COVID-safe app. current usage

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Dear Department of Health,

Under FOI legislation I am requesting details of how many people still have this covid-safe app on their mobile devices.

How many notifications have been sent out on a month-by-month basis and what is the cost ratio per notification sent of this application?

Yours faithfully,

Edward Foucault

FOI, Department of Health

Attention: Edward Foucault

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST - NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT AND REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) received your request on 9 October 2021 for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

how many people still have this covid-safe app on their mobile devices.
How many notifications have been sent out on a month-by-month basis and what is the cost ratio per notification sent of this application?

The statutory timeframe for processing your request is 30 calendar days within which a decision on access to the requested documents is to be notified.

The department may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access to the documents. If this request attracts a charge you will be notified in writing. Unless you advise otherwise, draft and 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.

Request for extension of time

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the department is dealing with a very high volume of FOI requests. To ensure the department can process your request in accordance with the requirements of the FOI Act, including locating and providing access to all relevant documents, the department would be grateful if you would agree to an extension of 30 calendar days for processing your request. If you agree, the department will endeavour to provide a decision to you by 8 December 2021.

Next Steps

Please contact the department by 18 October 2021 with your decision to the 30 day extension of processing time.

You can contact the FOI Unit on via email at [email address], should you have any questions.

Kind regards
FOI Officer

FOI and Legislation Support Section
Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group
Legal Advice & Legislation Branch
Australian Government Department of Health
E: [Health request email] 
GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

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Dear FOI officer,

Your request for a 30-day extension is granted.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Foucault