Freedom of Information request - Staff Complaints

Currently waiting for a response from Australian Broadcasting Corporation, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

Consistent with section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act, I am seeking a document to be created and provided by the Corporation that includes.

The number of bullying or harassment complaints submitted by staff or contractors between the years 2011 and 2021.

I ask that the figures be broken down by city in which the complainant was based, and by calendar year.

Yours,
NRP

FOI ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

202223-027

Dear Not Rex Patrick

The ABC refers to your request for a document to be created that shows:

"The number of bullying or harassment complaints submitted by staff or contractors between the years 2011 and 2021.

I ask that the figures be broken down by city in which the complainant was based, and by calendar year."

The ABC does not have data back to 2011. We will get back to you shortly about what parameters would be able to be utlised for a document to be created for you under s 17 of the FOI Act.

Many thanks, FOI team

ABC Legal
13 9994
 

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FOI ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

202223-027

Dear Not Rex Patrick

The ABC confirms that we are able to create a document that contains data from calendar years 2011 to 2021 inclusive.

Due to our Christmas shutdown period, the ABC would be grateful if you would agree an extension of time under s 15AA of the Freedom of Information Act (Cth) 1982 (the FOI Act) so we can finalise your request when relevant staff are available.

A maximum of 30 days can be agreed under s 15AA which would make the decision due by Monday 30 January 2023. The ABC would endeavour to issue the decision to you before this date.

Would you kindly respond by email by tomorrow as to whether you may agree to this extension of time? We note the Right to Know site shows that you may not have read our email of 13 December. Would you kindly confirm you are contactable at this email address?

Many thanks,
FOI team

ABC Legal 

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FOI ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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202223-027

Dear Not Rex Patrick

We refer to previous communications.

The Right to Know website at 29 December 2022 shows that you have not read
our emails of 13 or 21 December 2022. Specifically, the status is recorded
as:  

As such, the processing of this request is suspended until you confirm via
email or phone you are contactable at this email address and wish to
pursue the request.

We note you have requested a document be created for you. We are not able
to provide this information per city however once you contact us we can
confirm a scope of request that may be facilitated.

If we do not hear from you by 19 January 2023, the file will be closed as
withdrawn.

If you wish to contact us after that date we will open a new file.

Many thanks,

FOI team

ABC Legal

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Dear FOI Legal Team,

Apologies for the delay in providing you a reply.

I can confirm I agree to the extension of time, and would be happy to consider a further extension if required.

I confirm I can be contacted at this email address and would be happy to discuss the scope that can be accommodated.

Yours,
NRP

FOI ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

202223-027

Dear NRP

Thank you for your email.

Would you kindly let us know if you are happy to agree this scope of request:

A document that shows the number of bullying or harassment complaints submitted by ABC staff or contractors between 2011 and 2021, broken down by the state or territory in Australia in which the complainant was based and by calendar year.

Many thanks,

FOI team

ABC Legal 

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and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

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Dear FOI Team,

Thank you for your email. I'd be happy to amend the request to the following, noting that ABC Staff and contractors are also outside of Australia.

'A document that shows the number of bullying or harassment complaints submitted by ABC staff or contractors between 2011 and 2021 by calendar year, broken down by the state or territory in Australia in which the complainant was based, and by country where the complainant was based if they were outside of Australia.'

Please let me know if there are further questions on how to process this request.

Yours,
NPR

FOI ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Thank you for your email.

The ABC is not able to facilitate this portion of your amended request: "and by country where the complainant was based if they were outside of Australia."

We note you have asked for a document to be created for you under s 17 of the FOI Act. Pls confirm whether you are happy to proceed on this basis as this is the information the ABC can prepare for you:

A document that shows the number of bullying or harassment complaints submitted by ABC staff or contractors between 2011 and 2021, broken down by the state or territory in Australia in which the complainant was based and by calendar year.

We are available by phone if you would like to discuss.

Many thanks,

FOI team

ABC Legal

13 9994 

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and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

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Dear FOI Team,

Thank you for the clarification. Could I confirm you're not able to facilitate that portion because you don't hold the data or because the request would be too broad?

Yours,
NRP