Initial report RE child placed into "cage"

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to ACT Education And Training Directorate

The request was partially successful.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Education And Training Directorate - ACT,

I refer to the below report: http://m.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/c...

Can I have a copy of the initial report, plus all internal documents created to date in relation to this incident?

I am happy for the personal information of non-government individuals and the name of the school to be removed from any documents if that helps.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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From: Chester, Lyn
ACT Education And Training Directorate

Good morning Mr Fairless,

I am writing to clarify your request (below) made under the ACT Freedom of Information Act. You have asked for 'a copy of the initial report, plus all internal documents created to date in relation to this incident'. In your request your referred to a report in The Canberra Times which states that 'The Education and Training Directorate only became aware of the issue after a formal complaint by the Children's and Young People's Commissioner ...' To assist us in processing your request would you please advise whether the initial report you are seeking access to is the 'formal complaint' to the Children and Young People Commissioner?

Regards,

Lyn Chester

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Lyn,

A copy of that complaint would be in scope, however I'm also interested in any documents created in relation to this incident.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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From: Chester, Lyn
ACT Education And Training Directorate

Dear Mr Fairless

 

I refer to your application under the ACT Freedom of Information Act 1989
(the Act), received by the Directorate on 7 April 2015, in which you are
seeking access to a copy of the complaint plus all internal documents
created to date in relation to an incident reported in The Canberra Times
regarding a child reportedly contained in a cage like structure at an ACT
public primary school.  Thank you for your email of 13 April clarifying
your request.

 

The Education and Training Directorate is now processing your request. As
required by section 18 of the Act, the Directorate must take all
reasonable steps to advise you of the outcome of your request by 7 May
2015.

 

Should the authorised decision-maker decide you may be liable to pay a
processing charge, you will be notified in writing of the preliminary
assessment and given an opportunity to make an application that the charge
should be remitted in whole or in part. This may affect the time within
which your application is processed.

 

Any charges that may be payable in relation to your request will be
assessed in accordance with the ACT Freedom of Information (Fees)
Determination 2014.

 

Please be aware that under the ACT Government’s Online FOI Publication
Policy information released to you under this Freedom of Information
application may be released on the internet. Personal information or
business affairs information will not be made available under this policy.

 

A copy of the policy with details about what information may be published
on the internet, is available online at:

[1]http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/__data/assets/...

 

At this time, nothing further is required of you and the Directorate will
continue to progress your application.

 

If you have any queries in relation to this matter, please contact me at
[2][ACT-ETD request email].

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lyn Chester| Senior Advisor

Email: [3][ACT-ETD request email]

Governance and Assurance| Education and Training| ACT Government

GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601| [4]www.act.gov.au

 

 

This email and any attachments may be confidential and also privileged. If
you are not the intended recipient, please immediately notify the sender
and delete all copies of this transmission along with any attachments. You
should not copy or use it for any purpose, nor disclose its contents to
any other person.

 

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From: DET Legal Liaison
ACT Education And Training Directorate

Good afternoon Mr Fairless

I am writing to you regarding your application under the ACT Freedom of Information Act 1989, received by the Directorate on 7 April 2015, in which you are seeking access to a copy of the complaint plus all internal documents created to date in relation to an incident reported in the Canberra Times regarding a child reportedly contained in a cage-like structure at an ACT public primary school.

The Directorate’s acknowledgement email to you, dated 15 April 2015, advised the Directorate would take all reasonable steps to provide you with a response to your request by 8 May 2015. Unfortunately it is not possible to meet this time frame. It is anticipated that a response will be provided to you by 25 May 2015.

The Directorate apologises for this delay.

Regards,

Lyn Chester

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From: DET Legal Liaison
ACT Education And Training Directorate

Good afternoon Mr Fairless

I am writing to you again regarding your application under the ACT Freedom of Information Act 1989, received by the Directorate on 7 April 2015, in which you are seeking access to a copy of the complaint plus all internal documents created to date in relation to an incident reported in the Canberra Times regarding a child reportedly contained in a cage-like structure at an ACT public primary school.

My email of 6 May 2015 advised it was anticipated a response would be provided to you by 25 May 2015. The Directorate is currently liaising with other agencies in relation to the possible release of documents relevant to your request and it is now anticipated that a response will be provided to you by 12 June 2015.

The Directorate apologises for this delay.

Regards,

Lyn Chester

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From: DET Legal Liaison
ACT Education And Training Directorate

Dear Mr Fairless,

I am writing to you further to my email below. Unfortunately it has taken longer than we advised to process this request. We now anticipate the decision maker's response will be sent to you later this week. Again the Directorate apologises for the delay.

Regards,

Lyn Chester

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From: Lee, Margaret
ACT Education And Training Directorate


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Dear Mr Fairless

 

Attached is the response to your FOI request to the ACT Education and
Training Directorate

 

Margaret Lee| FOI Coordinator

Education and Training| ACT Government

GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601| www.act.gov.au

 

 

This email and any attachments may be confidential and also privileged. If
you are not the intended recipient, please immediately notify the sender
and delete all copies of this transmission along with any attachments. You
should not copy or use it for any purpose, nor disclose its contents to
any other person.

 

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