10 December 2018
Jay Doe BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
In reply please quote:
Dear Jay Doe
I refer to your email dated 13 October 2018 in which you request access to documents held by
the Department of Home Affairs (Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
You have requested access to:
'Department's guidance material on FOI Act (as mentioned in decision records).'
On 7 November 2018, Department notified you of a requirement to pay a processing charge of
15 in respect of your request.
In particular, Department notified you that, within 30 days of receipt of that letter, you must
agree to pay the charge; or
contend that the charge has been wrongly assessed, should be reduced, or should not
be imposed; or
withdraw the request.
Department notified you that if, within 30 days of receipt of that letter, you failed to notify
Department of one of the above matters, your request would be considered to have been
The 30 day period has now expired and Department does not appear to have heard from you in
response to that Notice. As such, in accordance with section 29 of the FOI Act, Department
considers that your request has been withdrawn.
6 Chan Street Belconnen ACT 2617
PO Box 25 Belconnen ACT 2616 Telephone: 02 6264 1111 Fax: 02 6225 6970 www.homeaffairs.gov.au
If you have any enquiries concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me on
Freedom of Information Officer
Position number: 60007884
Authorised Decision Maker
Department of Home Affairs