Copy of Executive Minute to the Minister for Social Services re: OCI

Justin Warren made this Freedom of Information request to Commonwealth Ombudsman

The request was refused by Commonwealth Ombudsman.

From: Justin Warren

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Dear Commonwealth Ombudsman,

If possible, please treat this as an informal or administrative request. Otherwise, please treat this as a formal request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

I request a copy of the Executive Minute to the Minister for Social Services (copy to the Minister for Human Services), 12 February 2015 (Document 0.6) as referred to in footnote 8 on page 5 of the Commonwealth Ombudsman's report into Centrelink’s automated debt raising and recovery system, dated April 2017 (https://www.ombudsman.gov.au/__data/asse...

According to the Ombudsman's report, this document contains a proposal for "a new online approach to compliance which would allow it to review all discrepancies from 2010-2011".

If there are multiple versions of this document, I request the same version as that cited by the Commonwealth Ombudsman in their report.

I request that the document be provided in electronic form.

I further request that any charges associated with this request be waved on public interest grounds. The document in question concerns scrutiny of a program at least part of which has been found to be unlawful, and some $700 million is now to be refunded, to some 470,000 people. Giving of access to the document in question is, therefore, in the general public interest and also in the interest of a substantial section of the public.

Yours faithfully,

Justin Warren

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OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Warren

 

I attach correspondence in relation to your Freedom of Information request
of 10 July 2020.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Gregory Parkhurst

Senior Legal Officer | Legal Team

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Ph: 1300 362 072 | Fax: 02 6276 0123

email: [1][CO request email]

 

 

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Dear Mr Warren

 

On 22 July 2020, Services Australia accepted transfer of your freedom of
information request from the Commonwealth Ombudsman. Your request is for
the following:

 

'I request a copy of the Executive Minute to the Minister for Social
Services (copy to the Minister for Human
Services), 12 February 2015 (Document 0.6) as referred to in footnote 8 on
page 5 of the Commonwealth
Ombudsman's report into Centrelink’s automated debt raising and recovery
system, dated April 2017
(https://www.ombudsman.gov.au/__data/asse...

According to the Ombudsman's report, this document contains a proposal for
"a new online approach to compliance which would allow it to review all
discrepancies from 2010‐2011".’

 

You can expect a decision to be notified to you on 10 August 2020.

 

Kind regards

 

Authorised FOI Officer

FOI Team

Employment Law and Freedom of Information Team

 

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Dear Ms Warren

 

Please see the letter about your FOI request attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Authorised FOI Officer

FOI Team

Employment Law and Freedom of Information Team

 

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