All correspondence between Community Affairs Legislation Committee and ASADA

Philip Nelson made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

The request was partially successful.

From: Philip Nelson

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Dear Department of Health,

ASADA Chief Executive Officer, Ben McDevitt's made an opening statement to Community Affairs Legislation Committee at the Additional Budget Estimates hearing on Wednesday 1 March 2017 stating that the Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee was satisfied Mr. McDevitt had not provided the Committee with false or misleading evidence.

I am requesting a copy of the letter to which Mr McDevitt referred to in this statement, together with copies of correspondence (electronic and print) between ASADA and Health and Senate Standing Committee officials in preparing and finalising that advice.

Yours faithfully,

Philip Nelson

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Department of Health

Dear Mr Nelson

I refer to your email of 9 March 2017 to the Department of Health seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) as follows:

'ASADA Chief Executive Officer, Ben McDevitt's made an opening statement to Community Affairs Legislation Committee at the Additional Budget Estimates hearing on Wednesday 1 March 2017 stating that the Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee was satisfied Mr. McDevitt had not provided the Committee with false or misleading evidence.

I am requesting a copy of the letter to which Mr McDevitt referred to in this statement, together with copies of correspondence (electronic and print) between ASADA and Health and Senate Standing Committee officials in preparing and finalising that advice.'

Your request has been transferred to ASADA under section 16 of the FOI Act, as the subject matter of the documents you are seeking is more closely connected with the functions of that agency.

ASADA will be in contact with you in the near future about the processing of your request.

Regards
FOI Officer

Ministerial, Parliamentary, Executive Support and Governance Branch
People, Capability and Communication Division
Australian Government Department of Health
T: (02) 6289 1666 | E: [Health request email]

PO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

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Philip Nelson left an annotation ()

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please advise ASADA that the letter and correspondence that are subject to this FOI request, was generated by the Chair of Community Affairs Legislation Committee specifically in response to several well documented accusations from the public that Mr McDevitt had misleading the Senate.

I note it has not, and never has been, contempt of parliament to release a beaurocrats letter when a member of the public ask for it.

Further, any reasonable person would consider refusal of this FOI request to be a display of complete contempt for the public.

Kind regards

Philip Nelson

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Philip Nelson left an annotation ()

Hi,
The letter and correspondence that are subject to this FOI request were generated by the Chair of Community Affairs Legislation Committee. The FOI request should be directed to this Committee, not ASADA.
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From: Patrick Dale


Attachment FOI 17 6 Acknowledgment letter Nelson 16 March 2017.pdf
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Dear Mr Nelson,

 

As outlined in the email sent to you by the Department of Health on 14
March 2017 your request for access to documents has been transferred to
ASADA. Please see the attached correspondence acknowledging receipt of
your request.

 

Kind regards,

Patrick Dale
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

T +61 (0) 2 6222 4259
F +61 (0) 2 6222 4359

E  [1][email address]
W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

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From: Alana Richards


Attachment Decision Letter NELSON 17 6.PDF.pdf
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Attachment FOI 17 6 Document 2 Letter from Senate Committee Chair to ASADA CEO.PDF.pdf
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Dear Mr Nelson,

 

Please find attached correspondence and documents in relation to your
recent FOI request.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact us.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Alana

Alana Richards
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

T +61 (0) 2 6222 4259
E  [1][email address]
W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

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