FOI Delegations - 2016

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

The request was successful.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Special Broadcasting Service 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.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

Dear Mr Fairless

Section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) provides that a decision in respect of a request made to an agency may be made, on behalf of the agency, by the principal officer of the agency, or by an officer of the agency acting within the scope of authority exercisable by him or her in accordance with arrangements approved by the principal officer.

The Managing Director has authorised the Corporate Counsel, the Director of People and Culture, and the Director of Corporate Affairs.

SBS follows the FOI Act, and Guidelines published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, in respect of all processes and directions for FOI.

With kind regards,

Natasha

Natasha Eves
External Affairs Manager
[email address]
SBS 14 Herbert Street
Artarmon NSW 2064 Australia
T: +61 2 9430 3074
sbs.com.au

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Natasha,

Thanks for coming back to me. I'm seeking a copy of those arrangements, and well as any internal guidance to decision makers produced by SBS. Can this be released?

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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From: Natasha Eves
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

Dear Ben

Unfortunately we are not able to release copies of the arrangements, as they are internal management documents. They do not include any further detail than what has been shared with you. Written guidance to decision makers has not been produced by SBS.

Kind regards,

Natasha

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Special Broadcasting Service Corporation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Special Broadcasting Service Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'FOI Delegations - 2016'.

Please process my request for a copy of the FOI arrangements in line with the Freedom of Information Act, if they cannot be provided administratively.

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: foi
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

Dear Mr Fairless

FOI Request: Reference – 2016/6

Your initial request regarding FOI delegations, of 2 November 2016, stated that:

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

As such, your request has not been submitted as an FOI request, and therefore an internal FOI review is not appropriate at this time.

However, I understand from your email of 11.53 am today that you would like your request to now be considered a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

I am writing to advise receipt of your request. SBS will notify you of its decision within the timeframes set by the FOI Act, that is, within 30 days from the date of your request (17 November 2016), subject to any relevant extension of time provisions (which I’ll notify to you if necessary).

I may need to contact you regarding clarification of your request within that time, please could you advise the best email address and contact number for that contact.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Yours sincerely

Natasha

Natasha Eves
External Affairs Manager
[email address]
SBS 14 Herbert Street
Artarmon NSW 2064 Australia
T: +61 2 9430 3074
sbs.com.au

SBS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia.

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Natasha,

This email address is valid for all communications related to this request.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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Special Broadcasting Service Corporation


Attachment Decision letter 2016 06 Fairless.pdf
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Attachment Fairless Document 1.pdf
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Attachment Fairless Document 2.pdf
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Attachment Fairless Document 3.pdf
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Dear Mr Fairless

Please find attached the SBS Decision Letter and documents for release.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Natasha

Natasha Eves
External Affairs Manager
SBS 14 Herbert Street
Artarmon NSW 2064 Australia
sbs.com.au

SBS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia.

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