Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Mr Matthew Peos
Dear Mr Peos
REQUEST FOR ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS – NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
I refer to your request of 5 October 2021, submitted through the Right to Know
By that request, which was expressed as directed to me, you sought access under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982
) to the following:
Please refer to my request for any official documents presenting the official
information of the Sars 2/ Covid 19 virus. I specifically request the documents
relating to the isolation of the Covid 19 virus and sub strains as presented to
medical bodies for assessment in relation to any supposed vaccine and their
benefits and/or side effects.
I specifically wish to see the submitted Department of Health records of
independent research into an isolated form of Sars2 and/or Covid 19 and sub
I specifically wish to see the Department of Health’s independent
documentation relating to the isolation of the Sars 2 / Covid 19 biological viral
entity and the captured vision via electron microscope and/or any other method
of capturing vision of the Covid 19 virus at molecular level.
I specifically wish to see documentation related to the assessment of the Covid
19 Viral biological entity in relation to the mandate of Covid 19 vaccines as
recommended to Business and/or advice given to business seeking to mandate
vaccines for workers.
As Solicitor-General, and the “principal officer” of the agency, I am authorised
under s 23(1) of the Act to make decisions in relation to applications made to
me for access to documents under the Act.
Section 15(2) of the Act sets out the requirements of a valid request. Those
requirements include that the request must provide such information as is
reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer of the agency or the
Minister to identify the document that is requested: s 15(2)(b).
In my opinion, your email does not meet the requirements of a valid request, as
it does not provide such information as is reasonably necessary to enable me to
identify the document/s that are requested. For this reason, I consider a
“practical refusal reason” exists within the meaning of s 24AA(1)(b) of the Act.
On this basis I intend to refuse your request under s 24(1) of the Act.
Before I make a decision, however, s 24AB of the Act provides for a “request
consultation process.” In effect, this means you have 14 days in which to do
one of the following:
withdraw your request;
revise the scope of your request to clarify the document/s in relation to
which you are seeking access; or
indicate that you do not wish to revise your request.
If you do not do one of these three things, or you do not respond to this letter
within 14 days, your request will be deemed to be withdrawn: s 24AB(7).
Please also note that the statutory timeframe in s 15(5) of the Act for processing
your request will only commence once the scope has been sufficiently clarified
to enable me to identify the document/s you are seeking.
If you would like to revise your request or have any questions about this letter,
you may contact my Counsel Assisting, Melinda Jackson, by email at email@example.com.
Dr Stephen Donaghue QC
Solicitor-General of the
Commonwealth of Australia
18 October 2021