Events of more than 500 people

John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

Department of Health did not have the information requested.

From: John Smith

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Dear Department of Health,

I wish to obtain a copy of the document provided to authorities around the country, advising them to cancel events of more than 500 people.

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/[Phone Number Automatically Hidden]/coronavirus-scott-morrison-coag-premiers-cancelling-events/[Phone Number Automatically Hidden]?pfmredir=sm

Given the public interest in the coronavirus outbreak and it’s subsequent management; I request that the FOI application fee be waived.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) has
received your request on 13 March 2020 for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) as follows:

‘A copy of the document provided to authorities around the country,
advising them to cancel events of more than 500 people’

 

Request for extension of time

 

The department is actively processing your request and is aiming to
finalise it as quickly as possible. However, the department is currently
experiencing an increased workload to manage and respond to the
coronavirus pandemic, with a large amount of resources being diverted to
do so. The content of your request means that any documents that exist
would sit with the line area who has responsibility for the department’s
continued response to the coronavirus.

 

On this basis, the department is seeking an extension of 30 calendar days,
with a decision to be provided to you no later than COB 12 May 2020.

 

Next Steps

 

Could you please advise the department by COB 27 March 2020 if you agree
to the request for extension of time?

 

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Section

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Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [2][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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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI,

I agree to the extension of time.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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Dear Mr Smith

 

I refer to your request of 13 March 2020 to the Department of Health (the
department) seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)
(FOI Act) to the following documents:

 

‘I wish to obtain a copy of the document provided to authorities around
the country, advising them to cancel events of more than 500 people.’

 

 

The relevant line area of the department has conducted extensive searches
and I have been advised the department does not hold any documents
relevant to the scope of your request.

 

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) publishes
official statements on the Department of Health’s website (link below),
this is the primary source of information about decisions of the AHPPC.

 

[1]https://www.health.gov.au/committees-and...

 

Next steps

On that basis, can please confirm if you would like to withdraw your
request, or if you would prefer the department to continue processing your
request to a formal decision.

If the department does not hear from you by COB 18 April 2020 indicating
your preferred way forward, we will consider your request withdrawn.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or via
email at [2][email address] if you would like to discuss further.

 

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

FOI and Legislation Section

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Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [4][Health request email]

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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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your efforts. I withdraw the application.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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