If not delivered return to PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610
24 October 2016
Our reference: LEX 22963
Mr Ben Fairless
By email: email@example.com
Dear Mr Fairless
Your Freedom of Information Request
I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act
) received by the Department of Human Services (the department
19 October 2016.
It appears from your email that you want to make a request for documents from the Minister
for Human Services, the Hon. Alan Tudge, MP. However, you have sent your request to the
The department and the Minister are separate agencies for the purposes of the FOI Act.
Accordingly, can you please confirm whether you intended to make a request of the Minister
or the department by return email.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Authorised FOI Decision Maker
FOI Legal Team
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
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