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If not delivered return to PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610 
 
 
 
13 February 2015 
 
 
 
 
Ben Fairless 
Our reference: LEX 12258 
 
By email:   [FOI #913 email] 
 
 
 
Dear Mr Fairless 
 
Your Freedom of Information Request 
 
1.  I refer to the request that you have made for access to documents under the 
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act). I have taken your request to be for: 
 
“101.08800 Freedom of Information (FOI) 
104.06200 Freedom of Information (FOI) 
104.06250 Disclosing information to third parties 
104.06270 Disclosing information to a nominee” 
 
2.  Your request was received by the department on 13 February 2015 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 16 March 2015. 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. 
 
3.  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 
 
4.  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+request-913-
[email address]. We will send all notices and correspondence to this 
address. Please advise us if you wish correspondence to be sent to another address 
or if your address changes as soon as possible. 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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Disclosure Log 
 
5.  Please note that information released under the 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 departmental officers details 
 
6.  The department is working towards ensuring that all employees have a choice about 
whether they provide their full name 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 staff names, direct contact details and personal log-on identifiers 
are out of the scope of your request and they will be redacted under section 22 of the 
FOI Act. 
 
7.  Should you have any enquiries concerning this matter, you may send queries via 
email to the FOI Legal Team via [email address] and we will 
correspond with you by email in relation to your request. 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 
 
FOI Delegate 
FOI and Information Release Branch 
Legal Services Division 
Department of Human Services 
 
 
 
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