Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,
Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to others.
I'm hoping you can provide me with a copy of the current arrangements if possible.
If it helps, I'm happy for you to process this request under "administrative release" (https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor...). This would reduce the cost and time required to make a formal decision.
That said, I understand sometimes you want the request to be formal. If you won't process it informally, please process my request for the document as a formal FOI Request.
Please note - While I volunteer for Right to Know, this request is made in a personal capacity and not on behalf of Right to Know.
Dear Mr Fairless,
I refer to your email below dated 14 November 2018. I apologise for the
delay in responding to your email.
The document you have requested access to has been released previously
under the Freedom of Information Act and have been documented on the
Department’s FOI disclosure log, item number 7.
Please find attached Delegation of Secretary Powers as requested.
Information Law Team
Information Law Section | Legal, Assurance & Governance Division
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Gnabra House – 21 Genge Street Canberra City ACT 2601|GPO Box 9998
Canberra ACT 2601
E: [email address]