Mr Ross TysoeNow to see how much money this is going to cost me, and see if I can get some of it done pro bono publicum. Any suggestions welcome.
Passport Services Branch
9th October 2007
Ref: Your letter of 28th August 2007
Dear Mr Tysoe
Thank you for your courteous and prompt reply. My apologies for not replying earlier.
I have waited until the outcome of the case "Abrams and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade  AATA 1816 (28 September 2007)"
and it has taken some time to get legal advice.
I am at a loss at the APO's statement:
"We have no record of your submitting at the time of your application a citizenship certificate describing you as Zoe Ellen Brain"
This was passed by hand to the case officer by 4pm 6th September 2006, before final disposition of the case. The certificate has been issued on the 24th of August 2006, and the Immigration records changed accordingly.
In view of this, the medical evidence in the APO's possession since July 2006 stating that I am female, and the recent AAT decision, I invite the APO to radically re-assess their position on this matter. If not, I will commence legal proceedings.
And they still haven't sent me the refund. Incompetence or Malice? I still think incompetence, though there's obvious malign neglect in the whole culture. At some point in time you have to stop giving people the benefit of the doubt. That I haven't reached this point is proven by this letter: otherwise I'd go legal without warning them.