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Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Minister's Dementia Advisory Group as part of a batch sent to 166 authorities

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Dear Minister's Dementia Advisory Group,

Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to others.

I'm hoping you can provide me with a copy of the current arrangements if possible.

If it helps, I'm happy for you to process this request under "administrative release" ( This would reduce the cost and time required to make a formal decision.

That said, I understand sometimes you want the request to be formal. If you won't process it informally, please process my request for the document as a formal FOI Request.

Please note - While I volunteer for Right to Know, this request is made in a personal capacity and not on behalf of Right to Know.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

FOI, Minister's Dementia Advisory Group

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Dear Mr Fairless



I refer to four requests from you, received on 14 November 2018,


1.       The Department of Health

2.       Australian Community Pharmacy Authority

3.       Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and
Sexually Transmissible Infections

4.       Minister’s Dementia Advisory Group


In each of those requests, you sought a copy of the current arrangements
pursuant to s 23 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).


Administrative release

You indicated that you were happy for each request to be processed under
‘administrative release’.


S 23 arrangement

Please find attached a copy of the instrument of authorisation, by the
Secretary of the Department of Health (the Department), under s 23(1) of
the FOI Act. This is the applicable instrument in relation to the
Department of Health, the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority (ACPA),
and the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually
Transmissible Infections (MACBBVSTI).


The Minister’s Dementia Advisory Group ceased to exist on 30 November



Kind regards,

FOI Unit


Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal & Assurance Division

Australian Government Department of Health

T: (02) 6289 1666 | E: [2][Minister's Dementia Advisory Group request email]


PO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia


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