School Financial Questionnaire submissions

Henry Adams made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Education

The request was refused by Department of Education.

From: Henry Adams

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Dear Department of Education,

I would like the full Financial Questionnaire (reference https://ssphelp.education.gov.au/financi... submitted by non-Government schools in the Coffs Harbour region (within postcode 2450) from 2009-2016.

Yours faithfully,
Henry Adams

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From: Education - FOI
Department of Education

 

Dear Mr Henry

 

We refer to your email below seeking access under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) to the following documents:

                                                                                         

‘I would like the full Financial Questionnaire (reference
[1]https://ssphelp.education.gov.au/financi... submitted by
non-Government schools in the Coffs Harbour region (within postcode 2450)
from 2009-2016’.

 

The Department of Education and Training has received your request and
will process it in accordance with the FOI Act.

 

If you have any questions about your request, please contact us via email:
[2][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

Department of Education and Training

 

 

 

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From: Education - FOI
Department of Education


Attachment Adams s24AB notice.pdf
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Dear Mr Adam

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request.

Thank you

FOI Team
Department of Education and Training

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From: Education - FOI
Department of Education


Attachment Henry Adams charge estimate letter.pdf
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Dear Mr Adams

Please find attached a charge estimate for your revised FOI request.

Thank you

FOI Team
Department of Education and Training

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From: Henry Adams

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Dear Genevieve,
I request that the Department reconsider the amount of time estimated to complete this request.

18.13 hours (approximately 2.5 FTE work days) to review and consult seems excessive for this specific request. While 12 documents have been identified as relevant, they all share a single template and the information contained within is structured, predominately numerical and relatively simple. There should be very little that requires interpretation or evaluation.
Additionally, approximately one third of the data is already in the public domain and available via MySchools.

Yours sincerely,

Henry Adams

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From: Education - FOI
Department of Education

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Dear Mr Adams

Thank you for your correspondence of Thursday 16 November 2017.

As you have contended that the charge has been wrongly assessed on the basis of the time estimated to make a decision, I will now be required to make a charge decision. The processing of your FOI request will be suspended during this time.

In accordance with subsection 29(6) of the FOI Act, I will provide you with a decision on charge no later than 16 December 2017.

Regards

FOI Team
Department of Education and Training

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Attachment Henry Adams Charge decision.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Adams

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.

Thank you

FOI Team
Department of Education and Training

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The applicant has not told Right to Know the status of this request and I have been asked to update the status.

Note 1: Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (or money!) is needed before the request will be processed. With this request, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is some time since the agency responded and the applicant does not appear to have made a follow-up. It is possible that a follow-up has been made by the ordinary post or by private email but Right to Know has not heard anything about this. Even if the applicant did not follow-up agency questions, it does not mean that the agency will refuse the request when an application is made in the correct (required) manner.

Note 2: Although an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1983 of the Commonwealth of Australia does not require an application fee, this is not the case with applications in the states and territories of Australia. Then an applicant must usually pay a fee, or the request is not valid. Also, the Commonwealth agencies might demand payment of a fee to cover extra processing costs. If the fee is not paid, the request will not be processed.

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