Cost estimate calculation and process documentation

Brendan Molloy made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

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From: Brendan Molloy

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I hereby request, under the Freedom of Information Act (1982),
copies of the following documents:

(a) All documents, invoices/quotes and emails pertaining to the determination of scope and cost relating to Part A of the completed freedom of information request entitled "Classification Database and RC classified documents" first submitted on 17 September 2012, and all subsequent variations of that request;

(b) Documents pertaining to the process used by freedom of information request personnel at the AGD for:
(i) determining scope of a request
(ii) quantifying cost of completing a request

I also make the application that all costs for the processing of
this request be waived on the grounds that the release of this
information is in the public interest.

If the FOI officer requires documentation regarding the request in question, I can provide all email correspondence from Stuart Plowman up to 30 November, 2012.

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Regards,

Brendan Molloy
Secretary
Pirate Party Australia

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Alex Sadleir left an annotation ()

FYI DAFF make the infamous FOI Charges Estimation Calculator spreadsheet publicly available http://www.daff.gov.au/__data/assets/exc...

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Brendan Molloy left an annotation ()

Ooooh, that's cool! Thanks.

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From: FOI Requests
Attorney-General's Department

UNCLASSIFIED
13/10252

4 July 2013

Mr Brendon Molloy
Email: [FOI #272 email]

Dear Mr Molloy

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI13/088

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to the process used by the Attorney-General's Department freedom of information section personnel under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. I have taken your request to be for:

(a) All documents, invoices/quotes and emails pertaining to the
determination of scope and cost relating to Part A of the completed
freedom of information request entitled "Classification Database
and RC classified documents" first submitted on 17 September 2012,
and all subsequent variations of that request;

(b) Documents pertaining to the process used by freedom of
information request personnel at the AGD for:
(i) determining scope of a request
(ii) quantifying cost of completing a request

We received your request on 1 July 2013 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 31 July 2013. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.
Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be published online on our disclosure log http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtection...,
subject to certain exceptions. (For example, personal information will not be published where this would be unreasonable.)

We will contact you using the email address you provided. Please advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact. If you have any questions, please contact the following officer:
Logan Tudor, FOI Officer by email [AGD request email].

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
Email: [AGD request email]

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I just love it when they spell my name wrong.

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Attachment Decision Letter.pdf
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Attachment Part A.pdf
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Attachment Schedule of documents.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED

Good afternoon Mr Molloy

 

Referring to your FOI request of 1 July 2013 with this Department, the FOI
decision maker's determination is attached.

 

Part A of the documents in scope is attached. Parts B-D will be sent in 3
following emails.

 

Please notify us at [1][AGD request email] if you do not receive these emails.

 

Kind Regards

 

FOI Contact Officer

 

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel
Attorney-General's Department

3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

A: [AGD request email]

 

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Attachment Part C.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED

Good afternoon Mr Molloy

 

Referring to your FOI request of 1 July 2013 with this Department, please
find attached Part C of the documents in scope of your FOI request to the
Attorney-General's Department.

 

Kind Regards

 

FOI Contact Officer

 

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel
Attorney-General's Department

3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

A: [AGD request email]

 

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Good afternoon Mr Molloy

 

Referring to your FOI request of 1 July 2013 with this Department, please
find attached Part B of the documents in scope of your FOI request to the
Attorney-General's Department.

 

Kind Regards

 

FOI Contact Officer

 

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel
Attorney-General's Department

3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

A: [AGD request email]

 

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Good afternoon Mr Molloy

 

Referring to your FOI request of 1 July 2013 with this Department, please
find attached Part D of the documents in scope of your FOI request to the
Attorney-General's Department.

 

Kind Regards

 

FOI Contact Officer

 

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel
Attorney-General's Department

3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

A: [AGD request email]

 

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From: Brendan Molloy

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To whom it may concern,

I note that Part B of this request has not been fulfilled, and instead I have been linked to the Freedom of Information Act and two OAIC resources.

Am I to understand that the AGD has no specific documents pertaining to processes for determining scope or quantifying cost beyond those items linked? If this is the case, that part of the request should have been rejected on the grounds of no such documents existing.

I look forward to your clarification.

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Regards,

Brendan Molloy
Councillor
Pirate Party Australia

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