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Freedom of Information

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The Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) creates a right of public access to documents held by Australian government, ministers and agencies. It also creates a right to amend records containing personal information that is incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading.

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  • Privacy (FIP02)
    Explains what principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act) the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) must apply to personal information collected about you.

The Privacy Act regulates how Australian Government departments and agencies, organisations and private businesses collect, use and protect personal information (including government identifiers). It also ensures that tax file numbers are collected and used only for taxation, assistance and superannuation related purposes.

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DVA Information Publication Scheme (IPS)

Information Publication SchemeThe FOI Act requires the Department to publish an Information Publication Scheme on the website. This entry provides information on the Department’s Agency Plan, structure, functions and consultation arrangements, as well as information routinely released following FOI requests and information routinely provided to Parliament.

 

FOI Disclosure Log

FOI Disclosure LogInformation released in response to a request under the FOI Act can be found in our FOI Disclosure Log.

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