Migraine research applications for NHMRC or MRFF funding

The request was partially successful.

Dear Department of Health,

Can you please provide a list of all applications for NHMRC or MRFF funding over the past 5 years for migraine, including whether they were successful or unsuccessful.

We only need brief detail of what the studies were about, as per the publicly available lists of successful grants.

Yours faithfully,

Raphaella Kathryn Crosby
Migraine Australia

FOI, Department of Health

Good afternoon Ms Crosby

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT AND REQUEST FOR
AN EXTENSION OF TIME

 

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department)
received your request on 26 October 2021 for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

 

                A list of all applications for NHMRC or MRFF funding over
the past 5 years for migraine, including whether they were successful or
unsuccessful

 

Partial transfer of request

 

Documents relating to part of your request are held by another agency. As
such the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has agreed to
accept partial transfer of your request so far as it relates to:

               

A list of all applications for NHMRC funding over the past 5 years for
migraine, including whether they were successful or unsuccessful

 

An officer from the NHMRC will be in contact with you directly regarding
that part of your request.

 

Request for extension of time

 

The statutory timeframe for processing your request is 30 calendar days
within which a decision on access to the requested documents is to be
notified.

 

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the department is dealing
with a very high volume of FOI requests. To ensure the department can
process your request in accordance with the requirements of the FOI Act,
including locating and providing access to all relevant documents, the
department would be grateful if you would agree to an extension of 30
calendar days for processing your request.  If you agree, the department
will endeavour to provide a decision to you by 24 December 2021.

 

Next Steps

 

Please contact the department by 17 November 2021 with your decision to
the 30 day extension of processing time.

 

Unless you advise otherwise, draft and 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.

 

The department may impose a charge for the work involved in providing
access to the documents. If this request attracts a charge you will be
notified in writing.

 

You can contact the FOI Unit via email at [email address], should you
have any questions.

 

FOI Unit
Legal and 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. 

 

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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Dear Ms Crosby

 

I refer to your request of 26 October 2021 to the Department of Health
(department), seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth) (FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

            A list of all applications for MRFF funding over the past 5
years for migraine, including whether they were successful or
unsuccessful.

 

Notice of Third Party Consultation

 

It appears, from the documents to which you seek access, a third party may
reasonably wish to make a contention concerning possible exemption of some
of the documents. Accordingly, the department has determined the
requirements of section 27 and 27A of the FOI Act make it appropriate to
extend the time frame for dealing with your request.

 

Pursuant to subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act, the period for providing you
with a decision has been extended by a further period of 30 days. This
means the department will endeavour to provide you with a decision on or
before 25 December 2021.

 

Relevant provisions

 

The FOI Act, including the provisions referred to in this email, can be
accessed from the Federal Register of Legislation website.

 

If you require clarification of any of the matters discussed in this email
you should contact the department’s FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or by
email at [1][email address].

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Support Section

Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

E: [2][email address]

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.

 

 

"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."

References

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Dear Ms Crosby

 

Re - Freedom of Information Request: No. 2021/22-010

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act), which has been partially transferred to the National Health and
Medical Research Council (NHMRC) from the Australian Government Department
of Health (the Department) under section 16 of the FOI Act, seeking:

 

A list of all applications for NHMRC funding over the past 5 years for
migraine, including whether they were successful or unsuccessful.

 

I note that the Department wrote to you on 15 November 2021 to acknowledge
receipt of your request and advise that your request would be partially
transferred to NHMRC.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days, starting from
the day after the day on which your application was received. Therefore,
the due date for a decision on your request is 25 November 2021.

 

This timeframe may be extended where: 

·       charges are levied as prescribed by the Freedom of Information
(Charges) Regulations 2019 (FOI Regulations) (see charges below)

·       consultation with third parties is necessary (see consultation
with third parties below). 

 

Charges

Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. These charges are set by the FOI
Regulations and are for search and retrieval of documents, decision making
and provision of access (for example, copying and postage). 

 

If NHMRC decides to charge you in respect of this FOI request, we will
send you a preliminary assessment of the charges as soon as possible
following retrieval of any documents that may be relevant to your
request.  

