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.

Return to information about making an FoI request.

FOI reference number Date of access FOI request Information published in the disclosure log Other Information
FOI/2019/382 17/01/2020

The departmental brief titled “Conclusion of Independent Review of the APS” prepared in connection with the Supplementary Budget Estimates in October 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/384 17/01/2020

The departmental briefs titled “COAG – Meetings and Priorities” and “The Government’s Commitment to Regulatory Impact Analysis and evidence-based policy” prepared in connection with the Supplementary Budget Estimates in October 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/386 17/01/2020

The departmental briefs titled “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” and “Abortion” prepared in connection with the Supplementary Budget Estimates in October 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/352 17/01/2020

I would like, under the FOI Act, to be provided with all documents, emails and briefing notes from within the date range 1 August 2019 to 12 November 2019 from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to the Prime Minister or his office which provide advice on Australia's emissions trajectory or on whether Australia is meeting and will meet its Paris emission reduction targets.

By advice, I mean documents that:

  • contain anticipated or yet-to-be-made announcements or publications regarding Australia’s emissions trajectory or on Australia meeting its Paris emission reduction targets. This category would include any proposed talking points or speeches,
  • correct or foreshadow corrections to material previously published or announced.
    • Provide warnings or advice to the Prime Minister or his office that new information has become available on Australia's emissions trajectory, or on whether Australia is meeting and will meet its Paris emission reduction targets, but not any published documents/reports attached to that advice
    • documents directing the Prime Minister or his Office to where published, publicly available or announced material may be found, but not any published documents/reports attached to that advice

This request excludes the following:

  • duplicate documents,
  • documents and reports which are publically available,
  • documents that only provide a synopsis or summary of material previously published or announced.
Released in part
FOI/2019/273 23/12/2019

Advice, correspondence, emails or reports relating to the Prime Minister's attendance at the Pratt Industries Plant Opening in Wapakoneta. Ohio, on September 22, 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/246 23/12/2019
  • The itinerary of the official visit of Fiji Prime Minister Bainimarama
  • Briefing or advice provided to the Prime Minister between 1 July 2019 until the conclusion of the official visit of Fiji Prime Minister Bainimarama on the subject of Climate Change, and
  • Costs of the visit settled as of 30 September 2019 (i.e. those invoices receipted, acquitted/reconciled and finalised by the Department)
Released in part
FOI/2019/307 20/12/2019

All documents created, or received, since 1 May 2019 related to the investigation initiated by the United States Attorney General William Barr concerning the FBI's Russia investigation, including, but not limited to, communications with the United States Government and briefs to the Prime Minister.

This request excludes media reports, press releases and duplicate documents.

Excludes drafts of documents otherwise captured by the request.

Released in part
FOI/2019/287 16/12/2019

Documents of the Behaviour Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) that outline or guide officers in the application of ethics and ethical decision-making in relation to the functions of and operations carried out by BETA.

Released in part
FOI/2019/357 16/12/2019

I seek access to any emails contained in all of Philip Gaetjens’ outlook items (including deleted items) that contain any of the following terms (in the body of an email and/or in the addressee fields of an email):

  1. “liberal.org.au”,
  2. “ipa.org.au” (the IPA is an alt-right political lobby group that serves as the Ministry of Propaganda for the Liberal Party), and/or
  3. “Hillsong”
Released in part
FOI/2019/360 16/12/2019

The total cost to the Department of Prince Andrew's visit to Australia in October 2019, including a breakdown by category (e.g. ground transport, accommodation, etc).

Released in full
FOI/2019/237 09/12/2019
  • All official communications received by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from August 29, 2019 to September 2, 2019 regarding the displaying of a sign that allowed employees to use the bathrooms at the department’s Canberra offices which “best fits [the user’s] gender identity”, this would also include communications regarding gender-inclusive bathrooms or gender-neutral bathrooms. (Excluding media clippings.)
  • All internal communications regarding between the same dates containing words "gender neutral toilets".
Released in part
FOI/2017/100 02/12/2019

All correspondence, emails and documents in the possession of the Department which were provided to either the Minister or the Department by the former ILC Directors or CEO, their lawyers or representatives in the 2014/15 financial year.

Released in part
FOI/2019/320 27/11/2019

Total Cost to the Department of Prince Edward’s Visit to Australia (September 2019).

Released in full
FOI/2019/312 22/11/2019

The topics list for briefs created in preparation for the Supplementary Budget Estimates hearing of the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee in October 2019.

