Request for unredacted documents in FOI 201516/07 - 'Census retention decision and ABS use of data'

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Bureau of Statistics

The request was partially successful.

From: James Smith

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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

I refer to my previous FOI request, your reference FOI 201516/07. In this previous request, a number of documents were redacted on the basis that the redacted information was irrelevant (s22).

This FOI request is for the all documents in request 201516/07, with the inclusion of all information which was previously redacted. Please exclude employee names for non-SES.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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From: Lachlan MacRae
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Dear James Smith,

I refer to your application in which you seek access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (ABS reference FOI 201617/26)
regarding:

- all documents in FOI request 201516/07 with the inclusion of all
information which was previously redacted (as it was deemed irrelevant).
Please exclude employee names for non-SES.

Your request was received by the ABS on 11 August 2016 and the 30 days
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.  If
this request will take longer than 30 days to process, we will contact you
to negotiate an extension of time.

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable.
Regards,

Lachlan MacRae

FOI Contact Officer

Australian Bureau of Statistics

(P) (02) 6252 7203
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From: Wolfgang Hertel
Australian Bureau of Statistics


Attachment FOI 201617 26 Decision Letter documents attached.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith

The ABS has conduct a search for the document you have sought access to in
your revised Freedom of Information request received by the ABS on 11
August 2016.

Attached to this email is ABS' official response to your access request
including the document being directly released to you.

(See attached file: FOI 201617-26 Decision Letter (documents
attached).pdf)

Should you have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact
myself on the details below.

Regards

Wolfgang Hertel

FOI Contact Officer

Australian Bureau of Statistics

(P) (02) 6252 7203

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Luke Bacon left an annotation ()

James is this just the same documents with the same redactions? That would seem to be a refusal to me.

You might like to ask for an internal review of the redactions and then make your case for further release if necessary.

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