Correspondence between the TGA and the AMA relating to electronic cigarettes

The request was refused by Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Dear Therapeutic Goods Administration,

I write to request copies of all correspondence between the Therapeutic Goods Administration or its representatives and the Australian Medical Association or its representatives on the topic of electronic cigarettes sent or received between 14 June 2020 and 14 June 2021 (inclusive).

I am not seeking personal information, nor am I seeking duplicates.

Yours faithfully,

Mary

TGA FOI, Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Dear Ms Montague,

 Thank you for your response dated 14 July 2021 (copied below).  The
relevant line area is currently considering your proposed revision of
scope to determine whether the practical refusal reason still exists.

“ I write to request copies of all correspondence between the Therapeutic
Goods Administration or its representatives and the Australian Medical
Association or its representatives on the topic of electronic cigarettes
sent or received between 14 June 2020 and 14 June 2021 (inclusive).

 

I am not seeking personal information, nor am I seeking duplicates.”

Given the time which has elapsed, and recognising that the request
consultation period is due to expire this Wednesday (21 July 2021), I
would be grateful if you would consider extending the consultation period
under section 24AB(5) of the FOI Act, by fourteen (14) days, to allow
adequate time for the line area to properly consider your response and so
that we can determine whether the revision allows us to continue
processing your request.

I apologise for the short time frame but I would appreciate your response
by COB tomorrow (Tuesday 20 July 2021).

I appreciate your consideration of this request. 

Kind regards
Tara

Freedom of Information

David | Karen | Tara | Cindy| Christina

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [1][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [2]www.tga.gov.au

 

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Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee
and may contain 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.

 

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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TGA FOI, Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Dear Ms Montague,

 Thank you for your response dated 14 July 2021 (copied below).  The
relevant line area is currently considering your proposed revision of
scope to determine whether the practical refusal reason still exists.

“ I write to request copies of all correspondence between the Therapeutic
Goods Administration or its representatives and the Australian Medical
Association or its representatives on the topic of electronic cigarettes
sent or received between 14 June 2020 and 14 June 2021 (inclusive).

 

I am not seeking personal information, nor am I seeking duplicates.”

Given the time which has elapsed, and recognising that the request
consultation period is due to expire this Wednesday (21 July 2021), I
would be grateful if you would consider extending the consultation period
under section 24AB(5) of the FOI Act, by fourteen (14) days, to allow
adequate time for the line area to properly consider your response and so
that we can determine whether the revision allows us to continue
processing your request.

I apologise for the short time frame but I would appreciate your response
by COB tomorrow (Tuesday 20 July 2021).

I appreciate your consideration of this request. 

Kind regards
Tara

Freedom of Information

David | Karen | Tara | Cindy| Christina

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [1][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [2]www.tga.gov.au

 

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Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee
and may contain 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.

 

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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TGA FOI, Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Good afternoon Ms Montagu,

 

Please see attached decision letter regarding your request.

 

Regards

David

 

Freedom of Information

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [1][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [2]www.tga.gov.au

 

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Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee
and may contain 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.

 

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.

 

From: TGA FOI <[email address]>
Sent: Monday, 19 July 2021 11:43 AM
To: '[FOI #7588 email]'
<[FOI #7588 email]>
Cc: '[email address]'
<[email address]>
Subject: For response: Request consultation - FOI 2441 - Request for
extension [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Dear Ms Montague,

 Thank you for your response dated 14 July 2021 (copied below).  The
relevant line area is currently considering your proposed revision of
scope to determine whether the practical refusal reason still exists.

“ I write to request copies of all correspondence between the Therapeutic
Goods Administration or its representatives and the Australian Medical
Association or its representatives on the topic of electronic cigarettes
sent or received between 14 June 2020 and 14 June 2021 (inclusive).

 

I am not seeking personal information, nor am I seeking duplicates.”

Given the time which has elapsed, and recognising that the request
consultation period is due to expire this Wednesday (21 July 2021), I
would be grateful if you would consider extending the consultation period
under section 24AB(5) of the FOI Act, by fourteen (14) days, to allow
adequate time for the line area to properly consider your response and so
that we can determine whether the revision allows us to continue
processing your request.

I apologise for the short time frame but I would appreciate your response
by COB tomorrow (Tuesday 20 July 2021).

I appreciate your consideration of this request. 

Kind regards
Tara

Freedom of Information

David | Karen | Tara | Cindy| Christina

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [6][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [7]www.tga.gov.au

 

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Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee
and may contain 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.

 

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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TGA FOI, Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Good afternoon Ms Montagu,

 

Please see attached decision letter regarding your request.

 

Regards

David

 

Freedom of Information

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [1][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [2]www.tga.gov.au

 

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Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee
and may contain 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.

 

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.

 

From: TGA FOI <[email address]>
Sent: Monday, 19 July 2021 11:43 AM
To: '[FOI #7588 email]'
<[FOI #7588 email]>
Cc: '[email address]'
<[email address]>
Subject: For response: Request consultation - FOI 2441 - Request for
extension [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Dear Ms Montague,

 Thank you for your response dated 14 July 2021 (copied below).  The
relevant line area is currently considering your proposed revision of
scope to determine whether the practical refusal reason still exists.

“ I write to request copies of all correspondence between the Therapeutic
Goods Administration or its representatives and the Australian Medical
Association or its representatives on the topic of electronic cigarettes
sent or received between 14 June 2020 and 14 June 2021 (inclusive).

 

I am not seeking personal information, nor am I seeking duplicates.”

Given the time which has elapsed, and recognising that the request
consultation period is due to expire this Wednesday (21 July 2021), I
would be grateful if you would consider extending the consultation period
under section 24AB(5) of the FOI Act, by fourteen (14) days, to allow
adequate time for the line area to properly consider your response and so
that we can determine whether the revision allows us to continue
processing your request.

I apologise for the short time frame but I would appreciate your response
by COB tomorrow (Tuesday 20 July 2021).

I appreciate your consideration of this request. 

Kind regards
Tara

Freedom of Information

David | Karen | Tara | Cindy| Christina

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [6][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [7]www.tga.gov.au

 

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Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee
and may contain 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.

 

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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