Communication between TGA and Minister Hunt on a TGA application to exempt HTPs from the poisons schedule

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From: Brenda Sturdy

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Dear Therapeutic Goods Administration,

I am writing to formally make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for copies of documents that are or relate to communications between the TGA, the Department of Health and the Minister for Health or his office in relation to an application currently under consideration by the TGA to exempt Heated Tobacco Products from the poisons schedule.

This request does not require personal information and does not require duplicates.

Yours faithfully,

Brenda Sturdy

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Dear Ms Sturdy

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT

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

“…I am writing to formally make a request under the Freedom of Information
Act for copies of documents that are or relate to communications between
the TGA, the Department of Health and the Minister for Health or his
office in relation to an application currently under consideration by the
TGA to exempt Heated Tobacco Products from the poisons schedule.

 

This request does not require personal information and does not require
duplicates.”

Under section 15(5)(b) of the FOI Act, the agency has 30 calendar days
after the date your request was received in which to provide a decision in
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before 19 April 2020.

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Kind regards

Cindy

 

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