Misconduct by ATO staff

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Taxation Office

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From: James Smith


Dear Australian Taxation Office,

I request any relevant document(s) which summarise misconduct by ATO staff. In particular, matters concerning unauthorised access to taxpayer records and misuse of Commonwealth resources.

I would like to see the broad spectrum of offences committed, and what the resulting consequences were for staff generally, in addition to the types of offences, and the number of occurrences of each offence.

If such a document exists which covers any, or all, of these matters for a recent, full financial-year period (eg, 2014-15), that will be sufficient for my purposes.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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From: Bryan, Natasha
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We have received your Freedom of Information request

Dear James

We have received your email of 31 March 2016 requesting copies of
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

We are required to process your application within 30 days from the date
we receive it. While we aim to achieve this timeframe, certain requests
that are large or involve complex issues may take longer. If this is the
case we will contact you to discuss when the material can be made

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If you have any questions, please phone 13 28 69 between 8.00am and
5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and ask for Natasha Bryan on extension 35910.



Natasha Bryan

Legal Advisor, General Counsel, ATOC

Australian Taxation Office
P 07 3213 5910  





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Dear Mr Smith,
Please find enclosed my decision regarding your recent FOI request about
misconduct by ATO staff.  A copy of the relevant documents is also
Julie Galeotti
Senior Legal Adviser, General Counsel
Australian Taxation Office
P 03 9285 1810  
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From: James Smith


Dear Julie,

Thank you for providing the requested information.

Yours sincerely,

James Smith

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