FOI Delegations

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Australian War Memorial

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From: Ben Fairless


Dear Australian War Memorial,

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

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Australian War Memorial

Thank you for your email, due to Centenary of Armistice commemorations we
are currently receiving very high volumes of email. We ask for your
patience as we deal with your enquiry and will respond as soon as we are


If your matter is urgent please contact the Memorial on +61 (02) 6243


AWM Executive Support Team

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Australian War Memorial

Attachment Delegations Instrument s23 December 2018.pdf
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Hello Ben, and thank you for your enquiry.


Your enquiry caused us to identify that our delegations had not been
updated to reflect recent changes in our organisational structure.  As a
result, the Director has signed a revised instrument of delegation which I
have attached for your information.


Thank you again for your email and I trust this satisfies your enquiry. 
Should you be interested, the Memorial's FOI policy can be found at the
following link: 





Amanda Faulds

Executive Officer | Freedom of Information Delegate

[2][email address] | t 02 6243 4290

Australian War Memorial | GPO Box 345 Canberra ACT 2601 |



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From: Ben Fairless


Dear Amanda,

Thank you for taking the time to update and release this document, it's really appreciated.

Hope you had a great holiday period.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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