Cost of legal advice in 2011

Mark R. Diamond made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

The request was partially successful.

From: Mark R. Diamond

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Dear FOI Coördinator,

Cost of legal advice from the Australian Government Solicitor
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This request is made under the Freedom of Information Act.

In the letter to me from Robyn Ziino dated 1 April 2015 (Your F13/567-4) reference is made on page 2, section 3, to "Legal advice from the Australian Government Solicitor to ACARA data 28 April 2011". A copy of the letter appears on the Right to Know website at https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c...

I seek access to a copy of any document(s) that shows the itemized cost to ACARA of obtaining that legal advice. By "cost", I mean the amount charged by the the Australian Government Solicitor for the preparation of the advice, for any preliminary consultations and discussion, and so forth, rather than indirect costs such as the amount of in-house staff time devoted to briefing the AGS.

Yours faithfully,

Mark R. Diamond

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From: Peter Matheson
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority


Attachment Dr Diamond FOI acknowledgement letter.PDF.pdf
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From: Peter Matheson
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority


Attachment Letter to Dr Diamond advising of consultation.PDF.pdf
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From: Mark R. Diamond

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Dear Mr Matheson,

Your reference: F13/567-21

I refer to the letter of yesterday's date from Robyn Ziino regarding a request of mine for access to documents. Thank you for the information regarding the delay resulting from consultation.

With regard to the matter about the name of a solicitor being included in one of the relevant documents, I do not seek access to the name of the solicitor mentioned nor to any other personally identifying information about any person involved in the solicitation or provision of the legal advice.

Yours sincerely,

Mark R. Diamond
Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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From: Matheson, Peter
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Dear Dr Diamond

Thank you for agreeing to our request in relation to removal of personal information.

Yours sincerely

Peter Matheson

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Decision now due 3 September 2015. The information is hidden in one of the attachments to an earlier email, which is my only reason for repeating it.

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From: Peter Matheson
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority


Attachment Dr Diamond FOI decision letter AGS invoice.PDF.pdf
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From: Mark R. Diamond

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Dear Peter Matheson,

Many thanks for the information in your email of 27 August 2015.

Yours sincerely,

Mark R. Diamond

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