Dear Western Australia Police,
Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), I am seeking access to information about the ending of the Cashless Debit Card program, in the following areas:
East Kimberley region, Western Australia
Goldfields region, Western Australia
For the period May 22, 2022 to the present.
I am seeking any reports or data, about:
Changes in the incidence of alcohol related crimes in areas where the cashless debit card was trialled.
If it is easier, I would be happy to have the department create a document consistent with section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act.
I refer to your application received at this office on 07 December 2022, requesting access to documents under the Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).
Please be aware that Western Australia Police Force Freedom of Information sits under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 WA legislation, (more information can be found here) and requirements must be met to ensure the application is valid.
Your application is currently considered invalid under section 12 of the FOI Act, as you have not provided an address in Australia to which correspondence can be sent. Additionally, a payment for Non Personal information will also be required as it clear from your access application you are seeking Non Personal information.
Please see attached the requirements for a valid access application from the Office of the Information Commissioner – Freedom of Information Western Australia.
12. Access application, form etc. of
(1) The access application has to —
(a) be in writing; and
(b) give enough information to enable the requested documents to be identified; and
(c) give an address in Australia to which notices under this Act can be sent; and
(d) give any other information or details required under the regulations; and
(e) be lodged at an office of the agency with any application fee payable under the regulations.
This email is provided as an opportunity for you to provide our office an Australian postal address and submit the $30.00 Non Personal Legislated fee.
In the event of any further correspondence or enquiries on this matter, please contact our office and quote FOI File Reference Number 2022/2682.
Please note: 'Right To Know' is a third party website that is not affiliated with WA Police Force therefore, I encourage you to contact our agency directly via email: [email address] regarding your application or submitting a valid application through the WA Police Force Website WA Police Force - Police Direct Online Application
Should you have any queries or require any assistance please feel free to call our office on 08 6229 5910.
Freedom of Information | Western Australia Police Force
Public Access | Office of Information Management
Locked Bag 20, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
T: (08) 6229 5910
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