Grounds for suspension and expulsion of school students

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Dear Victorian Department of Education and Training,

This is a Freedom of Information Request for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

I request access to the collated data of the reasons listed by schools for suspending and expelling students from 2018 to 2022.

Yours faithfully,
Dr Sophie Rudolph

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Dear Sophie




We refer to your request received by the Department of Education (the
department) seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the
Act) to: 


               I request access to the collated data of the reasons listed
by schools for suspending and expelling students from 2018 to 2022.


This email is to inform you that your request has not been validly made.


Application Fee

Section 17(2A) of the Act requires a request to be accompanied by the
payment of the application fee, which is currently $31.80.

Payment can be made as follows:


o through the Victorian government FOI portal at the following
link: [1]


o by cheque or money order addressed to the Department of Education and
Training and posted to:

Freedom of Information Manager
Department of Education
GPO Box 4367


The application fee may be waived or reduced if you can provide the
department with evidence that payment of the fee would cause you financial
hardship. We will accept a current health care card or other documentation
that shows you are in receipt of a government social security benefit. 
Please provide any evidence of financial hardship by email
to [2][email address]. Please include the reference contained in
the subject line of this email.

Deadline for Responding


Please respond in writing to the issues raised above by 18 September 2023
so that the department can commence processing your request. Should we not
hear from you by this date, we will assume you do not wish to proceed with
your request and no further action will be taken by the department.




If you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact the FOI Unit
on (03) 7022 0856 or by email at [3][email address].


Yours sincerely


Freedom of Information Unit
Department of Education
2 Treasury Place, East Melbourne VIC 3002


T: 03 7022 0856

E: [4][email address]
W: [5]



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