Dear Administrative Appeals Tribunal,
I have contacted (DTI AAT who perform Transcript services for the AAT) and the AAT a number of times in order
To obtain transcripts of hearings on a particular matter
I was informed that I must provide written permission from you to obtain the transcript I am after
The details on the case that I know are
Ms Naeema Kazi -v- Comcare
Listed for hearing at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Victoria at Level 14 of the HWT Tower Southgate, 40 City road Southbank, on but not limited to 4 December through 8 December 2014
there has been no forthcoming information or correspondence from the AAT District Registrar Susan WOODFORD since my initial requests
I therefore seek to formally request access to and or permission to obtain the information

Yours faithfully,

Paul Miller

FOI, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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Dear Mr Miller,

Please find attached a letter providing a decision in relation to your FOI request of 19 October 2015.

Yours sincerely,

Sandra Koller
Director, Legal and Policy

Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Principal Registry
T:1800 228 333 F:02 9267 5538
E: [email address]

From 1 July 2015 the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has responsibility for all matters previously dealt with by the Migration Review Tribunal, the Refugee Review Tribunal and the Social Security Appeals Tribunal

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Dear Administrative Appeals Tribunal,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Administrative Appeals Tribunal's handling of my FOI request 'transcript of hearings from matter Naeema Kazi -v- Comcare'.

The officer making the decision refused access based on section 46 and others of the FOI Act stating that the document is exempt from the FOI Act
not providing information solely because you believe you do not have to is poor reasoning
and I fail to see how providing me with this information would be contrary to an order or direction given, further I was told that some one or organisation had already successfully obtained the information I am seeking I get an impression that I am not being provided with the information purely because of the eventual method I have chosen to obtain the requested information with some kind of arrogant bias against me
I am also of the opinion that at the time of these hearings a member or members of the public had attended this hearing though it may have been a law student,
I would like to state that addresses or personal information on parties or witnesses is not required in the scope of my request and in the very least I should be permitted to view the information I had requested and would seek explanations why it is necessary to deny me the information and as it would appear not deny access to others.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Paul Miller

Jason Cabarrus, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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Dear Mr Miller,


I refer to your request below for an internal review of a Freedom of
Information decision.


Please see attached my decision on your request and the attached
confidentiality order.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.





Jason Cabarrús



Administrative Appeals Tribunal

MR Division

MRD Legal Services

T: 02 9276 5237 F: 02 9276 5599

E: [1][email address]






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