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Materials relating to the selection of Phillip Allaway, Matthew Benter, Rupert Burns, Claire Gitsham, Susan O'Connor, David Ryan and Tuan Van Le as National Judicial Registrars

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Dear Federal Court of Australia,

According to page 130 of the Federal Court's 2018-2019 annual report, Phillip Allaway, Matthew Benter, Rupert Burns, Claire Gitsham and Susan O'Connor were National Judicial Registrars of the Federal Court.

According to page 126 of the Federal Court's 2019-2020 annual report, Phillip Allaway, Matthew Benter, Rupert Burns, Claire Gitsham, Susan O'Connor, David Ryan and Tuan Van Le were National Judicial Registrars of the Federal Court.

According to page 127 of the Federal Court's 2020-2021 annual report, Phillip Allaway, Matthew Benter, Rupert Burns, Claire Gitsham, Susan O'Connor, David Ryan and Tuan Van Le were National Judicial Registrars of the Federal Court.

Phillip Allaway, Matthew Benter, Rupert Burns, Claire Gitsham, Susan O'Connor are still listed as National Judicial Registrar on the Federal Court's website: https://fedcourt.gov.au/about/registrars...

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

Clearly Phillip Allaway, Matthew Benter, Rupert Burns, Claire Gitsham, Susan O'Connor, David Ryan and Tuan Van Le were all successful candidates for the National Judicial Registrar roles in the Federal Court.

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

1) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar role that Phillip Allaway was selected to fill;
2) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar role that Phillip Allaway was selected to fill;
3) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar role that Phillip Allaway was selected to fill;
4) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar role that Phillip Allaway was selected to fill;
5) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar role that Matthew Benter was selected to fill;
6) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar role that Matthew Benter was selected to fill;
7) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar role that Matthew Benter was selected to fill;
8) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar role that Matthew Benter was selected to fill;
9) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar role that Rupert Burns was selected to fill;
10) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar role that Rupert Burns was selected to fill;
11) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar role that Rupert Burns was selected to fill;
12) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar role that Rupert Burns was selected to fill;
13) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar role that Claire Gitsham was selected to fill;
14) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar role that Claire Gitsham was selected to fill;
15) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar role that Claire Gitsham was selected to fill;
16) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar role that Claire Gitsham was selected to fill;
17) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar role that Susan O'Connor was selected to fill;
18) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar role that Susan O'Connor was selected to fill;
19) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar role that Susan O'Connor was selected to fill;
20) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar role that Susan O'Connor was selected to fill;
21) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar role that David Ryan was selected to fill;
22) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar role that David Ryan was selected to fill;
23) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar role that David Ryan was selected to fill;
24) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar role that David Ryan was selected to fill;
25) the vacancy notification for the National Judicial Registrar role that Tuan Van Le was selected to fill;
26) the classification evaluation for the National Judicial Registrar role that Tuan Van Le was selected to fill;
27) any certifications issued by a representative of the Australian Public Service Commissioner certifying the selection process for the National Judicial Registrar role that Tuan Van Le was selected to fill; and
28) the position description for the National Judicial Registrar role that Tuan Van Le was selected to fill.

In relation to the certifications issued by the Australian Public Service Commissioner's representatives, you may redact any of the representatives' 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 Phillip Allaway, Matthew Benter, Rupert Burns, Claire Gitsham, Susan O'Connor, David Ryan and Tuan Van Le as National Judicial Registrars'.

You have not provided the documents that I requested in my FOI request. The following documents are irrelevant to my request:

a) Vacancy Notifications:

* Gazette Notice - Senior National Judicial Registrar;
* Gazette Notice - Judicial Registrar;
* Gazette Notice - Deputy District Registrar.

b) Position Descriptions:

* SES2 - Senior National Judicial Registrar;
* Executive Level 2 Judicial Registrar;
* Deputy District Registrar.

c) Commissioner's Representative's Certificates:

* Certificate - SES2 Senior National Judicial Registrar.

None of those documents address my FOI request. You have constructively refused to address my FOI request by referring me to a bunch of irrelevant documents that no reasonable person could have determined were relevant to, or within the scope of, my FOI request.

I would like a complete review of my request, which includes checking again for the classification evaluations requested. How else could the Federal Court have determined that the Executive Level 2 and SES Band 1 National Judicial Registrar roles could have been classified at both the Executive Level 2 classification and the SES Band 1 classification (in contravention of subrule 9(5) of the Public Service Classification Rules 2000)?

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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Federal Court of Australia

 
 
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Our reference: MR22/01174

 

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