Consulting services agreement - Data61 & DHS

John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Human Services

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Human Services should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

From: John Smith

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Dear Department of Human Services,

I request a copy of the following:
- All correspondence between Data61 & the department (including services australia), in association with the Robodebt program. (i.e. the program that involved data matching between tax records & DHS datasets to raise debts)
- Copies of the consulting services agreements between Data61 & the department regarding the government's planned trial program of drug testing new welfare recipients.

I ask that all fees in relation to this request be waived because the release of the documents is in the public interest.

Conditionally exempt documents ought also be released here, as the subject matter of these documents is clearly of an overriding public interest.

Please exclude duplicate documents from this request.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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Attachment LEX 55262 Registration Acknowledgement Letter.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith

 

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

 

FOI Practitioner | Freedom of Information Team

Employment Law and Freedom of Information Branch | Legal Services Division

Email: [1][email address]

 

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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,

This request is overdue.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,

This request is long overdue. I am now appealing to the OAIC.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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From: FOI.LEGAL.TEAM

Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your email below.

We apologise for the delay in processing your Freedom of Information request. Due to an administrative mistake a response was not provided to you in time.

Whilst you are entitled to seek Information Commissioner review of Service Australia’s deemed refusal, if you respond via reply email confirming your agreement to this approach, Services Australia is happy to register a new request from today’s date. We will process the new request as a matter of priority.

Apologies again for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information Team
Employment Law and Freedom of Information Branch | Legal Services Division
Services Australia

Email: [email address]
 
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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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,

I would prefer to continue with the old request, as by not replying on time you have entitled me to a fee waiver under the act.

Opening a new request would remove my ability to be entitled to that fee waiver.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for email below.

We will continue to process your original request and respond to the Information Commissioner as required.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Team
Employment Law and Freedom of Information Branch | Legal Services Division
Services Australia

Email: [email address]
 
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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