Implementation of the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, National Archives of Australia should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear FOI Coordinator

Please accept this as a request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act.

The request is for:

"Documents relating to the implementation of recommendations 1 to 5 given by the ANAO (and agreed to by the NAA) in the audit of the 'Implementation of the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy' available at: https://www.anao.gov.au/work/performance.... The date range is for documents created between 1 November 2019 to 29 May 2020, inclusive."

Kind regards

Sarah

FOI Shared Mailbox, National Archives of Australia

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OFFICIAL

Our Reference 2020/1731

 

Dear Sarah

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). I have taken your request as:

 

Documents relating to the implementation of recommendations 1 to 5 given
by the ANAO (and agreed to by the NAA) in the audit of the 'Implementation
of the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy' available at:
[1]https://www.anao.gov.au/work/performance....
The date range is for documents created between 1 November 2019 to 29 May
2020, inclusive.

 

The FOI team received your request in the FOI inbox on 9 June 2020 and the
30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day
after that date.

You should therefore expect a decision from us by 10 July 2020.

Due to working arrangements surrounding COVID-19 and the limitations on
coordination, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has
suggested departments seek agreement with the FOI applicant for an
extension under section 15AA of the FOI Act.

We will advise you if we need an extension of time to process your
request.

We may seek a further extension if we need to consult third parties,
impose a charge or for other reasons.

If the decision is made to impose charges in relation to your request, you
will be notified as soon as possible, before we process any requested
documents or impose a final charge.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log, subject to certain exceptions.
(For example, personal information will not be published where this would
be unreasonable.)

We will contact you using the email address you provided.

Please advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of
contact.

If you have any questions or wish to withdraw your request, please contact
[2][NAA request email] 

Yours sincerely

Kamron

 

Kamron Seyedi
FOI Officer
Corporate Governance
[3]NAA t +61 2 6212
National 3600 m
Archives e
of [NAA request email]
Australia Kings Avenue,
logo Parkes ACT
2600
PO Box 4924
Kingston ACT
2604 |
naa.gov.au

         Murrulangalang

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this
land and celebrate their
ongoing culture and contribution to society.

 

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FOI Shared Mailbox, National Archives of Australia

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OFFICIAL

Our Ref: 2020/1311

 

 

Dear Sarah

 

I refer to your request received on 9 June 2020 for access to documents
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

Due to an increased number of FOI requests, the scope of your request and
shortage of resources the National Archives of Australia (National
Archives) will not be able to finalise your request by the original
deadline 10 July 2020.

 

The National Archives seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI
Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 14 days
from the original deadline. The new due date of your request would be
Friday 24 July 2020.

 

Please confirm if you agree to the extension of time.

 

If you wish to follow the statutory timeframe the National Archives may
seek an extension under section 15AC.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or
concerns.

 

Kind regards

 

Kamron

 

 

Kamron Seyedi
FOI Officer
Corporate Governance
[1]NAA t +61 2 6212 3600
National m
Archives e
of [2][NAA request email]
Australia Kings Avenue,
logo Parkes ACT 2600
PO Box 4924
Kingston ACT 2604
| naa.gov.au

         Murrulangalang

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this
land and celebrate their
ongoing culture and contribution to society.

 

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FOI Shared Mailbox, National Archives of Australia

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OFFICIAL

Our Ref: 2020/1311

 

Dear Sarah

 

I am following up from my previous email dated 9 July 2020 seeking an
extension under section 15AA.

 

The original deadline of 10 July 2020 has lapsed however we are still
processing this request.

 

Can you please confirm by COB 17 July 2020 that you agree to the request
for extension to Friday 24 July 2020.

 

If you do not confirm or agree to the extension by this date then we may
seek an extension with the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner under section 15AC.

