Evidence to support claim FOI laws should be changed

Dwayne Brewski made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Public Service Commission

The request was refused by Australian Public Service Commission.

From: Dwayne Brewski

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Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

I refer to the article in the Canberra Times, "APS bosses 'self
serving' in calls for greater secrecy over FoI laws", published 15
April 2016
(http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national....

I request any documents which detail:
- The nature of suggested changes to FOI laws, and/or
- Evidence to support any related claims made by the department or
its staff

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Yours faithfully,

Dwayne Brewski

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Australian Public Service Commission

Dear Mr Brewski
 
Your Freedom of Information Request: No. C16/847
 
I refer to your email of 15 April 2016 (below) seeking access to documents
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act):
 
I refer to the article in the Canberra Times, "APS bosses 'self serving'
in calls for greater secrecy over FoI laws", published 15 April 2016
([1]http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national....
 
I request any documents which detail:

* The nature of suggested changes to FOI laws, and/or
* Evidence to support any related claims made by the department or its
staff.

 
Your request was received by the Australian Public Service Commission (the
Commission) on Friday 15 April 2016.  Further information on processing of
your request is set out below.
 
Timeframe for receiving your decision
 
The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date
upon which your application was received by the Commission.  This means
the current due date for a decision on your request is 15 May 2016. As
this falls on a Sunday, the period ends on the next business day. You
should therefore expect to receive a decision from us by Monday 16 May
2016.
 
This timeframe may be extended where: 

* charges are levied as prescribed by the Freedom of Information (Fees
and Charges) Regulations 1982 (the FOI Regulations)(see charges
below);
* consultation with third parties is necessary (see consultation with
third parties below). 

 
Charges
 
Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. These charges are set by the FOI
Regulations and are for search and retrieval of documents, decision making
and provision of access (for example, copying and postage).  If  the
Commission decides to charge you in respect of this FOI request, we will
send you a preliminary assessment of the charges as soon as possible
following retrieval of any documents that may be relevant to your
request. 
 
Consultation with third parties
 
The Commission may be required under the FOI Act to consult other parties
(third parties) where information relating to third parties arises in
documents sought by your request.  The FOI Act prescribes a further 30
days processing time for the Commission to undertake this consultation.
While we do not expect that any third parties will need to be consulted in
relation to your FOI request, you will be advised as soon as possible of
any requirement to consult with a third party.
 
If you require clarification of any of the matters discussed in this
email, or have any queries throughout the process, please contact
[2][email address].
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Louise Futol
Australian Public Service Commission
Level 6, Aviation House, 16 Furzer Street, PHILLIP ACT 2606
P: 02 6202 3702    l    F: 02 6250 4437  
W: [3]www.apsc.gov.au |  E: [4][email address]
 
 
 

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Dear Mr Brewski

Please find attached the Australian Public Service Commission's response to your freedom of information request of 15 April 2016.

Regards

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