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    VIC FOI request came back with modified copies of originals

    When FOI request comes back, and you realise that an original document has been modified, how serious is this? Is this fraud? Date was changed. I happened to have an original document to compare it to.
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    VIC Privacy - FOI question regarding the AEC

    To make a long story short - I requested some info from the AEC (Aust Electoral Commission) as we believe they have done something dodgy and we need info to prove this. We requested certain documents and our request was ignored, so the Information Commissioner has now directed them to give us a...
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    NSW Planning Litigation for r**e at Bond University?

    I would like to pay for a few hours of advice in order to plan litigation if there is a cause of action. My story has been hard for me to recount because retelling it makes me cry and vomit, in a devastated frozen state that lasts whole days. I get flashbacks and I feel it is still happening...
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    QLD Private School - Requesting for Documents?

    Hi all My child is in a private school in Queensland. Recently, a contractor to the school has made a negative report about his behaviour to the school which has resulted in him being removed momentarily from the chess team. I want to request a copy of this report and how the school have...
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    VIC Workday and obtaining documents

    Hello, My new senior made jokes about revealing personal information about me (address, Dob etc) that he can now (manager change) see through workday. Complained to HR who spoke with him and was so convinced of his reaction (dumfounded etc) that I was instructed to apologise (which I have not)...
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    VIC How to access historical writs in Supreme Court (Vic)?

    I'm looking for a copy of a writ lodged in 2011 that was referenced in a news article. I cannot find any information on how to do this on the Supreme Court of Victoria site nor can I find how journalists manage to do this. How can a member of the public have access to a writ that was lodged...
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    VIC Neighbour Threatening to Sue - How to Protect Ourselves?

    My family brought a rural property 7 years ago. The farm next to us have a son that is unstable. He began harassing us all after we complained to the council about the state of the road. The abuse and intimidation included endangering our lives on the road, blocking access to our property and...
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    TAS Caveat - Entitled to Copy of Documents in Cost Order?

    At a hearing, the judge set aside the caveat my cousin lodged and had filed and she was ordered to pay the costs of the other party, that is to the estate lawyers acting for the executor of will for the costs related to anything to do with the caveat. When she received the cost statement of over...
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    WA FOI Refusing Information on Company Name?

    Hi, We are trying to find out the company name of a certified building surveyor who provided a certificate of design compliance for a building permit relating to an opt-in JDAP development approval on a development adjacent to us. We asked the permit authority (City of Stirling), who refused...
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    WA Medical Records of Third Party Released - Breach of Privacy?

    Hi, Does anyone know what avenues I can pursue in the following scenario? A hospital released emergency room records that clearly identified me (incorrectly, all based on heresay of a parent of the patient) as being "currently investigated by police" and as having had "prior investigations by...