Dear Department of Health,
I am requesting any correspondence between the Department of Health and data-science company Quantium relating to the tracking of economic and health impacts of COVID-19 in 2020.
Michael West Media
Dear Mr Foote
I refer to your correspondence of 17 November 2020 to the Department of
Health (department) seeking access to the following
Correspondence between the Department of Health and
data-science company Quantium relating to the tracking of economic and
health impacts of COVID-19 in 2020.
I am writing to advise you that your request in its current format is not
valid under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the Act).
Section 15 of the Act requires that a request for access meets certain
requirements. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request must:
· state that the request is an application for purposes of the FOI
· provide sufficient information about the document(s) to allow us
to process the request; and
· provide an address for reply.
The department has formed the view that your request in its current format
is too broad. In particular, the meaning of “economic and health impacts”
is unclear. In order to conduct proper searches, we would greatly
appreciate if you could provide us with more information on the specific
document/s that you require.
Further information about how to apply for your FOI is available on the
Department of Health website:
Please contact the FOI Unit on [Phone Number Automatically Hidden], or via email at
[email address] should you have any further questions.
FOI and Legislation Section
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