NDIA FOI Refusals citing "substantial and unreasonable diversion of resources"

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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

Please provide a tally of the total number of times the NDIA have used the specific expression "your request in its current form would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the NDIA from its other operations due to its size " as grounds for failing to process, respond to or refuse FOI requests for the calendar year 2021. That is, from 1 January 2021, until 14 July 2021, how many times has the phrase and reason for not providing FOI information been justified or responded to using the phrase "your request in its current form would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the NDIA from its other operations due to its size. ".

This includes all the times this specific phrase has been used during Senate Estimates and related government oversight or state/commonwealth enquiries, during the same time period.

Yours faithfully,

Shirley

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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Dear Shirley

 

Freedom of Information Request: Acknowledgement

 

Thank you for your request of 16 July 2021, under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) for copies of documents held by the
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Scope of your request

You have requested access to the following documents about the National
Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS):

 

“Please provide a tally of the total number of times the NDIA have used
the specific expression "your request in its current form would
substantially and unreasonably  divert  the  resources  of  the  NDIA from
its other operations due to its size " as grounds for failing to process,
respond to or refuse FOI requests for the calendar year 2021. That is,
from 1 January 2021, until 14 July 2021, how many times has the phrase and
reason for not providing FOI information been justified or responded to
using the phrase "your request in its current form would substantially and
unreasonably divert  the  resources  of  the  NDIA from its  other
operations due to its size. This includes all the times this specific
phrase has been used during Senate Estimates and related government
oversight or state/commonwealth enquiries, during the same time period."

 

Unless you advise otherwise, we will take it that you agree to the names
and contact details of NDIA staff being excluded from the scope of your
request (that is, the information will be treated as irrelevant).

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E: [2][NDIA request email]

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foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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Dear Shirley

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence and documents 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.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E [2][NDIA request email]

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Rochelle Dunlop,

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Our reference: RQ21/02484

Agency reference: FOI 21/22-0047

Shirley

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #7592 email]

Extension of time under s 15AC

Dear Shirley

 

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the National Disability Insurance Agency.

 

Yours sincerely

  

 

 

[2][IMG]   Rochelle Dunlop  |  Review and
Investigation Advisor

Investigations and Compliance

Freedom of information
Regulatory Group

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

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Shirley left an annotation ()

Bob and I seem to be the only 2 that received the statement

"your request in its current form would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the NDIA from its other operations due to its size "

Here is the link to Bob's
https://bobbuckley.net.au/a4.org.au/site...