Number of complaints and complements to Open Arms.
Alan ASHMORE made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Veterans' Affairs
Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,
I am seeking the total number of complaints and complements to Open Arms for each of the last 4 financial years.
In addition I am seeking the top three issues regarding complaints for each of the last 4 financial years.
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:
‘I am seeking the total number of complaints and complements
to Open Arms for each of the last 4 financial years.
In addition I am seeking the top three issues regarding complaints for
each of the last 4 financial years.’
Your request was received by the department on 7 October 2022 and the
ordinary 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced
from the day after that date.
Extension of Time
Due to an increase in the number of information access applications
currently being received by the department, we are asking your agreement
to an extension of time for a further 30 days to process this request
under section 15AA of the FOI Act. This would mean that your request is
due on 6 November 2022.
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this date, we will endeavour to do so.
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Please reply by email if you agree to this extension of time. If you do
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(OAIC) of your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act.
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charges that will apply to your request for non-personal information
before we process any requested documents or impose a final charge.
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notices to. You have advised your email address is
[FOI #9446 email]. Unless you tell us
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If you have any questions about your request, please email
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response to our request for an extension of time and for the removal of
certain information as out of scope from your request.
Position Number: 62211034
Information Access Unit
Department of Veterans' Affairs / Sydney Office
Phone: 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) / GPO Box 9998 Brisbane QLD 4001
[DVA request email] / www.dva.gov.au
1. mailto:[FOI #9446 email]
2. mailto:[DVA request email]
3. mailto:[DVA request email]
Good morning Mr Ashmore,
Please find attached the document created to meet part of the scope of
your request along with my decision letter.
Brett | Assistant Director
Position Number 62258141
Information Access Unit I Client Access and Rehabilitation Branch
Client Engagement and Support Services Division
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Tel 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372)