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FOI reference no. Date of access FOI request Information published in the disclosure log Description of document

15/16-159

12/07/2016

 

  1. The top three postcodes, in each state and territory, by the current number of residents on Newstart allowance
  2. The total annual payments (in dollars) in each of these respective postcodes
  3. The number of people on Newstart allowance in each of these postcodes
  4. The top three postcodes, in each state and territory, by the annual number of refusals or cancellations of Newstart allowance due to income earned from the private sector being above the threshold
  5. The number of refusals and cancellations for that reason in each of these postcodes.

 

FOI decision

  • One document created under s.17 of the FOI Act and released in full.

See attached pdf file:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-159 Document 1 [PDF 67 KB] Top three postcodes in each state and territory with greatest number of residents on the Newstart Allowance

15/16-150

23/06/2016

Number of defined benefit pensioners affected by 10% cap measure on defined benefit income streams

FOI decision:

  • One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in full.

See attached pdf file:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-150 Document 1 [PDF 57 KB] ‘Number of defined benefit pensioners affected by 10% cap measure on deductible defined benefit income streams since 1 Jan 2016’ table
15/16-120 14/04/2016 No. of age pension recipients with payment affected under assets test with assessable curtilage

FOI decision:

  • One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in full.

See attached pdf files:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-120 Document 1 [PDF 97 KB] No. of age pension recipients with payment affected under assets test with assessable curtilage
15/16-118 14/04/2016 Details of previous requests received by DSS regarding MyAgedCare website data

FOI decision:

  • One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in full.

See attached pdf files:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-118 Document 1 [PDF 87 KB] Details of previous requests received by DSS regarding MyAgedCare website data
15/16-117 13/04/2016 Commonwealth agency submissions in response to Ernst & Young Review of NDIS Act 2013

FOI decision:

  • One document released in full and one document released in part under s.47E (operations of agencies) under FOI Act.

See attached pdf files:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-117 Document 1 [PDF 442 KB] NDIA’s submission
FOI Decision 15/16-117 Document 2 [PDF 1.5 MB] Cth Ombudsman’s submission
15/16-106 18/03/2016 “…an instrument or document that provides [information on] the issue of garnishee Notices for any entity other than the Secretary of the Department of Social Services under section 1233 of the Social Security Act 1991”.

FOI decision - two documents released in full.

 
FOI Decision 15/16-106 Document 1 [PDF 355 KB] Instrument no. 66 of 2015 - Delegation to Senior Officers of the Department
FOI Decision 15/16-106 Document 2 [PDF 827 KB] Instrument no. 68 of 2015 - Delegation to the Chief Executive Centrelink
15/16-099 09/03/2016 Number of applicants who submitted a Family Tax Benefit A Claim late and number of applicants who subsequently lost entitlements in 2013/14

FOI decision:

  • One document created under s.17 of the FOI Act and released in full.

See attached pdf file:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-099 Document 1 [PDF 38.9 KB] Number of claims lodged late and determined ineligible in 2013/14 table
15/16-097 17/02/2015 Number of Newstart recipients in December 2015

FOI decision:

  • One document created under s.17 of the FOI Act and released in full.

See attached pdf file:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-097 Document 1 [PDF 3.64 KB] Number of Newstart recipients in December 2015
15/16-089 07/04/2016 NRAS submissions made by National Affordable Housing Summit, Property Council of Australia, Mission Australia and ACOSS

FOI decision:

  • Four documents released in full.

See attached pdf files:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-089 Document 1 [PDF 781 KB] National Affordable Housing Summit’s NRAS submission
FOI Decision 15/16-089 Document 2 [PDF 1.5 MB] Property Council of Australia’s NRAS submission
FOI Decision 15/16-089 Document 3 [PDF 686 KB] Mission Australia’s NRAS submission
FOI Decision 15/16-089 Document 4 [PDF 739 KB] ACOSS’ NRAS submission
15/16-086 19/02/2016 Details of ten longest continuing recipients of NewStart Allowance

FOI decision:

  • One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in part under s.47F (personal privacy)

See attached :

 
FOI Decision 15/16-086 Document 1 [PDF 58.39 KB] Details of ten longest continuing recipients of NewStart Allowance
15/16-083 18/02/2016 Details of impacts of changes to eligible parents in relation to Parental Leave Pay

FOI decision:

  • One document created under s.17 of the FOI Act and released in full.

See attached pdf file:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-083 Document 1 [PDF 49.23 KB] ‘Customer impact of the MYEFO Parental Leave Pay changes’
15/16-050

09/03/2016 (Primary decision)

30/03/2016 (Revised decision under s.55G of FOI Act)
Documents relating to an Instrument of Delegation

FOI decision:

  • One document released in part under s.47F (personal privacy).

FOI revised decision:

  • Two documents released in full.

See attached pdf files:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-050 Document 1 (Primary decision) [PDF 3.3 MB] Instrument of delegation
FOI Decision 15/16-050 Documents 1 and 2 (Revised decision) [PDF 1.7 MB] Instruments of delegation
15/16-049 23/11/2015 Information regarding rates of occupancy by supported/concessional residents of approved aged care facilities

FOI decision:

  • Two documents released in part under section 38 (secrecy provision) of FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
 
FOI Decision 15/16-049 Document 1 [PDF 525 KB] Table of concessional/supported ratio by state, aged care and planning region and service for 2013/14 financial year
FOI Decision 15/16-049 Document 2 [PDF 529 KB] Table of concessional/supported ratio by state, aged care and planning region and service for 2014/15 financial year
15/16-046 24/11/2015 Final Deloitte Access Economics report on Place-Based Income Management

FOI decision:

  • One document released in full.
See attached web link:
 
FOI Decision 15/16-046 Document 1 Consolidated Place Based Income Management Evaluation Report 2012-2015
15/16-040 2/12/2015 Tender documentation submitted by Maitland Community Care Services Inc. for the 2013 Commonwealth Home and Community Care funding round

FOI decision:

  • Three documents released in full and one document released in part under s.47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.

See attached pdf file:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-40 Documents 1-4 [PDF 12,591] Application submitted by Maitland Community Care Services Inc.
15/16-032 22/10/2015 Published list of aged care facilities approved to charge more for accommodation than maximum amount determined by Minister and published list of aged care facilities approved to charge extra fees

FOI decision:

  • Two documents created under section 17 of FOI Act and released in full.

See attached pdfs files:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-032 Document 1 [PDF 179 KB] ‘Services with accommodation priced >$550,000 refundable deposit published on My Aged Care at 30 June 2015’ table
FOI Decision 15/16-032 Document 2 [PDF 170 KB] ‘ESS Fee Data’ tables for each state/territory
15/16-002 31/08/2015 Documents relating to Request for Quotation (RFQ 080515JN1) for Capacity Planner

FOI decision:

  • Six documents released in full and in part under section 47C (deliberative matter) and section 47F (personal privacy).  14 documents exempt in full under section 45 (material obtained in confidence).

See attached pdf file:

 
FOI Decision 15/16-002 Documents 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 [PDF 4.30 MB] Evaluation report, minute, Departmental correspondence regarding RFQ response

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