Correspondence between the Department of Social Services and Data61 on the proposed welfare drug testing program

Denham Sadler made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Social Services

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From: Denham Sadler

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Dear Department of Social Services,

If possible, please treat this as an administrative or informal request.

Otherwise, please consider this a request under the FOI Act.

Can you please provide any correspondence documents between the Department of Social Services and Data61 over Data61's involvement with the government's planned trial program of drug testing new welfare recipients, along with any internal communication within the Department on Data61's involvement.

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

Yours faithfully,

DS

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Dear Mr Sadler

 

Freedom of Information Request No. 16/17-157

 

I refer to your correspondence received by the Department of Social
Services (the Department) on 24 May 2017, in which you requested access
under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the
following documents:

 

any correspondence documents between the Department of Social Services and
Data61 over Data61's involvement with the government's planned trial
program of drug testing new welfare recipients, along with any internal
communication within the Department on Data61's involvement.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the FOI Act.

 

Should you have any queries about this matter, please do not hesitate to
contact the Department via email to [1][Department of Social Services request email].

 

The Department will correspond with you by email in relation to your FOI
request.

 

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FOI Team

Governance and Executive Services Branch

Department of Social Services

E: [2][Department of Social Services request email]

 

 

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Attachment FOI Request No.16 17 157 Denham Sadler Notice of consultation.DOCX.docx
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Dear Mr Sadler

 

Please see attached a consultation notice regarding your FOI Request No.
16/17-157.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

FOI Team

Governance and Executive Services Branch

Department of Social Services

E: [1][Department of Social Services request email]

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Sadler

I refer to your correspondence below received by the Department of Social Services (the Department) on 24 May 2017, in which you requested access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to:

"... any correspondence documents between the Department of Social Services and Data61 over Data61's involvement with the government's planned trial program of drug testing new welfare recipients, along with any internal communication within the Department on Data61's involvement".

I am writing to inform you that your request has been transferred to the CSIRO under the provisions of section 16(3) of the FOI Act on the basis that the documents you have requested originated from an agency specified in Part II of Schedule 2 of the FOI Act.

The CSIRO has agreed to accept the transfer and will contact you shortly in relation to this matter.

Should you have any queries about this matter, you may contact the Department via email on [Department of Social Services request email].

Kind regards

FOI Team
Governance and Executive Services Branch
Department of Social Services
E: [Department of Social Services request email]

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Department of Social Services

Dear Mr Sadler,

I refer to the transfer of your request from the Department of Social
Services to CSIRO.

CSIRO is processing your request, and is on track to deliver the decision
and relevant documents by 23 July 2017.

I am writing to see your consent to remove the names of Agency and CSIRO
Officers from the documents, noting their position titles will remain.

Would you be willing to consider agreeing to this request, noting it would
assist me in processing the documents, more expediently.

Please do contact me, should you have any questions or wish to discuss.

Thank you,

Kind regards,

Beth Maloney
Legal Counsel, CSIRO

Phone: +612 6276 6436 | [mobile number]
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DICKSON ACT 2602 Australia  

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From: Denham Sadler

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Dear Beth,

Yes that is fine to remove the names but leave the titles. Thanks for that.

Yours faithfully,

Denham Sadler

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Attachment FOI 2017 16 Decision.pdf
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Attachment FOI 2017 16 Schedule.pdf
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Dear Mr Sadler,

Please refer to the attached decision and schedule, the relevant documents
will follow, shortly.

Kind regards,

Beth Maloney
Legal Counsel, CSIRO

Phone: +612 6276 6436 |
[1][email address] | [2]www.csiro.au
Address: CSIRO Corporate Centre
PO Box 225
DICKSON ACT 2602 Australia  

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Attachment Documents FOI2017 16.pdf
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Dear Mr Sadler,

Please find attached the relevant documents to your freedom of
information request.

Kind regards,

 

Karen Robinson
Legal Administrative Officer (FOI), CSIRO
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