Response to DSS FoI: the NDIS does not fund ABA

By convenor | Thu, 2/1/2020 - 15:57

A4 received this response (link to download and accompanying email below) to our DSS FoI request - see https://a4.org.au/node/2155.

Basically, DSS's response below says it has no record of anyone passing A4's letter to the Department (which should mean DSS, the NDIA is "the Agency"), as Assistant Minister Prentice's Office told A4 in an email on 4/12/2017. A Department representative suggested (on the telephone) that A4's letter was sent to the NDIA, not to the Department.

ABC heavily redacted FOI on NDIS waiting times

By bobb | Fri, 13/12/2019 - 11:39

Dear FOI Team

Thank you for the information that you provided.

I notice that the document you provided does not include:

  1. a record of the ABC's FoI request, and
  2. the list of documents in the response.

As they are not in the disclosure log, please would you also provide these documents?

DSS FoI: the NDIS does not fund ABA

By convenor | Thu, 12/12/2019 - 00:00

Subject:
Freedom of Information Request - "the NDIS does not fund ABA"

Date:
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:59:35 +1100

From:
Bob Buckley (A4 Convenor) <cnvnr@a4.org.au>

Organization:
Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)

To:
FOI <foi@dss.gov.au>

Freedom of Information Team
Government and Executive Services Branch
Department of Social Services (DSS)
GPO Box 9820
Canberra ACT 2601

Concluding Observations on Australia and the UN CRPD, Sep-2019

By convenor | Thu, 3/10/2019 - 00:00

Dear Mr Basharu

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia, known as A4, observes that your Committee published its “Concluding Observations: UN Report on Australia’s Review of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD), 24 September 2019”. A4 greatly appreciates your efforts to hold Australia to its international obligations in relation to people with disabilities.

A4 is puzzled and disappointed that your Concluding Observations make no reference to autistic Australians. Excluding autistic Australians from your observations leaves them feeling that a crucial human rights body fails to recognise their needs and right.

Query: AAT internal review

By convenor | Thu, 8/8/2019 - 16:03
Subject: Re: Response to your correspondence that was received by the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 15:53:45 +1000
From: Bob Buckley (A4 Convenor) <convenor@a4.org.au>
Organization: Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)
To: Kate Lynch <Kate.Lynch@aat.gov.au>
 

Hi Ms Lynch