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Australian Government Department of Health Clinical Pathway for Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks (DSCATT)' -stakeholder feedback

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From: Kristi Falconer

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Dear Department of Health,

In relation to the process surrounding the “Australian Government Department of Health Clinical Pathway for Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks (DSCATT)”, we request a copy of all directions and decisions given in relation to the inclusion or exclusion of stakeholder feedback.

Regards,
Kristi Falconer

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Attention:  Kristi Falconer

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) has
received your request (in your below email) for access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act).

The department will take all reasonable steps to notify you of a decision
no later than 30 calendar days after the date your request was received.
You will be contacted where a charge is applied for processing your
request or if we need to consult a third party.

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.

You can contact the FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or via email at
[1][email address], should you have any enquiries.

Regards

FOI Officer

 

 

FOI and Legislation Support Section

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Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [3][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. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Falconer,

 

I refer to your request of 30 April 2020 to the Department of Health
(department) seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth) (FOI Act) to the following documents:

 

‘In relation to the process surrounding the “Australian Government
Department of Health Clinical Pathway for Debilitating Symptom Complexes
Attributed to Ticks (DSCATT)”, we request a copy of all directions and
decisions given in relation to the inclusion or exclusion of stakeholder
feedback.’

 

Notice of Third Party Consultation

 

It appears, from the documents to which you seek access, a third party may
reasonably wish to make a contention concerning possible exemption of some
of the documents. Accordingly, Rebecca Newton, Assistant Secretary, Health
Protection Policy Branch, an officer authorised under section 23(1) of the
FOI Act to make decisions in relation to freedom of information requests,
has determined the requirements of section 27 consultation-business
documents, of the FOI Act make it appropriate to extend the time frame for
dealing with your request.

 

Pursuant to section 15(6) of the FOI Act, the period for providing you
with a decision has been extended by a further period of 30 days. This
means the department must, not later than 60 calendar days after the day
on which your request was received, take all reasonable steps to notify
you of a decision on your request.

 

Relevant provisions

 

The FOI Act, including the provisions referred to in this email, can be
accessed from the Federal Register of Legislation website.

 

If you require clarification of any of the matters discussed in this email
you should contact the department’s FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or by
email at [1][email address].

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

 

FOI and Legislation Section

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Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [3][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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Falconer,

 

I refer to your request of 30 April 2020 to the Department of Health
(department) seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth) (FOI Act) to the following documents:

 

‘In relation to the process surrounding the “Australian Government
Department of Health Clinical Pathway for Debilitating Symptom Complexes
Attributed to Ticks (DSCATT)”, we request a copy of all directions and
decisions given in relation to the inclusion or exclusion of stakeholder
feedback.’

 

 

Notice of Liability to Pay a Charge

 

The department’s Director – Freedom of Information, an officer authorised
under section 23(1) of the FOI Act to make decisions in relation to
freedom of information charges, has decided you are liable to pay a charge
in respect of the processing of your request.

 

Preliminary Assessment

 

In accordance with section 29 of the FOI Act and the Freedom of
Information (Charges) Regulations 2019, my preliminary assessment of the
charge you are liable to pay is $45.00.

 

This has been calculated as follows:

 

search and 3 $45.00
retrieval hours
time @
(including $15.00
time spent per
locating hour
relevant
files and
collating
relevant
documents
contained on
those files)
decision 3.5375 $70.75
making time hours
(including @  
time spent $20.00
examining the per ($100.00)
documents, hour
considering
exemptions,  
undertaking
consultation, Less
writing the first
decision and 5
preparing any hours
documents for free
release)
TOTAL $45.00

 

Deposit

 

The Director has also decided you are required to pay a deposit of $20.00.
Payment of a deposit is taken as your authority to proceed with processing
of your request and your agreement to pay the full charge in which case
you will become liable to the Commonwealth for the full cost of processing
the charge.

 

Payment

 

The department can accept credit card, money order or cheque payments.

 

If you choose to pay by cheque (personal or bank) or money order it should
be sent to the following:

FOI Unit (MDP 516)

Department of Health

GPO Box 9848

CANBERRA ACT 2601

 

If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact the department’s FOI
unit on (02) 6289 1666 to be further advised.

 

Response

 

Under the FOI Act, you have 30 days to respond in writing to this notice.
You must, within 30 days after this notice is given, do one of the
following things: (i) agree with the department’s estimate and pay the
deposit or whole charge if no deposit is listed, or (ii) advise the
department in writing you contend the charge has been wrongly assessed, or
should be reduced or not imposed, giving reasons for your contention, or
(iii) advise the department in writing you withdraw the request for access
to the documents concerned. Please send your response to the above postal
address or [1]this email address. If you do not provide a response within
30 days, your freedom of information request will be taken to have been
withdrawn.

 

If you choose to make a contention the charge should be reduced or not
imposed, the department must, in making a decision on your contention,
take into account the matters set out in section 29(5) of the FOI Act or
any relevant matter.

 

Processing time

 

Processing of your request and counting the 60 calendar days are suspended
from the date you receive this notice and resume either when you pay the
deposit or when any contention you make about the charge has been
resolved.

 

Relevant provisions

 

The FOI Act, including the provisions referred to in this email, can be
accessed from the Federal Register of Legislation website.

 

If you require clarification of any of the matters discussed in this email
you should contact the department’s FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or by
email at [2][email address].

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

FOI and Legislation Section

[3]cid:image003.png@01D51610.1D98D220

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [4][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.

 

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

 

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