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Senator Rex Patrick and Information Commissioner review timeframes

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Dear Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC),

Background: https://www.themandarin.com.au/154857-re...

Please consider processing this request administratively (outside the FOI Act) if possible. If you are unable to do so, please consider it a formal FOI request.

I request all documents pertaining to discussions or correspondence that the OAIC has had with Senator Rex Patrick or his office in relation Information Commissioner review timeframes.

Please limit my request to documents created by or received by the OAIC between the period 1 November 2020 and 7 May 2021.

I am happy for the names and direct contact details (but not positions) of staff of the OAIC to be excluded as irrelevant under this request. I am also happy for third party names and direct contact details to be excluded as irrelevant under this request.

Yours faithfully,
Boris

Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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Our reference: FOIREQ21/00067

Dear Boris

Freedom of Information request

I refer to your request for access to documents made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act) and received by the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on 8 May 2021.

Scope of your request

In your email you seek access to the following:

Background:
[1]https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlo...

Please consider processing this request administratively (outside the FOI
Act) if possible. If you are unable to do so, please consider it a formal
FOI request.

I request all documents pertaining to discussions or correspondence that
the OAIC has had with Senator Rex Patrick or his office in relation
Information Commissioner review timeframes.

Please limit my request to documents created by or received by the OAIC
between the period 1 November 2020 and 7 May 2021.

I am happy for the names and direct contact details (but not positions) of
staff of the OAIC to be excluded as irrelevant under this request. I am
also happy for third party names and direct contact details to be excluded
as irrelevant under this request.

In order to process your request as efficiently as possible, I will
exclude duplicates and early parts of email streams that are captured in
later email streams from the scope of this request, unless you advise me
otherwise.

Timeframes for dealing with your request

Section 15 of the FOI Act requires this office to process your request no
later than 30 days after the day we receive it. However, section 15(6) of
the FOI Act allows us a further 30 days in situations where we need to
consult with third parties about certain information, such as business
documents or documents affecting their personal privacy.

As we received your request on 8 May 2021, we must process your request by
7 June 2021.

Disclosure Log

Documents released under the FOI Act may be published online on our
disclosure log, unless they contain personal or business information that
would be unreasonable to publish.

If you would like to discuss this matter, please contact me on my contact
details set out below.

Yours sincerely

 

[2][IMG]   Angela Wong |  Lawyer

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [3]oaic.gov.au

1300 363 992 |
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Dear Boris,
I refer to your request for access to documents made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act) and received by the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on 8 May 2021.
I understand that you are seeking access to all documents between 1
November 2020 and 7 May 2021 pertaining to discussions or correspondence
that the OAIC has had with Senator Rex Patrick or his office in relation
to Information Commissioner review (IC review) timeframes.
For the OAIC to efficiently process your request, could you please clarify
the following:

 1. Whether you are seeking access to documents that pertain to
discussions the OAIC has had with Senator Patrick in relation to
timeframes of specific IC reviews, or whether you are seeking access
to documents regarding timeframes for processing IC reviews more
generally as detailed in the following article:
[1]https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlo....
 2. Whether you are seeking documents in relation to discussions about IC
reviews that were finalised as at 7 May 2021?

 
I would be grateful to receive your response by 21 May 2021.
Kind regards,

Joseph Gouvatsos | Lawyer
Legal Services
[2][IMG] Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001 | [3]oaic.gov.au
02 8231 4259 | [4][email address]

 
 
 

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John Molloy, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Dear Boris

Freedom of information request no. FOIREQ21/00067

I refer to your request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) and received by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on 8 May 2021.

Because your request covers documents which contain information concerning an organisation's business or professional affairs and personal information, the OAIC is required to consult the individuals and organisations under ss 27 and 27A of the FOI Act before making a decision on release of the documents.

For this reason, the period for processing your request has been extended by 30 days to allow time to consult (see s 15(6) of the FOI Act). The processing period for your request will now end on Wednesday, 7 July 2021.

The consultation mechanisms under ss 27 and 27A apply when we believe the person or organisation concerned may wish to contend that the requested documents are exempt for reasons of personal privacy, or may adversely affect their business or financial affairs. We will take into account any comments we receive but the final decision about whether to grant you access to the documents you requested rests with the office of the OAIC.

Yours sincerely,

John Molloy | Senior Lawyer
Legal Services
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001 | oaic.gov.au
+61 437 362 560 | [email address]

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