Legislative instrument

Laszlo Nagy made this Freedom of Information request to Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

The request was refused by Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

From: Laszlo Nagy

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Dear Victorian Department of Health and Human Services,

I am looking for proof that the Department of Health and Human Services has been officially gazetted.

Could you please produce certified copies of the officially gazetted documents that establish the Department of Health and Human Services.

Could you please produce certified copies of the officially gazetted documents that the Department of Health and Human Services rely on that defines their authority and scope.

Yours faithfully,

Laz Nagy

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Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

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Freedom of Information request - Legislative instrument

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Dear Victorian Department of Health and Human Services,

I am looking for proof that the Department of Health and Human Services has
been officially gazetted.

Could you please produce certified copies of the officially gazetted
documents that establish the Department of Health and Human Services.

Could you please produce certified copies of the officially gazetted
documents that the Department of Health and Human Services rely on that
defines their authority and scope.

Yours faithfully,

Laz Nagy

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Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Dear Mr Nagy
Freedom of Information Application
I refer to your application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the
Act) requesting access to:

       
        'I am looking for proof that the Department of Health and Human
Services has been officially gazetted.

        Could you please produce certified copies of the officially
gazetted documents that establish the Department of Health and Human
Services.

       Could you please produce certified copies of the officially
gazetted documents that the Department of Health and Human Services rely
on that defines their authority and                 scope.'
The Act provides that an application fee of $28.90 must accompany each
request. Please forward a cheque or money order for $28.90, made payable
to the Department of Health and Human Services at the following address:

Freedom of Information unit
Department of Health and Human Services
GPO Box 4057
Melbourne VIC 3001
The Act also provides that the application fee may be waived or reduced if
payment of the fee would cause financial hardship. If you consider this to
be the case the fee may be waived or reduced on production of a statement
of how the payment of the application fee would cause you hardship.

I note that preliminary enquiries have been undertaken and I have been
advised that your request may also require clarification. Once we have
received the application fee, we will advise accordingly.

Alternatively, you may find the information contained on the department's
website relating to Part II information statements relevant to what you
are seeking:

[1]https://dhhs.vic.gov.au/freedom-informat...

You may also wish to consider viewing the Victoria Government Gazette,
specifically, the document at the following link:

[2]http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Ga...

Please note that until the application fee or your statement of hardship
has been received, your request will not proceed as it is not a valid
request. I would appreciate it if you would respond by 26 April 2019
otherwise I will assume that you do not wish to proceed with your request
and no further action will be taken by the department.

I can be contacted via email at [Victorian Department of Health and Human Services request email] or on (03) 9096 2004.
Please quote our reference number (F19/0314) in any correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Unit
03 9096 2004 | [Victorian Department of Health and Human Services request email]
Executive Services  |  Legal and Executive Services
Department of Health and Human Services | 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
VIC 3000

 

From: Laszlo Nagy <[FOI #5276 email]>
To: FOI requests at Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
<[Victorian Department of Health and Human Services request email]>,
Date: 26/02/2019 09:59 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Legislative instrument

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Dear Victorian Department of Health and Human Services,

I am looking for proof that the Department of Health and Human Services
has been officially gazetted.

Could you please produce certified copies of the officially gazetted
documents that establish the Department of Health and Human Services.

Could you please produce certified copies of the officially gazetted
documents that the Department of Health and Human Services rely on that
defines their authority and scope.

Yours faithfully,

Laz Nagy

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #5276 email]

Is [Victorian Department of Health and Human Services request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Victorian Department of Health and Human Services? If so,
please contact us using this form:
[3]https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...

This request has been made by an individual using Right to Know. This
message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet.
More information on how Right to Know works can be found at:
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manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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The applicant has not told Right to Know the status of this request and I have been asked to update the status.

Note 1: Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (or money!) is needed before the request will be processed. With this request, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is some time since the agency responded and the applicant does not appear to have made a follow-up. It is possible that a follow-up has been made by the ordinary post or by private email but Right to Know has not heard anything about this. Even if the applicant did not follow-up agency questions, it does not mean that the agency will refuse the request when an application is made in the correct (required) manner.

Note 2: Although an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1983 of the Commonwealth of Australia does not require an application fee, this is not the case with applications in the states and territories of Australia. Then an applicant must usually pay a fee, or the request is not valid. Also, the Commonwealth agencies might demand payment of a fee to cover extra processing costs. If the fee is not paid, the request will not be processed.

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