Our reference: RQ18/02489
Agency reference: FOI 23544
Ms Verity Pane
Sent by email: [FOI #4697 email]
Extension of time under s 15AB
Dear Ms Pane
On 30 August 2018, the Department of Veterans' Affairs (the Department) applied for further
time to make a decision on your FOI request of 16 July 2018.
This application was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient to deal adequately
with your request, because it is complex and voluminous.
On 31 August 2018, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner wrote to you to
seek your views on the Department’s request. You responded to our inquiries and provided a
number of comments that I have taken into consideration.
I have decided to grant the Department an extension of time to process your request to 1 October 2018
. This decision has been made under s 15AB(2) of the Freedom of Information
further time it is anticipated that the Department
will provide a well-reasoned
and better managed decision.
If you have any questions regarding this email please contact me on 02 9284 9745 or via
email [email address]. Please quote OAIC reference number RQ18/02489 in all
1300 363 992
T +61 2 9284 9749
GPO Box 5218
F +61 2 9284 9666
Sydney NSW 2001
ABN 85 249 230 937
Assistant Review and Investigation Officer
Freedom of Information Dispute Resolution
7 September 2018