positions:
a. Major Fleet Unit Commanding Officer
b. Major Fleet Unit Executive Officer
c. Minor War Vessel Commanding Officer
d. Minor War Vessel Executive Officer
e. Major Fleet Unit Principal Warfare Officer

2) The total number of Navy Officers from Paragraph 1 that have also self-identified via PMKeyS Self-Service in the “Workplace Equity and Diversity: Ethnic Background” Section as any one of the following:
a. North East Asian
b. South East Asian
c. Southern and Central Asian
d. Sub-Saharan African
e. Nth African & Middle Eastern
f. Peoples of the Americas

I am not requesting any identifiable information (names, PMKeyS numbers, rank, seniority, addresses, contact information, etc) about any of the Officers that hold any positions in Paragraph 1.

Yours Faithfully

John

FOI, Department of Defence

OFFICIAL

Good morning,

 

Thank you for contacting Freedom of Information at the Department of
Defence.  

We have received your email and you will be advised of the status of your
inquiry by an FOI team member soon.

 

Kind regards,

Ben Jowett| Freedom of Information
Enterprise Transformation Branch | Enterprise Transformation and
Governance Division

Department of Defence

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Unauthorised communication and dealing with the information in the email
may be a serious criminal offence. If you have received this email in
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FOI Case Management, Department of Defence

OFFICIAL

Dear John

 

I refer to your correspondence of 26 September 2021  seeking access,
 under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to documents held by
the Department of Defence (Defence). This email is to advise you that your
request has been received and allocated to a Case Manager.

 

The scope of your request is:

 

“I am requesting the following electronically stored information under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth):

 

1)            The total number of Navy Officers that currently hold any of
the following positions:

 

a.            Major Fleet Unit Commanding Officer

 

b.            Major Fleet Unit Executive Officer

 

c.             Minor War Vessel Commanding Officer

 

d.            Minor War Vessel Executive Officer

 

e.            Major Fleet Unit Principal Warfare Officer

 

2)            The total number of Navy Officers from Paragraph 1 that have
also self-identified via PMKeyS Self-Service in the “Workplace Equity and
Diversity: Ethnic Background” Section as any one of the following:

 

a.            North East Asian

 

b.            South East Asian

 

c.             Southern and Central Asian

 

d.            Sub-Saharan African

 

e.            Nth African & Middle Eastern

 

f.             Peoples of the Americas

 

I am not requesting any identifiable information (names, PMKeyS numbers,
rank, seniority, addresses, contact information, etc) about any of the
Officers that hold any positions in Paragraph 1.”

 

Please note that Defence does not release information that is considered
‘personal information’ of individuals other than the applicant; this
includes private email addresses, signatures, personnel (PMKeyS) numbers
and mobile telephone numbers, unless you specifically request such
details. Defence excludes duplicates of documents and any documents sent
to or from you. Furthermore, Defence only considers final versions of
documents.

 

If you are seeking personal details of other individuals, please advise
this office by 8 October 2021 so that the decision maker can consider your
request.

 

Defence may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access to
the documents in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Charges)
Regulations. You will be notified separately if your request attracts a
charge. Please note that there is no charge for documents that contain the
personal information of the applicant.

 

The statutory deadline for you to receive a response to your request is 26
October 2021.

 

Please note that where the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public
holiday, the timeframe will expire on the next working day. This is in
accordance with the FOI Guidelines issued by the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner.

 

I am the Case Manager for this request. Should you have any questions
relating to your request, please do not hesitate to contact me via email
to [1][email address].

 

Regards

 

Chris Simon | Acting Assistant Director Freedom of Information
Enterprise Transformation Branch | Enterprise Transformation and
Governance Division | Department of Defence
Campbell Park Offices ACT 2600
Sfb 02 6132 7683

e [2][email address] w [3]https://defence.gov.au/foi/

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: This email remains the property of the Department of Defence.
Unauthorised communication and dealing with the information in the email
may be a serious criminal offence. If you have received this email in
error, you are requested to contact the sender and delete the email
immediately.

 

 

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FOI Case Management, Department of Defence

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Dear John,

 

Please find attached the Decision and document relating to Defence FOI
154/21/22. 

 

FOI Disclosure Log

 

In accordance with the requirements of section 11C of the FOI Act, Defence
is required to publish details of information released under the FOI Act.
Defence publishes identified documents relating to finalised requests
within five working days of receipt by the applicant or immediately
following any publication of the released material. Defence will also
publish the statement of reasons with privacy deletions.  This request
will be published on 15 October 2021.

 

Rights of Review

 

Under section 54 of the FOI Act, you are entitled to request a review of
this decision. Your review rights are attached.

 

Should you have any questions in regard to this matter please contact this
office.

 

Kind regards,

 

Louise |Case Manager Freedom of Information

Department of Defence

e [1][email address]

p 02 6192 7399

 

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