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Dear Department of Health,

BACKGROUND:

I understand the Department for Health were liaising with State Coroners as part of their preliminary work in preparation for a Veteran Suicide Prevention trial in Townsville, as announced by Prime Minister Turnbull in August 2016 and commenced in July 2017.

INFORMATION I AM SEEKING:

I am seeking all documents from 1 August 2016 to 30 June 2017 from the Department of Health to the respective State Coroners and from the respective State Coroners to the Department of Health regarding this veteran suicide prevention trial in Townsville.

Documentation to include all internal emails within the Department of Health and minutes of meetings as it pertains to this Veteran Suicide Prevention trial.

Yours faithfully,

ALAN ASHMORE

FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Mr Ashmore

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) has
received your request (in your below email) for access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act).

The department will take all reasonable steps to notify you of a decision
no later than 30 calendar days after the date your request was received.
You will be contacted where a charge is applied for processing your
request or if we need to consult a third party.

Unless you advise otherwise, 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.

You can contact the FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or via email at
[1][email address], should you have any enquiries.

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

FOI and Legislation Section

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Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [3][Health request email] 

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

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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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Dear Mr Ashmore

 

I refer to your request of 18 March 2021 to the Department of Health (the
department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) for
the following:

 

I am seeking all documents from 1 August 2016 to 30 June 2017 from the
Department of Health to the respective State Coroners and from the
respective State Coroners to the Department of Health regarding this
veteran suicide prevention trial in Townsville.

 

Documentation to include all internal emails within the Department of
Health and minutes of meetings as it pertains to this Veteran Suicide
Prevention trial.

 

We have liaised with the relevant area of the Department who have advised
that they do not hold any documents captured by the scope of your request.

 

On that basis, please confirm if you would like to withdraw your request
or if you would prefer the department to proceed to a formal decision
advising the above?

 

Could you please advise by COB Thursday 15 April 2021 indicating your
preferred way forward? If the department does not hear back from you by
that date, we will consider your request withdrawn.

 

Please contact the FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or via email at
[1][email address] if you would like to discuss further.

 

 

Kind Regards,
FOI Officer

 

FOI and Legislation Section

 

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Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group
Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [3][Health request email]

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the traditional owners of country
throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and
community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders
both 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.

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. 
If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or
dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited.  If you
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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response that I note was made one week prior to the deadline, well done.

In that reply you stated, "On that basis, please confirm if you would like to withdraw your request
or if you would prefer the department to proceed to a formal decision advising the above?"

I request you proceed to a formal decision.

Thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Alan ASHMORE

FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Mr Ashmore

 

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

 

Kind Regards,
FOI Officer

 

FOI and Legislation Section

 

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Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group
Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [2][Health request email]

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the traditional owners of country
throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and
community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders
both 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.

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. 
If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or
dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited.  If you
receive this transmission in error please notify the author immediately
and delete all copies of this transmission."

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