WA Police Force - State Medals

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Western Australia Police should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Western Australia Police,

Request information pertaining to internal “state” WA Police medals. Information that are not on the WAPOL website including copies of the following documents that may relate too

1 The WA Police Medals protocol Manual &

2 Documents between WA Police and Government House either Perth or Canberra authorising the WA Police and other WA Emergency Service (Fire, Ambulance, SES) or Uniformed Service (Corrections) to wear State medals on the Left Hand Side of the uniform after the official promulgated Australian Honours and Awards.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Baldwin

Freedom Of Information SMAIL, Western Australia Police

Good morning,

I refer to an application received at this office on 29 November 2020, requesting access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the ‘Act’).

Your application is currently considered invalid under section 12 of the FOI Act, as you have not provided an address in Australia to which correspondence can be sent. This email is provided as an opportunity for you to provide our office an Australian postal address.

Please provide an appropriate address by 08 December 2020. If our office do not receive a response by this date, this office will close your application.

In the event of any further correspondence or enquiries on this matter, please contact our office and quote FOI File Reference Number 2020/2396.

If the agency does not provide a decision within the timeframes allowed under the FOI Act, there are review rights available to you. Further information on review rights can be found on the Office of the Information Commissioner website.

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information | Western Australia Police Force Locked Bag 20, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
T: (08) 6229 5910 |
E: [Western Australia Police request email]

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Dear Freedom Of Information SMAIL,

My email address is [email address]

I am not obligated to provide my physical address to you under the guidelines

Yours sincerely,

Tony Baldwin

Dear Freedom Of Information SMAIL,

FOI File Reference Number 2020/2396

My email address for correspondence is [email address]

The Right to Know website advises that a postal address isn’t required https://www.righttoknow.org.au/help/priv...

Yours sincerely,

Tony Baldwin

Freedom Of Information SMAIL, Western Australia Police

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Good evening Mr Baldwin,

Thank you for your email.

Attached is the Office of the Information Commissioner's - Information Sheet 'Requirements for a valid access application'. Point 2 - stipulates: Give an address in Australia where notices can be sent, as a requirement to make a valid access application under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 1992 WA.

I trust this information provides the clarification for the required address.

Kind regards
Ian McCavanagh | 86802 | Acting FOI Supervisor
Information Release Centre | Western Australia Police Force 
T: (08) 6229 5907

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Dear Freedom Of Information SMAIL,

FOI File Reference Number 2020/2396

I’m sorry but this is being pedantic

What exactly do you need my postal address for?

Yours sincerely,

Tony Baldwin

Dear Freedom Of Information SMAIL,

FOI File Reference Number 2020/2396

Unit B101/48 Derby St
Kingswood NSW 2747

Though I don’t understand why you need this

What is its purpose given items can be emailed as the documents I am requesting are no doubt PDFs

Yours sincerely,

Tony Baldwin

MCCAVANAGH Ian [PD86802], Western Australia Police

Good afternoon Mr Baldwin.

Thank you for providing an address in Australia to make your application valid.

The scope of the application is:

The WA Police Medals protocol Manual; and

Documents between WA Police and Government House either Perth or Canberra authorising the WA Police and other WA Emergency Service (Fire, Ambulance, SES) or Uniformed Service (Corrections) to wear State medals on the Left Hand Side of the uniform after the official promulgated Australian Honours and Awards.

The application is considered for 'personal information' as no application fee was received. A personal information application will provide you with information relating only to you, such as your name, address, date of birth, marital status, medical information, telephone number and your actions. Any non-personal information and personal information of other persons is considered to be out of scope, and will be removed from the documents.

Please note that under the Act, Freedom of Information applications can be dealt with within 45 days from the date the application is received. However, it is also permitted for an extension of time to be agreed upon between the agency and an applicant.

Due to current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns, our office is dealing with several limiting factors affecting our ability to respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) applications. Please be advised that there may be delays in responding to applications. As such, you may be contacted to discuss an extension of the permitted period for your application.

If the agency is unable to provide a decision within the timeframes allowed under the FOI Act, there are review rights available to you. Further information on review rights can be found on the Office of the Information Commissioner website.

Should you have any queries, or require any assistance, please contact our office on 6229 5910, or respond to this letter and quote the FOI File Reference Number 2020/2396. Alternatively you can also send us an email to: [email address] .

Kind regards
Ian McCavanagh | 86802 | Acting FOI Supervisor
Information Release Centre | Western Australia Police Force 

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Dear MCCAVANAGH Ian [PD86802],

File Reference Number 2020/2396

As I used the righttoknow.org.au. Website which as no where to pay the application fee (something I find silly) please advise how I can pay this fee

Yours sincerely,

Tony Baldwin

MCCAVANAGH Ian [PD86802], Western Australia Police

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Good morning Mr Baldwin.
 
Thank you for your email.
 
Please open the following hyperlink to the WA Police Force website for
payment and application of a non-personal request [1]WA Police Force -
Police Direct Online Application .
 
In the application is a 'document description' field, as shown below,
where you can detail the previous application as ‘Payment for FOI
Application Ref: 2020/2396’.
 
 
For further clarification, 'The Right To Know' is a third party website
not affiliated with WA Police Force and I encourage to contact the agency
directly (by email : [2][email address]) regarding your application.
 
Should you have any queries, or require any assistance, please contact our
office on 6229 5910.
 
Kind regards
Ian McCavanagh | 86802 | Acting FOI Supervisor
Information Release Centre | Western Australia Police Force 
 

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Dear MCCAVANAGH Ian [PD86802],

Application has been paid on WAPOL website

Yours sincerely,

Tony Baldwin