 

Kind regards

 

Kamron

 

Kamron Seyedi
FOI Officer
Corporate Governance
[1]NAA t +61 2 6212 3600
National m
Archives e
of [2][NAA request email]
Australia Kings Avenue,
logo Parkes ACT 2600
PO Box 4924
Kingston ACT 2604
| naa.gov.au

         Murrulangalang

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this
land and celebrate their
ongoing culture and contribution to society.

 

OFFICIAL

From: Kamron Seyedi-Isfahani On Behalf Of FOI Shared Mailbox
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:43 PM
To: 'Sarah' <[FOI #6385 email]>
Subject: CM: RE: [EXT] Freedom of Information request - Implementation of
the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

OFFICIAL

Our Ref: 2020/1311

 

 

Dear Sarah

 

I refer to your request received on 9 June 2020 for access to documents
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

Due to an increased number of FOI requests, the scope of your request and
shortage of resources the National Archives of Australia (National
Archives) will not be able to finalise your request by the original
deadline 10 July 2020.

 

The National Archives seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI
Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 14 days
from the original deadline. The new due date of your request would be
Friday 24 July 2020.

 

Please confirm if you agree to the extension of time.

 

If you wish to follow the statutory timeframe the National Archives may
seek an extension under section 15AC.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or
concerns.

 

Kind regards

 

Kamron

 

 

Kamron Seyedi
FOI Officer
Corporate Governance
[3]NAA t +61 2 6212 3600
National m
Archives e
of [4][NAA request email]
Australia Kings Avenue,
logo Parkes ACT 2600
PO Box 4924
Kingston ACT 2604
| naa.gov.au

         Murrulangalang

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this
land and celebrate their
ongoing culture and contribution to society.

 

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FOI Shared Mailbox, National Archives of Australia

1 Attachment

OFFICIAL

Our Reference 2020/1731

 

Dear Sarah

 

We note that you have not responded to our requests for an extension of
time or previous correspondence, so we have at this stage suspended this
FOI request until you provide us with your response.

 

In promoting the objectives of the FOI Act, the National Archives’
intention is to finalise this request at a later date, after we have
received your confirmation to continue processing.

 

As per our previous requests for extension, due to an increase in access
requests and limited resources, the National Archives would require more
time to appropriately finalise this request.

 

If you wish to continue with this request or consult with us about your
request please do not hesitate to contact us at [1][NAA request email]

 

Kind regards

 

Kamron

 

 

Kamron Seyedi
FOI Officer
Corporate Governance
[2]NAA t +61 2 6212 3600
National m
Archives e
of [3][NAA request email]
Australia Kings Avenue,
logo Parkes ACT 2600
PO Box 4924
Kingston ACT 2604
| naa.gov.au

         Murrulangalang

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this
land and celebrate their
ongoing culture and contribution to society.

 

 

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Posty left an annotation ()

This is a bullshit delay tactic - who cares about whether they agree or disagree to an extension - a non answer would clearly mean they agree because people have other things to do than FOI things all day.

FOI, National Archives of Australia

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OFFICIAL

Dear Sarah

 

Please find enclosed a decision in relation to your FOI request. We
apologise for the lengthy delay in response.

 

As this matter is now a deemed refusal, we have applied to the Office of
the Australian Information Commissioner for an extension of time under
s15AC of the FOI Act. If this extension is granted, your review rights
will be preserved.

 

We will notify you accordingly.

 

Regards
Helen

 

 

Helen Athanasiadis
Manager – Integrity (Legal
and Compliance)
Corporate Governance
[1]NAA t +61 2 6212 3600
National e
Archives [2][NAA request email]
of Kings Avenue,
Australia Parkes ACT 2600
logo PO Box 4924
Kingston ACT 2604
| naa.gov.au

         Murrulangalang

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this
land and celebrate their
ongoing culture and contribution to society.

 

OFFICIAL

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Our reference: RQ20/03850

Agency reference: FOI 132

Sarah

Sent by email: [1][FOI #6385 email]

Extension of time under s 15AC

Dear Sarah

 

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the National Archives of Australia.

 

Sincerely

 

[2][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Freedom of information

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
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