Reporting on the Legal Services Directions

Charles Powers made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Social Services

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From: Charles Powers

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Dear Department of Social Services,

I would like all reports given to the Attorney-General, Attorney-General's Department or Office of Legal Services Coordination regarding compliance with the Legal Services Directions, including but not limited to annual compliance certificates, for the period 1 July 2015 to present.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Powers

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Dear Mr Powers

Freedom of Information Request No. 17/18-067

I refer to your correspondence received by the Department of Social
Services (the Department) on 14 December 2017, in which you requested
access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the
following:

I would like all reports given to the Attorney-General, Attorney-General's
Department or Office of Legal Services Coordination regarding compliance
with the Legal Services Directions, including but not limited to annual
compliance certificates, for the period 1 July 2015 to present.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the FOI Act.

The statutory period for processing your request is 30-days commencing
from the day after your request was received in the Department.
Accordingly, the deadline for notifying you of the Department’s decision
on access is 13 January 2018.

As the Department will be closed between Christmas and New Year, I am
seeking your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to a 30 day
extension of time to process your request. Should you agree, the new due
date for you to receive a response to your request would be 12 February
2018. Can you please advise as soon as possible if you agree?

The Department will correspond with you by email in relation to your FOI
request. Should you have any queries about this matter, please do not
hesitate to contact me at the details below. Alternatively, you may send
queries via email to [1][Department of Social Services request email]

Kind regards

Dr Melanie Beacroft

Assistant Director

Freedom of Information

Government and Executive Services Branch

Department of Social Services
P: 02 6146 0348 | E: [email address]

 

Please note: I work Monday to Thursday

 

DSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia,
and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our
respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and
present.            

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Department of Social Services

Good afternoon Mr Powers,

 

I am contacting you to see if you have had considered my request for an
extension of time for processing your FOI request.

 

The Department of Social Services will be closed between Christmas and New
Year and we would appreciate more time to process your request.

 

If you could please advise as soon as possible it would be appreciated.

 

Kind regards

 

Dr Melanie Beacroft

Assistant Director

Freedom of Information

Government and Executive Services Branch

Department of Social Services
P: 02 6146 0348 | E: [email address]

 

Please note: I work Monday to Thursday

 

DSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia,
and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our
respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and
present.            

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From: FOI [mailto:[Department of Social Services request email]]
Sent: Thursday, 14 December 2017 1:13 PM
To: [FOI #4261 email]
Cc: FOI <[Department of Social Services request email]>
Subject: FOI Request 17/18-067 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Dear Mr Powers

Freedom of Information Request No. 17/18-067

I refer to your correspondence received by the Department of Social
Services (the Department) on 14 December 2017, in which you requested
access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the
following:

I would like all reports given to the Attorney-General, Attorney-General's
Department or Office of Legal Services Coordination regarding compliance
with the Legal Services Directions, including but not limited to annual
compliance certificates, for the period 1 July 2015 to present.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the FOI Act.

The statutory period for processing your request is 30-days commencing
from the day after your request was received in the Department.
Accordingly, the deadline for notifying you of the Department’s decision
on access is 13 January 2018.

As the Department will be closed between Christmas and New Year, I am
seeking your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to a 30 day
extension of time to process your request. Should you agree, the new due
date for you to receive a response to your request would be 12 February
2018. Can you please advise as soon as possible if you agree?

The Department will correspond with you by email in relation to your FOI
request. Should you have any queries about this matter, please do not
hesitate to contact me at the details below. Alternatively, you may send
queries via email to [1][Department of Social Services request email]

Kind regards

Dr Melanie Beacroft

Assistant Director

Freedom of Information

Government and Executive Services Branch

Department of Social Services
P: 02 6146 0348 | E: [2][email address]

 

Please note: I work Monday to Thursday

 

DSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia,
and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our
respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and
present.            

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From: FOIDR

Our reference: RQ17/02530

Agency reference: FOI 17/18-067

Mr Charles Powers

By email: [FOI #4261 email]

Dear Mr Powers

Extension of time under s 15AB

On 21 December 2017, the Department of Social Services (the Department)
applied for further time to make a decision on your FOI request of 14
December 2017.

This application was on the basis that the processing period is
insufficient to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex.

Decision

I have decided to grant the Department an extension of time to process
your request to 12 February 2018. This decision has been made under s
15AB(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

By granting further time it is anticipated that the Department will
provide a well-reasoned and better managed decision.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this email please contact me on 02
9284 9745 or via email [1][email address]. Please quote OAIC
reference number RQ17/02530 in all correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Carl English | Assistant Review and Investigation Officer | Freedom of
Information Dispute Resolution

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 SYDNEY NSW 2001| [2]www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9745 | E-mail: [3][email address]

 

 

 

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Attachment FOI 17 18 067 Access decision.pdf
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Attachment FOI 17 18 067 Documents in the form for release.pdf
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Good afternoon Mr Powers,

Please find attached the decision and documents for your FOI request.

Kind regards,

Dr Melanie Beacroft
Assistant Director
Freedom of Information
Government and Executive Services Branch
Department of Social Services
P: 02 6146 0348 | E: [email address]

Please note: I work Monday to Thursday

DSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.            

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