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April 2019 consultant report to DSS on subcontracting

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Department of Social Services,

Under the FOI Act I request the April 2019 consultant report to DSS on subcontracting under the Humanitarian Settlement Program.

This report was referenced in the recent ANAO report 'Delivery of the Humanitarian Settlement Program' in paragraph 2.62.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Asher Hirsch

 

I refer to your below correspondence received by the Department of Social
Services (the Department) on 17 December 2019, in which you requested
access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

The subject matter of your request closely relates to the functions of the
Department of Home Affairs.

 

I am writing to inform you that your request has been transferred to the
Department of Home Affairs under the provisions of section 16 of the FOI
Act on the basis that your request more closely relates to the
responsibilities and functions of that agency.

 

The Department of Home Affairs has agreed to accept the transfer and will
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contact the Freedom of Information Team via email at [1][Department of Social Services request email].

 

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FOI Request:       FA 19/12/01273

File Number:       OBJ2019/63315 

Dear Mr Hirsch,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 17 December 2019 seeking access
to documents held by the Department of Social Services under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You have requested access to the following:

The April 2019 consultant report to DSS on subcontracting under the
Humanitarian Settlement Program.

This report was referenced in the recent ANAO report 'Delivery of the
Humanitarian Settlement Program' in paragraph 2.62.

The subject matter of the documents requested by you is more closely
connected with the functions of the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) than the functions of the Department of Social Services.
As such, your request was transferred to the Department on
20 December 2019 under section 16 of the FOI Act.

Your request was received on 17 December 2019 and has been allocated FOI
request number FA 19/12/01273 . Please include your FOI request number in
all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Good afternoon

I refer to your request received on 17 December 2019 for access to the
following document under the FOI Act:

The April 2019 consultant report to DSS on subcontracting under the
Humanitarian Settlement Program

The current due date for your request is 16 January 2020. 

In order for the Department to complete the decision making process in
relation to the documents that fall within the scope of your request, the
Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to
extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days.  This
would extend the due date for your request to Saturday 15 February 2020.
However, as this date falls on a non-working day, section 36(2) of the
Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides that the latest date the Department
may issue a decision would be the next working day, which is Monday 17
February 2020.

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to
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With kind regards

Freedom of Information Section

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Data Division | Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

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Dear FOI,

I agree to an extension of time.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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OFFICIAL

Good morning

 

FOI request FA 19/12/01273

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 17 December 2020, seeking access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision on access.

 

 

With kind regards

Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy and Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [1][email address]

 

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OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Hirsch

 

FOI request FA 19/12/01273

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 17 December 2019, seeking access
to the following:

The April 2019 consultant report to DSS on subcontracting under the
Humanitarian Settlement Program. This report was referenced in the recent
ANAO report 'Delivery of the Humanitarian Settlement Program' in paragraph
2.62.

 

On 7 September 2020 the Department advised you of its decision on this
request, however, the document was not sent to you as a third party
reserved its review rights. The review rights have now expired, so the
Department is releasing the document to you under the FOI Act.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

FOI Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Email: [1][email address]

Department of Home Affairs - [2]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

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