Departmental FoI Disclosure Logs

The disclosure log requirement does not apply to:

  • personal information about any person if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable’
  • information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable’
  • other information covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable’
  • any information if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above dot points.

Deletions have been made to the documents in accordance with the exemptions available under the FOI Act.

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FOI reference number Date of access FOI request Information published in the disclosure log Other Information
FOI/2017/062 16/06/2017

Expenses incurred by the Australian Government as a result of the visit of His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, in February 2017.

Released in full
FOI/2016/121 30/05/2017

Advice provided to the Prime Minister and/or other portfolio Ministers, or if not them, to the Secretary or his senior executives, by PM&C, providing a response to the letter the applicant wrote to the Prime Minister on 25 May 2015, concerning the acquisition of the Ayers Rock Resort by the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC).

Released in part
FOI/2017/024 17/05/2017

I request access to all correspondence dated 1 June 2016 to 2 February 2017 that mentions low-emission coal fired power station technology and/or ultra-super-critical technology and/or supercritical technology. I also request access to any correspondence that mentions the cost of retrofitting or building new coal fired power stations with improved technology between the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the office of the Prime Minister.

Specifically, correspondence includes emails, briefings and minutes between the Department and the Minister's office. I also request access to internal departmental briefing documents and research that mentions the cost and/or process to upgrade or retrofit low-emission coal fired power station technology and/or ultra-super-critical technology and/or supercritical technology for the same period.

Released in part
FOI/2016/161IR 16/05/2017

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (“the Act”) I request the documents relating to the detention of four-member ICC delegation which traveled to the Libyan city of Zintan in June 2012.

Specifically, I request:

  • Any memoranda or other documents drawn up about the detention for the [attention] of then-Prime Minister [Julia Gillard].
  • Any emails, text messages or other communications exchanged between [Julia Gillard], then-Foreign Minister Bob Carr, or then-ambassador designate David Ritchie and their respective offices about the case.
  • Any communications between the International Criminal Court and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet about the case.

The timeframe of this FOI request is between June 7, 2012 and July 7, 2012.

Released in part
FOI/2017/082 11/05/2017

Copies of any correspondence, file notes or other material related to the meeting held between Mr Peter Rush (Assistant Secretary, Honours, Symbols and Territories Branch) and Mr David White (Somerset Herald) on or about 13 November 2014, other than the document supplied as Document 1 in Attachment A to FOI/2017/003.

Released in part
FOI/2017/056 26/04/2017

Every single Department policy and procedure concerning messaging apps used by Cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister, like WhatsApp, iMessage and Wickr, including policies and procedures on how the Department handles FOI requests for ministers’ communications through these apps.

Released in full
FOI/2017/020 26/04/2017

documents such as ministerial briefings and attachments, reports and internal correspondence, relating to organ donations.

Released in full
FOI/2017/061 18/04/2017

All communications between officers of the Department relating to my previous FOI requests FOI/PMO/2016/041 and FOI/PMO/2017/005.

Released in part
FOI/2017/003 03/04/2017

I seek access to copies of any correspondence or records of meetings in the possession of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (or Special Minister of State) relating to the heraldic prerogative of the Queen of Australia, or the heraldic prerogative of the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in relation to Australia, the College of Arms, the office the Lord Lyon, the Canadian Heraldic Authority or in any way relating to the exercise of heraldic power, jurisdiction or authority in Australia or in relation to Australians.

I am confining this request to documents in the period of 2011 to 2016.

Released in part
FOI/2016/169 03/03/2017

File number: 2015/1983

File Name: Quantum Computing – briefs, correspondence, discussion papers – 2015 – (CPII)

Released in part
FOI/2016/189 03/03/2017

Seek the yearly letters sent from the chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) to the Prime Minister (as set out in the terms of reference) for 2013 – 2016?

Released in part
FOI/2016/191 01/03/2017

Seek documents relating to any review of IAC since its formation – ‘we understand there was only one review, and that is the document we are most interested in’.

