The NDIA’s COVID-19 risk assessment specific to the State of Victoria

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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

Please provide a copy of the NDIA's COVID-19 pandemic/epidemic risk, hazard and threat assessment specific to the State of Victoria. That is, the structured, documented assessment informing the NDIS’ classification and prioritisation of participants, providers, processes, staff, physical sites and business activities rated as ‘high’, ‘medium’ or ‘low' risk. This applies for both ‘COVID normal’ and ‘lockdown’ periods. In sum, the NDIS work product informing the NDIA's business continuity and/or resilience action.

Thank you for your assistance

Yours faithfully,

Shirley

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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Dear Shirley

 

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.

 

We will process your request as quickly as possible.  We will also keep in
regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay.  At this stage,
you can expect to hear from us on or before 9 July 2021.

 

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

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

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Dear Shirley

 

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.

 

We will process your request as quickly as possible.  We will also keep in
regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay.  At this stage,
you can expect to hear from us on or before 9 July 2021.

 

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

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

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Dear Shirley

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

We’re sorry to let you know that it will take us longer than expected to
process your request.  This is because the material you are requesting
will require multiple consultations and searches with different line
areas.

 

We are therefore writing to seek your agreement to a 30 day extension of
time under section 15AA of the FOI Act. This would make the new due date 8
August 2021.

 

Please let us know whether you agree by 12:00pm Friday 2 July 2021.

 

If you don’t agree, we may need to seek an extension from the Office of
Australian Information Commissioner.

 

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]

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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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I agree with the 30 day extension.

Yours sincerely,

Shirley

National Disability Insurance Agency

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Our reference: RQ21/02148

Agency reference: FOI 20/21-0851

 

 

Shirley

Sent by email: [1][FOI #7405 email]

Extension of time application by the National Disability Insurance Agency

 

Dear Shirley

 

I write to advise that on 9 August 2021, the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
National Disability Insurance Agency (the NDIA) for an extension of time
to process your 2 FOI requests made on 9 June 2021, which have been
combined by the NDIA under reference FOI 20/21-0851. These are your
requests titled:

1.    The NDIA’s COVID-19 risk assessment specific to the State of
Victoria

2.    The NDIA’s COVID-19 risk assessment specific to the State of New
South Wales

The NDIA has advised the OAIC that you agreed to an extension of time to
process the requests under s 15AA of the FOI Act to 9 August 2021 (OAIC
reference RQ21/02158).

 

The NDIA has applied for an extension of time under s 15AB of the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (Cth) because your requests are considered to be
complex and voluminous. 

·     The NDIA has advised the OAIC that:

−     the requests are broadly scoped and cover both current and
historical documents

−     the requests seek access to documents of a highly sensitive and
complex nature from multiple business areas

−     the NDIA has combined requests where possible and is engaged in a
significant amount of consultation with multiple stakeholders to ensure it
has appropriately identified documents within scope, and determine whether
it needs to further engage with you

−     searches for historic material have been complex as ICT
infrastructure has changed over time and other Commonwealth agencies hold
the archived material, and

−     the NDIA is committed to issuing a decision as soon as possible.

The NDIA has requested an extension to 8 September 2021. 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 13 August 2021. If I do
not hear from you by this date, I will proceed to 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.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for the update.

Received and understood.

Yours sincerely,

Shirley

Rochelle Dunlop,

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Our reference: RQ21/02148

Agency reference: FOI 20/21-0851

Shirley

Sent by email: [1][FOI #7405 email]

Extension of time under s 15AB

Dear Shirley

 

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the National Disability Insurance Agency.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

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Investigations and Compliance

Freedom of information
Regulatory Group

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Information Commissioner

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Dear Shirley

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

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

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

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

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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Dear Shirley

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

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

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

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

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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Shirley left an annotation ()

Conspicuously and concerningly, this response took 90 days, requiring multiple extensions, for 3 generic plans and provision for Victoria and NSW that does not apparently exist.