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Dear Department of Health,

I am requesting access to information under the Freedom of Information Act, such information being all documents that you hold in relation to the use of aborted fetus cell lines in the testing of COVID-19 vaccines.

Sincerely,
Michael J Betts

FOI, Department of Health

Dear Mr Betts

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 4 November 2021 for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

All documents that you hold in relation to the use of aborted fetus cell lines in the testing of COVID-19 vaccines.

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 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 via email at [email address], should you have any questions.

Kind regards

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information Section

Legal & 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. 

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TGA FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Mr Betts

 

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

 

As set out in the attached correspondence, we seek your response within 14
days, being 17 December 2021.

 

Pursuant to section 24AB(8) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the
statutory timeframe for processing your request is set aside during this
consultation process.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Team.

 

 

 

Regards

David

 

Freedom of Information

 

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 4630 | E: [1][email address]

PO Box 100, Woden ACT 2606, Australia

Web: [2]www.tga.gov.au

 

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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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