No - the reason given was "it's all too hard, to much work, and...

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    No - the reason given was "it's all too hard, to much work, and we don't have the time".

    Not really the grounds to refuse a FOI request are they?

    She's now received a letter back from Victoria Police saying police:

    .......refuse your request on the basis that the work involved in processing the request would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of Victoria Police from its operations.

    Here's the clincher - the FOI chief writes:

    I have caused a search for documents to be conducted by the Cold Case
    - Sexual Crimes Squad, within the division of Crime Command, and I am
    of the view that the work required to process your request would be a
    substantial and unreasonable diverson of Victoria Police's resources.

    The documents currently identified as falling within the scope of your
    request total over 1,700 pages. These include documents relating to
    the investigation, statements, photographs and the Brief of Evidence,
    as well as 3 DVD's of audio recordings and interviews.

    That's a hell of a lot of evidence.
    Last edited by sailorgirl: Tuesday, 20:17
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