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Dear Department of Health,

I would like to request the following documentation to be provided to me according to Freedom of information request under the 1982 Freedom of Information Act

1. Documentation proving isolation of the SARS-COV-2, Delta strain which is
confirmed by means of a purified viral sample being imaged with an electron
microscope.

2. Documentation where the isolated SARSCOV2 Delta virus sample mentioned in
point (1) is exposed to healthy humans or animals and shown to cause the disease
COVID-19.

Yours faithfully,

Matej Bulic

FOI, Department of Health

Good afternoon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT AND REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) received your request on 28 October 2021 for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

1. Documentation proving isolation of the SARS-COV-2, Delta strain which is confirmed by means of a purified viral sample being imaged with an electron microscope.
2. Documentation where the isolated SARSCOV2 Delta virus sample mentioned in point (1) is exposed to healthy humans or animals and shown to cause the disease COVID-19.

The statutory timeframe for processing your request is 30 calendar days within which a decision on access to the requested documents is to be notified. The department may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access to the documents. If this request attracts a charge you will be notified in writing.

Unless you advise otherwise, draft and duplicate documents and Commonwealth employee names and contact details below Senior Executive Service level and mobile telephone numbers of all staff will be excluded from the scope of your request under s22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

Request for extension of time

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the department is dealing with a very high volume of FOI requests. To ensure the department can process your request in accordance with the requirements of the FOI Act, including locating and providing access to all relevant documents, the department would be grateful if you would agree to an extension of 30 calendar days for processing your request.  If you agree, the department will endeavour to provide a decision to you by 27 December 2021.

Next Steps
Please contact the department by 1 November 2021 with your decision to the 30 day extension of processing time.

You can contact the FOI Unit via email at [email address], should you have any questions.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information Section

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group
Legal Advice & Legislation Branch
Australian Government Department of Health
E: [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. 

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FOI, Department of Health

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request to the Department of Health.

 

Kind regards

FOI Case Officer

 

 

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [1][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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