Wildlife rangers

Jason Simpson made this Freedom of Information request to Nillumbik Shire Council

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From: Jason Simpson

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Dear Nillumbik Shire Council, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 can you tell me if the council employees a wildlife ranger. If the answer is yes, how many are employed by council, what hours do they work and what is their role.

Yours faithfully,

Jason Simpson

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Nillumbik Shire Council

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From: Allison Watt
Nillumbik Shire Council

Dear Mr Simpson

Re: ‘Freedom of Information’ request to Council

I refer to your Freedom of Information request recently received by
Council via the ‘righttoknow.org.au’ website.

In order to comply with section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
any Freedom of Information request must be accompanied by an application
fee, currently $27.20, before it is a valid application.

An application form and further information is available on Council's
website at the link below.

[1]http://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Council/...

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Allison Watt | Manager Governance and Communications

Nillumbik Shire Council | Civic Drive (PO Box 476) Greensborough Victoria
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From: Jason Simpson

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Dear Allison Watt,
I would like to request that you waiver that fee on the grounds that releasing the information is in the general public interest and the charges would cause me financial hardship as I am a pensioner. Due to the above circumstances and pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, can you tell me the very simple and current answer.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Simpson

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From: Allison Watt
Nillumbik Shire Council

Hi Jason

Please contact me at Council on 9433 3111 - I am happy to discuss with you the provision of this information outside of the FOI process.

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From: Jason Simpson

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Dear Nillumbik Shire Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Nillumbik Shire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Wildlife rangers'.

My FOI request is overdue. It is a simple question that i'm asking and is in the public's interest.
I wish to keep my request pursuant to the FOI act.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/w...

Yours faithfully,

Jason Simpson

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Nillumbik Shire Council

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Ben Fairless left an annotation ()

Hi There!

In Victoria, if you want to make a formal FOI request it's possible for the council to charge a $27.90 fee to do so plus the cost of processing the request.

As someone who's made a lot of requests, I would strongly recommend asking for the information outside of FOI if possible, and only using the FOI act if the agency is being difficult. It seems like this agency is trying to help where possible.

Thanks!
Ben

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From: Allison Watt
Nillumbik Shire Council

Hi Jason

 

We have six Council Rangers authorised under the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals Act 1986 and the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and other legislation.
They are not authorised under the Wildlife Act 1975. These rangers only
assist with injured wildlife.

 

This information has been provided to you outside of the Freedom of
Information Act.  For further information regarding accessing documents
through the Freedom of Information Act 1982 please visit our website. 
Should you have any further questions regarding the Freedom of Information
process please call me on 9433 3110.

 

Kind regards

Allison Watt

Manager Governance and Communications

 

 

From: Jason Simpson [mailto:[FOI #3204 email]]
Sent: Friday, 7 April 2017 7:14 PM
To: FOI requests at Nillumbik Shire Council
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Wildlife
rangers

 

Dear Nillumbik Shire Council,
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Nillumbik Shire Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Wildlife rangers'.
My FOI request is overdue. It is a simple question that i'm asking and is
in the public's interest.
I wish to keep my request pursuant to the FOI act.
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[1]https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/w...
Yours faithfully,
Jason Simpson

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