Dear Department of Social Services,
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DSS FOI Team
Email: [Department of Social Services request email]
Good morning Carol,
Thank you for your email.
Unfortunately you request is not a valid request under the FOI Act.
In accordance with section 15(2) your request must:
(a) Be in writing; and
(aa) state that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI
(b) Provide such information concerning the document as is reasonably
necessary to enable a responsible officer of the agency, or the Minister,
to identify it; and
(c) Give details of how notices under the FOI Act may be sent to the
At this stage your request is unclear about the type of documents you are
requesting. Can you please reply within 14 days (26 November 2019),
providing additional information in relation to the documents you are
requesting. If a response is not received from you by 26 November 2019,
this request will be deemed withdrawn.
Strategic Coordination Section
Government and Executive Services Branch
Department of Social Services
E: [email address]
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