Birth Registration Certificates

mitch103 made this Right to Information request to Queensland Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages

The request was refused by Queensland Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

From: mitch103

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Dear Queensland Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages,

I would, out of interest, like to obtain an explanation for the presence of a 7 digit number at the top right hand corner of my birth registration certificate, above the registration number.

For the purposes of identification - surely the registration number itself is enough? I have researched and found no reasoning behind the presence of this second number.

I would like to request any documentary information I am lawfully entitled to, pertaining to the purpose of this 7 digit number and/or what this number represents.

Yours faithfully,

Mitchell - Citizen of the Commonwealth of Australia

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From: Lucas Clarke


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Dear Right to Know,

The below email was received by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet
(Queensland).

I believe this email was sent to this address (DPC Right to Information)
in error and should be directed to the Department of Justice and
Attorney-General.

Regards

Lucas Clarke

Manager, Right to Information and Privacy

Government Services

Department of the Premier and Cabinet

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P 07 3003 9230

Executive Building, Level 4, 100 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

PO Box 15185, City East, QLD 4002

 

From: DPC Right to Information
Sent: Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:08 AM
To: Lucas Clarke <[email address]>
Subject: FW: FW: Right to Information request - Birth Registration
Certificates

 

 

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From: Henare Degan
Sent: Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:06:48 AM (UTC+10:00) Brisbane
To: DPC Right to Information
Cc: [1][Right To Know contact email]
Subject: Re: FW: Right to Information request - Birth Registration
Certificates

Hi Lucas,

Please let the requester know by replying to their email.

Cheers,

Henare

--
Henare Degan
[2]OpenAustralia Foundation - [3]@OpenAustralia

 

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Sent request to Queensland Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages again, using a new contact address.

From: Romanie Slade
Queensland Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages


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Good morning

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to your recent right to
information application to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

 

If you have any queries, please contact us on the number provided in the
attached letter.

 

Kind regards

 

Romanie Slade

Administration Officer

Right to Information and Privacy

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

  
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P 07 3239 3439 (ext 93439)

F 07 3006 5929

E [1][email address]

GPO Box 149, Brisbane, QLD, 4001

                                      “Respect, Camaraderie,
Professionalism”

 

 

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

I am surprised that the agency have insisted that the applicant is to make a formal request under freedom of information legislation. The applicant's question is exactly the kind of material that it would be easiest to answer with a very simple explanation. This would help the applicant and save the agency money and time. Apparently the rules have defeated the common sense.

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From: RTI Administration
Queensland Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages


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Dear Mitchell,

 

Please find attached further correspondence in relation to your
application.

 

Should you have any further enquiries please contact our office on 07 3227
7618.

 

 

Kind regards

Christa

 

Christa Seuala

Administration Officer

Right to Information and Privacy

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

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P 07 3227 8575 (ext 78575)

F 07 3006 5929

E [1][email address]

GPO Box 149, Brisbane, QLD, 4001

    “Respect, Camaraderie, Professionalism”

 

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

In the preamble for the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld), it says in section 2, "The Government is proposing a new approach to access to information. Government information will be released administratively as a matter of course, unless there is a good reason not to, with applications under this Act being
necessary only as a last resort."

Apparently the agency believes that it must invoke the "last resort" measure before being forced to explain "the presence of a 7 digit number at the top right hand corner of [the applicant's] birth registration certificate"!

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From: RTI Administration
Queensland Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages


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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your recent Right to
Information application made to the Department of Justice and
Attorney-General.

 

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact our office on 07
3227 7618.

 

Regards
Christa

Christa Seuala

Administration Officer

Right to Information and Privacy

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

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