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Vacancy notices for National Judicial Registrar positions

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Dear Federal Court of Australia,

Under the FOI Act I request:

a) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Susan O'Connor applied for and came to fill;
b) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Phillip Allaway applied for and came to fill;
c) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Matthew Benter applied for and came to fill;
d) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Rupert Burns applied for and came to fill;
e) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Claire Gitsham applied for and came to fill;
f) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that David Ryan applied for and came to fill; and
g) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Tuan Van Le applied for and was came to fill.

Yours faithfully,

Allan

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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OFFICIAL
Dear Allan

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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OFFICIAL
Dear Allan

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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Dear Ms Hammerton Cole,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Federal Court of Australia's handling of my FOI request 'Vacancy notices for National Judicial Registrar positions'.

You have not provided the documents that I requested in my FOI request.

In your decision you state:

"The four (4) documents to which I have decided to grant you access are listed below:

1. Gazette Notice - Senior National Judicial Registrar;
2. Gazette Notice - National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar;
3. Gazette Notice - Judicial Registrar; and
4. Gazette Notice - Deputy District Registrar."

The Gazette Notices make clear that:

a) the Senior National Judicial Registrar role is classified as the SES Band 2 level;
b) the Judicial Registrar role is classified at the Executive Level 2 level;
c) the National Judicial Registrar & District Registrar role is classified at the SES Band 1 level.
d) the Deputy District Registrar role is classified at the Executive Level 2 level.

In relation to (c), the vacancy notice you have directed me to is identical to the vacancy notices for the roles that Murray Belcher, Russell Trott and Tim Luxton were promoted to. Accordingly, that vacancy notice has no application to Susan O'Connor, Phillip Allaway, Matthew Benter, Rupert Burns, Claire Gitsham, David Ryan and Tuan Van Le.

Nor does (a) apply to Susan O'Connor, Phillip Allaway, Matthew Benter, Rupert Burns, Claire Gitsham, David Ryan and Tuan Van Le because not one of these officers is listed as an SES Band 2 employee in the list of SES employees set out in PA 2925-06/9 of the Federal Court's disclosure log.

Also, the position descriptions for the "National Judicial Registrar" roles provide, contrary to subrule 9(5) of the Public Service Classification Rules 2000, that the roles are classified across both the EL2 and SES1 classification bands (i.e. a broadband).

It is clear that a National Judicial Registrar is not a Judicial Registrar because National Judicial Registrars "perform a leadership role for Judicial Registrar ... at the local and national level".

Not one of these documents addresses my FOI request.

I requested the following documents:

a) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Susan O'Connor applied for and came to fill;
b) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Phillip Allaway applied for and came to fill;
c) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Matthew Benter applied for and came to fill;
d) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Rupert Burns applied for and came to fill;
e) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Claire Gitsham applied for and came to fill;
f) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that David Ryan applied for and came to fill; and
g) the vacancy notice for the National Judicial Registrar role in the Federal Court that Tuan Van Le applied for and was came to fill.

Please provide the documents that I requested in my FOI request. If the relevant vacancy notification do not exist (which would be problematic for many reasons), then you must refuse access under s 24A of the FOI Act.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/v...

Yours faithfully,

Allan

External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

OFFICIAL
Dear Allan

I acknowledge receipt of your request below for an internal review of the decision made by Registrar Hammerton Cole on behalf of the Federal Court of Australia and dated 30 May 2022.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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External FOI, Federal Court of Australia

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OFFICIAL
Dear Allan

Please find attached correspondence from the Federal Court of Australia.

Kind regards,

FOI Officer
Federal Court of Australia

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Federal Court of Australia

 
 
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Our reference: MR22/01143

 

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