Freedom of Information Extension Applications

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Dear Office of the Australian Information Commissioner,

I wish to obtain access to official information held by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. The official information sought is not available in discrete form, in the written documents of the agency, therefore I request the agency to produce a written document containing the information in discrete form by use of computer to retrieve and collate the stored official information sought.

I request access to such a compiled document that provides the following information in the layout requested:

Table One
............................................................................FY19/20.......FY18/19
* FOI section 15AB Applications Received
* FOI section 15AB Applications Approved
(any application not refused)
* FOI section 15AB Applications Refused
(any application refused/rejected)
* FOI section 15AB Applications Withdrawn
(any application withdrawn by agency)

Table Two (FY19/20 only)
Column One - List of all agencies, sorted by number of Section 15AB applications received from (descending order)
Column Two - Section 15AB Applications Received
Column Three - Section 15AB Applications Approved (any application not refused)
Column Four - Section 15AB Applications Refused (any application refused/rejected)
Column Five - Section 15AB Applications Withdrawn (any application withdrawn by agency)

Sincerely,

Julie

Rachel Ranjan, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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Our reference: FOIREQ20/00167

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 3 September 2020.

Scope of your request

In your email you seek access to documents as follows:

I wish to obtain access to official information held by the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner under the Freedom of Information Act
1982. The official information sought is not available in discrete form,
in the written documents of the agency, therefore I request the agency to
produce a written document containing the information in discrete form by
use of computer to retrieve and collate the stored official information
sought.

 

I request access to such a compiled document that provides the following
information in the layout requested:

 

Table One

............................................................................FY19/20.......FY18/19

* FOI section 15AB Applications Received

* FOI section 15AB Applications Approved

   (any application not refused)

* FOI section 15AB Applications Refused

   (any application refused/rejected)

* FOI section 15AB Applications Withdrawn

   (any application withdrawn by agency)

 

Table Two (FY19/20 only)

Column One - List of all agencies, sorted by number of Section 15AB
applications received from (descending order)

Column Two - Section 15AB Applications Received

Column Three - Section 15AB Applications Approved (any application not
refused)

Column Four - Section 15AB Applications Refused (any application
refused/rejected)

Column Five - Section 15AB Applications Withdrawn (any application
withdrawn by agency)

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.

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 3 September 2020, we must process your
request by Monday 5 October 2020.

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]O A I C logo   Dr Rachel Ranjan |  Senior
Lawyer

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

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

+61 2 9284 9878  | 
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Rachel Ranjan, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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Dear Julie

 

Please find attached a decision of today’s date in relation to your
freedom of information request of 3 September 2020.

 

Yours sincerely

[1]O A I C logo   Dr Rachel Ranjan |  Senior
Lawyer

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

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

+61 2 9284 9878  | 
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Dear Rachel Ranjan,

Thank you for your decision and I'd like to pass on my appreciation for the professionalism shown in the quality of your access grant decision. If only all FOI decisions were of this standard.

Sincerely

Julie