Stakeholder Management Committee

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

Under FOI I seek the minutes of the DVA Stakeholder Management Committee for FY17/18.

Yours faithfully,


INFORMATION.LAW, Department of Veterans' Affairs

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Dear Julie,


Acknowledgement of FOI Request – FOI 25070


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 13 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 25070.


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 Julie


FOI 25070 – 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 13
October 2018.


Kind regards


Information Law | Legal Services & General Counsel Branch

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

E: [1][email address]






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The DVA Stakeholder Management Committee is identified by DVA in its current Corporate Plan as a senior executive committee within DVA, yet apparently it too never mets and records anything it does.

Aren’t you just being deliberately silly now, with these ridiculous chain of decisions. I’m still remain gobsmacked by your Department and area’s conduct.

How does this existing senior DVA committee work then? Is all of DVA’s Stakeholder liaison vapourware, much like DVA’s honesty is...



As the Department of Veterans‘ Affairs has repeatedly failed to be reasonable, I have had no choice but to refer this unethical behaviour to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

I would highlight the unprofessional bad faith behaviour by Veterans’ Affairs, repeatedly shown by the Department, is greatly disappointing.