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" (https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor...). 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.
15 November 2018
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.
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.
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:
Australian Sports Commission
PO Box 176
Belconnen ACT 2616
[ASC request email]
Information Commissioner Review
Alternatively, you may apply in writing for review by the IC. Refer to
www.oaic.gov.au for further information. In making your application
you need to provide:
· an address for notices to be sent (this can be an email
· 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: http://www.ombudsman.gov.au
You can submit your complaint using the form on the above website or sent
GPO Box 442
CANBERRA ACT 2601
The complaint should set out the ground/s on which you consider the action
should be investigated.
Governance and Business Improvement
Tel: +61 2 6214 1372