The ABC has learned that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has launched an investigation into the “inappropriate” leak of raw materials from the department.
Key points:Documents were leaked from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to a website that was set up by a former employee of the departmentThe leaks were published online by the publication’s sister publication The Courier-MailOn Monday, the department’s head of media relations confirmed that the leak had been investigated and an independent inquiry would be conductedThe leaked documents were sent to a site set up to disseminate VA-related information.
The VA’s head, Dr Paul C. LaFleur, confirmed the leak was being investigated on Tuesday and said the department would cooperate with the inquiry.
“The department is aware of a leak of VA documents that has been uncovered,” he said in a statement.
“It is being investigated by an independent investigation and an investigation is currently underway.”
Any allegation that the department breached its obligations under the Conflict of Interest Act will be fully investigated.
“He added that the Department had also conducted an internal investigation into how the leak of the documents came to light.”
I can confirm that this is an investigation of a particular type, not a criminal inquiry,” Mr LaFleure said.”
There are no offences under the law.
There is a referral for an independent commission of inquiry to undertake an independent review of this matter.
“He did not elaborate on the nature of the inquiry, but said the investigation would be completed within two weeks.
A spokesperson for the department declined to comment.’
This is a national embarrassment’The leak prompted a response from the Veterans Affairs Minister, Chris Evans.”VA is the epitome of the Australian government, it is the envy of the world and we will not allow any breach of that character,” Mr Evans said in the statement.
In a statement on Monday, Mr Evans confirmed that an independent oversight body would be established, including the Minister and VA Secretary.”
This is an example of a breach of the Integrity Commissioner’s (IC) responsibilities in relation to the VA, and will be thoroughly investigated by the relevant departmental authorities,” the statement read.”
Our priority is to restore confidence in the VA and restore trust between the Australian people and the Department.
“Veterans Affairs Minister Chris Evans has confirmed the department has an independent committee to investigate the leak.
Key facts:The leaked VA documents were published on the website of a website set up in May by former staff of the VA’s department, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
It contained confidential information, including medical records, as well as draft plans for the agency.
The leaked files were sent by a disgruntled employee of VA’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM), who had obtained the documents from a VA website that had been set up for the VA.
The leak has prompted an internal inquiry and an inquiry is currently ongoing.
Read moreThe documents were also sent to The Courier Mail, which published them on its sister publication, The Courier Post.
The OIG is a federal agency that investigates alleged wrongdoing by public servants, including those in the Australian Defence Force and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The documents include a draft plan for a VA hospital in the US, and were provided to The Herald Sun and The Age in Australia.
On Monday the Department’s chief media officer, Andrew Brown, confirmed that it had received the documents and would be investigating the matter.”
On Monday afternoon, The Australian published the full text of the leaked documents, which contained the names of the staff members and plans for a new VA hospital, but did not say whether the information was in fact confidential.”
We are not sure yet what, if any, criminal offences have been committed.”
On Monday afternoon, The Australian published the full text of the leaked documents, which contained the names of the staff members and plans for a new VA hospital, but did not say whether the information was in fact confidential.
The department’s acting chief of staff, Michael Lacey, confirmed to ABC Radio’s AM program on Tuesday that the information had been sent to the OPM.
“You can expect the OPC to be involved in the investigation,” he told AM.
“As we know, that is an internal matter and we won’t be commenting further at this time.”
Mr Lacey also said that the documents were not released to the public until the OIG was completed, and that the matter would be referred to the Commonwealth Ombudsman for further investigation.
The Department of Defence has also confirmed that documents had been leaked.
“No such information has been made public,” the Defence Department said in response to questions on Tuesday.
“A confidential source has informed the department that an OPC investigation is ongoing.
OPM is now investigating the situation.”‘
I’m really shocked’The leaks have come as a shock to many Veterans Affairs workers.
“They were in the process of making plans for what VA would look like and I’m really surprised,” said Dr David Hulme, who worked at the VA from 2001 to 2005.
“When you’re going through this process and you