COI for participants in review on the regulation, sale and marketing of e-cigarettes

Andrew Thompson made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

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From: Andrew Thompson

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Dear Department of Health,

Questions have been raised publicly as to the potential Conflicts Of Interest among the people chosen to conduct the:

Policy review on the regulation, sale and marketing of e-cigarettes with or without nicotine, and the practice of “vaping”.

Please advise as to the potential COI that were reported by the applicants chosen to conduct said review.

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Thompson

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Note - Official name of the review is:

Discussion paper: Options to minimise the risks associated with the marketing and use of electronic nicotine delivery systems [ENDS] in Australia.

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The tender adds: https://www.tenders.gov.au/?event=public...
"Where a Tenderer has disclosed, under paragraph 35.1 of this RFT, the Tenderer must also propose mechanisms for managing any conflicts of interest.."

It would be immensely helpful if this closely related information could be included within this FOI request. If not, please let me know ASAP and I'll raise a separate FOI for it.

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Attention: Andrew Thompson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT

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FOI Officer

FOI & Aged Care Parliamentary Section
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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Attention: Andrew Thompson

 

Please see attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request to the
Department of Health.

 

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FOI Officer

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FOI & Aged Care Parliamentary Section

Ministerial, Parliamentary, Executive Support and Governance Branch

People, Capability and Communication Division

Australian Government Department of Health

T: (02) 6289 1666 | E: [2][Health request email]

 

PO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the traditional owners of country
throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and
community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders
both past and present.

 

 

 

 

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From: Andrew Thompson

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Dear FOI,

It seems that the department is dragging its heels on a decision in regard to waiving the fee for the information requested, which I would expect amounts to no more than photocopying a couple of pages of the original tender.

I will not go away. I will not back down. It is high time the department provided this information about what has been a very private and closed inquiry into e-cigs that many smokers have used to give up smoking, and many more might.

Please stop stalling!

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Thompson

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From: Andrew Thompson

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Dear FOI,

It has been a month since the Department of Health authorised the waiver of charges, yet we've received no reply. How to proceed?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Thompson

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