Staff Survey

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

I seek copy under FOI legislation of the most recent DVA employee whole of agency survey report (the detailed report, not the summary report circulated to all employees)

Yours faithfully,

Verity Pane

INFORMATION.LAW, Department of Veterans' Affairs

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Dear Verity Pane,


Acknowledgement of FOI Request – FOI 25194


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 20 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 19 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 25194.


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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INFORMATION.LAW, Department of Veterans' Affairs

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Dear Verity Pane


FOI 25194 - 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 20
October 2018.


Kind regards


Information Law Section | Legal Services & Assurance Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

E: [1][email address]





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*Sigh* Julie of DVA INFORMATION.LAW *Sigh*

Sometimes it is like DVA don’t even bother to read the exemptions they apply.

While DVA may feel a staff survey of its workers has some value to the Commission, the Department and more generally, to the Commonwealth, that’s not a trade secret nor commercially valuable information, and as such I’ve got to say this is a pretty shabby decision (although given the abundance of bad faith by DVA, you probably didn’t bother thinking about it, hence the inappropriateness of the exemption ground selection).

It’s almost like you can’t even bother anymore...

Ms Pane

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IC Review applied for 19 November 2018