Freedom of Information Disclosures
Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), which commenced on 1 November 2010, require agencies to publish information in a disclosure log within ten working days after the FOI applicant was 'given access' to a document. Please note that it is open to an agency or minister to publish information on a disclosure log earlier than the ten days stipulated in the legislation.
The department updates our disclosure log every Friday afternoon. The log covers requests where access has been granted for the 7 days ending on the previous Tuesday (ie Wednesday to Tuesday).
While the changes applied from 1 November 2010, in the spirit of promoting government accountability and openness the department has maintained a FOI disclosure log since 30 April 2009.
The department's list is not exhaustive – it does not include the following:
- documents of a personal or commercially valuable nature released under FOI
- documents to which access has been refused or which are exempt from release under FOI
- documents which have been released to the media or members of the public outside the FOI framework.
It is hoped that this measure will enable members of the public and the media to quickly and easily obtain access to material which has already been disclosed under the FOI Act.
The list below provide a general description of documents disclosed (with redactions) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 since 30 April 2009.
- Disclosure Log for 2013
- Disclosure Log for 2012
- Disclosure Log for 2011
- Disclosure Log for 2010
- Disclosure Log for 2009
Obtaining copies of the documents
Members of the media can request copies of the above documents by telephoning or emailing the media team.
Telephone: 02 6264 2244
Members of the public can request copies of the above documents by email.
Publications, research and statistics
In addition to the department's requirements under the FOI Act, we have a range of publications, research projects and statistics relating to various aspects of the department and services that we provide on this website.
See: Publications, Research & Statistics