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John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: John Smith

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

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.

Typically these 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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FOI Request: FA 20/07/00200
File Number: OBJ2020/22646

Dear Mr Smith,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 3 July 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

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

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

Your request was received by the Department on 3 July 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/07/00200 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date upon which your application was received by the Department.

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner here.
Exclusion of staff details

The Department’s policy is to exclude the personal details of staff not in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the direct contact details of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within scope of an FOI request. If you require personal details of non-SES officers, or direct contact details of SES staff, please inform us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your request.

Duplicate documents

If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exists.
Publication of document

Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the Department may be required to publish these documents on its website within 10 working days in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act. Publication will not be required where the documents contain personal or business affairs information.
Contacting the FOI Section

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at [DIBP request email].

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 3 July 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 2 August 2020.

Due to the number of requests currently being processed by our office, we will not be able to finalise your request by the original due date.

In order for the Department to complete the process of retrieving all the documents that fall within the scope of your request the Department will require additional time to process your request.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This would extend the due date for your request to 1 September 2020.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 24 July 2020.

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI section on the details below.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI,

I agree to the extension of time.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Dear Mr Smith

 

FOI request FA 20/07/00200

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 3 July 2020, seeking access to the
following:

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

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

If no such document exists please advise.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information (FOI) Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

E: [DIBP request email]

Department of Home Affairs | [1]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI,

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

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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FOI request: FA 20/07/00200-R1

File number: OBJ2020/22646

 

Dear Mr Smith,

This email is to acknowledge that the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) has received your request for an internal review of an access
refusal decision under section 54 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act).

The decision under review is the Department’s decision of 7 August 2020.

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing an internal review request is 30
days from the date on which the request was received by the Department.
The Department received the internal review request on 10 August 2020.  

Review rights

Your review rights in relation to your internal review request are
available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner [1]here.

Contacting the FOI Section

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at
[2][email address].

 

Kind Regards,

 

Karen

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

Email: [3][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Smith

I am writing with regard to your internal review request for FA20/07/00200-R1.

I have discussed your request with the business area, and they have asked me to further clarify the scope of your request in order to determine whether a document can be produced under section 17(1) of the FOI Act.

The business area advises that it is able to produce a report stating the 'total number of number of non-APS staff employed by the Department'. However, it advises that this document would not meet the second part of your request, which requires that this number of non APS staff be 'filling equivalent roles to actual APS staff in your department'. The business area further advises that there would be no correlation between the 'total number of number of non-APS staff employed by the Department' and the 'number of non APS staff filling equivalent roles to actual APS staff'.

In light of this information, please advise by return email if you wish to alter the scope of your internal review request to be:

'The 'total number of number of non-APS staff employed by the Department' on XX date'.

Alternatively, if you wish to propose a different scope, or clarify the specifics of your request, please advise by return email by 2 September 2020.

Kind regards

FOI Reviews Officer
FOI Section
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au

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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI Reviews mailbox,

Please amend my request to read; 'total number of number of non-APS staff employed by the Department' on today's date'

AND

'total number of number of non-APS staff employed by the Department' on today's date fulfilling roles equivalent to actual APS officers'

AND

'please include a list of position titles of all non-APS staff at the department. You may omit repeated position titles. Please indicate the number of non-APS staff that hold that title.'

Please advise if further clarification is needed.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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FOI Request: FA 20/06/00821-R1

File Number: OBJ2020/19987

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Decision on Internal Review – Freedom of Information Act 1982

 

I refer to your correspondence dated 5 August 2020 in which you requested
that the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) review its decision
on access to documents dated 5 August 2020 under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

The Department has made a decision on the internal review. Please find
attached the decision notice and released documents.

 

The internal review is now closed.

 

Regards,

 

Claire  

FOI Officer, Reviews Team

Freedom of Information

FOI & Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request:            FA 20/07/00200-R1

File Number:           OBJ2020/22646 

Dear Mr Smith

I refer to your correspondence dated 10 August 2020 in which you requested
that the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) review its decision
on access to documents dated 7 August 2020 under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

Please find attached decision letter and released document in relation to
this request.

 

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Reviews Officer

FOI Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

 

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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI Reviews mailbox,

Thank you, greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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