Nepotism and patronage in the ATO

Sarah Van Winkle made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Taxation Office

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The request was refused by Australian Taxation Office.

Sarah Van Winkle

Dear Australian Taxation Office,

I request all documents created in the last 12 months which address patronage and nepotism in ATO recruitment processes. This includes matters such as:

1. Any complaints or concerns raised.
2. Any ATO response to such complaints including reports and/or recommendations made to delegates

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require clarification.

Sincerely yours

Sarah Van Winkle

Dann, Nicole, Australian Taxation Office

Dear Ms Van Winkle

Thank you for your email to the FOI mailbox. We will consider your request
and respond as soon as possible.

FOI requests are required to be processed within 30 days from the date we
receive an application. 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
available. Further, unless your request is for personal information,
charges may apply depending on the size and complexity of your case.

We will notify you if there are charges and what those charges will be. We
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Nicole Dann

Legal Adviser, General Counsel, ATOC

Australian Taxation Office
P 03 8632 4788  


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General Counsel Requests, Australian Taxation Office

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Dear Ms Van Winkle,


Please find attached a decision letter and relevant document in response
to your FOI request dated 2 July 2016.


Kind Regards





General Counsel

Australian Taxation Office





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