Advocacy services and Legal Aid paid to third parties.

Alan ASHMORE made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Veterans' Affairs

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From: Alan ASHMORE

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

The information I am seeking is:

: The amount paid by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to ESO’s in 2017/18 for the provision of advocacy services through DVA’s various schemes.

The list is to be by ESO’S and where applicable by States, e.g. RSL NSW, RSL VIC, etc.

: The amount paid by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 2017/18 to legal aid organizations, e.g. Legal Aid NSW, etc, and

: The amount allocated by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 2018/19 to legal aid organizations, e.g. Legal Aid NSW, etc.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully,

Alan ASHMORE

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Dear Mr Ashmore,

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 26865

 

I refer to your request for access to documents held by the Department of
Veterans’ Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (the FOI Act). Your request was received by the Department on 4
February 2019 and was framed in the following terms:

 

“The information I am seeking is:
:The amount paid by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to ESO’s in
2017/18 for the provision of advocacy services through DVA’s various
schemes.
The list is to be by ESO’S and where applicable by States, e.g. RSL NSW,
RSL VIC, etc.
:The amount paid by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 2017/18 to
legal aid organizations, e.g. Legal Aid NSW, etc, and
:The amount allocated by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 2018/19 to
legal aid organizations, e.g. Legal Aid NSW, etc.”

 

In accordance with section 15(5)(b) of the FOI Act, the due date for a
decision on your request is 6 March 2019.

 

When the processing period may be extended or suspended

 

The current due date may be extended by up to 30 days if agreed by you
(section 15AA). Also, the due date may be extended by an additional 30
days in each instance, if your request is considered voluminous or complex
(15AB) or if the Department is required to undertake a third party
consultation (sections 26A, 27 or 27A). If any of these extensions apply,
the Department will notify you.

 

Additionally, there are occasions where the time to process your request
may be suspended. This will usually take place if a practical refusal
consultation process takes place (section 24AB) or if a charges notice is
issued to process your request (section 29). If the Department decides
that either of these apply to your request, the Department will notify
you.

 

We will write again when the Department has more information. Further
information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the Office of
the Australian Information Commissioner at [1]https://www.oaic.gov.au/.

 

Contacting us about your request

 

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advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us using any of the following
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Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601

Facsimile: (02) 6289 6337

Email: [2][email address]

 

Kind Regards,

Information Law Team

 

Information Law Section | Legal Services and General Counsel Branch

Legal Assurance and Governance Division

Department of Veterans’ Affairs
E: [3][email address] | W: [4]www.dva.gov.au

 

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Dear Mr Ashmore

 

Please find attached the decision relating to your freedom of information
request received by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 4 February
2019.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Law Section | Legal Services & Assurance Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

E: [1][email address]

 

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