FOI Disclosure Log

FOI Reference Number Date of Access FOI Request Information Provided in Response to the Request Supplementary Information
1 02/07/2012 1. Copies of minutes, transcripts of meetings, letters, notes, emails or other correspondence made between members of the Authority in relation to the Gulf War Syndrome investigation;

2. Copies of legal opinion, advice or otherwise provided to the authority in relation to section 5D of the VEA and the definition of disease that the Authority utilises when making its decisions.
Five (5) sets of minutes (with deletions)
Two (2) emails
Irrelevant matter was deleted under s.22 of the FOI Act.

Exemption of information on the ground of legal professional privilege was made under s.42 of the FOI Act.
2 05/06/2013 Copy of minutes of April 2013 meeting of the Repatriation Medical Authority. Minutes of meeting (with deletions) Personal information deleted under s.47F of the FOI Act.
3 22/10/2013 Copy of documents and correspondence relating to the attendance of international experts at a Repatriation Medical Authority Gulf War workshop held on 23 to 25 July 2000. Eight (8) sets of minutes (with deletions)

55 other documents
Irrelevant matter was deleted under s.22 of the FOI Act.
4 05/02/2015 Correspondence from Dr John Graham arising from his attendance at a Repatriation Medical Authority Gulf War workshop held on 23 to 25 July 2000. Seventeen (17) emails, letters and other documents  
5 19/09/2017 Minutes and notes of meetings regarding the investigation into chemically-acquired brain injury caused by mefloquine, tafenoquine or primaquine Three (3) sets of minutes (with deletions) Irrelevant matter was deleted under s.22 of the FOI Act.
6 22/01/2018 Email correspondence associated with tooth wear investigation Five (5) letters (with deletions) Irrelevant matter was deleted under s.22, and personal information under s.47F of the FOI Act.
7 27/02/2018 Reference and information relating to definition of tooth wear Two (2) information tables  
8 13/03/2018 Correspondence between RMA and SMRC in relation to SMRC review of Gulf War illness Three (3) letters and one (1) email  
9 28/03/2018 References and literature relating to tooth wear One (1) discussion paper and 128 medical-scientific articles  
10 04/04/2019 Documents relating to the Statements of Principles concerning concussion and moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Eight (8) RMA working papers concerning moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, concussion or posttraumatic headache. Five (5) sets of minutes (with deletions). Irrelevant matter was deleted under s 22, and personal information under s 47F of the FOI Act.
11 14/05/2019 Documents related to the 2017 review of the contents of Statements of Principles Instrument Nos. 59 & 60 of 2013 concerning Guillain-Barre Syndrome One submission containing “current published expert opinion concerning the status of acute and chronic peripheral neuropathy.”
Two RMA medical researcher papers
-Discussion paper in response to submission - "chronic" Guillan-Barre syndrome - April 2017.
-Briefing paper - Guillain Barre syndrome – February 2018; and
Summary of Issues document re Guillain Barre syndrome – February 2018.
Documents redacted as irrelevant matter was deleted under s 22, and personal information under s 47F of the FOI Act.
12 31/07/2019 Any information/documents the Repatriation Medical Authority holds regarding the original meaning of the term “inability to obtain appropriate clinical management” as referenced in all Statement of Principles RMA researcher Submission on Malignant Neoplasm of the Lung, 15 July 1994 and draft SOP Malignant Neoplasm of the Lung, 15 July 1994.  
13 10/02/2020 Minutes and notes of meetings for October and December 2019 Only October 2019 Minutes available for disclosure. Document redacted as personal information under s 47F of the FOI Act, financial information under s 47C of the FOI Act and legal professional privilege under s 42 of the FOI Act.
14 10/02/2020 A copy of every submission and/or email received for the 2019 investigation of chronic Multisystem illness [read as Chronic Multisymptom Illness]
Any memo of an applicant's attendance at the RMA
Nine (9) submissions concerning Chronic Multisymptom Illness and one (1) memorandum. Document redacted as personal information under s 47F of the FOI Act, financial information under s 47C of the FOI Act and legal professional privilege under s 42 of the FOI Act.
15 02/04/2020 The briefing papers concerning the investigation undertaken by the Repatriation Medical Authority concerning chronic multisymptom illness, which resulted in the determination of the Statements of Principles concerning chronic multisymptom illness, Nos. 3 and 4 of 2020 and 'all the material relating to this decision'. Two (2) RMA briefing papers, Two (2) RMA discussion paper, Seven (7) submissions, One RMA submission recording oral submission, One RMA comparison table, one (1) summary of issues. Documents redacted as personal information under s 47F of the FOI Act, deliberative information under s 47C of the FOI Act and legal professional privilege under s 42 of the FOI Act.
16 18/09/2020 Information and documents relating to a request for review of a declaration dated 12 August 2003 that obesity is not a disease and for an investigation in respect of being overweight with a view to making Statements of Principles Discussion Paper prepared for the RMA concerning obesity and being overweight and a Statement of Reasons for a Decision not to review a Declaration that obesity is not a disease and that being overweight is not a disease, both redacted. Personal information was deleted under s.47F of the FOI Act.
17 13/10/2020 Information and documents relating to a request for FOI Disclosure reference number:5, 6, and 7 dated 14 September 2020. FOI Disclosure reference number:5, 6, and 7. Personal information was deleted under s.47F of the FOI Act.
18 17/11/2020 Documents used to create the "meaning of tooth wear" in the Statement of Principles for Tooth Wear Nos 52 and 53 of 2017. RMA medical researcher Discussion paper bruxism and loss of teeth, April 2018.
Statement of reasons for decision under s196CA of the VEA to not carry out an investigation into mild tooth wear, 27 April 2018
Papers concerning an investigation into tooth wear and vomiting including a summary of issues, comparison table and Briefing Paper, August 2018.
A reference list setting out twenty-three medical-scientific documents and copies thereof
Documents redacted as irrelevant matter was deleted under s 22, and personal information under s 47F of the FOI Act.
19 08/01/2021 Documents relating to RMA decision not to carry out a review of the Authority's 2012 declaration that post-concussion syndrome is not a disease or injury for the purposes of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 RMA Medical Researcher Briefing paper - Mild traumatic brain injury - December 2011.

Six (6) submissions concerning Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
Declaration and statement of reasons – postconcussion syndrome - 27 August 2012.

Discussion paper re postconcussion syndrome - October 2020 - prepared by an RMA medical researcher and medical-scientific articles referred to in Discussion Paper.

Outcome advice and the Statement of Reasons for the RMA's 196CA VEA decision not to review post-concussion syndrome.

Documents redacted as irrelevant matter was deleted under s 22, and personal information under s 47F of the FOI
20 06/04/2021 Research reports relevant to the weight-bearing factor in the Osteoarthritis SoP 62 of 2017. RMA Medical Researcher Briefing paper - osteoarthritis - RMA meeting October 2017
Comparison table - osteoarthritis - RMA meeting October 2017
Summary of issues - osteoarthritis - RMA meeting October 2017
Documents redacted removing personal information under s 47F of the FOI
21 10/05/2021 The minutes of the last three (3) RMA meetings with a list of all the attendees, including the legal advisor, if present and documents recording any legal advice [in the last three meetings] Approved Minutes of the February 2021, March 2021 and April 2021 meetings of the Authority.
Legal Discussion Paper – February 2021
Documents redacted as matter was deleted under s 22, information the subject of legal professional privilege under s 42, information about an existing deliberative process under s 47C and personal information under s 47F of the FOI

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