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Documentation proving isolation of the SARS COV2 Delta strain which is confirmed by means of a purified viral sample being imaged with an electron microscope.

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Dear Department of Health,

I would like to request the following documentation to be provided to me according to Freedom of information request under the 1982 Freedom of Information Act.

1. Documentation proving isolation of the SARS COV2 Delta strain which is confirmed
by means of a purified viral sample being imaged with an electron microscope.

2. Documentation where the isolated SARSCOV2 Delta virus sample mentioned in
point (1) is exposed to healthy humans or animals and shown to cause the disease
COVID-19.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Laroche

FOI, Department of Health

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Good afternoon

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 21 August 2021 for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

1.         Documentation proving isolation of the SARS COV2 Delta strain
which is confirmed by means of a purified viral sample being imaged with
an electron microscope.

2.         Documentation where the isolated SARSCOV2 Delta virus sample
mentioned in point (1) is exposed to healthy humans or animals and shown
to cause the disease COVID-19.

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, along with
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 20 October 2021.

Please contact the department by 1 September 2021 with your decision to
the 30 day extension of processing time.

You can contact the FOI Unit via email at [1][email address], should you
have any questions.

Kind regards

Team Leader - Freedom of Information
Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal and Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government Department of Health

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

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FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Mr Laroche,

 

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

 

Kind regards

 

FOI

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Support Section

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

E: [1][email address

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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