AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION CLARIFIES POSITION

Further emails from the Australian Human Rights Commission following the decision to deny my request for information.

A brief correspondence summary:

Curious about the student survey employed by the Strengthening Australian University Responses to Sexual Assault and Harassment Project I emailed project coordinator, the Australian Human Rights Commission, asking for a copy. A week later I submitted a followup:

On 10 April I requested a copy of the project survey instrument. The only response from the AHRC to date is an automatic acknowledgement of email receipt.

What is the status of my request?
A prompt response followed:

Thank you for your email and interest in the university sexual assault and sexual harassment project. At this stage the draft report is in progress and therefore we cannot release the survey tool. The survey instrument will, however, be attached as an appendix to the final report. The report is due to be released publicly later this year.

If you so wish, I am happy to keep your contact details to notify you of the publication of the final report.

After checking the AHRC’s Freedom of Information disclosure log, which revealed a prior  mass release of project documents, I submitted:

Was the survey included in the 782 page document (F2016/43) released on 13 February 2017? If so, you should be able to email me a copy.
A keenly helpful Universities Project Adviser responded:

No, the survey was not included in the documents released on 13 February.

More from the AHRC following my post:

No, the survey was not included in the documents released on 13 February. [6:54  PM, 21 April 2017]

Yet more:

No, the survey was not included in the documents released on 13 February. [6:55 PM, 21 April 2017]

And again:

No, the survey was not included in the documents released on 13 February. [1:24 PM, 22 April 2017]

The answer appears to be no.

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