FOI Delegations - 2016

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Social Services as part of a batch sent to 125 authorities

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The request was successful.

Dear Department of Social Services,

Can I please have a copy of the current FOI Delegations, and any related directions issued in respect of FOI.

I believe this information could be considered "operational information" so I therefore request release under the IPS, or under Administrative Access.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

FOI, Department of Social Services

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Dear Mr Fairless,


I refer to your request received by the Department of Social Services (the
Department) on 2 November 2016. I note that you have not made your request
in accordance with the requirements of s15 the FOI Act (Cth) therefore it
will not be treated as an FOI request. You indicate that you wish to
receive documents via administrative access or through the Information
Publication Scheme (IPS).


Please find attached the Department's current Freedom of Information (FOI)
authorisations which are being released to you via administrative access.
These instruments authorise officers of the Department to exercise certain
powers and functions of the Secretary under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (FOI Act) in respect of providing access to documents, and publishing
agency operational information through the IPS. There are no related
Secretary’s directions.


The Department does not as a matter of course publish its delegations or
authorisations as operational information through the IPS on its website,
but they are provided, as in this case, on request. A formal FOI request
is not necessary but such enquiries should nevertheless be directed to
[1][Department of Social Services request email].



FOI Team

Government and Executive Services Branch

Corporate Services Group

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


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