Dear Department of Health,
Please provide all documents showing that lockdowns in NSW in 2021 was lawful legislation that went through the proper channels before they were implemented and did not breach any legislation/laws or Acts

Yours faithfully,
Shelley Blake

FOI, Department of Health

Dear Shelley Blake

 

The Commonwealth Department of Health (department) has received your
request dated 15 December 2021 seeking access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act).

 

You have requested access to the following documents:

 

              Please provide all documents showing that lockdowns in NSW
in 2021 was  lawful legislation that went through the proper channels
before they were implemented and did not breach any legislation/laws or
Acts 

 

The ‘Federal’ or ‘Commonwealth’ Government is separate to governments for
each of the states and territories, and each government is comprised of
separate departments and agencies.  Each department or agency creates,
receives and stores different documents relevant to their functions. This
department does not have access to all documents created, received, or
stored by other all government entities. A request for access to documents
under the FOI Act is limited to ‘a document of an agency’, which, for the
purposes of section 4 of the FOI Act, is a document in the possession of
this department.

 

Public Health Orders and Directions are issued by individual state and/or
territory governments. To assist you, information regarding Public Health
Orders and Directions relating to COVID-19 issued by each state and
territory can be found here:

 

•            NSW: 
https://legislation.nsw.gov.au/informati...

 

State or territory records may be sought through the legislative processes
of each relevant state or territory. To assist you, you can find out more
about accessing information held by state and territory health authorities
here:

•            NSW: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/gipaa/Page...

 

We hope this information will assist you.

 

As the department does not hold records relevant to your request, we are
unable to assist you further with your request. The department has closed
this request as it is not a request for this agency.

 

If you would like to contact us further, you may do so by emailing us at
[email address].

 

Kind Regards

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Section

 

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

Location: Sirius Building

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

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FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Section

 

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

Location: Sirius Building 5.N.426

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

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. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

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