Evidence, research, data or any material considered in arriving at Covid-19 vaccine mandate policy

Robin Benson made this Official Information request to Auckland Council

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From: Robin Benson

Dear Auckland Council,

This is an official request for information pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982 ("Act").

In connection with the Auckland Council ("University") Covid-19 vaccination policy ("Policy") please provide:

1. Any and all evidence, data, research, considerations and any other relevant material relied upon or in any way contributing to formulation of and decision to adopt of the Policy in particular but without limitation to the scientific and medical basis for the Policy.

2. All communications for the period 1 October 2021 to date between the University and all the following entities concerning Covid-19 mandates and vaccination policy:
(a) the Ministry of Health
(b) the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
(c) the COVID-19 Response Minister

I confirm that I meet the requirements of the Act in making this request.

Should you require evidence concerning my meeting requirements pursuant to section 12 of the Act please respond without delay outlining:

(a) what evidence you require and an email address to which such information can be sent, and

(b) the genuine and reasonable grounds for requiring such evidence.

Yours faithfully,

Robin Benson

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Kia ora Robin,

Thank you for your request for information below.

Please could you clarify, did you mean to send this to Auckland University rather than Auckland Council?

Ngā mihi

Samantha

Samantha Sinclair | Senior Privacy & Official Information Business Partner
Governance Services | Auckland Council

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From: Robin Benson

Dear Official Information,

Thank you for the response.

Where I refer to university in the original request above, please consider this instead to mean Auckland Council.

Please confirm whether this is clear or not, or if you would like me to submit a new request with the correction.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Benson

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Kia ora Robin,

Thank you that is clear.

I will get back to you if we require any further clarification.

Ngā mihi

Samantha

Samantha Sinclair | Senior Privacy & Official Information Business Partner
Governance Services | Auckland Council

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Kia ora Robin

 

Thank you for your request for information about Auckland Council’s
Covid-19 vaccination policy.

 

I have attached an information sheet on our processes and requirements
under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

LGOIMA requires us to provide you with information no later than 20
working days after receiving your request. Your request will take longer
than usual. This is because the days commencing 20 December and ending 10
January are not counted as working days. This is explained in section 2(1)
of LGOIMA and at the Ombudsman's website
[1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz.

 

We will respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no
later than 20 working days after the day your request was received. This
will be by 20 January 2022.  

 

If you have further questions please feel free to contact Samantha
Sinclair ([2][email address]) on 09 301 0101,
quoting reference 8140009598.

 

Ngâ mihi,

The Privacy and LGOIMA team

Auckland Council

 

From: Robin Benson <[FYI request #17784 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, 1 December 2021 1:38 pm
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Evidence, research, data or any
material considered in arriving at Covid-19 vaccine mandate policy

 

 

Dear Auckland Council,

 

This is an official request for information pursuant to the Official
Information Act 1982 ("Act").

 

In connection with the Auckland Council ("University") Covid-19
vaccination policy ("Policy") please provide:

 

1. Any and all evidence, data, research, considerations and any other
relevant material relied upon or in any way contributing to formulation of
and decision to adopt of the Policy in particular but without limitation
to the scientific and medical basis for the Policy.

 

2. All communications for the period 1 October 2021 to date between the
University and all the following entities concerning Covid-19 mandates and
vaccination policy:

(a) the Ministry of Health

(b) the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

(c) the COVID-19 Response Minister

 

I confirm that I meet the requirements of the Act in making this request.

 

Should you require evidence concerning my meeting requirements pursuant to
section 12 of the Act please respond without delay outlining:

 

(a) what evidence you require and an email address to which such
information can be sent, and

 

(b) the genuine and reasonable grounds for requiring such evidence.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Robin Benson

 

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Kia ora Robin,

 

Further to my email below, please could you clarify whether you mean
Auckland Council’s policy on staff vaccination?

 

Or are you interested in Auckland Council’s policy In relation to our
customers and facilities?

 

Ngā mihi

 

Samantha

 

Samantha Sinclair | Senior Privacy & Official Information Business
Partner   

Governance Services | Auckland Council

 

 

From: Samantha Sinclair <[email address]> On
Behalf Of Official Information
Sent: Wednesday, 1 December 2021 3:25 PM
To: Robin Benson <[FOI #17784 email]>
Cc: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Official Information request - Evidence, research, data or
any material considered in arriving at Covid-19 vaccine mandate policy

 

 

 

Kia ora Robin,

 

Thank you that is clear.

 

I will get back to you if we require any further clarification.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Samantha

 

Samantha Sinclair | Senior Privacy & Official Information Business
Partner  

Governance Services | Auckland Council

 

 

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From: Robin Benson

Dear Official Information,

Thank you for seeking clarification.

Any policy that mandates vaccination for anyone.

Please note that vague references to for example Ministry of Health announcements, commentary in media or unreferenced claims or speculation are not evidence in this context.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Benson

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