Documents pertaining to or giving evidence in support of wearing face masks from state or federal sources

verifysp made this Freedom of Information request to Therapeutic Goods Committee as part of a batch sent to 42 authorities

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Waiting for an internal review by Therapeutic Goods Committee of their handling of this request.

Dear Therapeutic Goods Committee,
I am requesting documents under the Freedom of Information Act that are containing: instructions, notices, evidence to support, in regards to the wearing of face masks by your internal staff and public that was sent to you from either the State or Federal Authorities in 2021

*Notes*: to keep the scope of the docs requested reasonable see below.
- by docs I am referring to communications ie emails, memos, minutes of decision meeting, guides, Q&A. that I expect your offices would be sent due to virus outbreak.
Such Docs would have been used to convey following info and directive or policy

WHAT the State & Federal Authority wants you to do regarding mask wearing
WHY include evidence & reason why staff and/or public should obey mask mandate.
WHO these docs should show where they originated and be ideally dated also
WHEN I am only after those docs covering this 2021 delta variant covid19 outbreak
EXCEPTION - and finally what is permitted as Exceptions for staff and public including any advice on who is bearing responsibility should any legal claim arise from staff or public suffering harm from mask-wearing (risk management)

Given the ever growing global studies and verifiable results that repeatedly demonstrate that there is no scientific medical justification for enforced mask wearing. It is certainly reasonable that the public know what, precisely, the state and federal authorities communicated with your offices in regards to facemasks.

As it appears currently to have zero effect slowing the outbreak but does have negative health & mental impacts, I hope for a swift response.

Yours faithfully,


Dear TGC

By law you should have replied by sep28

As mounting evidence (below) underlines the importance to the public please answer asap.
So I do not need to launch an internal review.

Mask Studies list

Research Bad Masks
Yours faithfully,


Dear Therapeutic Goods Committee,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Therapeutic Goods Committee's handling of my FOI request 'Documents pertaining to or giving evidence in support of wearing face masks from state or federal sources'.

The response to my request is long overdue. You can say that, by law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded by 28sep.
It is now 20 NOV.

You also failed to reply to my followup message, where i specifically reminded you of your legal obligation. Failure to reply before 26nov will initiate publishing this foi in the pubic domain. And a complaint against the TGA to follow the law will be lodged.

And from the CDC
The reference is: “Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures.” Published in: “Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol.26, No. 5, May 2020.” (That journal is published by the CDC.)

Either someone or some dept told you to wear masks and why, or you issued the directive internally - there should be a record of this in either case, find it.
So my request remains, please reply with docs/email etc to complete this request.

Yours faithfully,