Labour hire, APRA

John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

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From: John Smith

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Dear Australian Prudential Regulation Authority,

I request a document that contains the total number of labour hire staff procured throughout your department.

I also request a document that contains the total number of labour hire staff procured throughout the APS, that are fulfilling functionally equivalent roles to actual APS employees throughout your department.

Additionally, I seek a document that contains the amount spent on labour hire staff procured throughout your department, for the 19/20 financial year.

Finally, I seek a document that contains the amount spent on labour hire staff procured throughout your department, for the 19/20 financial year; that are fulfilling functionally equivalent roles to actual APS employees in your department.

If any of the above documents do not exist please advise.

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I additionally seek that a charge not be imposed for this FOI request;

The use of labour hire services in the public service is a matter that has been discussed by many outlets, in both the mainstream and independent media.

Further clarity on the use of labour hire employees throughout government departments, (both Commonwealth and State) is of interest to a substantial section of the public.

Information about the number of labour hire employees working APS-equivalent roles, is not currently available within the DHS annual reports. That is why this FOI request is necessary.

To substantiate this point, let me point out a number of recent articles written about public sector use of labour hire:

Sydney Morning Herald:
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/...

ABC News:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-03/a...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-06/n...

Michael West Media:
https://www.michaelwest.com.au/boomers-v...

It is also a topic that has been of interest to the CPSU, a union that represents a substantial section of the public (namely, public servant union members)

https://www.cpsu.org.au/campaigns/scrap-...

In light of the above, please waive the fee associated with this request; on the ground that this is a public interest inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your FOI request dated 23 July 2020. We are
processing your request and will respond soon.

 

Regards,

 

FOI OFFICER

T 02 9210 3000 | E [1][APRA request email]

AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY
1 Martin Place (Level 12), Sydney, NSW 2000
GPO Box 9836, Sydney, NSW 2001
T 02 9210 3000 | W [2]www.apra.gov.au

[3]Title: Australian Coat of Arms and APRA logo

 

 

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

APRA seeks your agreement to extend the timeframe by 30 days to process
the below request under s 15AA(a) of the FOI Act. APRA is due to make a
decision on your request by 22 August 2020 but requires an extension of
time to undertake further consultation and would appreciate your agreement
to extend the time for processing it. Should you agree to the requested 30
day extension, APRA will be required to make a decision on your request by
21 September 2020.

 

Please advise in writing if you consent to this extension of time.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI OFFICER

T 02 9210 3000 | E [1][APRA request email]

AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY
1 Martin Place (Level 12), Sydney, NSW 2000
GPO Box 9836, Sydney, NSW 2001
T 02 9210 3000 | W [2]www.apra.gov.au

[3]Title: Australian Coat of Arms and APRA logo

 

 

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Our reference: RQ20/03105

Agency reference: FOI 21-3

Mr John Smith

Sent by email: [1][FOI #6515 email]

Extension of time application by the Australian Prudential Regulation
Authority

Dear Ms Smith

I write to advise that on 21 August 2020 the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) for an extension of
time, to process your FOI request.

APRHA has applied for an extension of time under s 15AB of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) because your request is considered to be
complex.

APRA has advised the OAIC that:

·      Part of the request requires APRA to collate information about
labor hire staff performing functionally equivalent roles to actual APS
employees. Because APRA is a non-APS agency such information is not
readily available

·      The request requires significant sourcing and collating of
information from a variety of areas and the FOI team is currently waiting
on results from these internal consultations in order to review the
documents

APRA has requested an extension to 21 September 2020. I will take any
comments you may have to make into account when deciding the application.

Please respond to this email by close of business 30 August 2020. If I do
not hear from you by this date, I will proceed to make a decision on the
basis of the information provided to me by the APRA.

You will be notified of the decision once the matter has been finalised.

Further information about [2]extension of time requests may be found on
our website.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact me on 02 9284 9745  or via email
[email address]. In all correspondence please include the
reference number at the top of this email.

Yours sincerely

[3][IMG]   Carl English  | Review Adviser (Legal)

Freedom of Information Dispute
Resolution

Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner

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

+61 2 9284 9745  | 
[5][email address]
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From: John Smith

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Dear Carl English,

I agree to the extension of time.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Our reference: RQ20/03105

Agency reference: FOI 21-3

Mr John Smith

Sent by email: [FOI #6515 email]

Extension of time under s 15AB

Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your email responding to my inquiries.

Please find correspondence in relation to your FOI request to Australian
Prudential Regulation Authority attached.

Kind regards

[1][IMG]   Carl English  | Review Adviser (Legal)

Freedom of Information Dispute
Resolution

Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner

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

+61 2 9284 9745  | 
[3][email address]
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