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Dear Department of Health,

Recently, I read this article https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-13/n...

Wherein there is an image of official document to cancel Novak's visa.
The reason stated is "Unvaccinated persons create a greater health risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading COVID-19 to others, either of which will further burden the Australian health system."
Could you please share the necessary data & documents that lead to this conclusion?

Please clarify on how the following points were concluded?:
1) "Unvaccinated persons create a greater health risk of contracting COVID-19."
2) "Unvaccinated persons create a greater health risk of spreading COVID-19 to others."
3) "Either of which will further burden the Australian health system."

Technically speaking & looking at the people around, people lined up for vaccination & for testing (after the vaccination) has caused a much bigger burden on Australian health system.

Yours faithfully,

Josh V

FOI, Department of Health

Good afternoon

Thank you for your request, below, for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

The document you have referred to in your request is a document which originated from the Department of Home Affairs. As such, the documents you are seeking to access would be held by the Department of Home Affairs, rather than the Department of Health. This Department can only consider an FOI request to the extent that it relates to documents in the possession of the Department (section 4 of the FOI Act refers). Our Department does not have documents held by other Departments or agencies in our possession to be able to process your request. As such, your request would be better directed to the Department of Home Affairs. For your assistance, your request can be directed to [email address].

Could you please confirm that, in the circumstances, you would like to withdraw your request from the Department of Health and will be pursuing the matter to the Department of Home Affairs?

Please do not hesitate to contact us at [Health request email] should you have any queries in this regard.

With kind regards
Freedom of Information Unit

Legal and Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group
Legal Advice & Legislation Branch
Australian Government Department of Health
P: 02 6289 1666 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. 

Please note that this email and attachments may contain confidential or legally privileged information. Please consult with Legal Division before disclosing any part of this email, or attachment, outside the Department. If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the sender immediately

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FOI, Department of Health

Good afternoon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST - NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT AND TRANSFER

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) received your request on 13 January 2022 for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

Wherein there is an image of official document to cancel Novak's visa.
The reason stated is "Unvaccinated persons create a greater health risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading COVID-19 to others, either of which will further burden the Australian health system."
Could you please share the necessary data & documents that lead to this conclusion?

Please clarify on how the following points were concluded?:
1) "Unvaccinated persons create a greater health risk of contracting COVID-19."
2) "Unvaccinated persons create a greater health risk of spreading COVID-19 to others."
3) "Either of which will further burden the Australian health system."

Technically speaking & looking at the people around, people lined up for vaccination & for testing (after the vaccination) has caused a much bigger burden on Australian health system.

The documents that would be relevant to your request would be in the possession of the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs). As such, Home Affairs have agreed to accept transfer of this request under section 16 of the FOI Act, and an officer from the Home Affairs FOI team will be in contact with you shortly.

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. 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the sender immediately.

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