Dear Attorney-General's Department,
I request the following information:
- The titles and delivery dates of all final reports delivered to or produced by the Attorney-General's Department or those contracted by the Department, since 1 January 2010, that comment on voluntary palliative sedation (VPS), or voluntary stopping of eating and drinking (VSED) (not case sensitive).
To be clear, I am not requesting the title page, I am instead am instead requesting the title/names of reports. This should be no more than a few words for each relevant document.
Please exclude duplicates from this FOI request.
Given the significant public interest in end of life law, I request that the usually applicable FOI fees be waived in this instance.
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Dear Mr Smith
Thank you for your email dated 26 August 2022 seeking information about voluntary palliative sedation and voluntary stopping of eating and drinking.
Please be advised that the Attorney-General’s Department does not have policy responsibility for this function. You may wish to direct your request to either the Department of Health or the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, whose responsibilities may be more closely aligned to the subject matter of your request. FOI contact details for these agencies are:
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Dear FOI Requests,
I would like to proceed with this request please.
Dear Mr Smith
Freedom of Information Request FOI22/222
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