To the FOI Officer,
I write seeking access to documents describing the evaluation methods by which policy responses implemented under the Try, Test Learn Fund will be monitored and evaluated.
I would also like advice if the information I have sought is due to be released under FOI to individuals or organisations prior to finalisation of my application.
Please initially treat this as a request for administrative access. If the request cannot be fulfilled under administrative access please treat this as a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act.
I also note the onus rests with the agency to prove why any information should not be released under the Act and I request the agency provide evidence in support of any assumptions or assertions used to justify non-disclosure.
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DSS FOI Team
Email: [Department of Social Services request email]
Dear Mr Elvery,
I refer to your correspondence received by the Department of Social
Services (the Department) on 16 January 2017.
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Government and Executive Services Branch
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The Department of Social Services acknowledges the traditional owners of
country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea
and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to the
elders both past and present.
Dear Mr Elvery
Please see attached a decision letter and documents in respect of your FOI
Request No. 16/17-095.
Governance and Executive Services Branch
Department of Social Services
P: 02 6146 3824 | E: [Department of Social Services request email] |E: [email address]
1. mailto:[Department of Social Services request email]
2. mailto:[email address]
Dear FOI Team,