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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

I am requesting that skills assessment tests and documents that key decision makers undertake be provided under FOI.

Best Wishes,

Christina Torres

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

Thank you for your email to the National Disability Insurance Agency
(NDIA) Freedom of Information (FOI) team.  

 

If your email relates to an FOI application made under the Commonwealth
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), the Agency will respond to you
as soon as practicable. 

 

This email address is for applications under the FOI Act only. The Agency
is unable to respond to non-FOI related enquiries sent to this email
address. Any correspondence received that is not an information access
request will not be responded to or forwarded.  

 

If you are seeking to access your personal documents, please consider
submitting your request through our [1]Participant Information Access
(PIA) web-form, which will allow the matter to be processed
administratively. 

 

Should you have a query unrelated to FOI, please contact us by emailing at
[2][email address] or via webchat at [3]NDIA Web Chat (ndis.gov.au).
Alternatively you can also contact us by phoning 1800 800 110. 

 

If you have any questions about making an FOI request, or to enquire about
a current FOI request, please email us with your phone number and a
preferred time for us to call you, and an FOI Decision Maker will call you
back. 

 

Kind regards 

 

Freedom of Information team 

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch  

Government  

National Disability Insurance Agency 

Email: [4][NDIA request email]  

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Dear Christina Torres

 

Freedom of Information Request: Acknowledgement

Thank you for your request of 23 August 2022, made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), for copies of documents held by the
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Scope of your request

You have requested access to the following documents:

 

I am requesting that skills assessment tests and documents that key
decision makers undertake be provided under FOI.

 

Unless you advise otherwise, we will take it that you agree to the names
and contact details of NDIA staff being excluded from the scope of your
request (that is, the information will be treated as irrelevant).

 

Charges

We may apply a processing charge to your request and will advise you as
soon as practicable if a charge is payable.

 

Disclosure Log

Information released under the FOI Act may be published on the NDIA’s
disclosure log located on our website, subject to certain exceptions.

If you have any concerns about the publication of information you have
requested, please contact us.

 

Processing timeframes

A 30-day statutory period for processing your request commenced from 24
August 2022, in accordance with section 15(2A)(c) of the FOI Act. You
should, therefore, expect a decision from us by 22 September 2022.

 

This period may be extended if we need to consult with third parties or
for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

 

Further help

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or need
help.

We will contact you using the email address you provided. Please advise if
you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E: [2][NDIA request email]

 

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and emerging.

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Our reference: RQ22/03434

Agency reference: 0344 (Torres)

Christina Torres

Sent by email: [1][FOI #9299 email]

Extension of time application by National Disability Insurance Agency

Dear Ms Torres

I write to advise that on 23 September 2022 the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for an extension of time, to
process your FOI request of 23 August 2022.

 

NDIA has applied for an extension of time under s 15AB of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) because your request is considered to be
complex.

 

NDIA has advised the OAIC that:

 

·       The request is complex as it has required multiple internal
consults to locate all the documents within scope, and delays for the
responses from these areas has made it difficult to collate the required
information

 

·       The request is complex due to the complexity of scope in addition
to the NDIA document systems suffering from outages

 

·       The request is complex as the scope of the request needs
clarification and additional consultation, particularly as it is one of
two received from the same applicant on the same day, and both require
clarification with the applicant as they are unclear

 

NDIA has requested an extension to 28 October 2022. I will take any
comments you may have to make into account when deciding the application.

 

Please respond to this email by close of business 20 October 2022. If I
do not hear from you by this date, the decision maker will make a decision
on the basis of the information provided to me by the NDIA.

 

You will be notified of the decision once the matter has been finalised.

 

Further information about extension of time requests may be found on our
website at [2]Extensions of time.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this email please contact us via email
to [3][email address]. Please quote OAIC reference: RQ22/03434 in all
correspondence.

 

Kind regards

 

Noah Harris

[4][IMG]   Intake and Early Resolution Team

Freedom of Information Regulatory Group

Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [5]oaic.gov.au

1300 363 992 [6][email address]
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Our reference: RQ22/03435

Agency reference: FOI 22/23-0345

Dear Ms Torres,

In addition to our previous email, the National Disability Insurance
Agency has put in a further extension of time request under s 15AB of the
FOI Act to 24 October 2022. The reasoning for this request mirrors that of
the request in the email we sent to you previously.

As before, I will take any comments you may have to make into account when
deciding the application.

 

Please respond to this email by close of business 20 October 2022.

 

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

 

Kind regards

 

Noah Harris

[1][IMG]   Intake and Early Resolution Team

Freedom of Information Regulatory Group

Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
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From: OAIC - FOI DR
Sent: Monday, 17 October 2022 11:13 AM
To: [FOI #9299 email]
Subject: RQ22/03434 - Extension of time application by National Disability
Insurance Agency

 

Our reference: RQ22/03434

Agency reference: 0344 (Torres)

Christina Torres

Sent by email: [8][FOI #9299 email]

Extension of time application by National Disability Insurance Agency

Dear Ms Torres

I write to advise that on 23 September 2022 the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for an extension of time, to
process your FOI request of 23 August 2022.

 

NDIA has applied for an extension of time under s 15AB of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) because your request is considered to be
complex.

 

NDIA has advised the OAIC that:

 

·       The request is complex as it has required multiple internal
consults to locate all the documents within scope, and delays for the
responses from these areas has made it difficult to collate the required
information

 

·       The request is complex due to the complexity of scope in addition
to the NDIA document systems suffering from outages

 

·       The request is complex as the scope of the request needs
clarification and additional consultation, particularly as it is one of
two received from the same applicant on the same day, and both require
clarification with the applicant as they are unclear

 

NDIA has requested an extension to 28 October 2022. I will take any
comments you may have to make into account when deciding the application.

 

Please respond to this email by close of business 20 October 2022. If I
do not hear from you by this date, the decision maker will make a decision
on the basis of the information provided to me by the NDIA.

 

You will be notified of the decision once the matter has been finalised.

 

Further information about extension of time requests may be found on our
website at [9]Extensions of time.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this email please contact us via email
to [10][email address]. Please quote OAIC reference: RQ22/03434 in all
correspondence.

 

Kind regards

 

Noah Harris

[11][IMG]   Intake and Early Resolution Team

Freedom of Information Regulatory
Group

Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [12]oaic.gov.au

1300 363 992 [13][email address]
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newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Christina Torres

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

We are writing to help you to meet the formal requirements of the FOI Act,
because at this stage it appears to be unclear.

 

Scope of your request

You have requested access to:

 

I am requesting that skills assessment tests and documents that key
decision makers undertake be provided under FOI.

 

In order for your request to meet the requirements of the FOI Act, it must
provide enough information about the documents you are seeking to enable
us to locate them.

 

Based on the description you have provided, we have conducted preliminary
searches of the NDIA’s systems, using all reasonable search terms that
could return documents relevant to your request. In addition, we have
consulted with relevant NDIA staff who could be expected to be able to
identify documents within the scope of the request, however we have been
unable to identify the documents you are seeking access to due to the
broadness of the scope. 

 

Would you please be able to clarify if you are seeking access to the
required qualifications of, and/or any specific ‘testing’ material that
Agency staff are required to undertake prior to their employment as a
decision maker. In addition, can you please confirm that you are seeking
access to this information in relation to NDIS planners.

 

By providing more specific information about exactly what documents you
are interested in, the NDIA will be able to pinpoint the documents more
quickly.

 

Next steps

We ask that you please provide us with further details of the information
you are seeking access to by COB Friday, 21 October 2022, so that we may
proceed with your request.

 

Please note that due to the need to clarify the scope of the request, we
have applied to the Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
for an Extension of Time, under section 15AB of the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (FOI Act). If granted, this would make the new due date to
provide you with a decision on access 28 October 2022.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E: [2][NDIA request email]

 

[3]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

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The NDIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians 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 past, present
and emerging.

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Our reference: RQ22/03434

Agency reference: 0344 (Torres)

 

Extension of time under s 15AB

 

Good afternoon Ms Torres

 

Please find attached an FOI Extension of Time Decision relating to your
FOI Request with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). A copy
of this extension of time decision has also been provided to the NDIA
today.

 

Kind regards

 

[1]O A I C logo   Karen Tulloch | Assistant Director

Investigations and Compliance

Freedom of Information Regulatory Group

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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

1300 363 992  |  [3][email address]

 

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be confidential information, and may also be the subject of legal
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disclosure or copying of this email is unauthorised. If you received this
email in error, please notify the sender by contacting the department's
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Dear Christina Torres

Thank you for your request for information.

 

If you decided to access your documents from the other sources, or no
longer require the documents requested, please respond to this email by
copying the below and we will withdraw your FOI request.

 

Hello FOI Team,

Thank you for your email. I confirm that I withdraw the FOI request.

Many thanks

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request.  If you
require these in a different format, please let us know.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E: [1][NDIA request email]

 

[2]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

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The NDIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout
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pay our respects to them and their cultures and to Elders past, present
and emerging.

[4]Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags graphic

 

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Dear Christina Torres

 

Thank you for your request for information.We sincerely apologise for the
delay in actioning your request.  

 

We are writing to seek some clarification of your request for information.

 

Scope of your request

You have requested access to:

 

“I am requesting that skills assessment tests and documents that key
decision makers undertake be provided under FOI”.

 

In order for your request to meet the requirements of the FOI Act, it must
provide enough information about the documents you are seeking to enable
us to locate them.

 

Based on the description you have provided, we are unable to locate the
documents you are seeking.

 

This is because it is not clear what is meant by ‘key decision maker’.
Could you please provide some more information,  for example:

 

o Are you referring to executive level staff in a particular area of the
agency?
o Are you referring to Local Area Co-ordinators and Planners who make
decisions during the planning process?
o Are you referring to FOI Decision Makers?

 

Once we have this clarifying information, we will be able to move forward
with your reqest.

 

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E: [2][NDIA request email]

 

[3]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

[4]LGBTIQA+ rainbow graphic

The NDIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians 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 past, present
and emerging.

[5]Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags graphic

 

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Dear Christina Torres

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request. If you
require the attachment in a different format, please let us know.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E: [2][NDIA request email]

 

[3]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

[4]LGBTIQA+ rainbow graphic

The NDIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians 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 past, present
and emerging.

[5]Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags graphic

 

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Dear Christina Torres

Thank you for your request for information.

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request. If you require this in a different format, please let us know.

Please contact us at [NDIA request email] if you have any questions or require help.

Thank you.

Kind regards

Jade
Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch
Government Division
National Disability Insurance Agency
E: [NDIA request email]

The NDIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians 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 past, present and emerging.

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