Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Department of Planning and Environment as part of a batch sent to 204 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Dear NSW Department of Planning and Environment,

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

DPE GC Pati Unit Mailbox, NSW Department of Planning and Environment


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The Public  Access to Information & Privacy Unit


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DPE GC Pati Unit Mailbox, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

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Dear James,


Thank you for your request for information.


The Department of Planning & Environment is not subject to the federal
Freedom of Information Act 1982 as it is a NSW Government Department.  The
equivalent legislation in NSW is the Government Information (Public
Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).


A valid access application for government information must comply with the
following requirements under Section 41 of the GIPA Act


 a. it must be in writing sent to or lodged at an office of the agency
 b. it must clearly indicate that it is an access application made
under this Act,
 c. it must be accompanied by a fee of $30,
 d. it must state a postal address as the address for correspondence in
connection with the application,
 e. it must include such information as is reasonably necessary to
enable the government information applied for to be identified.


Further information about the process can be found on our website -


Kind regards,



Amber Wilson

Administrative Officer

Public Access to Information Unit

Department of Planning & Environment | 320 Pitt St | GPO Box 39 |  SYDNEY 
NSW  2001

T 9860 1440   E [NSW Department of Planning and Environment request email]  



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