Dear Administrative Appeals Tribunal,

I seek a copy of the AAT's policy & procedures regarding the use of labour hire firms.

Please narrow this request to only include documents that meet this description that are, or have been available on the AAT's intranet, for use by the AAT's managerial staff when procuring labour hire services.

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I request that any applicable fee be waived on the public interest ground;

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

FOI, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request no. 2020/0082.

 

Please find attached a letter notifying you of my FOI decision and the
relevant documents released to you under the FOI Act.

 

Kind regards,

 

Skye M

Policy Officer

 

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Principal Registry, Sydney

Legal & Policy

E: [1][AAT request email]

 

[2]www.aat.gov.au

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you, appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

Dear FOI,

I seek internal review of the s22 redactions across all of the above documents.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

FOI, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please find attached a letter acknowledging your request for Internal
Review of the FOI decision made on 8 August 2020 (2020/0082).

 

Kind regards,

 

Skye M

Policy Officer

 

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Principal Registry, Sydney

Legal & Policy

E: [1][AAT request email]        

 

www.aat.gov.au

 

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FOI, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Smith,

Please find attached a letter in relation to your internal review request.

Yours sincerely,
Sandra Koller

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FOI, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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Dear Mr Smith,

I refer to the internal review decision in the email below.

Please find attached the documents in relation to which the redactions were varied.

Yours sincerely,
Sandra Koller
Director, Legal and Policy

Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Principal Registry, Sydney

www.aat.gov.au

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