Released in part
FOI/2016/158 24/02/2017

Departments contact with Adelaide Bragg

Released in part
FOI/2016/128IR 17/02/2017

Documents relating to the National Australia Day Council and the Australian of the Year Award

Released in part
FOI/2016/176 27/01/2017

All documents, notes and directions from the Honourable Prime Minister

Mr Malcolm Turnbull, and their delegates and any Commonwealth Officer made or in respect of concerning investigations into Clive Fredrick Palmer or any companies to which he is a shareholder or director between the period 1st July 2015 to 30th September 2016

Released in part
FOI/2016/178 24/01/2017

All correspondence created by the Department (including briefings, reports and advice) sent from the Department to any Minister or Minister’s office between 18 September and 18 October 2016 which relate to:

  • the blackout event in South Australia on 28 September 2016;
  • state level renewable energy targets;
  • the impact of renewable electricity generation on
    • electricity prices,
    • ‘energy security,’ ‘reliability,’ ‘grid stability,’
    • frequency,
    • or the South Australian blackout event on 28 September.
Released in part
FOI/2016/186 04/01/2017

File Number: ED14/000054

File Name: SCHOOL EDUCATION - Program Management - IYLP - CAPE YORK INSTITUTE – 2014

Released in part
FOI/2016/147 23/12/2016

Copies of all documents to and/or from PMC to any third party that relates to the 2016 findings of the UN working group on arbitrary detention in relation to Julian Assange.

Released in part
FOI/2016/161 22/12/2016

Documents relating to the detention of four-member ICC delegation which traveled to the Libyan city of Zintan in June 2012.

Specifically, I request:

  • Any memoranda or other documents drawn up about the detention for the [attention] of then-Prime Minister [Julia Gillard].
  • Any emails, text messages or other communications exchanged between the [Gillard], then-Foreign Minister Bob Carr, or then-ambassador designate David Ritchie and their respective offices about the case.
  • Any communications between the International Criminal Court and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet about the case.

The timeframe of this FOI request is between June 7, 2012 and July 7, 2012.

Released in part
FOI/2016/195 16/12/2016
  1. Analysis of the number and quantum of breaches applied to participants under the CDP scheme prepared by PMC and referred to by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs in media reports on 5th December 2016. 
  2. Briefings prepared by PM&C in 2016 for the Minister for Indigenous Affairs in relation to the costs for which PM&C is liable which arise from the administration, by DHS, of the jobseeker compliance framework (including comprehensive Compliance Assessments) as it applies to CDP scheme participants, over the 2015/16 financial year, including any comparisons with previous years. 

Note: Release in part regarding 1st  part of the request; Refuse access regarding 2nd part of the request.

Released in part
FOI/2016/184 15/12/2016

A copy of internal correspondence or briefings between senior staff at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet regarding potential reforms to, or concerns about Australia's freedom of information laws.

Released in part
FOI/2016/197 14/12/2016

All documentation regarding any sorry business, mourning, funeral and/or business closure conducted in Doomadgee during the period 9 to 20 November 2012 inclusive, including but not limited to memorandum; correspondence, including correspondence to any personas or third parties advising as to the participation of sorry business, mourning, funeral and/or business closure; notices; articles; emails; file notes; records of discussion; minutes of meeting; reports ; statements etc

Released in part
FOI/2016/170 18/11/2016
  1. Copies of all menus (including drinks) for official functions hosted by the Prime Minister;
  2. The cost to the department of those functions;
  3. The invite lists for those functions;

for the period between March 15, 2016 and September 15, 2016.

Released in full
FOI/2016/144 17/11/2016

Potential and/or actual failure of the 2016 Census website.

Released in part
FOI/2016/111 16/11/2016

1. The signed agreement between the government and community organisations/parties in Kununurra and Wyndham approving the Cashless Debit Card Trial (Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015) and any related funding for services tied to the trial.

...

3. A copy of the consultation report PM&C/ and all or records and results of consultations carried out before the trial in any communities within the Shire of Halls Creek the relating to the Cashless Debit Card Trial. 

Released in part
FOI/2016/175 14/11/2016

Data regarding non-compliance of participants of CDP (breaching rates) for Western Australia as a whole namely the non-compliance data in the full time frame of both RJCP and now CDP (since it came into effect) for Western Australia.

Released in full
FOI/2016/127 04/11/2016

Any ministerial briefs, options papers, or talking points created between January 1, 2016 and today regarding the Indigenous Rangers program.

Released in part
FOI/2016/118 18/10/2016

Documents relating to the Iftar meal at Kirribilli House in June 2016

Released in part
FOI/2016/128 14/10/2016

Documents relating to the National Australia Day Council and the Australian of the Year Award

Released in part
FOI/2016/156 12/10/2016

A document that shows what the Australian Government’s position is on the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and why the Australian Government has chosen not to ratify it.

Released in part
FOI/2016/138 28/09/2016

Briefs created from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015 inclusive, in relation to the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the Northern Territory.

Released in part. Deliberative material exempted under section 47C.

