FY17/18 Expenditure on Private Investigators

Verity Pane made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Veterans' Affairs

The request was refused by Department of Veterans' Affairs.

From: Verity Pane

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

Under s 17 of the FOI Act I seek a compiled listing from your financial management information system of all FY17/18 payments made by DVA (whether directly or indirectly) to any private investigator (also known sometimes as a private inquiry agent) entity.

As private investigators must be registered under state/territory laws in Australia, and DVA would be obligated to confirm they do not unlawfully interfere in the privacy of others by hiring unqualified and unregistered private investigators, or allow contractors employed by them to do so, I’m sure DVA is well aware of who these people are (even if from General Ledger Account Code alone).

Verity Pane

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Dear Verity Pane,

 

Acknowledgement of FOI Request – FOI 25052

 

I refer to your request to access information held by our Department under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).  The Department received
your request on 12 October 2018. In accordance with section 15(5)(b) of
the FOI Act, the Department has 30 days to process your request. As such,
a decision on your request is due by 12 November 2018.

 

If you have any questions about your FOI matter, please contact us using
the following details:

 

Post: Legal Services & Assurance, Department of Veterans’ Affairs

GPO Box 9998, Canberra ACT 2601

Facsimile: (02) 6289 6337

Email: [1][email address]

 

In all communications please quote reference FOI 25052.

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Information Law | Legal Services & Assurance Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

GPO Box 9998 Canberra ACT 2601

E: [2][email address]

 

 

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Dear Verity Pane

 

FOI 25052 – Decision and Statement of Reasons

 

Please find attached the decision in relation to your freedom of
information request received by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 12
October 2018.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Law Section | Legal Services & General Counsel Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

E: [1][email address]

 

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From: Verity Pane

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Attn INFORMATION.LAW,

It is a matter of record that DVA hires and uses private investigators yet you make a bald faced lie that no such records exist.

Really, DVA just doesn’t care how outrageous the lie is any more, does it...

Fine, Internal Review to the eventual IC Review you’ll force through lying yet again with your corrupt and fraudulent and bad faith ways.

Ms Pane

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From: INFORMATION.LAW
Department of Veterans' Affairs

Good morning Verity Pane,

FOI 25383 (Internal Review of FOI 25052)

Please accept this email as an acknowledgment that the Department has received your request for an internal review of FOI 25052. A decision on the internal review will be due by 6 December 2018.

Kind Regards,

Information Law Section | Legal Services and General Counsel Branch
Legal Assurance and Governance Division
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
E: [email address] | W: www.dva.gov.au

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Dear Ms Pane

 

FOI IR 25383 – Decision and Statement of Reasons

 

Please find attached the decision in relation to your freedom of
information internal review request received by the Department of
Veterans’ Affairs on 6 November 2018.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Law Section | Legal Services & Assurance Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

E: [1][email address]

 

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