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9 January 2019 
 
 
 
 
 
Our reference:  LEX 41827 
Emily Robinson 
Right to Know   
 
Only by email: [FOI #5206 email]  
 
 
Dear Ms Robinson  
 
Acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information (FOI) Request  
 
I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 
(FOI Act).  You requested access to:  
I am requesting access to operational information relating to vulnerability indicators 
current as of the years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. 
Timeframe of your request 
Your request was received by the Department of Human Services (department) on 
7 January 2019 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 
6 February 2019. 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. 
 
Charges 
 
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. No charge is payable for providing a 
person with their own personal information. 
 
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 #5206 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. 
 
Administrative release of documents  
The department has administrative access arrangements (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 
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arrangements where appropriate. The arrangements do not extend to information or 
materials of third parties. You will be notified when documents are released to you under the 
arrangements. 
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 staff details 
 
The department is working towards ensuring that all staff 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 [email address]. 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
FOI Registration Officer 
Freedom of Information Team 
Employment Law and Freedom of Information Branch | Legal Services Division  
Department of Human Services 
 
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