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Dear Therapeutic Goods Administration,

Document which shows the number of FOI requests over 30 days old that relate to COVID19 between 1 February 2020 to today.

Yours faithfully,
Lucy

TGA FOI, Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Dear Ms Lovich,

 

I am writing to seek clarity regarding the scope of your FOI request (FOI
2438):

 

Current scope:

“Document which shows the number of FOI requests over 30 days old that
relate to COVID19 between 1 February 2020 to today.”

 

Timeframes for processing FOI requests

The initial timeframe for processing an FOI request is 30 calendar days
under paragraph 15(5)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act).  However, this timeframe may be extended beyond 30 days for a
variety of reasons, such as:

·         Where an agency determines that it is necessary to conduct a
consultation under sections 26A, 27 or 27A of the FOI Act;

·         Where an agency determines that it is necessary to conduct a
consultation with a foreign entity to determine whether any document
subject to the request is an exempt document under section 33 of the FOI
Act;

·         Where an estimate of charges is issued to the FOI applicant, the
processing clock will be placed on hold until payment is received;

·         An agency may extend the timeframe for processing a request
under section 15AA (with the agreement of the FOI Applicant);

·         An agency may apply to the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner (OAIC) for an extension of the processing time under section
15AB where a request is complex or voluminous;

·         An agency may apply to the OAIC for an extension of the
processing time under section 15AC where a decision has not been made on
time.

 

Scope clarification

Noting the information outlined above which shows that generally FOI
requests are not completed within a 30 day period, I would be grateful if
you would please advise whether you wish to revise the scope of your
request to provide us with additional information to allow us to continue
processing. For example, the following is a scope suggestion which you may
wish to consider:

 

“Document which shows the number of FOI requests over 30 days old where a
decision was not made within the legislated timeframe (deemed refusal
under section 15AC of the FOI Act) that relate to COVID19 between 1
February 2020 to today.”

 

Section 15AC of the FOI Act:

15AC Decision not made on request within time—deemed refusal

Scope

(1) This section applies if:

(a) a request has been made to an agency or Minister; and

(b) the period (the initial decision period) covered by subsection (2) has
ended since the day the request was received by, or on behalf of, the
agency or Minister; and

(c) notice of a decision on the request has not been received by the
applicant.

                (2) The initial decision period covered by this subsection
is the period of 30 days mentioned in paragraph 15(5)(b) (or that period
as extended, otherwise than under this section)…

 

Please note that this scope is a suggestion only, you may revise the scope
of your request in another manner if you wish.

 

We would be grateful for your response by COB Thursday 24 June 2021.

 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss, please do not hesitate
to contact the FOI team.

 

Kind regards

Karen

 

Freedom of Information

David | Karen | Tara | Cindy |Christina

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Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [2][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [3]www.tga.gov.au

 

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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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Dear TGA FOI,

I agree with the following scope:

Document which shows the number of FOI requests over 30 days old where a
decision was not made within the legislated timeframe (deemed refusal
under section 15AC of the FOI Act) that relate to COVID19 between 1
February 2020 to today.

Yours sincerely,

Lucy

Therapeutic Goods Administration

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TGA FOI, Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Dear Ms Lovich

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request.

 

As set out in the attached correspondence, we seek your response within 14
days, being 16 July 2021.

 

Pursuant to section 24AB(8) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the
statutory timeframe for processing your request is set aside during this
consultation process.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Team.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information

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Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [2][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [3]www.tga.gov.au

 

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pay our respects to all Elders past and present.

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Dear TGA FOI,

Please revise to:
Document which shows the number of FOI requests where a decision was not made
within the legislated timeframe (known as a deemed refusal decision under section 15AC of the FOI
Act) that relate to COVID19 between 1 February 2020 and today.

Yours sincerely,

Lucy

Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Dear Therapeutic Goods Administration,

I revise the request to:

Document which shows the number of FOI requests over 30 days old where a
decision was not made within the legislated timeframe (deemed refusal
under section 15AC of the FOI Act) that relate to COVID19 between 1
February 2020 to today.

I note that I provided that reply to you previously.

Yours faithfully,

Lucy

TGA FOI, Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Dear Ms Lovich,

 

I refer to your correspondence of 14 July 2021 in response to our letter
to you dated 2 July 2021 (attached).

 

Your email revised your request to now be seeking access to:

 

Document which shows the number of FOI requests over 30 days old where a
decision was not made within the legislated timeframe (deemed refusal
under section 15AC of the FOI Act) that relate to COVID19 between 1
February 2020 to today.

 

The relevant line area of the TGA has conducted the required searches.

 

The TGA does not hold any documents within scope of your request, however,
in order to assist you further, and, in addition to the information
already provided to you by the Department on 24 June 2021, I provide you
with the following information administratively, outside of the FOI Act.

 

o For the time period of 1 February 2020 to 14 July 2021, there was one
(1) request, relating to COVID-19, where the decision was not provided
to the applicant within the legislated timeframe (deemed refusal under
section 15AC of the FOI Act).

On the basis that the TGA has provided this information administratively,
please confirm if you agree to withdraw your request.

If the TGA does not hear from you by COB Friday 23 July 2021 indicating
your preferred way forward, we will consider your request withdrawn.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the FOI team on (02) 6289 4630, or via
email at [1]tga[TGA request email] if you would like to discuss further.

 

Kind regards

Karen

 

Freedom of Information

David | Karen | Tara | Christina | Annette

 

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [2][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [3]www.tga.gov.au

 

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Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee
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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 <[7][email address]>
Sent: Friday, 2 July 2021 4:32 PM
To: '[FOI #7376 email]'
<[8][FOI #7376 email]>
Cc: TGA FOI <[9][email address]>
Subject: Request consultation - FOI 2438 [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Dear Ms Lovich

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request.

 

As set out in the attached correspondence, we seek your response within 14
days, being 16 July 2021.

 

Pursuant to section 24AB(8) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the
statutory timeframe for processing your request is set aside during this
consultation process.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Team.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [10][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [11]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.

"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."

References

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4. https://www.facebook.com/TGAgovau/
5. https://twitter.com/TGAgovau
6. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCem9INJ...
7. mailto:[email address]
8. mailto:[FOI #7376 email]
9. mailto:[email address]
10. mailto:[email address]
11. http://www.tga.gov.au/
12. https://www.facebook.com/TGAgovau/
13. https://twitter.com/TGAgovau
14. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCem9INJ...

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