FOI Delegations - 2016
Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Grand Prix Corporation as part of a batch sent to 125 authorities
This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.
Dear Australian Grand Prix Corporation,
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.
Dear Mr Fairless
Thank you for your email.
In order to respond to your correspondence we require further clarification and confirmation of the information you are seeking and the method in which you seek it.
Could you please ring our offices on 03 9258 7100 and request to speak to the FOI Officer.
I'm looking for any written authorisations that allow people other than the principal officer to perform functions under the FOI ACT.
I'm also looking for any guidance used internally around the processing of FOI requests.
Dear Mr Fairless
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (Corporation) is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) in regards to all FOI requests (together with our own Act, Australian Grand Prix Act 1994 (Vic)).
In regards to your request for "authorisations that allow people other than the principal officer to perform functions under the FOI ACT" I can state that the Corporate delegates functions under the FOI Act through position descriptions and delegations of authority.
In regards to your request for " guidance used internally around the processing of FOI requests" I can state that the Corporation use the following documents as guidance:
• FOI Professional Standards
• FOI Access Process (flowchart & checklist)
• Writing FOI Access Decisions
• Fees & Charges Guide
All these documents are produced by the Victorian Freedom of Information Commissioner and are available from their website (http://foicommissioner.vic.gov.au/)