Laoratory results, report and correspondance regarding GLORICIDE and/or the mixing of 2,4-D and Metsulfuron methyl

Adam Presnell made this Right to Information request to Queensland Health

The request was refused by Queensland Health.

From: Adam Presnell

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Dear Queensland Department of Health,

The Queensland Ombudsman claimed in a report dated 17th December 2012 that Queensland Health's Forensic Scientific Services Laboratory undertook recent testing on the manufacture of GLORICIDE, an Unregistered Chemical Product developed by the SCRC.

The Study in question was commissioned in 2012, possibly late 2011. Correspondence on this report may have continued into 2013 and beyond.

The Ombudsman claims that 2 byproducts of the chemical reaction were identified, i request the Original un-amended Laboratory Reports/Results/Studies undertaken and all correspondence including emails, phone calls, letters, reports, meeting minutes, ministerial notifications, subsequent amended laboratory reports and all correspondence associated with it as per above.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Presnell

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Dear Mr Presnell

 

Thank you for your email requesting records from the Queensland Health
Forensic and Scientific Services in relation to some recent testing
undertaken by them.

 

To access these records you will need to apply under the Right to
Information Act 2009 which will require the payment of a mandatory
application fee of $46.40.  It is a compliancy requirement under s24(2)(a)
of the RTI Act that you submit your application in an approved form.  As
such,  I have attached a copy of the Right to Information and Information
Privacy Access Application form (the form) for you to complete and post
back to this office, along with your cheque or money order (made payable
to the Department of Health), to the following address:

 

Privacy and Right to Information Unit

Department of Health

GPO Box 48

BRISBANE  QLD  4001

 

Alternatively, you can submit your application electronically by
completing the online application form which can be found by clicking on
the following link: 
[1]https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-gov...

 

Regards,

 

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On behalf of

Privacy and Right to Information Unit
Legal Branch, Corporate Services Division, Department of Health
p: 07 3234 1735  | 
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Level 12, Queensland Health Building, 147-163 Charlotte Street Brisbane  Qld 4000
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Adam Presnell left an annotation ()

Before i pay the fee, can you please confirm that you have the documents.

I have received correspondence from QH on the 10/3/217 stating:

Good afternoon Adam

I have made enquiries re your request below.

Queensland Health Forensic & Scientific Services has not undertaken studies on Gloricide at any time, therefore no report is available.

Regards
Ken Miller

Liaison Officer
Scientific Services Liaison Unit | Forensic and Scientific Services
Department of Health | Health Support Queensland
Queensland Government
39 Kessels Road, COOPERS PLAINS Q 4108
PO Box 594, ARCHERFIELD Q 4108
Ph: 07 3274 9000 / Fax: 07 3000 9628
Email: ken.miller@health.qld.gov.au | Web: www.health.qld.gov.au/hssa

and again on 14th after showing photos the Queensland Ombudsman report stating:
Good morning

Thanks for your email. Unfortunately the attachments do not assist us in locating a report.

If the Ombudsman's report you mention contains information that can assist with finding a report, please pass on any helpful contents.

Also, if you have further information re your conversation with a QHFSS staff member (name / approximate date / laboratory) that would be of assistance.

Regards
Ken Miller

Liaison Officer
Scientific Services Liaison Unit | Forensic and Scientific Services
Department of Health | Health Support Queensland
Queensland Government
39 Kessels Road, COOPERS PLAINS Q 4108
PO Box 594, ARCHERFIELD Q 4108
Ph: 07 3274 9000 / Fax: 07 3000 9628
Email: ken.miller@health.qld.gov.au | Web: www.health.qld.gov.au/hssa

Before i pay i would like to know what documents will be granted and how many pages are included and whether or not they have been amended either by drafts or by blackouts.

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From: Adam Presnell

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Dear RTI-Privacy,

You have previously denied having the document requested even though the Queensland Ombudsman claims that they commissioned the report from you. Do u really expect me to pay for a report that you deny that you have?

I suggest you provide this report to the APVMA as it is required by law to notify them of synergistic chemical reactions. Your delay has cost lives and this information has been withheld from numerous senators and Senate Estimates Committees and is a Criminal Offense punishable by Jail.

Yours sincerely,

Adam Presnell

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Queensland Health

Good afternoon Mr Presnell,

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your email.

I note the following background to this matter:

1. On 13 March 2017, you sent an initial email to this unit requesting access to certain information held by Department of Health (Forensic Scientific Services)
2. On 16 March 2017, our office wrote to you advising how to submit an RTI application and stating that an application fee would be payable for this application
3. On 22 April 2017, you wrote to this unit, as per below, with an 'internal review of right to information request'

This unit processed your initial email as a query, rather than a formal application, therefore there was no formal application considered to be on foot. I apologise if this was not your understanding. Our email of 16 March provided details of how to submit a compliant application to the Department.

If this matter was processed as an RTI application, I note that the 20 day business timeframe to seek review would have been 13 April 2017, therefore it was outside the legislative review period in any case.

If you disagree, with the above, however, you may contact the Office of the Information Commissioner Qld, as follows:

In person: Level 8, 160 Mary Street, Brisbane
Post: PO Box 10143, Adelaide Street, Brisbane Qld 4000
Fax: (07) 3405 1122
Email: [email address]
Online: http://www.oic.qld.gov.au/about/right-to...

Alternatively, you may wish to submit a Right to Information application for this information, and pay the applicable application fee.

Kind regards,

Donna
On behalf of
Privacy and Right to Information Unit
Legal Branch, Corporate Services Division, Department of Health
p:
07 323 41735  | 
a:
Queensland Health Building, Level 12, 147-163 Charlotte Street, Brisbane
w:
Queensland Health  |  e:  [Queensland Health request email]
   

Privacy                                                  Right to Information                                       Open Data

For information about the types of personal information held by the Department of Health and how we handle this information,
or to learn about your rights to access your own personal information, please refer to our Privacy Plan.

Queensland’s health vision | By 2026 Queenslanders will be among the healthiest people in the world.

Queensland Health acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.

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