FOI Delegations

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Sports Commission as part of a batch sent to 166 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Australian Sports Commission,

Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to others.

I'm hoping you can provide me with a copy of the current arrangements if possible.

If it helps, I'm happy for you to process this request under "administrative release" ( This would reduce the cost and time required to make a formal decision.

That said, I understand sometimes you want the request to be formal. If you won't process it informally, please process my request for the document as a formal FOI Request.

Please note - While I volunteer for Right to Know, this request is made in a personal capacity and not on behalf of Right to Know.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

foi officer, Australian Sports Commission

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Ben Fairless


15 November 2018




Dear Ben


Freedom of Information Request – Notice of Decision


I refer to your request to the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) on 15
November 2018 seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(FOI Act) to:


the current arrangements of the ASC in regards to section 23 of the
Freedom of Information Act


I am an officer authorised under section 23 of the Act to make decisions
in relation to requests for access to documents.  This letter sets out my
decision in relation to your request.

I have been able to identify information held in electronic format that
relates to your request. This is in the form of the authorising documents
for the current ASC Officers who are delegated to conduct FOI matters.

The documents relate to:

Edgar Crook – FOI Officer

Sandra Coburn – Senior Legal Counsel

Paul Barrett - Corporate Counsel


The documents are released in full and are attached to this message.

The release of these documents closes this request. Please let me know if
I can be of further assistance.


Kind regards


Edgar Crook





Rights of Review


Right to Review of the Decision


If you are dissatisfied with this decision you can apply for internal
review by the ASC or for review by the Information Commissioner (IC).  You
do not have to apply for internal review before seeking IC review.


Internal review

If you seek internal review another ASC officer will be appointed to
conduct the review and make a completely fresh decision based on the
merits of the case.


You may seek internal review by making an application in writing to the
ASC within 30 days of being notified of this decision or 15 days after
access to the released documents is given, whichever is the longer


Your application for internal review should be addressed to:

Corporate Counsel

Australian Sports Commission 

PO Box 176

Belconnen ACT 2616




[1][ASC request email]


Information Commissioner Review

Alternatively, you may apply in writing for review by the IC.  Refer to
[2] for further information.  In making your application
you need to provide:

·         an address for notices to be sent (this can be an email
address); and

·         a copy of this decision


It would also help if you sent out the grounds on which you believe that
the decision should be reviewed.



Right to Complain


You may make a complaint to the IC about action taken by the ASC in
relation to your application.  The complaint needs to be in writing and
identify the agency against which the complaint is made.  Further
information is available at: [3]


You can submit your complaint using the form on the above website or sent
it to:

                Commonwealth Ombudsman

                GPO Box 442


The complaint should set out the ground/s on which you consider the action
should be investigated.








Edgar Crook
Governance and Business Improvement



Tel:   +61 2 6214 1372
[email address]




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