Comparative Statistics For Individuals Receiving DSP/Newstart With Psychological Ailments In 2017

Clarissa Loi made this Freedom of Information request to Services Australia

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Dear Department of Human Services,

Could you please send through the latest documents that include:
- Statistics of the number of individuals on DSP and Newstart with psychological ailments from 2012 - 2017
- Statistics with rates of those being downgraded from DSP to Newstart from 2014-2017
- Statistics with rates of those being removed off DSP completely from 2012 -2017
- Statistics of the implementation of Newstart and its correlation to employment rates.
- Documents that explains the Department's budget and its allocation justification from 2012-2017

If possible, please treat this as an administrative / informal request. Otherwise please proceed with my request as a formal information request under the Act.

Yours faithfully,
Clarissa Loi


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Dear Ms Loi,


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information held by the Department of Human Services, under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.




FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division

Department of Human Services



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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

The response of the authority to this request is completely wrong and not compliant with the law. The law requires that the authority send relevant information to the applicant at the address the applicant has given and that is an email address at Right to Know. But the authority has put a message on a completely different website and then pretends that they have done what the law requires.

It would be good if every person who received this treatment would lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner.