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Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 20:08:01 +1000
Subject: Re: RQ22/02493 - Extension of time under s 15AB - Decision [SEC=OFFICIAL]
From: Verity Pane <>
To: "MCMAHON,Eoin" <>

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Attn MCMAHON,Eoin,

Why are you approving s 15AB extension of time for DVA to only make practical refusal or third party claims?

Section 15AB is for giving agencies extra time to prepare documents for access. Using them to act as a way to create multiple barriers and delays to access is just dishonest.

Verity Pane

-----Original Message-----

Dear Applicant and FOI Contact Officer,

Please see attached decision regarding the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
application for an extension of time to process FOI request FOI 50244.


Kind regards,


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