Cost of External Legal Services from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.

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 total DVA spent on external legal services in the period 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Alan ASHMORE

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Dear Mr Ashmore,

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 26447

 

I refer to your below request for access to documents held by the
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

In accordance with section 15(5)(b) of the FOI Act, the due date for a
decision on your request is 13 February 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 on the Department’s website at
[1]https://www.dva.gov.au/factsheet-fip01-a... as well as at
the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at
[2]https://www.oaic.gov.au/.

 

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Kind Regards,

 

Information Law Section | Legal Services and Assurance Branch

Legal, Assurance and Governance Division

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

 

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Good afternoon Mr Ashmore,

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 26447

 

Further to your FOI request detailed below and received by the Department
on 14 January 2019, please now find attached a decision and document
issued to you in response to your request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Information Law Section | Legal Services & Assurance Branch

Legal Assurance and Governance Division

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

 

[3]cid:image001.png@01D0027A.1DAB84F0

 

 

From: INFORMATION.LAW
Sent: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 8:56 AM
To: 'Alan ASHMORE' <[FOI #5214 email]>
Subject: FOI 26447 - Freedom of Information request - Cost of External
Legal Services from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Dear Mr Ashmore,

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 26447

 

I refer to your below request for access to documents held by the
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

In accordance with section 15(5)(b) of the FOI Act, the due date for a
decision on your request is 13 February 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 on the Department’s website at
[4]https://www.dva.gov.au/factsheet-fip01-a... as well as at
the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at
[5]https://www.oaic.gov.au/.

 

Contacting us about your request

 

We will contact you using the email address you have provided. Please
advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by reply email.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Information Law Section | Legal Services and Assurance Branch

Legal, Assurance and Governance Division

Department of Veterans’ Affairs
E: [6][email address] | W: [7]www.dva.gov.au

 

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