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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

I am requesting a list of all staff employed within the Agency's new Sustainability Action Taskforce, as well as any correspondence that relates to terms of reference or scope of the Taskforce.

I also request any documents, notes, emails, transcripts or other information which relates to the development of an algorithm in relation to scheme sustainability from 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Karen Reynolds

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

Thank you for contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Freedom of Information

 

If your message is a request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), we will acknowledge it within
14-days of receipt.  We may be in touch with you sooner if your request is
too large or vague.

 

We are committed to processing all requests as quickly as possible.  We
will keep in regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay in
making a decision.

 

Further information about FOI is available on our website:
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Please contact us at [2][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

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If you are an NDIS participant and you are seeking access to your own
personal information, you can make a request online under our Participant
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next business day.

 

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800 110.

 

Warm regards

 

NDIA FOI Team
Email: [6][email address]

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Dear Karen Reynolds

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request. If you
require the attachment in a different format, please let us know.

 

We will process your request as quickly as possible. We will also keep in
regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay. At this stage,
you can expect to hear from us on or before 14 May 2021.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

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Dear Karen Reynolds

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request. If you
require this in a different format, please let us know.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

Email: [2][NDIA request email]

 

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Dear foi,
Thank you for your email.

I would like to narrow my request, as I understand that producing the information may require an unnecessary administrative burden on the Agency.

I would like:

“...a list of all staff employed within the Agency's new Sustainability Action Taskforce, as
well as any correspondence that relates to terms of reference or scope of the Taskforce
I would like to narrow the second part of my request to 'please provide a lpist of any contractors who have been outsourced in the development of an algorithm for the NDIS' and 'please also provide a copy of any reports that proposed using Salesforce/developing new algorithms in relation to scheme sustainability (including outsourced reports and business cases, as well as modeling), as well as details of the tender documentation and conditions of tender between the NDIA and the developers of the algorithm.'

Yours sincerely,

Karen Reynolds

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

Thank you for contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Freedom of Information

 

If your message is a request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), we will acknowledge it within
14-days of receipt.  We may be in touch with you sooner if your request is
too large or vague.

 

We are committed to processing all requests as quickly as possible.  We
will keep in regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay in
making a decision.

 

Further information about FOI is available on our website:
[1]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [2][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Participant Information Access

 

If you are an NDIS participant and you are seeking access to your own
personal information, you can make a request online under our Participant
Information Access (PIA) process.

 

To make a request, please complete our online request form:
[3]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [4][email address] if you have any
questions or require help.

 

Other enquiries

 

If your message is for something else, you should direct it to
[5][email address].

 

If your message is received outside our business hours of 9am to 5pm
(AEST), Monday to Friday or on a public holiday, we will action it on the
next business day.

 

If your message is urgent, you can call our National Conact Centre on 1800
800 110.

 

Warm regards

 

NDIA FOI Team
Email: [6][email address]

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Dear Karen Reynolds

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request. If you
require these in a different format, please let us know.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Thank you.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

[2]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

 

 

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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of National Disability Insurance Agency's handling of my FOI request 'I am requesting a list of all staff employed within the Sustainability Action Taskforce, as well as any correspondence that relates to terms of reference or scope of the Taskforce.'.

I do not consider this a large request. If it was too large I am prepared to just accept the list of staff as well as the actual terms of reference and correspondence directed to or from the CEO of the agency regarding setting up the Taskforce.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Karen Reynolds

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

Thank you for contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Freedom of Information

 

If your message is a request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), we will acknowledge it within
14-days of receipt.  We may be in touch with you sooner if your request is
too large or vague.

 

We are committed to processing all requests as quickly as possible.  We
will keep in regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay in
making a decision.

 

Further information about FOI is available on our website:
[1]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [2][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Participant Information Access

 

If you are an NDIS participant and you are seeking access to your own
personal information, you can make a request online under our Participant
Information Access (PIA) process.

 

To make a request, please complete our online request form:
[3]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [4][email address] if you have any
questions or require help.

 

Other enquiries

 

If your message is for something else, you should direct it to
[5][email address].

 

If your message is received outside our business hours of 9am to 5pm
(AEST), Monday to Friday or on a public holiday, we will action it on the
next business day.

 

If your message is urgent, you can call our National Conact Centre on 1800
800 110.

 

Warm regards

 

NDIA FOI Team
Email: [6][email address]

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Dear Karen Reynolds

 

I refer to your below email received on 1 June 2021 in response to the
decision of FOI 20/21-0628.

 

On 7 May 2021, in response to the formal 24AB consultation process, you
revised the scope of the second part of your request to the following:

 

“...a list of all staff employed within the Agency's new Sustainability
Action Taskforce, as well as any correspondence that relates to terms of
reference or scope of the Taskforce

 

a lpist [sic] of any contractors who have been outsourced in the
development of an algorithm for the NDIS' and 'please also provide a copy
of any reports that proposed using Salesforce/developing new algorithms in
relation to scheme sustainability (including outsourced reports and
business cases, as well as modelling [sic]), as well as details of the
tender documentation and conditions of tender between the NDIA and the
developers of the algorithm”

 

As outlined in the decision letter, it was determined that responding to
your revised scope would be a substantial and unreasonable diversion of
resources. I can advise that searches in relation to part 1 of your scope
returned thousands of documents that referenced the Sustainability Action
Taskforce and “terms of reference” and/or “scope”.

 

I can also advise that applicants are not able to vary the scope of their
requests as part of an internal review. Under the internal review
mechanism, the original decision is reconsidered to determine whether it
was correct.

 

In your email below you have stated that you are “prepared to just accept
the list of staff as well as the actual terms of reference and
correspondence directed to or from the CEO of the agency regarding setting
up the Taskforce”.

 

Given scopes are unable to be changed as part of internal reviews, would
you prefer to withdraw your request for a review and instead make a new
request with the following scope:

 

1.    A list of the staff working in the Sustainability Action Taskforce

2.    The final terms of reference for the Sustainability Action Taskforce

3.    Correspondence directed to or from the NDIA CEO regarding setting up
the Sustainability Action Taskforce

 

If you would like to proceed with making a new request, we will take the
day of your agreement as the start date of your request.

 

Please let us know by reply email whether you consent to withdraw your
internal review and make a new request by 5:00pm 14 June 2021.

 

Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E: [1][NDIA request email]

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The NDIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout
Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to them and their cultures and to Elders past, present
and emerging.

 

 

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