Psychosocial reports on studies conducted on the RAAF Laverton Apprentices 1960-1980

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Dear Department of Defence,
We are aware that a significant volume of psychsocial data was collected on the Apprebtices at Radschool Laverton during the period 1960-1980. We request copies of the reports generated from these Psychosocial studies generated during this period.

Yours faithfully,
Chris Squelch
Counsel for the Plaintiff
Ref: CS-475-23

FOI, Department of Defence

Good afternoon Chris,

Thank you for your FOI inquiry.

Noting the timeframe for records outlined in your request, I would advise that any records relevant to your request will be subject to the Archives Act 1983 and not the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Records created in 2003 or earlier are classed as open access records and must be requested under the Archives Act from the National Archives of Australia (NAA).

This is reflected in the Freedom of Information Act Part 3(12)(1) which reads:

12 Part not to apply to certain documents
(1) A person is not entitled to obtain access under this Part to:
(a) a document, or a copy of a document, which is, under the Archives Act 1983, within the open access period within the meaning of that Act unless the document contains personal information (including personal information about a deceased person); or
(b) a document that is open to public access, as part of a public register or otherwise, in accordance with another enactment, where that access is subject to a fee or other charge; or
(ba) a document that is open to public access, as part of a land title register, in accordance with a law of a State or Territory where that access is subject to a fee or other charge; or
(c) a document that is available for purchase by the public in accordance with arrangements made by an agency.

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Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Media and Information Disclosure Branch
Ministerial & Executive Coordination and Communication Division
Department of Defence

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