FOI Delegations - 2016

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Commonwealth Ombudsman

The request was successful.

From: Ben Fairless

Delivered

Dear Commonwealth Ombudsman,

Can I please have a copy of the current FOI Delegations, and any related directions issued in respect of FOI.

I believe this information could be considered "operational information" so I therefore request release under the IPS, or under Administrative Access.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

Link to this

From: Ombudsman North
Commonwealth Ombudsman


Attachment 1 12 2016 16 43 08.pdf
297K Download View as HTML


Dear Mr Fairless

 

I attach correspondence in response to your email to this office dated 2
November 2016.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Gregory Parkhurst

Senior Investigation Officer | FOI Co-ordinator | Operations North

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Ph: 1300 362 072 | Fax: 02 6276 0123

email: [1][CO request email]

 

Influencing agencies to treat people fairly through our investigations of
their administration

 

 

 

The Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman acknowledges the traditional
owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to
land, culture and community. We pay our respects to elders past and
present.

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[CO request email]

Link to this

From: Ben Fairless

Delivered

Dear Commonwealth Ombudsman,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Commonwealth Ombudsman's handling of my FOI request 'FOI Delegations - 2016'.

1. This was a request for release under the Information Publication Scheme and/or under Administrative access.

2. The information I am requesting is "Operational Information" in line with the Freedom of Information Act 1982, as it is "information held by the agency to assist the agency to perform or exercise the agency's functions or powers in making decisions or recommendations affecting members of the public (or any particular person or entity, or class of persons or entities)." (Section 8A(1), Freedom of Information Act 1982).

3. The decision maker waited 30 days to decline this request. This appears to be an attempt by the decision maker to delay a process for no other purpose.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

Link to this

From: Ombudsman North
Commonwealth Ombudsman


Attachment 8 12 2016 16 35 27.pdf
299K Download View as HTML


Dear Mr Fairless

 

I attach correspondence in response to your email of 1 December 2016.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Gregory Parkhurst

Senior Investigation Officer | FOI Co-ordinator | Operations North

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Ph: 1300 362 072 | Fax: 02 6276 0123

email: [1][CO request email]

 

Influencing agencies to treat people fairly through our investigations of
their administration

 

 

 

The Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman acknowledges the traditional
owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to
land, culture and community. We pay our respects to elders past and
present.

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[CO request email]

Link to this

From: Ben Fairless

Delivered

Dear Ombudsman North,

My request was under the Information Publication Scheme which is underpinned by the FOI Act.

It also contained the words "Freedom of Information Request" in the subject.

I think it quite against the principles of review for you to review your own decision. Surely you could have gone to the basic effort of making it look like a fair review.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

Link to this

From: Ombudsman North
Commonwealth Ombudsman

Dear Mr Fairless

It has been brought to my attention that the document to which you seek access is available under the Information Publication Scheme on the Ombudsman's website. The link to the document is:

http://www.ombudsman.gov.au/__data/asset...

Yours sincerely

Gregory Parkhurst
Senior Investigation Officer | FOI Co-ordinator | Operations North
Commonwealth Ombudsman
Ph: 1300 362 072 | Fax: 02 6276 0123
email: [CO request email]

Influencing agencies to treat people fairly through our investigations of their administration

show quoted sections

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Commonwealth Ombudsman only: