Software of the Non Employment Income Data Matching (NEIDM) project

Luke Bacon made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Human Services

The request was partially successful.

From: Luke Bacon

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Dear Department of Human Services,

The Department runs a "data matching" process called the Non Employment Income Data Matching (NEIDM) project.

Could you please send through:

1. the latest document that lists the software used to run this project;
2. the latest document that identifies the group(s) responsible for managing this project, maintaining the software that runs it, and ongoing development of that software; and,
3. the latest version of the source code for the software that performs the data matching.

If you need any clarification to identify what the source code, I'm happy to help.

This is a formal Freedom of Information request under the Act.

Yours faithfully,

Luke Bacon

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Hello Mr Bacon,

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Legal Team

FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
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From: Luke Bacon

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Thanks FOI Legal Team,

Looking forward to your next response. If you need any clarification about the source code element, don't hesitate to ask.

All the best,

Luke

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Dear Mr Bacon,

 

Please find enclosed correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request.

 

Regards,

 

FOI Legal Team

FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
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From: Luke Bacon

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Thanks for the update. Looking forward to your decision.

In the mean time, could you please let me know the search terms used, or methods you used for identifying the documents?

Yours sincerely,

Luke Bacon

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Dear Mr Bacon, 

 

Please find enclosed correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request.

 

Regards,

 

FOI Legal Team

FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
Email: [1][email address]

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received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately
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Dear Mr Bacon,

 

Thank you for contacting the department about your FOI request. I
understand you would like some information about the documents upon which
a charge has been based. The department located a document known as:
“Program Protocol Non-Employment Income Data Matching – NEIDM”

 

Please note that the processing of your request is suspended pending your
advice to the department as indicated in the preliminary charge notice
issued on 22 February 2017.

 

 

Regards,

FOI Legal Team

FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
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From: Luke Bacon

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Hi, thanks for that.

I was calling to see if I could find out what search terms and process you used in looking for the documents, and also if you could send through a schedule of documents.

Could you please confirm that the document you've found contains all the information set out in this request:

> 1. the latest document that lists the software used to run this project;
> 2. the latest document that identifies the group(s) responsible for managing this project, maintaining the software that runs it, and ongoing development of that software; and,
> 3. the latest version of the source code for the software that performs the data matching.

Suspension of the request is all good. I'm going to be away till mid march, and I'll pick this back up then.

Thanks very much for your help, I had a nice chat to your colleague in Canberra on Friday :)

All the best,

Luke

Yours sincerely,

Luke Bacon

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Dear Mr Bacon,

 

Thank you for your correspondence to the department. In response, the
department advises that it was only able to locate one document, the
details of which have already been provided to you. The document only
responds to portions of your request and does not contain all the
information requested.

 

Regards,

 

 

FOI Legal Team

FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
Email: [1][email address]

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Hi, thanks for that.

 

I was calling to see if I could find out what search terms and process you
used in looking for the documents, and also if you could send through a
schedule of documents.

 

Could you please confirm that the document you've found contains all the
information set out in this request:

 

> 1. the latest document that lists the software used to run this

> project; 2. the latest document that identifies the group(s)

> responsible for managing this project, maintaining the software that
runs it, and ongoing development of that software; and, 3. the latest
version of the source code for the software that performs the data
matching.

 

Suspension of the request is all good. I'm going to be away till mid
march, and I'll pick this back up then.

 

Thanks very much for your help, I had a nice chat to your colleague in
Canberra on Friday :)

 

All the best,

 

Luke

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Luke Bacon

 

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From: Luke Bacon

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Thanks, that's interesting to hear.

I'd like to pay the charges. Can I do so by credit card over the phone?

Yours sincerely,

Luke Bacon

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From: FOI.LEGAL.TEAM
Department of Human Services

Dear Mr Bacon,

Thank you for your email.

Payment of charges must be made either by cheque or money order as detailed in our letter of 22 February 2017. We confirm that there is not currently an alternative method of payment.

Once you have posted your cheque or money order, please advise us of your payment by emailing [email address].

Regards

FOI Legal Team
FOI and Litigation Branch Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services

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From: Luke Bacon

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Hi there friends,

Your money order is in the mail. Please let me know when it has been received.

I'd just like to note the absurdity of the Department requiring money orders over EFT. When you receive the money order, someone at the Department will have to take it to a bank and provide account details to receive the money. If you'd just provide requesters the account details then you could save time and resources doing this.

Also, a money order costs $8. That's more than 50% of the actual costs I'm paying. It seems that we could all save money and time if the Department would accept EFT like hundreds of other government agencies and local councils.

Yours sincerely,

Luke Bacon

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From: Luke Bacon

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Hi there,

Just following up to ask if my money order been received and cashed yet?

Yours sincerely,

Luke Bacon

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From: FOI.LEGAL.TEAM
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Dear Mr Bacon

We have been notified that the money order is in transit from our Finance and Third Party Payments Team to the FOI Team.

Kind regards

Chris
FOI Practitioner
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services
Email: [email address]

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From: Luke Bacon

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Great news, thanks Chris.

All the best,

Luke

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From: Luke Bacon

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Hi Chris,

> We have been notified that the money order is in transit from our Finance and Third Party Payments Team to the FOI Team.

Is there any update you can give me? It's now been a month since I made the money order.

Yours sincerely,

Luke Bacon

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Dear Mr Bacon,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I can confirm that the FOI Team has received your payment and is
processing your request.

 

A decision is due to be notified to you by Wednesday, 3 May 2017.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Freedom of Information Team
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services

Email: [1][email address]

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From: Luke Bacon

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Hi there,

> A decision is due to be notified to you by Wednesday, 3 May 2017.

Today is May 8th, and this response is now overdue.

Do you have any update on when you're expecting to provide a decision?

Yours sincerely,

Luke Bacon

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Dear Mr Bacon

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I apologise for our delay in providing a decision to you. Although the
department is deemed to have refused your request by operation of the FOI
Act, we are nevertheless working to provide you with a decision as soon as
possible.

 

Please contact us by your personal email to organise a refund of the
charges paid by you.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Freedom of Information Team
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services

Email: [1][email address]

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From: Luke Bacon

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Hi there,

I look forward to reading the decision and seeing what my options are.

Yours sincerely,

Luke Bacon

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Dear Mr Bacon

 

Please see the attached correspondence in relation to your freedom of
information request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Freedom of Information Team
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services

Email: [1][email address]

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