Dear NSW Department of Family and Community Services,
How much did the department spend on legal fees pursuing the tenant involved in NSW Land and Housing Corporation v Quinn (No 2)  NSWDC 161?
What were the costs the department had to pay for the tenant's legal costs?
I do not wish to make a formal application as this is information which should be able to be provided under an informal request as it relates to public finance.
Please be advised that the information you have requested falls outside the scope of the information that may be requested under the department’s Right to Information policy on informal release.
Further, in accordance with section 8(3) of the GIPA Act, the department has no legal obligation to consider your informal request for the release of information, and this decision is not reviewable under Part 5 of the GIPA Act.
However, in accordance with section 9(1) of the GIPA Act, I would advise you to lodge a formal access application with the department where you have a legally enforceable right to obtain information, unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the subject information.
Senior Right to Information Officer
Open Government, Information and Privacy
Department of Communities and Justice
Level 3, 2 Cavill Avenue, Ashfield NSW 2131
Locked Bag 4028, Ashfield NSW 2131
P: 02 8753 8400