After hours counselling service

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 in relation to the after-hours counselling service for the financial years 2017/18 and 2018/19, namely:

: Calls received.

: Average Call abandonment rate, in percentage terms, and

: Average call wait time (seconds).

I ask the above be supplied within 30 days as this data will be the subject of discussion at the Secretary’s Round Table scheduled for 9 August 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Alan ASHMORE

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Good morning Mr Ashmore,

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 30049

 

I refer to your request for access to documents held by the Department of
Veterans’ Affairs (Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(FOI Act). Your request was received by the Department on 7 July 2019 and
was made in the following terms:

 

The information I am seeking is in relation to the after-hours counselling
service for the financial years 2017/18 and 2018/19, namely:

·         Calls received.

·         Average Call abandonment rate, in percentage terms, and

·         Average call wait time (seconds).

 

I apologise for the delay in acknowledging receipt of your request.

 

The Department received two copies of the above request on 7 July 2019.
Can you please confirm whether the duplicate email was sent in error and
you are happy for only one request to be processed.

 

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

 

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Yours sincerely,

Jo

 

Jo (Position Number: 6221 0326)

Information Law Section | Legal Services and Audit Branch

Integrity, Assurance and Communications Division

Department of Veterans’ Affairs
E: [4][email address] | W: [5]www.dva.gov.au

 

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Good afternoon Mr Ashmore,

 

Please find attached a statement of reasons and one document in relation
to your FOI request (FOI 30049).

 

Kind regards

Jo

 

Jo (Position Number: 6221 0326)

Information Law Section | Legal Services and Audit Branch

Integrity, Assurance and Communications Division

Department of Veterans’ Affairs
E: [1][email address] | W: [2]www.dva.gov.au

 

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