RE: Freedom of Information Request 2033 - Notice of Decision [SEC=OFFICIAL]
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 9:33:20 AM
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Dear J M
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) does not authorise a Commonwealth entity
to transfer an FOI request to a State or Territory entity. It is open to you to make a request to
the relevant State or Territory entity.
Please advise by COB Thursday 12 November 2020, whether you would like the department to
treat the following comment in your email below as a new FOI request under the FOI Act:I will now require ALL communications pertinent to this request. This includes, but is not
limited to: internal/external messages & emails, transcripts, phone conversations, etc.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 9:13 AM
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FW: Freedom of Information Request 2033 - Notice of Decision [SEC=OFFICIAL]
Hi s 22
Yesterday we received the following email from J M of Right to Know. I have noted my proposed
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You have sent me the exact same information. This In my last inquiry, I very clearly stated:
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"If any or all of the above are not available to this department, I would respectfully ask that you
transfer this request to the most relevant department."
Under section 19 of the FOIA act, it is not unreasonable to expect the department of health to
transfer this request to the most relevant department of which this request can be actioned.
You have chosen not to transfer this request.
The implication of this outcome as such has me wondering why the Department of Health has
not done ANY statistical analysis of COVID-19 deaths.
Which department is able to action my request? Please transfer this request to them.
I will ask this next question as clearly and articulated as I can, and I do requilest a formal
Has the department of Health done ANY statistical analysis of COVID-19 deaths?
Lastly, as a result of the outcome of this request:
I will now require ALL communications pertinent to this request. This includes, but is not limited
to: internal/external messages & emails, transcripts, phone conversations, etc.
Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request to the Department of
FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Support Section
Legal and Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group
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Legal Advice and Legislation Branch
Australian Government Department of Health
T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [Health request email]
GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
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