FOI Delegations - 2016

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Bureau of Statistics

The request was partially successful.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

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

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From: Danielle Gillett
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Dear Mr Fairless,

I refer to your application in which you seek access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (ABS reference FOI 201617/47)
regarding: 

o A copy of the current FOI Delegations, and any related directions
issued in respect of FOI.

Your request was received by the ABS on the 2 November 2016 and the 30
days statutory period for processing your request commenced from that
date. If this request will take longer than 30 days to process, we will
contact you to negotiate an extension of time.

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable.

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer 

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

(P) (02) 6252 7203 

(E) [1][ABS request email]   (W)  [2]www.abs.gov.au

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal
information that you provide to us.

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1. mailto:[ABS request email]
2. http://www.abs.gov.au/

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From: Danielle Gillett
Australian Bureau of Statistics


Attachment FOI 201617 47 Response.pdf
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Dear Mr Fairless,

In response to your FOI request received on 2 November 2016, please find
attached the formal response from the ABS.

Should you have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact
the ABS FOI Contact Officer on: 02 6252 7203 or email:
[1][ABS request email]

(See attached file: FOI 201617-47 Response.pdf)

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer 

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

(P) (02) 6252 7203 

(E) [2][ABS request email]   (W)  [3]www.abs.gov.au

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal
information that you provide to us.

References

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1. mailto:[ABS request email]
2. mailto:[ABS request email]
3. http://www.abs.gov.au/

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Australian Bureau of Statistics's handling of my FOI request 'FOI Delegations - 2016'.

The decision maker has not considered any of the points at 11B in her decision, and therefore has not fulfilled her obligations under the Freedom of Information Act.

I also note that the Freedom of Information Guidelines relevantly state:

6.140 Where public servants’ personal information is included in a document because of their usual duties or responsibilities, it would not be unreasonable to disclose unless special circumstances existed. This is because the information would reveal only that the public servant was performing their public duties. Such information may often also be publicly available, such as on an agency website.

If it assists the ABS, I am happy to revise my request to exclude the direct contact details of ABS employees.

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

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From: Danielle Gillett
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Dear Mr Fairless,

I refer to your email of 1 December 2016 in which you sought an internal
review of the decision made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) relating to your FOI request (ABS reference FOI 201617/47).

Your request was received by the ABS on 1 December 2016 and the 30 days
statutory period for review commenced from that date.

You will be notified of the outcome of this review in line with statutory
time frames.

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer 

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

(P) (02) 6252 7203 

(E) [1][ABS request email]   (W)  [2]www.abs.gov.au

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal
information that you provide to us.

References

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1. mailto:[ABS request email]
2. http://www.abs.gov.au/

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From: Danielle Gillett
Australian Bureau of Statistics


Attachment FOI 201617 47 Internal Review Decision.pdf
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Dear Mr Fairless,

In response to your request for an internal review on 1 December 2016,
please find attached the formal response from the ABS.

Should you have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact
the ABS FOI Contact Officer on: 02 6252 7203 or email:
[1][ABS request email]

(See attached file: FOI 201617-47 - Internal Review Decision.pdf)

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer 

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

(P) (02) 6252 7203 

(E) [2][ABS request email]   (W)  [3]www.abs.gov.au

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal
information that you provide to us.

References

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1. mailto:[ABS request email]
2. mailto:[ABS request email]
3. http://www.abs.gov.au/

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