This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Centrelink debt notices'.



If not delivered return to PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610 
 
 
10 February 2017 
 
 
 
 
 
Our reference:  LEX 26613 
Mr William Shakespeare 
 
 
By email: [FOI #2900 email]  
 
 
Dear Mr Shakespeare 
 
Acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information Request 
 
I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 
(the FOI Act). I have taken your request to be for:  
'The documents I seek are all those created by the department in processing my 
previous FOI request, LEX 24877 - Centrelink Debt notices, dated 3 January 2017'. 
Your request was received by the department on 6 February 2017 and the 30 day statutory 
period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should 
therefore expect a decision from us by 8 March 2017. The period of 30 days may be 
extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this 
happens. 
 
The department will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request and the 
amount of any such charge as soon as practicable.  
 
Your Address 
 
The FOI Act requires that you provide us with an address which we can send notices to. You 
have advised your electronic address is [FOI #2900 email]. We 
will send all notices and correspondence to this address. Please advise us as soon as 
possible if you wish correspondence to be sent to another address or if your address 
changes. If you do not advise us of changes to your address, correspondence and notices 
will continue to be sent to the address specified above. 
 
Disclosure Log 
 
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the department's website. Section 11C of the FOI Act requires this publication, however it is 
subject to certain exceptions, including where publication of personal, business, professional 
or commercial information would be unreasonable. 
 
Exclusion of junior department employee details 
 
The department is working towards ensuring that all employees have a choice about whether 
they provide their full name, personal logon identifiers and direct contact details in response 
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details are exempt under the FOI Act. On this basis, unless you tell us otherwise, we will 
assume that these details are out of scope of your request and they will be redacted under 
section 22 of the FOI Act. 
 
Further assistance 
If you have any questions please email [email address] 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
Authorised Decision Maker 
Freedom of Information Team 
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division  
Department of Human Services 
 
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