If not delivered return to PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610
2 August 2019
Our reference: LEX 46184
Mr Justin Warren
Only by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mr Warren
Acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information (FOI) Request
I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
). You requested access to:
I request a copy of all documents that make up the Privacy Impact Assessment
produced for the Department of Human Services New Compliance Data Sources
Matching of Centrelink and Medicare Data program, as required by the Australian
Government Agencies Privacy Code: https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-for-
I request only final versions of documents, including any attachments, appendices,
I request that the documents be provided in electronic form, such as PDF.
I request that any charges associated with this request be waived in the public
Timeframe for processing your request
Your request was received by the Department of Human Services (department
29 July 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 28 August 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.
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.
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The FOI Act requires that you provide us with an address which we can send notices to. You
have advised your electronic address is email@example.com.
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
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
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.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOI Registration Officer
Freedom of Information Team
Employment Law and FOI | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
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