Private use of social media advice provided to employees
James Smith made this Right to Information request to Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
The request was refused by Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
From: James Smith
Dear Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services,
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
I request documents related to the ten most recent instances where an employee has sought information, advice, guidance, or opinion on their social media use in a private capacity.
I limit the scope of documents to:
- the original request from the employee
- the agency/department's response
- any follow-up questions and response
- only those sent to a relevant HR / conduct / social media (or similar) team (rather than managers across all areas of the organisation)
- where the original request was created in the last 2 years
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Good afternoon Mr Smith
Thank you for your email. Please find attached a Right to Information and Information Privacy application form which will enable you to apply for information held by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Please ensure all mandatory fields on the application form are completed, in particular question three (3). If you answer ‘yes’ to question three (3) please ensure question four (4) is also completed.
An application seeking access to documents that contain personal information either in relation to you or on behalf of another person (including your child) requires a certified copy of one of the following documents as proof of identity:
Birth certificate; driver’s licence; identifying page of current passport; 18+ card; photographic student identification card from a recognised educational institution; birth extract; marriage certificate; naturalisation certificate or citizenship certificate; immigration papers or other documents issued by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration; identity card issued by the department administering the Corrective Services Act 2006 and certified by a corrective services officer.
If you are seeking documents on behalf of another person (including your child), both parties must provide a certified copy of their identification and a written authority authorising you to act on that persons behalf. For applications made on behalf of your child, the child’s birth certificate where you are named as a parent is sufficient identification for the child and authorisation for you to act on their behalf.
A certified copy is a copy that is witnessed by a lawyer, notary public, a commissioner for declarations or a justice of the peace. Please note certification by a Police Officer, Pharmacist or Postal Officer cannot be accepted. Please ensure that you forward the document with the certifying officer’s original signature. A faxed, scanned or photocopy of the certifying officer’s signature cannot be accepted.
If you are requesting information regarding other people a $48.00 application fee will be applicable.
Further processing and access charges may be payable, these charges will be outlined during the application process. If you wish to apply for a waiver of any processing or access charges, a request in writing will need to be forwarded to this office along with a copy of both the front and back of one of the following valid concession cards:
a health care card or pensioner concession card under the Social Security Act 1991 (Cwlth); or
a pensioner concession card issued by the department of the Commonwealth in which the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (Cwlth) is administered.
In order for the waiver of charges to be granted, you must be the holder of the concession card.
Please note: the application fee of $48.00 may not be waived under the Right to Information Act 2009.
Should you wish to apply online the direct link is supplied below:
When applying online your certified identification will need to be forwarded to the address outlined below.
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Right to Information, Information Privacy and Screening
GPO Box 806
BRISBANE QLD 4001
If you have any further enquires please do not hesitate to call us on 1800 809 078.
Peter Day | A/Team Leader
Information Access and Amendment | Right to Information, Information Privacy & Screening
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/
T: 07 3006 2497 | F: 07 3224 7050