This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Payment of FOI processing charges'.

If not delivered return to PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610 
15 June 2017 
Our reference:  LEX 30193 
Stephanie Johnson 
Right to Know 
By email:  
Dear Ms Johnson 
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:  
‘•any final documents (including emails, briefs and updates) prepared by officers in 
the Legal Services Division between 1 January 2017 and 28 February 2017 that 
advise the: 
  Chief Legal Counsel; 
  Relevant Deputy Secretaries; and/or 
  Secretary, 
about making arrangements for FOI charges to be paid electronically. 
•any final documents (including emails, briefs and updates) prepared by officers in the 
Legal Services Division between 1 January 2017 and 28 February 2017 that were 
sent to other government departments about making arrangements for FOI charges 
to be paid electronically.’ 
Your request was received by the department on 8 June 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 July 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 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. 
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Administrative Release of Documents  
The department has administrative access arrangements ('the arrangements') for the release 
of certain documents without the need for a formal FOI request. Unless you advise us 
otherwise, in processing your request we may provide you with documents under these 
arrangements where appropriate. The arrangements do not extend to information or 
materials of third parties. Where documents are released to you under the arrangements we 
will advise you in our decision letter. 
Disclosure Log 
Please note that information released under FOI Act may be published in a disclosure log on 
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 
to public enquiries. Where such details are included in the scope of a request, this may add 
to processing time and applicable charges as it may be necessary to consider whether the 
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 
Yours sincerely 
FOI Registration Officer 
Freedom of Information Team 
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division  
Department of Human Services 
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