HSC Chinese and Literature Listening Audio Files

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, NSW Education Standards Authority should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear NSW Education Standards Authority,

I would like to request the audio files of the listening section of the HSC Chinese and Literature exams (formerly known as Chinese Background Speakers) from 2003 to 2022.

Yours faithfully,
Mark Harrison

AccessInformation, NSW Education Standards Authority

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Dear Mark,

We refer to your recent GIPA application received by NESA on 30 March and
write to notify you that your access application is not a valid
application. Under [1]section 41(1) of the Government Information (Public
Access) Act 2009 (NSW), the following requirements apply for an access
application to be valid:

…(a)  it must be in writing sent by post to or lodged at an office of the
agency concerned or made in the manner approved by the agency under
subsection (2),

   (b)  it must clearly indicate that it is an access application made
under this Act,

   (c)  it must be accompanied by a fee of $30,

   (d)  it must state the name of the applicant and a postal or email
address as the address for correspondence in connection with the

   (e)  it must include such information as is reasonably necessary to
enable the government information applied for to be identified…^1

1 Section 41(1) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

You would appreciate that it is not possible to acknowledge receipt of a
valid application unless the application fee or relevant payment details
accompany the application (see section [2]41(1)(c) of the GIPA Act). You
are also required to provide either a postal or email address (see section
[3]41(1)(d) of the GIPA Act). Finally, the application must either be
lodged in person at the NESA head office OR sent to NESA either by post or
from your own personal or work email address on the approved form (see
sections [4]41(1)(a) and [5]41(2) of the GIPA Act).

Should you wish to proceed with making an access application I would
invite you to submit a valid application with the required fee. For your
convenience, you can submit your application and provide payment details
by downloading and completing [6]NESA's information access form. Please
remember to complete the payment details on page 3, before sending to
[7][NESA request email].

If you disagree with NESA's decision about the validity of your
application, you do have a right of review under Part 5 of the GIPA Act.

Kind Regards.





NSW Education Standards Authority


Lvl 4, 117 Clarence St Sydney NSW 2000 | GPO Box 5300 Sydney NSW 2001
[8][NESA request email] | educationstandards.nsw.edu.au


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Dear NESA,

According to your requirements, I have completed and sent the request and payment form to your email address from my personal email address.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Harrison