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Age at death of each person whose death is attributable to COVID-19 in Australia

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Dear Department of Health,

I would like to request a list containing each death attributable to COVID-19 in Australia that specifies the age of the deceased.

For extra clarity, I seek the age of each deceased person at time of death rather than a number of deaths per age band.

Yours faithfully,
Joe Sullivan

FOI, Department of Health

Attention: Joe Sullivan

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST - NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT AND REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) received your request on 19 October 2021 for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

"a list containing each death attributable to COVID-19 in Australia that specifies the age of the deceased.
For extra clarity, I seek the age of each deceased person at time of death rather than a number of deaths per age band"

The statutory timeframe for processing your request is 30 calendar days within which a decision on access to the requested documents is to be notified. The department may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access to the documents. If this request attracts a charge you will be notified in writing.

Unless you advise otherwise, duplicate documents and Commonwealth employee names and contact details below Senior Executive Service level and mobile telephone numbers of all staff will be excluded from the scope of your request under s22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

Request for extension of time

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the department is dealing with a very high volume of FOI requests. To ensure the department can process your request in accordance with the requirements of the FOI Act, including locating and providing access to all relevant documents, the department would be grateful if you would agree to an extension of 30 calendar days for processing your request. If you agree, the department will endeavour to provide a decision to you by 18 December 2021.

Next Steps

Please contact the department by 22 October 2021 with your decision to the 30 day extension of processing time.

You can contact the FOI Unit on via email at [email address], should you have any questions.

Kind regards
FOI Officer

FOI and Legislation Support Section
Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group
Legal Advice & Legislation Branch
Australian Government Department of Health
E: [Health request email] 
GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

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Dear FOI,

I do not agree to the requested extension.

Yours sincerely,

Joe Sullivan

FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Mr Sullivan,

 

Please find attached correspondence from the Department of Health in
relation to your Freedom of Information Request.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Support Section

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

E: [1][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

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