Documentation you received from NSW DPI in support of application to register RHDV K5 as mentioned in the Public Release Summary, APVMA Product Number 80188, December 2015

Tim made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

The request was partially successful.

From: Tim

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Dear Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority,

With regard to the Public Release Summary on the Evaluation of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, 08Q712 strain in the product RHDV K5 (APVMA Product Number 80188 of December 2015, ISBN 978-1-925390-12-4), upon which the NSW Department of Primary Industries is the listed applicant for registration of the aforementioned product, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 I am making an application for copies of all documentation " ... presented to support the registration package." (quote, page 9), which is explicitly described as "A variety of scientific argument, published papers and the results of laboratory trials ..." (quote, page 9).

This material may be sent to me via email, or if not in a suitable form to enable this, by Australia post to my home address which you may request during the course of your reply to me which, under the Act, must come within 14 days.

Sincerely,

Timothy Sills

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Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

UNCLASSIFIED
 
 
Dear Tim
 
 
Thank you for your request.
 
As this is a request for documents in possession or custody of the APVMA
that relate to an approved active constituent or registered chemical
product, it must first be dealt with under section 8W of the Agricultural
and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Agvet Code) as scheduled to the
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994, instead of under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).
 
This because paragraph 12(1)(b) of the FOI Act provides that the right of
access to documents does not apply to documents that are open to public
access, as part of a public register or otherwise, in accordance with
another enactment, where that access in subject to a fee. Section 8W of
the Agvet Code provides for such a scheme.
 
Accordingly, an APVMA officer from the Case Management and Administration
Unit will be in touch with you shortly to progress your 8W application.
 
Kind regards
 
 
 
Karan Puri
Legal Officer | Legal Program
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
PO Box 6182 Kingston ACT 2604
[1]www.apvma.gov.au | [2][email address]
P: +61 2 6210 4737 | F: +61 2 6210 4787
 
 
 
 

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From: Tim

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Dear Karan/APVMA Officer,

Thank you for your rapid response - it is greatly appreciated.

I have identified and read through the appropriate APVMA node in the context of Section 8W of the Agvet code, however it is not clear to me whether that applies here on the basis that it is not clear whether the APVMA still holds copies of the documentation I am seeking, or, would need to source it from the originator(s) to continue.

Be that as it may, I have identified alternative means to source the documentation and wish to pursue that path for the time being.

Therefore, please suspend any action under Section 8W with regard to my request for the documentation originally being referred to. I will be in touch should the need arise to go further down this avenue with the APVMA.

Yours sincerely,

Tim

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Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

UNCLASSIFIED
 
 
Dear CMAU,
 
Please see Tim's email below- He wishes to suspend his request for the
time being.
 
He will contact you in the future, should he wishes to pursue this 8W
request again.
 
Kind regards
 
 
Karan Puri
Legal Officer | Legal Program
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
PO Box 6182 Kingston ACT 2604
[1]www.apvma.gov.au | [2][email address]
P: +61 2 6210 4737 | F: +61 2 6210 4787
 
 
 
 

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