Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to NT Department of Health

The request was refused by NT Department of Health.

From: James Smith

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Dear NT Department of Health,

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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From: InfoPrivacyHealth THS
NT Department of Health


Attachment Non Acceptance Letter Mr James Smith signed.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please find attached letter of non-acceptance in relation to your
application to access information from the Department of Health.

 

Your application will be held open for 30 days from today pending receipt
of addition information and payment of the application fee, as detailed in
the attached correspondence.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Tracy Richardson | Manager

Information and Privacy | Department of Health

 

p ... 08 8999 2880

f ... 08 8999 2455

e [email address]

w... www.nt.gov.au/health

 

 

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Note 1: Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (or money!) is needed before the request will be processed. This time, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is more than 1 year since the agency 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).

Note 2: Although an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1983 of the Commonwealth of Australia does not require an application fee, this is not the case with applications in the states and territories of Australia. Then an applicant must usually pay a fee, or the request is not valid. Also, the Commonwealth agencies might demand payment of a fee to cover extra processing costs. If the fee is not paid, the request will not be processed.

Note 2: It can be a problem when an applicant sends out a very large bulk request. Although it is convenient for the applicant, very often the application will not be valid. This is usually the fact when an applicant uses Right to Know to apply to an agency of a state or territory; see Note 2. When so many responses are received it is inconvenient to work out how to continue ... or even to classify the responses and often an applicant does not classify the responses so they create a backlog of unclassified responses on Right to Know.

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