Reports of evaluations of government policy interventions

Mark R. Diamond made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

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From: Mark R. Diamond


Dear FOI Contact Officer,

I am engaged in a project relating to how the effectiveness of government policy interventions is evaluated in Australia and New Zealand. I’m particularly interested in obtaining reports of good quality evaluations of policy outcomes. I’m only interested in reports produced since 1 January 2014.

I would be grateful if you could provide me with access under administrative arrangements to two or three such reports, if you have them. Since I am not sure what evaluations your agency has conducted, I leave it to you to select the reports. If my request is not clear, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,
Mark R. Diamond

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Dear Mr Diamond


The purpose of this email is to advise you that I consider this request to
be invalid under s15(2)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 which
requires a person to provide such information as is reasonably necessary
to enable a responsible officer of the agency to identify the requested


I would like to provide you with the following information which is
available online to the public.


There are reports related to 'policy evaluation' available to the public
which can be accessed at:


I trust this provides you with sufficient information regarding the types
of reports which are administratively available.


The Department’s FOI Unit can be contacted on (02) 6289 1666 to provide
assistance with making a valid FOI request.


Kind Regards,


FOI Unit


Ministerial, Parliamentary, Executive Support and Governance Branch

People, Capability and Communication Division

Australian Government Department of Health

T: (02) 6289 1666 | E: [3][Health request email]


PO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia


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From: Mark R. Diamond


Dear FOI Contact Officer,

Many thanks for the useful information in your email reply of 10 January 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Mark R. Diamond

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