Centrelink debt notices - refusal to provide information

William Shakespeare made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Human Services

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From: William Shakespeare

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Dear Department of Human Services,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

The documents I seek are all those created by the department in processing my previous FOI request, LEX 24877 - Centrelink Debt notices, dated 3 January 2017.

Yours faithfully,

William Shakespeare

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Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services acknowledges receipt of your
correspondence.

 

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Dear Mr Shakespeare,

 

Please see attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request (LEX 26613)

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Legal Team

FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
Email: [1][email address]

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professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or
confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are
prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have
received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately
and permanently delete this email.

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Shakespeare,

 

Please see attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Legal Team

FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
Email: [1][email address]

[2]cid:image001.png@01D286D9.F238A730

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal
professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or
confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are
prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have
received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately
and permanently delete this email.

 

 

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Bill Tarte left an annotation ()

Wow, definitely seems like a charge to delay. How can 6 hours decision making be involved?

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James Baldwin left an annotation ()

Bill, do some quick calculations. 185 pages, 2 minutes per page is 370 minutes. 2 minutes per page to read each page, consider the exemptions, redact the documents, write a decision.

Seems legit to me.

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Bill Tarte left an annotation ()

It appears my eyes are painted on, apologies, how did I miss the number of pages?

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From: William Shakespeare

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Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,

Thank you for your letter.

This is to confirm I elect to pay the charges.
I will post you a cheque as soon as I have received it from my bank, this may take a few days. I will post the cheque to the following address:

Freedom of Information team
Department of Human Services
PO Box 7820
CANBERRA ACT 2610

Please consider allowing direct deposits for FOI request payments; this is far friendlier to the environment.

Yours sincerely,

William Shakespeare

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Michelle left an annotation ()

William Shakespeare, how did this go? Did you receive the paperwork you requested and did you find it helpful?

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

To follow on from @Michelle, did you in fact pay the fee? What was the decision regarding the request? Were the documents released in full, released in part, or not released at all? If the documents were released, please add an annotation that gives the reference for the release so that other people can ask the department for the same released information.

Please update the status of this request to show what happened.

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