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

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From: Ben Fairless


Dear Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority,

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

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From: AGER, Dean
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Attachment 4935 foi instrument of authorisation no.1 of 2018 signed a1121083.pdf
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Dear Mr Fairless,


Thank you for your request received this morning, 15 November 2018.


I understand you to be requesting a copy of the APVMA’s current Instrument
of Authorisation with respect to decision-making powers under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).


Please find attached a copy of Instrument of Authorisation No 1 of 2018,
current as at 22 March 2018, made under section 23 of the FOI Act.


Feel free to contact us again if we can be of further assistance.


Yours sincerely,



Dean Ager | Legal Officer
Legal, Corporate and Risk Management Program
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182 Kingston ACT 2604

P: +61 2 6210 4780
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