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Date: Fri, 27 May 2022 23:54:54 +0000
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Business case for the Points Based Activation System
From: Justin Warren <>
To: DESE - FOI <>

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Dear Department of Education, Skills and Employment,

If possible, please treat this as an informal or administrative request. Otherwise, please treat this as a formal request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

I request copies of the following:
- The business case document(s) (or equivalent) for the Points Based Activation System (, including any attachments. I request only the final version of the document(s) that were submitted for approval of the proposal.
- Documents constituting a risk register or equivalent documentation describing the risks from the proposal, risk ratings, proposed treatments and mitigations, etc. Where multiple versions of such documents exist (such as drafts) I only request two versions (if they are different):
1. the version current when the proposal was submitted for approval, and
2. the version current on 27 May 2022 at 9am Australia/Melbourne time.
- Documents, including emails, containing the submission of the proposal for consideration and approval.
- Meeting minutes or equivalent that document approval of the proposal.

I request that all documents be provided in electronic form.

I further request that all charges in relation to this request be waived on public interest grounds. The scope and scale of employment support services affects a large proportion of the Australian populace at any one time. The efficient and effective use of public resources to provide employment support services is a matter that should be open to public scrutiny, discussion, command, and review.

Release of these documents will help to reassure the Australian public that the system will not end up being a repeat of the #robodebt debacle. Release will also promote effective oversight of public expenditure by reassuring the public that the process for approving the initiative was conducted with appropriate rigour and diligence.

Yours faithfully,

Justin Warren


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