Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,
As DVA changed the way they report their complaints and complements in their Annual Report I am seeking the total number of complaints and complements for the 2021-2022. financial year.
I ask that numbers for that financial year be listed out on a month by month basis.
Dear Mr Ashmore
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (the department) has received your
request for access to information under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (FOI Act). I note you have requested access to the following:
‘As DVA changed the way they report their complaints and complements in
their Annual Report I am seeking the total number of complaints and
complements for the 2021-2022. financial year.
I ask that numbers for that financial year be listed out on a month by
Your request was received by the department on 23 September 2022 and the
ordinary 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced
from the day after that date.
The Department will notify you within 14 days of an estimate of the
charges that will apply to your request for non-personal information
before we process any requested documents or impose a final charge.
The FOI Act requires that you provide us with an address that we can send
notices to. You have advised your electronic address is
[FOI #9392 email]. Unless you tell us
otherwise, we will send all notices and correspondence to this address.
Information released under the FOI Act may be published on a disclosure
log on our website, subject to certain exceptions. These exceptions
include where publication of personal, business, professional or
commercial information would be unreasonable.
Request to treat certain material as out of scope or irrelevant to the
To the extent the department has documents in its possession that fall
within the scope of your request, we intend to treat the following
information as out of scope or irrelevant to your request, pursuant to
section 22(1)(b)(ii) of the FOI Act:
1. The surnames, signatures and direct contact details of non-SES
Commonwealth employees and contractors, including clinical staff working
for Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling; and
2. The signatures of third party individuals.
If you agree to the department treating these details as irrelevant,
please advise by 10 October 2022.
If you have any questions about your request, please email
[DVA request email]
Position Number: 62211034
Information Access Unit
Department of Veterans' Affairs / Sydney Office
Part time days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Phone: 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) / GPO Box 9998 Brisbane QLD 4001
[DVA request email] / www.dva.gov.au
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