Released in part
FOI/2016/136 28/09/2016

briefs prepared for Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion about the Don Dale juvenile justice centre, the use of spit hoods in the Northern Territory, or the use of tear gas on juveniles in detention centres between August 2014, and July 2016.

Released in part
FOI/2016/093 23/09/2016
  1. All documents, correspondence and records of meetings between the office of former PM Gillard (including the former PM and her advisors/ staff) and former Senators Bob Brown or Christine Milne and former MP Tony Burke with respect to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This request is for the period 24/6/2010 to 27/6/2013.
  2. All documents and correspondence and records of meetings between the office of former PM Rudd (including the former PM and his advisors/ staff) and former Senators Bob Brown or Christine Milne and former MP Tony Burke with respect to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This request is for the periods – 1/7/2009 to 24/6/2010 and for the period 27/6/2013 to 18/9/2013.
Released in part
FOI/2016/119 30/08/2016

Report prepared by the Secretary raised by the Member for Perth regarding conduct of the Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations.

One document released in full. One document available on website of Office of Register of Indigenous Corporations.

Released in full
FOI/2016/102 26/08/2016

Documents related to leaks from nbn including, but not limited to, communications with nbn, the Department of Communications and the successive ministers for communications and their offices. The relevant period for my request is since the swearing in of the current Liberal Government in 2013

Released in part
FOI/2016/114 22/08/2016
  1. Copies of all menus (including beverages for official functions hosted by the Prime Minister;
  2. The cost to the department of those functions;
  3. The invite lists for those functions;

        Between 15 September 2015 – 15 March 2016

Released in full
FOI/2016/125 and 126 and 129 and 132 12/08/2016

Incoming government brief

Released in part
FOI/2014/206 05/08/2016

Documents containing information produced since the last election (2013) about:

  1. The creation and/or existence of any unit or part of the agency to review and/or evaluate and/or report on the performance of the Bureau of Meteorology including about BOM’s temperature homogenisation methods and/or reporting.
  2. Any report and/or brief and/or emails and/or other deliberation about the performance of the Bureau of Meteorology including about BOM’s temperature homogenisation methods and/or reporting. 
  3. Any correspondence and/or communication with the Prime Minister’s office about the performance of the Bureau of Meteorology and/or the need and/or requirement for monitoring and/or reporting about the Bureau of Meteorology’s performance including about BOM’s temperature homogenisation methods and/or reporting.

 

Released in part
FOI/2016/108 29/07/2016

The 2002 Options Paper for reform of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

Released in full
FOI/2016/076 13/07/2016

Registrar of Indigenous Corporations re-appointment.

Released in full
FOI/2016/101 11/07/2016

Documents held by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet related to the processing of my Freedom of Information request FOI/2016/069 dated 6 April 2016 concerning the Question Time Brief with the reference number QB16-000163.

Released in part
FOI/2016/059 03/06/2016

Correspondence between the Prime Minister and the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP since September 2015 concerning issues in the electorate of New England. 

Released in part
FOI/2016/027 and FOI/2016/096 30/05/2016

ORIC reviews of Western Desert Puntukurnuparna Aboriginal Corporation

Document 1 released in full (irrelevant material deleted under section 22). Document 2 released in part – exempt material redacted under sections 42 and 47F (irrelevant material deleted under section 22).

Released in full
FOI/2016/026 25/05/2016

Correspondence between the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Minister for/Department of Immigration and Border Protection relating to Somali refugee ‘Abyan’.

All documents released in part. Exempt material redacted under sections 47C (Documents 9, 10 and 11) and 47F (Documents 1-8, 10 and 11).

Released in part
FOI/2015/240 13/05/2016

Correspondence between the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Business Council of Australia and others regarding Commonwealth oversight of environmental approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Released in part
FOI/2016/058 02/05/2016

Documents relating to the ‘Welcome to the ideas boom’ website (www.innovation.gov.au) that deal specifically with the ‘About’ page, and content located on this page, including the sentence “THERE'S NEVER BEEN A MORE EXCITING TIME TO BE AUSTRALIAN” (www.innovation.gov.au/about)

Released in part
FOI/2016/024 15/04/2016
  1. All records in the department relating to any request from the Minister or his Office and /or records in the department relating to any request by an officer of the department to remove the Media Release from the Department's web site.
  2. All records in the department relating to the date upon which the relevant IP update was carried out, and the decision to not include the Media Release in the updated web site.
  3. All records in the department relating to the content and dates of any advice to the Minister (or his Office) regarding the legal implications of the Media Release, and the dates and content of the Minister's (of his Office's ) response to any such advice.
Released in part