NWCC Form lodgement statistics

Fiona Brandis-Dalton made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Defence

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From: Fiona Brandis-Dalton

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Dear Department of Defence,

If possible, please treat this as an administrative request, otherwise consider this a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act, 1982.

I require the following document(s):

- Any record that shows the number and percentage of Defence Members across all three arms (Army, Navy and Airforce) who are deployed to operations overseas WITHOUT submitting the mandatory National Welfare Coordination Centre (NWCC) form. This form is supposedly a condition of deployment.

I ask that any fees be waived in relation to this request: it is in the Public interest to know that their family members may be deployed to theatres of war without completing this *mandatory* requirement, thus denying them knowledge of, and access to, available and essential support services.

Yours faithfully,
Fiona Brandis-Dalton

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Good afternoon Ms Brandis-Dalton,

Thank you for your FOI inquiry, it has been forwarded for consideration/action.

Kind regards,
Jo

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Jo Groves
Assistant Director – Freedom of Information Governance & Reform Division
 
Telephone:  (02) 6266 3948
CP1-6-005   [email address

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From: Groves, Joanne MRS
Department of Defence

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Good afternoon Ms Brandis-Dalton,

Thank you for your FOI inquiry, as per your request I have sought this information administratively from the relevant area and this is the response they have provided:

"The National Welfare Coordination Centre (NWCC) does not produce or have a report that contains information on members of the ADF who are deployed and have not submitted form AC989 - 'Pre-deployment Emergency Contacts Confirmation form."

Kind regards,
Jo

____________________________
Jo Groves
Assistant Director – Freedom of Information Governance & Reform Division
 
Telephone:  (02) 6266 3948
CP1-6-005   [email address

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From: Fiona Brandis-Dalton

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Dear Groves, Joanne MRS,

I appreciate that this information may not be currently held in the form of a discrete document; however in practical terms these statistics MUST exist (given that x number of Defence members deploy to overseas operations each year and the NWCC form is a mandatory requirement of deployment, yet, as your own office has advised me informally this 'requirement' is not commonly followed up). Therefore I would like this to be turned into a formal request and would like Defence to PRODUCE a document in accordance with Section 17 of the FOI Act (1982), specifically S17 1 C (i):

the agency could produce a written document containing the information in discrete form by:
(i) the use of a computer or other equipment that is ordinarily available to the agency for retrieving or collating stored information.

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Brandis-Dalton

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From: Groves, Joanne MRS
Department of Defence

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Good afternoon Ms Brandis-Dalton,

Can you please confirm if you would like to request an internal review (as per your subject line) of the response provided to you administratively or if you would like your original request converted to a formal FOI request with the below parameters included?

Kind regards,
Jo

____________________________
Jo Groves
Assistant Director – Freedom of Information Governance & Reform Division
 
Telephone:  (02) 6266 3948
CP1-6-005   [email address

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From: Fiona Brandis-Dalton

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Dear Mrs Groves,

To clarify: I would like the original request converted to a formal request incorporating the additional parameters.

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Brandis-Dalton

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From: Hanna, Nicole MS
Department of Defence

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Dear Ms Brandis-Dalton

I refer to your correspondence, dated 11 March 2018, in which you sought access, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), to:

“Any record that shows the number and percentage of Defence Members across all three arms (Army, Navy and Airforce) who are deployed to operations overseas WITHOUT submitting the mandatory National Welfare Coordination Centre (NWCC) form.”

The Department of Defence excludes personal email addresses, signatures, personnel (PMKeyS) numbers and mobile telephone numbers contained in documents that fall within the scope of a FOI request unless you specifically request such details.

If you do require these personal details, please inform us within five days of receipt of this email so that the decision maker can consider your request.

On 11 March 2018, Mr Cos Cameron, Assistant Director FOI, decided that there are no charges associated with processing your request. Accordingly, the statutory deadline for you to receive a response to your request expires on 10 April 2018.

Should you have any questions relating to your request, please do not hesitate to contact our office via telephone on (02) 6266 2200 or via email to [email address].

Yours sincerely

Nicole Hanna
FOI Case Officer
Information Management and Access
Governance and Reform Division
Department of Defence | Building D0066 | Camp Kerr, Wide Bay Training Area, Tin Can Bay QLD| Phone (07) 5488 1615| Email [email address]

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