Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Right to Information request to Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet

The request was refused by Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet.

From: James Smith


Dear Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet,

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.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

I refer to your email received 9 August 2017, seeking access to information held by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (department).

Based on your email, it is possible this department holds information relevant to your request and you are entitled to seek access to this type of information under the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act).

However, under the RTI Act, an access application must be made on the approved form and be accompanied by the $48.00 access application fee.

This can be done by either completing an online access application form or by submitting a completed hard copy application form.

I have attached pdf copy of the access application form as well as a link to the pdf form:

You may wish to complete this pdf form and submit to this department, along with the $48.00 access application fee, to the following address:

Manager, Right to Information and Privacy
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
PO Box 15185

Or you may wish to lodge your application online. I have provided below a link the whole of government webpage including and a link for the "online application process"

Once you online access application is completed and submitted (including payment of the $48.00 access application fee), it will automatically be received by this department and processing will commence.

If you have any queries in relation to making an access application to this department, please do not hesitate to contact the RTI and Privacy Unit on (07) 3003 9230.

Yours sincerely

Lucas Clarke
Manager, Right to Information and Privacy
Government Services
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
P 07 3003 9230
Level 28, 1 William Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
PO Box 15185, City East, QLD 4002

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (and money!) is needed before the request will be processed. This time, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is two months when the agency has responded and the applicant has not made a follow-up. This does not mean that the agency will refuse the request when an application is made in the correct (required) way and although I have made the classification of "refused", the applicant can use this same request page if he wishes to pursue the request.

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