Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,
I previously obtained a position tree report for the Legal Branch of DVA https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/l...
I seek the same report but this time for those areas of DVA that are responsible for veteran MRCA/DRCA/VEA liability and compensation processing/assessment. I wish to understand how many positions at DVA are involved, and the extent of their distribution (state/territory location, aps/contractor, employment level).
Dear Ms Pane,
Freedom of Information Request: LEX 47363
I refer to your request, received by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
(the department) on 3 January 2022, for access under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the following:
I previously obtained a position tree report for the Legal Branch of DVA
I seek the same report but this time for those areas of DVA that are
responsible for veteran MRCA/DRCA/VEA liability and compensation
processing/assessment. I wish to understand how many positions at DVA are
involved, and the extent of their distribution (state/territory location,
aps/contractor, employment level).
Your request was received by the department on 3 January 2022 and the 30
day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day
after that date. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to
consult third parties or for other reasons permitted under the FOI Act. We
will advise you if this happens.
Publication of documents
Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
subject to certain exceptions, such as if the documents relate to your own
personal information. The Department will advise you in its decision
whether details of your request will be published on the disclosure log or
Removal of non-SES staff details and duplicate material for more efficient
To allow for a more efficient decision making process, the Department
prefers to remove all duplicate documents and the surnames and contact
details of non-SES staff from documents falling within the scope of your
request. This will not include any staff details that have already been
disclosed to you.
We are seeking your agreement to the removal of duplicate material and
non-SES staff surnames and contact details under section 22 of the FOI
Please reply to this email to advise whether you agree the removal of
duplicate material and/or the surnames and contact details of non-SES
staff, by COB 13 January 2022.
Contacting us about your request
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: Information Law Section, Legal Services & Audit Branch
GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601
Email: [email address]
Jarrod (Position Number 62329536)
Information Law Section
Legal Services and Audit Branch
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
e [email address]
As the previously provided report, referred to in my FOI, had the surnames of non-SES staff removed, the same would apply to this report.