Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to QUESTACON 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.

QUESTACON did not have the information requested.


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

Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Smith

We acknowledge receipt of your FOI request dated 8 August 2017. We will be in touch with you in due course. Please contact [email address] if you have any questions in the meantime.


FOI Team
Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch | Corporate Division
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601
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Allen, Gerard,

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Smith,


The authorised decision maker has made a decision to refuse the request,
on the grounds that the department does not have possession of the
requested documents.


Please find attached a copy of the decision.




FOI Team

Department of Industry, Innovation & Science|
Level 11, Industry House, Akuna Street
Canberra City ACT 2600 
GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Internet: [1]

ABN 74 599 608 295


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