Documents Relating to a Proposed Pilot Quinoline Veterans Outreach Program

Stuart McCarthy made this Freedom of Information request to Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

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From: Stuart McCarthy

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Dear Minister for Veterans’ Affairs,

In December 2016 the Quinoline Veterans and Families Association (QVFA) submitted a proposal for a pilot quinoline veterans outreach program. You recently declined this proposal, stating publicly that “The existing services and additional support the Government has implemented are meeting the needs of the ex-service community concerned.”[1]

I hereby request to be provided with documents relating to the advice you were provided by officials from the Departments of Defence and Veterans Affairs, and your ministerial staff, during your consideration of this proposal.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart McCarthy

References:

1. Rachel Riley, "Pilot outreach program rejected", Townsville Bulletin, 10 February 2016. http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/new...

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Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Dear Mr McCarthy,

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 14015

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). Your request is in the following terms:

In December 2016 the Quinoline Veterans and Families Association (QVFA) submitted a proposal for a pilot quinoline veterans outreach program. You recently declined this proposal, stating publicly that “The existing services and additional support the Government has implemented are meeting the needs of the ex-service community concerned.”[1]

I hereby request to be provided with documents relating to the advice you were provided by officials from the Departments of Defence and Veterans Affairs, and your ministerial staff, during your consideration of this proposal.

We received your request on 16 February 2017 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision by 20 March 2017. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties, impose a charge or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon as possible, before we process any requested documents or impose a final charge.

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 me using the following details:

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601
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Email: [Minister for Veterans’ Affairs request email]

Yours sincerely

Shihara Caner
Information Access Officer
Information Law
Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

23 February 2017

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Attachment FOI 14015 Statement of Reasons partial access.pdf
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Attachment FOI 14015 Doc for release.pdf
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Dear Mr McCarthy,

Please find attached a Statement of Reasons in relation to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please also find attached a document partially released to you, as set out in the Statement of Reasons.

Yours sincerely,

Frank White
Assistant Director
Information Law
Legal Services & Assurance

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