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CASA Annual Report 2003 04 Part 4: Accountability and external scrutiny

Accountability and external scrutiny

Freedom of information

Table 9: Freedom of information, 2001–02 to 2003–04

  2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Matters with CASA
Requests on hand from the previous year
5 5 5
New requests received 90 53 62
Total 95 58 67
Matters decided
Access granted in full
45 24 37
Access granted in part 13 8 5
Access refuseda 22 14 12
Subtotal 80 46 54
Status of other matters
Requests withdrawn by applicant 8 6 2
Requested transferred in whole to another agency
2 1 1
Requests remaining on hand at 30 June 5 5 10
Sub-total 15 12 13
Total 95 58 67

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Table 10: Time taken to make decisions on freedom of information matters, 2001–02 to 2003–04

  2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
  No. % No. % No. %
0–30 days 73 91 43 93 50 93
31–60 days 7 9 3 7 3 5
61–90 days 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 90 days 0 0 0 0 1 2
Total 80 100 46 100 54 100

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Table 11: Internal CASA review of freedom of information decisions, 2001–02 to 2003–04

  2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Matters on hand
New applications received
4 5 2
Total
4 5 2
Matters decided
Decisions upheld 1 2 0
Greater access given 2 3 2
Charges increased 1 0 0
Charges reduced 0 0 0
Sub-total
4 5 2
Status of other matters
Applications withdrawn 0 0 0
Applications remaining on hand at 30 June 0 0 0
Sub-total 0 0 0
Total
4 5 2

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Administrative Appeals Tribunal review of freedom of information decisions

There were no applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of CASA decisions under the Freedom of Information Act in the past three years (2001–02 to 2003–04).

 

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