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Materials relating to the selection of Murray Belcher, Russell Trott and Peter Schmidt as National Judicial Registrars & District Registrars

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Dear Federal Court of Australia,

According to page 129 of the Federal Court's 2018-2019 annual report, Murray Belcher was the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland and Russell Trott was the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Western Australia.

According to page 125 of the Federal Court's 2019-2020 annual report, Murray Belcher was the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland and Russell Trott was the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Western Australia.

According to page 126 of the Federal Court's 2020-2021 annual report, Peter Schmidt was the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland Russell Trott was the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Western Australia. Russell Trott is still listed as the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Western Australia on the website of the Federal Court and Peter Schmidt is still listed as the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland: https://fedcourt.gov.au/about/registrars...

The Federal Court's annual reports can be accessed here: https://fedcourt.gov.au/about/corporate-...

Under the FOI Act I request access to the following documents:

a) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland role that Murray Belcher was selected to fill;
b) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland role that Murray Belcher was selected to fill;
c) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland role that Murray Belcher was selected to fill;
d) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland that Murray Belcher was selected to fill;
e) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Western Australia that Russell Trott was selected to fill;
f) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Western Australia role that Russell Trott was selected to fill;
g) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Western Australia role that Russell Trott was selected to fill;
h) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Western Australia role that Russell Trott was selected to fill;
i) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland role that Peter Schmidt was selected to fill;
j) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland role that Peter Schmidt was selected to fill;
k) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland role that Peter Schmidt was selected to fill; and
l) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar of Queensland that Peter Schmidt was selected to fill.

In relation to the certifications requested under paragraphs (c), (h) and (k), you may redact any signatures on those certifications. Please do not redact anything else.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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OFFICIAL
Dear Hannah

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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OFFICIAL
Dear Hannah

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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Dear Ms Hammerton Cole,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Federal Court of Australia's handling of my FOI request 'Materials relating to the selection of Murray Belcher, Russell Trott and Peter Schmidt as National Judicial Registrars & District Registrars'.

I request an internal review in respect of the following paragraphs of my FOI request:

Paragraphs b, g and j.

Those classification evaluation documents must exist. Consider, for example, the reclassification of the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar - QLD position from an SES Band 1 classification to an Executive Level 2 classification. Somebody must have made an objective decision by reference to the Australian Public Service Commissioner's work level standards. A record of that decision must exist.

Please check again for the classification evaluation documents.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Hannah

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

OFFICIAL
Dear Hannah

I acknowledge receipt of your request below for an internal review of the decision made by Registrar Hammerton Cole on behalf of the Federal Court of Australia and dated 30 May 2022.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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OFFICIAL
Dear Hannah

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards,

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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