Dear Department of Health,
I would like to request the Minutes of all Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth) meetings from 2017 to present.
Additionally I would like to request access to any papers presented to enHealth during this time on the safety of 5G or electromagnetic energy more broadly.
Attention: John Snow
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 13 September 2021 for access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:
the Minutes of all Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth)
meetings from 2017 to present; and access to any papers presented to
enHealth during this time on the safety of 5G or electromagnetic energy
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. 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, draft and duplicate documents along with
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.
Request for extension of time
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 12 November 2021.
Please contact the department by 16 September 2021 with your decision to
the 30 day extension of processing time.
You can contact the FOI Unit on via email at [email address], should you
have any questions.
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