Dear Department of Health,
I would like the financial reports of the Victor Habor Hospital in South Australia for the last 5 financial years please.
The Commonwealth Department of Health (department) has received your
request dated 12 June 2022 seeking access to documents under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act).
You have requested access to the following documents:
I would like the financial reports of the Victor Habor Hospital in South
Australia for the last 5 financial years.
The ‘Federal’ or ‘Commonwealth’ Government is separate to governments for
each of the states and territories, and each government is comprised of
separate departments and agencies. Each department or agency creates,
receives and stores different documents relevant to their functions. This
department does not have access to all documents created, received, or
stored by other all government entities. A request for access to documents
under the FOI Act is limited to ‘a document of an agency’, which, for the
purposes of section 4 of the FOI Act, is a document in the possession of
State or territory records may be sought through the Freedom of
Information or Privacy Act processes of each relevant state or territory.
Details of these processes can generally be found on the relevant state or
territory health website. Find out more about accessing information held
by the South Australian Department of Health here:
o South Australia Health - Freedom of information
I do note your request has specifically asked for the financial records of
Victor Harbor Hospital. Please be advised that Victor Harbour is a private
hospital and may not be subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1991
However, you may wish to lodge your FOI with the City of Victor Harbor
Council, please see here on how to lodge an FOI request with the City
of Victor Harbor – Freedom of information.
I hope this information will assist you. The department has closed this
request as it is not a request for this agency.
Freedom of Information Section
Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group
Legal Advice & Legislation Branch
Australian Government Department of Health
T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [email address]
GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
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