Ministerial briefings: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HTA bodies

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Dear Department of Health,

I am making a request under the FoI Act:

1. I seek copies of all ministerial briefings or or about July 2022 mentioned in FOI 5059 in relation to seeking the Minister’s agreement for the Secretary to sign on behalf of the Department a collaboration arrangement with HTA agencies in Canada and the UK.

I prefer to receive these documents electronically via the Right to Know
system by responding to the email through which this request has been
sent.

Thank you for your attention to this request. I look forward to your
prompt response.

Sincerely,

SiroccoPolpo

FOI, Department of Health

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Good morning SiroccoPolpo,

Acknowledgement of receipt of Freedom of Information request

I refer to your request received by the Department of Health and Aged Care
(the department) for access to documents under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (FOI Act). You have requested access to:

Copies of all ministerial briefings on or about July 2022 mentioned in FOI
5059 in relation to seeking the Minister’s agreement for the Secretary to
sign on behalf of the Department a collaboration arrangement with HTA
agencies in Canada and the UK.

The reference number for your request is FOI-5124. Please ensure that you
quote this number in future correspondence with us concerning this
request.

Timeframes

Your request was received on 1 May 2024. The statutory timeframe for
processing your request is 30 calendar days and you should expect to be
notified of a decision from the department on or before 31 May 2024. The
period of 30 days may be extended if the department needs to consult
third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

Other information

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.

Unless you advise otherwise:

·         any draft and duplicate documents will be excluded from the
scope of your request, and

·         any public service employee names below Senior Executive Service
level and direct telephone numbers of all staff will be excluded from the
scope of your request under s22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log
[1]www.health.gov.au/resources/foi-disclosure-log, subject to certain
exceptions. (For example, personal information will not be published where
this would be unreasonable.)

You can contact the FOI team via email at [2][email address] or by phone
on 02 6289 1666, should you have any questions.

 

Kind regards,

 

Riley

FOI Case Officer – Freedom of Information Section

Legal Advice and Legislation Branch

Legal Division | Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [email address]

PO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

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continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to
them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.

 

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Dear FOI,

For the purpose of this request please exclude:

· any draft and duplicate documents, and

· any public service employee names below Senior Executive Service
level and direct telephone numbers of all staff will be excluded from the
scope of your request under s22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

Yours sincerely,

SiroccoPolpo

FOI, Department of Health

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Good afternoon SiroccoPolpo,

 

I refer to your request of 1 May 2024 to the Department of Health and Aged
Care (department), seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) to the following documents:

 

Copies of all ministerial briefings on or about July 2022 mentioned in FOI
5059 in relation to seeking the Minister’s agreement for the Secretary to
sign on behalf of the Department a collaboration arrangement with HTA
agencies in Canada and the UK.

 

Notice of Third Party Consultation

 

Documents have been identified in the scope of your request which contain
information relating to third parties. It has been determined that it
would be appropriate to consult with the affected third parties under
section 15(7) of the FOI Act prior to a decision on access to those
documents being made.

Section 15(8) of the FOI Act allows the timeframe for processing your
request to be extended by 30 days to facilitate this consultation.
Accordingly, the statutory due date for your request is now 30 June 2024.

The department will continue processing your request and provide you with
a decision on access as soon we are able to do so.

Relevant provisions

 

The FOI Act, including the provisions referred to in this email, can be
accessed from the Federal Register of Legislation website:
[1]www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C2004A02562.

 

If you require clarification of any of the matters discussed in this email
you should contact the department’s FOI Section by email at
[2][email address].

 

Kind regards

 

Case Officer – Freedom of Information Section

Legal Advice and Legislation

Legal Division | Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care

T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [3][email address]

PO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

The Department of Health and Aged Care 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

 

 

 

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