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Attn Office of the Australian Information Commissioner,

This FOI is for copy of all internal emails sent to any Commissioner (including acting) that include "snapshot" (in any case - upper, lower, title) in the body of the email.

Personal details of third party private individuals and private businesses are out of scope.

Only the 100 most recent emails are in scope.

Verity Pane

OAIC - Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

5 Attachments

Our reference: FOIREQ22/00253

 

Dear Verity Pane

 

Freedom of Information request

 

I refer to your request for access to documents made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act).

 

You FOI request was received by the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner (OAIC) on 27 August 2022. This means that a decision on your
FOI request is currently due on 26 September 2022.

Scope of your request

Your FOI request was made in the following terms:

This FOI is for copy of all internal emails sent to any Commissioner
(including acting) that include "snapshot" (in any case - upper, lower,
title) in the body of the email.

Personal details of third party private individuals and private businesses
are out of scope.

Only the 100 most recent emails are in scope.

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.

We will not identify you as the FOI applicant during any consultation
process, unless we seek your permission. However, documents that are
within the scope of your request that we may need to consult third parties
about may contain your personal information.

Consultation on scope of request

I note that your request refers to ‘any Commissioner (including acting)’
however to ensure that we process your request correctly could you please
confirm whether the scope of your request includes all Commissioners,
Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of the OAIC?
Alternatively, please advise if it is only intended to cover a particular
Commissioner(s).

I would appreciate a response to my questions above by COB 1 September
2022.

Timeframes for dealing with your request

Section 15 of the FOI Act requires the OAIC 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.

The current decision due date for your request is 26 September 2022. We
will advise you if this timeframe is otherwise extended.

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 your FOI request, please contact me on my
contact details set out below.

Yours sincerely,
Janani

 

[1][IMG]   Janani Balasubramanian | 
Paralegal

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

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

1300 363 992
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Notice:

The information contained in this email message and any attached files may
be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
attachments.

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OAIC - Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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Our reference: FOIREQ22/00253

 

Dear Verity Pane

 

I refer to your request for access to documents made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) on 27 August 2022 and our email to
you of 31 August 2022, requesting clarification regarding the scope of
your request as follows:

 

Your FOI request was made in the following terms:

This FOI is for copy of all internal emails sent to any Commissioner
(including acting) that include "snapshot" (in any case - upper, lower,
title) in the body of the email.

Personal details of third party private individuals and private businesses
are out of scope.

Only the 100 most recent emails are in scope.

I note that your request refers to ‘any Commissioner (including acting)’
however to ensure that we process your request correctly could you please
confirm whether the scope of your request includes all Commissioners,
Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of the OAIC?
Alternatively, please advise if it is only intended to cover a particular
Commissioner(s).

We have not yet received a response to this request for clarification. For
us to process your request as efficiently as possible, please respond to
us by COB Monday 12 September 2022.

If we do not hear from you by this time we will proceed with processing
your request on the basis that the scope of your request only includes
Information and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk and Freedom of
Information Commissioner Leo Hardiman.

Kind regards

 

Molly

 

[1]O A I C logo   Molly Cooke | Lawyer

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

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

+61 2 9942 4296  |
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The information contained in this email message and any attached files may
be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
attachments.

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OAIC - Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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Our reference: FOIREQ22/00253

 

Dear Verity Pane

 

We refer to the above FOI request.

 

Request for extension of time under s 15AA of the FOI Act

 

The OAIC has been processing your request FOIREQ22/00253 and have
identified a large number of documents within the scope of your request,
including attachments to emails.

 

Due to the voluminous nature of this request, in combination with the
OAIC’s high FOI caseload, the OAIC will require additional time to process
your request.

 

I am writing to seek your agreement to an extension of time of 14 days
under section 15AA of the FOI Act, in order to give us adequate time to
process your request and to ensure all internal consultations are able to
be completed, to allow us to release as much material to you as possible.

 

We would be most grateful if you could please consider granting us this
additional time to process this.

 

Request for further clarification of scope

 

Beyond our extension of time request, it would be much appreciated if you
could provide guidance as to whether you are happy for us to exclude
attachments to emails from the scope of your request.

 

It would be much appreciated if you could confirm as to whether you agree
to the requested extension of time, and also provide guidance on the
clarification of scope above by close of business Friday 23 September
2022. 

 

We thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards

 

Molly

 

[1]O A I C logo   Molly Cooke | Lawyer

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

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

+61 2 9942 4296  |
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Notice:

The information contained in this email message and any attached files may
be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
attachments.

References

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Dear Verity Pane

OAIC ref: FOIREQ22/00253

I refer to your request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth) (FOI Act).

Your request was received by the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner (OAIC) on 27 August 2022.

Your request includes documents which contain third party information. 
Although you have excluded from your request the personal details of
individuals and private businesses, I have identified third parties that I
consider will need to be consulted under the FOI Act before I can make a
decision in relation to your request.    

For this reason, the period for processing your request has been extended
by 30 days to allow time for this consultation (see s 15(6) of the FOI
Act). This means that the processing period for your request will now end
on 26 October 2022.

The consultation mechanism under s 27 applies when we believe the person
or organisation concerned may wish to contend that the requested documents
are exempt for reasons of personal privacy and/or or may adversely affect
their business or financial affairs.

The FOI decision maker will consider any comments received as part of the
consultation process. However, the final decision about whether to grant
you access to the documents, rests with the FOI decision maker.

In the event that the FOI decision maker makes a decision to release
material, despite objection from a consulted third party, that third party
has review rights available to them should they wish to contest such a
decision.

We will not identify you as the FOI applicant during any consultation
process. Please note that documents that are within the scope of your
request may contain your personal information or information that may
identify you.

Kind regards

 

Molly

 

[1]O A I C logo   Molly Cooke | Lawyer

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

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

+61 2 9942 4296  |
[3][email address]
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Notice:

The information contained in this email message and any attached files may
be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
attachments.

References

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Attn Molly,

Third party consultation only applies where information about a third party is proposed to be disclosed by an foi agency. As the scope of the request excluded information about third parties, your third party consultation claim is invalid.

The OAIC is engaging in an abuse by knowingly acting beyond their powers in your typically disgraceful conduct in breach of your statutory obligations.

Verity Pane

OAIC - Legal, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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OAIC ref: FOIREQ22/00253

 

Dear Verity Pane

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to the above FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

Molly

 

[1]O A I C logo   Molly Cooke | Lawyer

Legal Services

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

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

+61 2 9942 4296  |
[3][email address]
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Notice:

The information contained in this email message and any attached files may
be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
professional privilege. If you are not the intended recipient any use,
disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
switchboard on 1300 488 064 during business hours (8:30am - 5pm Canberra
time) and delete all copies of this transmission together with any
attachments.

References

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