 

Consultation with third parties

NHMRC may be required under the FOI Act to consult other parties (third
parties) where information relating to third parties arises in documents
sought by your request. The FOI Act prescribes a further 30 days
processing time for NHMRC to undertake this consultation. You will be
advised as soon as possible of any requirement to consult with a third
party.

 

Disclosure log

Finally, please note that section 11C of the FOI Act requires agencies to
disclose documents released under the FOI Act in a disclosure log, which
is made publicly available. There are exceptions to this requirement, such
as where release of the documents or parts of them would involve the
unreasonable disclosure of your or another person’s personal or business
information. You may choose to express a view on this issue and to
identify personal or business information that in your view would be
unreasonable to publish. However, you should be aware that section 11C of
the FOI Act embodies a pro-disclosure policy which agencies are required
to follow, subject to any exceptions provided for under the FOI Act.

 

If you have any queries, please contact the FOI office at:
[1][email address]

 

Kind regards

 

Kate

 

____________________________________________________

NHMRC Freedom of Information 
National Health & Medical Research Council 
[2][email address]

+61 (0) 2 6217 9000

[3]nhmrc.gov.au

 

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Dear Ms Crosby

 

Re - Freedom of Information Request: No. 2021/22-010

 

Please see the attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

Kate

 

____________________________________________________

NHMRC Freedom of Information 
National Health & Medical Research Council 
[1][email address]

+61 (0) 2 6217 9000

[2]nhmrc.gov.au

 

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From: NHMRC FOI <[4][email address]>
Sent: Monday, 22 November 2021 6:32 PM
To: [5][FOI #8016 email]
Cc: NHMRC FOI <[6][email address]>
Subject: FOI Request 2021/22-010 - Migraine research applications for
NHMRC funding [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Dear Ms Crosby

 

Re - Freedom of Information Request: No. 2021/22-010

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act), which has been partially transferred to the National Health and
Medical Research Council (NHMRC) from the Australian Government Department
of Health (the Department) under section 16 of the FOI Act, seeking:

 

A list of all applications for NHMRC funding over the past 5 years for
migraine, including whether they were successful or unsuccessful.

 

I note that the Department wrote to you on 15 November 2021 to acknowledge
receipt of your request and advise that your request would be partially
transferred to NHMRC.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days, starting from
the day after the day on which your application was received. Therefore,
the due date for a decision on your request is 25 November 2021.

 

This timeframe may be extended where: 

·        charges are levied as prescribed by the Freedom of Information
(Charges) Regulations 2019 (FOI Regulations) (see charges below)

·        consultation with third parties is necessary (see consultation
with third parties below). 

 

Charges

Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. These charges are set by the FOI
Regulations and are for search and retrieval of documents, decision making
and provision of access (for example, copying and postage). 

 

If NHMRC decides to charge you in respect of this FOI request, we will
send you a preliminary assessment of the charges as soon as possible
following retrieval of any documents that may be relevant to your
request.  

 

Consultation with third parties

NHMRC may be required under the FOI Act to consult other parties (third
parties) where information relating to third parties arises in documents
sought by your request. The FOI Act prescribes a further 30 days
processing time for NHMRC to undertake this consultation. You will be
advised as soon as possible of any requirement to consult with a third
party.

 

Disclosure log

Finally, please note that section 11C of the FOI Act requires agencies to
disclose documents released under the FOI Act in a disclosure log, which
is made publicly available. There are exceptions to this requirement, such
as where release of the documents or parts of them would involve the
unreasonable disclosure of your or another person’s personal or business
information. You may choose to express a view on this issue and to
identify personal or business information that in your view would be
unreasonable to publish. However, you should be aware that section 11C of
the FOI Act embodies a pro-disclosure policy which agencies are required
to follow, subject to any exceptions provided for under the FOI Act.

 

If you have any queries, please contact the FOI office at:
[7][email address]

 

Kind regards

 

Kate

 

____________________________________________________

NHMRC Freedom of Information 
National Health & Medical Research Council 
[8][email address]

+61 (0) 2 6217 9000

[9]nhmrc.gov.au

 

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