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What are the main differences between investigations and complaint resolution?

  • It is the aim of complaint resolution to assist parties to resolve a complaint to mutual satisfaction. Investigations however look into broad systemic issues and make recommendations for service improvement. It does not work to resolve a complaint.
  • Complaint resolution is initiated by a complainant. Investigations are initiated by the Director, the Minister for Health or Minister for Disability Services.
  • During complaint resolution, both parties are heavily involved in the process. During an investigation, parties are kept informed of the progress but are not involved in the process.

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