Number of IC requests in 2021-2022 financial year

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Dear Office of the Australian Information Commissioner,

Under the FOI Act I request access to a document that identifies the total number of IC review requests applied for in the 2021-2022 financial year.

If the document can be prepared under s 17 of the FOI Act, please prepare the document according to the terms of that section.

Documents can be sent to me by email.

Yours faithfully,

Louise

OAIC - Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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Our reference: FOIREQ22/00234

Dear Louise,

Freedom of Information request

I refer to your request for access to documents made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act) and received by the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on 16 August 2022.

Scope of your request

In your email you seek access to the following:

“Dear Office of the Australian Information Commissioner,

 

Under the FOI Act I request access to a document that identifies the total
number of IC review requests applied for in the 2021-2022 financial year.

 

If the document can be prepared under s 17 of the FOI Act, please prepare
the document according to the terms of that section.

 

Documents can be sent to me by email.”

We note the OAIC’s case management system captures applications for IC
reviews based on the date the OAIC received the application, and does not
record the date when the IC review request was “applied for”. When the IC
review requests were lodged via email or via the OAIC website, there is no
difference between the two. However, if IC reviews were lodged by postal
mail, there may be a difference with when the IC review request was
“applied for” and when it was received by the OAIC.

Accordingly, we have interpreted the scope of your request to be:

“A document that identifies the total number of IC review requests
received by the OAIC in the 2021-2022 financial year.”

Would you please kindly advise by 12 noon on Friday 19 August 2022 whether
you are agreeable to this interpretation of the scope? If we do not hear
from you by this time we will assume you have no objections to this
interpretation and will continue to process the FOI request according to
our interpretation of the scope.

We will not identify you as the FOI applicant during and consultation
process. However, documents that are within the scope of your request that
we may need to consult third parties about may contain your personal
information.

Timeframes for dealing with your request

Section 15 of the FOI Act requires this office to process your request no
later than 30 days after the day we receive it. However, section 15(6) of
the FOI Act allows us a further 30 days in situations where we need to
consult with third parties about certain information, such as business
documents or documents affecting their personal privacy.

As we received your request on 16 August 2022, we must process your
request by 15 September 2022.

Disclosure Log

Documents released under the FOI Act may be published online on our
disclosure log, unless they contain personal or business information that
would be unreasonable to publish.

If you would like to discuss this matter please contact me on my contact
details set out below.

Regards,
Janani

 

[1][IMG]   Janani Balasubramanian | 
Paralegal

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Information Commissioner

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Dear Janani,

Thanks for your email and that explanation.

I am happy for you to adopt the interpretation that you have set out.

Yours sincerely,

Louise

OAIC - Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Dear Louise,

Thank you for your response, the OAIC will process your request accordingly.

Regards,
Janani

Janani Balasubramanian |  Paralegal
Legal Services
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |  oaic.gov.au
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FOIREQ22/00234

Dear Louise

 

I refer to your above FOI request.

 

Please find attached decision of today’s date.

 

Kind regards

 

Molly

 

[1]O A I C logo   Molly Cooke | Lawyer

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Dear Molly,

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Louise