Non-ASL public service staff

John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The request was refused by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

From: John Smith

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Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

I seek the following under FOI;

- A document that contains the total number of non-APS staff, filling equivalent roles to actual APS staff in your department.

- A document that contains a list of all position titles within your department, that are currently filled by non-APS staff.

Typically these non-APS employees are ostensibly employed through labour hire agencies, and fulfil functionally equivalent roles to their colleagues.

If no such document exists please advise.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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OFFICIAL

FOI Reference: LEX2235

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Re: Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 6 July 2020 in which you seek access under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) to:

 

“- A document that contains the total number of non-APS staff, filling
equivalent roles to actual APS staff in your department.

- A document that contains a list of all position titles within your
department, that are currently filled by non-APS staff.

 

Typically these non-APS employees are ostensibly employed through labour
hire agencies, and fulfil functionally equivalent roles to their
colleagues.

 

If no such document exists please advise.”

 

This e-mail sets out some information about how your request will be
processed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

 

Searches are now being undertaken in relevant areas of the Department for
documents relevant to your request.

 

Scope of request

If it emerges that the scope of your request is unclear or is too large
for processing, the Department will contact you to discuss re-scoping the
request.

 

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We received your request on 6 July 2020 and the 30-day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date.  You
should therefore expect a decision from us by 5 August 2020.  The period
of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances.  We will advise you
if any extension of time is required.

 

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requests.  We will advise you of these charges when we are in a position
to estimate the resources required to process your request.

 

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It is the Department’s policy to withhold the mobile numbers of all
government officials, and the names and contact details of government
officials not in the Senior Executive Service (SES) or equivalent.  If you
require the mobile numbers of all government officials, or the names and
contact details of non-SES officials, please let us know at
[1][DFAT request email] so the decision-maker may consider; otherwise we will
take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope
of your request.

 

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contact us by return e-mail at [3][DFAT request email].

 

 

Yours sincerely

Joel

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DFAT FOI Team

Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
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the advice, you avoid waiving privilege. Please consult the author of the
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OFFICIAL
FOI Reference: LEX2235

Dear Mr Smith

Please find attached a decision relating to your FOI request, DFAT reference LEX2235.

Yours sincerely
Joel

DFAT FOI Team
Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Legal Division | Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI,

I seek internal review of the decision on the ground that a document containing that information should be produced under s17(1) of the act.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Our reference: RQ20/02962

Agency reference: LEX2235

Mr John Smith

 

Sent by email:  [1][FOI #6469 email]

Extension of time under s 15AC

Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

 

Sincerely

 

[2][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Freedom of information

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [3]oaic.gov.au

+61 2 9284 9847  | 
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From: John Smith

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Dear Jasmin Clarke,

Thank you, I await the outcome.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Our reference: RQ20/03331

Agency reference: LEX2400

Mr John Smith

By email: [1][FOI #6469 email]

Extension of time under s 54D

Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

 

Sincerely

 

[2][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Freedom of information

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [3]oaic.gov.au

+61 2 9284 9847  | 
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