IPA and HR Hicholls Society documents

I Whittaker made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Public Service Commission

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From: I Whittaker

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Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

I’d like to make an FOI request for documents held by the APSC as a result of those documents being sent by any member of staff at the APSC who is categorised as SES, or as the ‘Public Service Commissioner’, to:

(a) the Institute of Public Affairs;
(b) the H.R. Nicholls Society; or
(c) any person in their as capacity as a member, staffer or affiliate of those organisations.

Additionally, I seek access to any documents held by the APSC as a result of those documents being received by any member of staff at the APSC who is categorised as SES, or as the ‘Public Service Commissioner’, because those documents have been sent to a relevant person by the:

(a) the Institute of Public Affairs;
(b) the H.R. Nicholls Society; or
(d) any person in their as capacity as a member, staffer or affiliate of those organisations.

A search of all items (using relevant search terms) in the email programs (eg. Microsoft Outlook) of each relevant SES staff member and the Public Service Commissioner will yield documents that fall within the terms of my request.

Thanks.

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Australian Public Service Commission

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) for access to documents, as per the below email. Your request was received on 7 May 2017 and the statutory timeframe for responding to your request is 30 days from the date of receipt. This timeframe may be extended in certain circumstances. We will notify you if such circumstances arise.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about your request.

Charmaine

Charmaine Donovan l FOI Officer
Legal Services

Australian Public Service Commission
Level 6, Aviation House, 16 Furzer Street, PHILLIP ACT 2606

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Australian Public Service Commission

Dear applicant,

I refer to your request for access to documents received by the Commission on 7 May 2017.

As your request covers documents which contain personal information, the APSC is consulting the relevant individuals under section 27A of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) before making a decision on the release of those documents. Section 15(6) of the FOI Act provides that the period for processing your request has been extended by 30 days in order to allow our agency time to consult with the relevant individuals. Your decision will now fall due on or before 7 July 2017.

The consultation mechanism under section 27A applies when we believe the individuals may wish to contend that the requested documents are exempt for reasons of personal privacy. We will take into account any comments we receive from the individuals but the final decision about whether to grant you access to the documents you requested rests with the FOI decision-maker.

Kind regards,

FOI Officer
Legal Services

Australian Public Service Commission
Level 6, Aviation House, 16 Furzer Street, PHILLIP ACT 2606

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Australian Public Service Commission

Dear Sir/Madam,

I refer to your request for access to documents dated 7 May 2017.

Your request captures documents which contain personal information of third parties, therefore the APSC is consulting the relevant individuals under section 27A of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) before making a decision on the release of those documents. The consultation mechanism under section 27A of the FOI Act applies when we believe the individuals may wish to contend that the requested documents, or parts of the requested documents are exempt for reasons of personal privacy. I confirm that while we will take into account any comments we receive from the consulted individuals, that the final decision as to whether to grant access rests with the FOI decision-maker.

Due to the aforementioned consultation, the timeframe for processing your request has been extended by 30 days in order to allow our agency time to consult with the relevant individuals (section 15(6) of the FOI Act). We endeavour to provide a decision sooner where possible.

Regards

FOI Officer
Legal Services

Australian Public Service Commission
Level 6, Aviation House, 16 Furzer Street, PHILLIP ACT 2606

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Australian Public Service Commission


Attachment FOI Decision C17 1026.pdf
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Dear applicant

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

 

Important: This email remains the property of the Commonwealth and is
subject to the jurisdiction of section 70 of the Crimes Act 1914. It may
contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you think it
was sent to you by mistake, please delete all copies and advise the
sender.

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