FOI REQUEST in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 Regarding PPE - Face Masks

Currently waiting for a response from Defence Science and Technology Organisation, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Defence Science and Technology Organisation FOI Officer,

On 18 Nov 20120, I received an email from Sarah Toaldo Director Defence Science Communication | Media and Communication Branch where she responded to an email I sent to your organisation ( Hazard Management Branch) regarding the N95 Face Mask being issued as ancillary equipment to a soldiers CBRN kit, which I appreciate her response .

However, I am now requesting IAW the FOI Act, that DSTO provide a copy of the following documents if they exist:

a. any documents, tests or studies it has in its archives or on record, that relate to N95/P2 PPE Face Masks being used in a Hazardous environment infected with a Biological Agent; and

b. any documents, tests or studies DSTO has in its archives or on record, that relate to N95/P2 PPE Face Masks being used or tested to protect the wearer against exposure to a biological agent, in particular Anthrax Spores and SARS-CoV-2, which may also be called 2019-nCoV, HCoV-19, and COVID-19. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a member of the Coronaviridae family and genus beta-coronavirus that allegedly causes COVID-19 infections in humans and where airborne transmission may be possible?

Yours faithfully,

Brett Wilson

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Correction to the Typo that reads On 18 Nov 20120. I received an email response from Sarah Toaldo Director Defence Science Communication on 18 Nov 2020.

Groves, Joanne MRS, Defence Science and Technology Organisation

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Good morning Brett,

In relation to your below, can you please give me a call on 0417 058 385 to discuss the scope of your request? This will avoid a potential practical refusal notification and enable me to commence document searches for the relevant in scope documents.

Kind regards,
Jo

Jo Groves | Assistant Director Freedom of Information Media & Sensitive
Enterprise Reform Branch | Governance and Reform Division | Department of Defence
CP1-6-008 Campbell Park Offices ACT 2600
m 0417 058 385

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Dear Assistant Director FOI Jo Groves,

I will call you as soon as is possible this week to discuss.

Yours sincerely,

Brett Wilson