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Relationship with the Department

The Commission is responsible for the general administration of the VEA, with administrative support provided by the Department. The Commission has no staff of its own but delegates its powers under subsection 213(1) of the VEA to DVA staff. The responsibilities of both bodies are therefore inextricably linked and the Commission has a vital interest in DVA activities and in the assessment of the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of departmental programs.

The Department reports to the Commission on the administration of major programs and the progress and outcome of all major reviews, including Australian National Audit Office performance audits.

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