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FOI matters disposed of under s 54W(a)(i) and s 73(e)

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Dear Office of the Australian Information Commissioner,

In reviewing the documents released by the OAIC here https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c... the OAIC has shown that it can generate using computer systems ordinarily available to the OAIC, without manual intervention, reports listing IC reviews and foi complaints disposed of under s 54W(a)(i) and s 73(e), for any desired period.

Those documents show that the OAIC disposed of 34 IC review requests under s 54W(a)(i) and 13 foi complaints under s 73(e) between 1 July and 31 December 2021.

It is likely that those numbers would be in a similar range for any given six month period.

As the OAIC is the regulator for Commonwealth Freedom of Information practice, there is a public interest in ensuring that such disposals are done on appropriate grounds, fairly, that any reasonable reader of those decisions could understand.

I therefore request copy of all notice of decisions (including their reasons) to dispose of ic reviews and foi complaints under s 54W(a)(i) and s 73(e) between 1 January 2022 and 30 June 2022.

Personal information of individuals and businesses who are not federal public servants or contractors to the federal public service is irrelevant and may be redacted under s 22.

Ciao,

Julie

OAIC - Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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Our reference: FOIREQ22/00205

Dear Julie

Freedom of Information request

I refer to your request for access to documents made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act) and received by the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on 1 August 2022.

Scope of your request

In your email you seek access to the following:

“In reviewing the documents released by the OAIC here
https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c... the
OAIC has shown that it can generate using computer systems ordinarily
available to the OAIC, without manual intervention, reports listing IC
reviews and foi complaints disposed of under s 54W(a)(i) and s 73(e), for
any desired period.

 

Those documents show that the OAIC disposed of 34 IC review requests under
s 54W(a)(i) and 13 foi complaints under s 73(e) between 1 July and 31
December 2021.

 

It is likely that those numbers would be in a similar range for any given
six month period.

 

As the OAIC is the regulator for Commonwealth Freedom of Information
practice, there is a public interest in ensuring that such disposals are
done on appropriate grounds, fairly, that any reasonable reader of those
decisions could understand.

 

I therefore request copy of all notice of decisions (including their
reasons) to dispose of ic reviews and foi complaints under s 54W(a)(i) and
s 73(e) between 1 January 2022 and 30 June 2022.

 

Personal information of individuals and businesses who are not federal
public servants or contractors to the federal public service is irrelevant
and may be redacted under s 22.”

In order to process your request as efficiently as possible, I will
exclude duplicates and early parts of email streams that are captured in
later email streams from the scope of this request, unless you advise me
otherwise.

We will not identify you as the FOI applicant during and consultation
process. However, documents that are within the scope of your request that
we may need to consult third parties about may contain your personal
information.

Timeframes for dealing with your request

Section 15 of the FOI Act requires this office to process your request no
later than 30 days after the day we receive it. However, section 15(6) of
the FOI Act allows us a further 30 days in situations where we need to
consult with third parties about certain information, such as business
documents or documents affecting their personal privacy.

As we received your request on 1 August 2022, we must process your request
by 31 August 2022.

Disclosure Log

Documents released under the FOI Act may be published online on our
disclosure log, unless they contain personal or business information that
would be unreasonable to publish.

If you would like to discuss this matter, please contact me on my contact
details set out below.

Regards

 

[1][IMG] Toby Shanks | Paralegal

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

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[2]oaic.gov.au

1300 363 992 |
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OAIC - Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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OAIC Ref: FOIREQ22/00205

 

Dear Julie

 

I refer to your request for access to documents made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act) and received by the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on 1 August 2022.

 

Please find attached:

1.            Decision of todays date,

2.            Schedule of documents, and

3.            Documents released.

 

Kind regards

 

[1][IMG] Toby Shanks | Paralegal

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001 |
[2]oaic.gov.au

1300 363 992 |
[3][email address]
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icon Information Matters

 

 

Notice:

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be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
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Dear OAIC - Legal,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's handling of my FOI request FOIREQ22/00205 'FOI matters disposed of under s 54W(a)(i) and s 73(e)'.

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...

Ciao

Julie

OAIC - Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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OAIC reference: FOIREQ22/00270

 

Dear Julie,

 

I refer to your email of 10 September 2022.

 

We acknowledge receipt of your application for internal review of the
OAIC’s FOI decision FOIREQ22/00205 dated 31 August 2022.

 

Section 54C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) requires this
office to make a fresh decision within 30 days after the day we received
your application.

 

Because we received your application on 10 September 2022, we must make a
fresh decision by 10 October 2022.

 

Your application will be allocated to a review officer with no previous
involvement with the earlier decision.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me at the details provided
below.

 

Kind regards

 

[1][IMG] Toby Shanks | Paralegal

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001 |
[2]oaic.gov.au

1300 363 992 |
[3][email address]
[4]Facebook | [5]LinkedIn | [6]Twitter | [7]Subscribe [8]Subscribe to
icon Information Matters

 

 

Notice:

The information contained in this email message and any attached files may
be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
attachments.

References

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2. http://www.oaic.gov.au/
3. mailto:[email address]
4. http://www.facebook.com/OAICgov
5. https://www.linkedin.com/company/office-...
6. https://twitter.com/OAICgov
8. https://www.oaic.gov.au/media-and-speech...

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