Precise salaries paid to Treasury’s SES officers for FY14/15, FY15/16 and FY16/17

Name withheld made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Treasury

The request was refused by Department of the Treasury.

From: Name withheld

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Dear Department of Treasury (Treasury)

The following is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act.

I am conducting research, across a range of Government agencies, into the Government's enterprise bargaining framework for the Commonwealth Public Service. Specifically, in the interests of equity and transparency, whether the Government's policy to reduce the living standards of rank and file public servants (that is, public servants who are not considered senior executive service staff ('SES')) also extends to SES public servants.

I refer Treasury to my FOI request made of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner here (the 'OAIC request'): https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/p...

By this application I make the same request of Treasury albeit such that every reference to 'OAIC' in the OAIC request should be read as a reference to Treasury for the purposes of this request. I rely on all my submissions contained in the OAIC request, in support of this request made of Treasury under s.15 of the FOI Act.

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Dear Anonymous

We would like to acknowledge receipt of your FOI request to this department, seeking the following documents:

FOI 2254 - I am conducting research, across a range of Government agencies, into the Government's enterprise bargaining framework for the Commonwealth Public Service. Specifically, in the interests of equity and transparency, whether the Government's policy to reduce the living standards of rank and file public servants (that is, public servants who are not considered senior executive service staff ('SES')) also extends to SES public servants.

I refer Treasury to my FOI request made of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner here (the 'OAIC request'): https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/p...

By this application I make the same request of Treasury albeit such that every reference to 'OAIC' in the OAIC request should be read as a reference to Treasury for the purposes of this request. I rely on all my submissions contained in the OAIC request, in support of this request made of Treasury under s.15 of the FOI Act.

Your request was received by the department on 22 December 2017 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request would ordinarily apply. However, given that the period includes Christmas and New Year and is into the department’s shutdown, we request an extension of time to process it.

The 30 day period currently expires on 21 January 2017. We would be grateful, however, if you could kindly agree to extend that deadline by 7 days. Should you agree to our request, the new deadline will be 29 January 2018.

The department will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request and the amount of any such charge as soon as possible.

Unless we hear from you, we will assume that you are not seeking staff names and contact details as part of your request. Where applicable, these details will be redacted under section 22 of the Act.

If you have any questions in relation to your application, please contact the FOI Team on 02 6263 2800.

Regards
FOI Team

Parliamentary and Legal Services Division
The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6263 2800
Email: [email address]

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From: Name withheld

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your email. In response to your request for an extension of time, I am willing to agree to a seven day extension but only on the condition that the Department will not seek any further extension of time for any purpose.

Further, you have assumed that I am not seeking relevant SES staff names as part of my request. I am unsure upon what that assumption is based. The wide and prevailing public interest in knowing precisely how much senior public servants receive in public funding for performing public duties is well established. I am amenable, however, to the Department redacting the names of the SES officers concerned but only on the condition that each relevant officer's name be replaced by a single unique identifier such that each relevant SES officer's precise salary can be tracked over the three relevant financial years (eg. SES officer #1, SES officer #2, SES officer #3 etc). If the Department is not willing to replace the SES officers' names with a single unique identifier for each relevant SES officer, then I revert to the terms of my original request.

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Dear Name Withheld,

 

Decision on access – FOI 2254 – SES remuneration

 

I refer to your request for access to documents in the possession of the
Treasury in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI
Act).

 

A statement of reasons regarding access to the documents subject to your
request is attached.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding your request.

 

Regards,

 

Brad Collins

Freedom of Information Officer | The Treasury

m: Langton Cr, Parkes ACT 2600

e: [1][Treasury request email] | w: [2]www.treasury.gov.au

 

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