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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act any emails, letters, meeting notes or phone call notes relating to the making of the Census and Statistics (Statistical Information) Direction 2017 by the Treasurer

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

I would like to add my request the composition of the ABS Taskforce (without individual names where required) delivering the survey.

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

I refer to your application in which you seek access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (ABS reference FOI 201718/09)
regarding:

o  Emails, letters, meeting notes or phone call notes relating to the
making of the Census and Statistics (Statistical Information)
Direction 2017 by the Treasurer.
o The composition of the ABS Taskforce (without individual names where
required) delivering the survey.

As per your instruction we have combined both of your requests into one.

Your request was received by the ABS on the 10 August 2017 and the 30 days
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date. If
this request will take longer than 30 days to process, we will contact you
to negotiate an extension of time.

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable.

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer 

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

(P) (02) 6252 7203 

(E) [1][ABS request email]   (W)  [2]www.abs.gov.au

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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act any emails,
letters, meeting notes or phone call notes relating to the making of the
Census and Statistics (Statistical Information) Direction 2017 by the
Treasurer

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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From: Danielle Gillett
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Dear Mr Copper-Stout

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) regarding: 

o Emails, letters, meeting notes or phone call notes relating to the
making of the Census and Statistics (Statistical Information)
Direction 2017 by the Treasurer; and
o The composition of the ABS Taskforce (without individual names where
required) delivering the survey.

Partial Transfer of Request

I am writing to tell you that I have transferred part of your request to
the Treasury. Under section 16(1) of the FOI Act, I am able to transfer a
request if the requested documents are not in the possession of the ABS,
but in the possession of another agency or if the subject matter of the
document is more closely connected with the functions of another agency.

Accordingly, on 22 August 2017 I transferred the part of your request
which relates to 'emails, letters, meeting notes or phone call notes
relating to the making of the Census and Statistics (Statistical
Information) Direction 2017 by the Treasurer' to the Treasury which has
possession of the requested documents and whose functions are more closely
connected to the subject area. The ABS will continue to process the
remaining part of your request.

We received your request on the 10 August 2017 and the 30 day statutory
period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date.
The Treasury Department will treat your request as though it received it
the same day that we did. You should therefore expect a decision from the
Treasury by 9 September 2017. The period of 30 days may be extended if the
Treasury needs to consult third parties or for other reasons. They will
advise you if this happens.

Further Information pertaining to rest of Request

In regards to the second part of your request pertaining to the
composition of the ABS Taskforce delivering the survey, given the timing
of the request, the Taskforce wasn't fully formed and therefore any
documents relating to it do not reflect it's current composition.

The current composition of the Taskforce was provided in the
Organisational Arrangements of the ABS' submission to the Finance and
Public Administration Reference Committee in the public hearing into the
Arrangements for the postal survey, on Thursday 17 August 2017. 

I have provided a link to this submission here for your reference:

[1]http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Busi...

If this meets your information needs I would ask that you withdraw this
part of your existing request by emailing
[2][ABS request email].

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer 

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

(P) (02) 6252 7203 

(E) [3][ABS request email]   (W)  [4]www.abs.gov.au

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Danielle Gillett,

Yes I would like to withdraw the second part of my request.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

 

On 22 August 2017, the Department of the Treasury (the department)
accepted a transfer of your request under section 16 of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). This email is to acknowledge receipt of
your request for:

 

‘I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act any emails ,
letters, meeting notes or phone call notes relating to the making of the
Census and Statistics (Statistical Information) Direction 2017 by the
Treasurer’

 

Your request was received by the ABS on 9 August 2017 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 9 September
2017. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third
parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

The department will advise you if a charge is payable to process your
request and the amount of any such charge as soon as possible.

Unless we hear from you, we will assume that you are not seeking staff
names and contact details as part of your request. Where applicable, these
details will be redacted under section 22 of the Act.

If you have any questions in relation to your application, please contact
the FOI Team on 02 6263 2800.

Regards

 

FOI Team

Parliamentary and Legal Services Division

Corporate Services and Business Strategy Group

The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

 

Phone:  (02) 6263 2800

Email:  [1][email address]

 

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear FOI,

Just following up on the status of this request.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Technically the request was refused under s 15AC (Decision not made on request within time—deemed refusal) but I think that maybe the agency is still processing the request. The applicant made a follow-up but there is no more information. I have marked the request to show that it is not final.

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

 

Please find attached correspondence regarding your FOI request, 2184.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Communications and Parliamentary Division

The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

 

Phone:  (02) 6263 2800

Email:  [1][email address]

 

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