FOI charges calculator

Patrick Conheady made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

In a letter to an FOI applicant dated 19 May 2016, published on the Right to Know website (https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/1..., the Department refers to 'the standard FOI charges calculator'.

Please provide that calculator.

As far as possible, the calculator should be provided in its original form.

If the calculator is a compiled program, this request should be taken to include both the source and compiled forms of the program.

Please consider this a request for administrative access or, if that is not possible, a formal FOI request. I note that the contents of the calculator is probably operational information which should already be published on your website (but I can't find it).

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Conheady

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Dear Mr Conheady

 

I refer to your recent request seeking information about the charges
process and the calculation of charges.

 

The Department has information regarding charges and the breakdown for the
calculation available on our website. These calculations are set by the
[1]Freedom of Information (Charges) Regulations 1982.

See:
[2]http://www.border.gov.au/about/access-ac...

 

Additional information about charges under the FOI Act can be located at
the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website at
[3]www.oaic.gov.au.

 

I hope that this information is of assistance. Should this information
satisfy your request please notify the Department if you wish to continue
to proceed with the below FOI request. Please provide your advice by
Monday 13 June 2016.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Janelle Raineri

Assistant Director | Freedom of Information Section

Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

P: 02 6264 1580 

E: [email address]

 

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear Janelle,

I apologise for my delay in replying.

I am seeking a copy of the specific calculator used in the cited FOI request, not general information about FOI charges.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Conheady

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear Janelle,

I have not received any acknowledgement of my email dated 14 June 2016, in which I pointed out your error in interpreting my FOI request dated 3 June 2016.

Could you please let me know the agency's reference number for this request and when the agency expects to respond?

I would be happy to grant an extension of seven days, if requested, on the basis that I took six days to correct your error. However, apart from that, I am expecting a response within 30 days of my original request, i.e. 4 July 2016.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Conheady

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Attachment FA 16 06 01908 Acknowledgement.pdf
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Our references: FA 16/06/01908; ADF2016/28406

 

Dear Mr Conheady

 

I apologise for the delay in writing to you about your FOI request.

 

Please find attached the acknowledgement of receipt for your recent FOI
Request. 

 

Currently the due date for your request is 3 July 2016.

 

Thank you for your indication of agreeing to a seven day extension of
time, if requested. If an extension of time is required to process this
request the Department will write to you once the request can be allocated
to a decision maker.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Janelle Raineri

Assistant Director | Freedom of Information Section

Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

P: 02 6264 1580 

E: [email address]

 

Please note I am out of the office from 2:30 PM

 

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Attachment FA 16 06 01908 Decision letter.pdf
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Attachment FA 16 06 01908 Document for release.xls
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Our references: FA 16/06/01908; ADF2016/28406

 

Dear Mr Conheady,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 3 June 2016, seeking access to the
following:

 

“In a letter to an FOI applicant dated 19 May 2016, published on the Right
to Know website
(<https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/1...>),
the Department refers to 'the standard FOI charges calculator'.

Please provide that calculator.

As far as possible, the calculator should be provided in its original
form.

If the calculator is a compiled program, this request should be taken to
include both the source and compiled forms of the program.”

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the signed decision letter, decision record and the document released
under the FOI Act.    

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Katie Moore
FOI Officer

Information Management Branch

Corporate Services Division | Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

PO Box 25,  BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear Katie,

Thankyou for sending this through.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Conheady

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