Information and Documentation on Operation Covid Shield and the final Report from Operation Covid Assist.

Currently waiting for a response from Department of Defence, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

: Deborah-May: Torrens

Dear Department of Defence,

I am contacting Your Department to request information and documentation relating to 'Operation Covid Shield' and 'Operation Covid Assist', which were conducted as part of 'Wargames'.

Yours faithfully,

:Deborah-May: Torrens

FOI Case Management, Department of Defence


Dear Deborah-May,


I refer to your correspondence of 1 July 2024 seeking access to documents
held by the Department of Defence (Defence), under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).


The scope of your request is:


….request information and documentation relating to 'Operation Covid
Shield' and 'Operation Covid Assist', which were conducted as part of




The scope of your request is broad and Defence would be grateful for
additional information to assist in the processing of your request. The
additional information that would assist Defence process your request, is
confirm the timeframe for your request and the type of documents you seek.
For example, you may wish to seek documents related to a particular aspect
of the Operations or a particular point in time.


I would be grateful for your response by 4 July 2024.


Thank you and regards


Freedom of Information Team

Media and Information Disclosure Branch

Ministerial & Executive Coordination and Communication Division

Department of Defence


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: Deborah-May: Torrens

Dear Freedom of Information Team; Media and Information Disclosure Branch; Ministerial & Executive Coordination and Communication Division; Department of Defence,

Thank you for your swift response to my FOI request dated 1 July, 2024.

To assist in processing my request, I am specifically seeking the following types of information and documentation related to Operation COVID Shield and Operation COVID Assist:

1. Detailed operational plans and briefing documents for both operations.
2. Documents outlining the mission objectives and assessments of the outcomes.
3. Information on resources allocation, including personnel, equipment, and financial sources and resources.
4. Logistics plans and supply chain management details during the operations.
5. Internal communications, including but not limited to electronic communications such as e-mails, memo's and meeting minutes related to planning and execution.
6. Coordination efforts between military, government, NACCHO (National Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation and its ACCHO's) and civilian agencies.
7. Details of any and all training programs (on land, out at sea, in the air and cyberspace).
8. Documents and information outlining in what ways AI algorithms were used to track, target and monitor vulnerable groups such as Elderly in Aged Care Homes, Disabled and mentally ill individuals, minority ethnic groups and Indigenous Australians.
9. Health and safety guidelines implemented and reports on adherence to these protocols.
10. Public communications, including press releases, public statements, and media briefings.
11. After-action reports, evaluation, and documents detailing lessons learned and recommendations for future operations.

I appreciate your assistance in providing these key documents and any additional information that can help fulfill my request.

Without ill-will, malice, vexation, deception or prejudice.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Yours sincerely,