Released in full
FOI/2019/237 21/11/2019

All internal and external communications, including but not limited to emails, attachments, faxes and transcripts, involving the department which:

  • took place or were created on August 29, 2019 AND
  • related to the existence and removal of gender-neutral signage formerly located outside bathrooms at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Released in part
FOI/2019/290 & FOI/2019/291 15/11/2019

Documents relating to telephone call between the Prime Minister and the President of the United States.

Released in full
FOI/2019/305 15/11/2019

Gift register records

Released in part
FOI/2019/228 05/11/2019

I seek a copy of the NAA reference number for each of the five hard copy files retrieved by PM&C relating to the consultation for the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal.

I seek a copy of any index, list or similar document describing the contents of each of the afore mentioned five hard copy files.

I seek a copy of the briefing document from PM&C to the Parliamentary Secretary or the Prime Minister accompanying the proposal to create the HOSM.

I seek a copy of the Prime Minister’s correspondence to the Governor General recommending the HOSM implementation and any briefing documents attached to that correspondence.

Released in part
FOI/2019/283 31/10/2019

The dollar figure/amount at the end of each of the nine invoices/documents given to the Department by AGS in respect of services rendered by AGS.

Release in full with irrelevant information redacted under s22

Released in full
FOI/2019/243 31/10/2019

I would like to request under the FOI Act: - any communication (signed by the Prime Minister) between the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and the Department of Home Affairs or the Minister for Home Affairs, concerning regional processing, between May 20 2019 and September 12 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/245 30/10/2019

Copies of all emails to and from the Secretary of PMC relating to the gender-neutral toilets at PMC buildings, from 29 August to the date of this request. This should also include any relevant attachments, such as reports and memos relating to the existence of gender-neutral toilets at PMC.

Release in full with irrelevant information redacted under s22.

Released in full
FOI/2019/179 04/10/2019

I write seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act, specifically any report provided by Bellberry Limited under contract CN3481559.

Released in full
FOI/2019/225 03/10/2019

Correspondence in relation to the plan or plans for or actual establishment, constitution and jurisdiction of the proposed Department of Home Affairs.

Released in full
FOI/2019/221 27/09/2019

I write seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act, specifically any report provided by the Australian and New Zealand School of Government under the social policy research listed with CN3534328.

Released in full
FOI/2019/208 17/09/2019

The job description for the position of Assistant Secretary of Awards and Culture Branch PM&C, extant 2012.

Released in full
FOI/2019/199 17/09/2019

FOI Disclosure Log decision

Released in part
FOI/2019/202 16/09/2019

‘I request the following documents pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act):

File No. 18-30128 Policy Coordination - Abortion Matters

I note these documents are listed on the Department’s Indexed File List 1 July to 31 December 2018.’ 

Released in full
FOI/2019/181 12/09/2019

FOI Disclosure Log decision

Released in part
FOI/2019/183 05/09/2019

FOI Guidelines and templates

Released in full
FOI/2019/164 03/09/2019

Copies of any emails in Ms Foster’s email account that relate to the matters referred to in the 26 June 2019 Guardian article.

Released in full
FOI/2018/091/IC 23/08/2019

All diaries, appointment schedules or appointment calendars created by or for, and/or used by, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the period 6 -27 November 2017. I am happy to restrict the request to weekly 'Outlook' calendar views (or a similar approach if another electronic diary approach is used).

Released in part
FOI/2019/165 21/08/2019

I am seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 relating to a ‘working dinner’ between the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Donald Trump on 27 June 2019 ahead of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

Specifically, I request the following:

  • The official guest list for the ‘working dinner’
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the ‘working dinner’ between the Prime Minister and President
  • Any imagery (photographs / video) of the ‘working dinner’ between the Prime Minister and President captured by the Prime Minister’s Official Photographer and / or on any departmental device
  • The menu for the ‘working dinner’
Released in part
FOI/2019/166 21/08/2019

I am seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 relating to the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

Specifically, I request the following:

  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and The Prime Minister of Thailand, held on 26 June 2019
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and the President of the European Council and President of the European Commission, held on 29 June 2019
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of Vietnam, held on 29 June 2019
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and the President of Indonesia, held on 29 June 2019
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of India, held on 29 June 2019
  • Any imagery (photographs / video) of the five bilateral meetings listed above, captured by the Prime Minister’s Official Photographer and / or on any departmental device

Any gifts exchanged at the five bilateral meetings listed above

Released in part
FOI/2019/132 12/08/2019

Copy of Declaration of an Official Gift

Released in full
FOI/2019/168 09/08/2019

Oath of Office & Appointment of Minister

Released in full
FOI/2019/170 08/08/2019

‘Under the FOI Act I request:

Declarations of, and communications with legal practitioners about, Public Interest Advocates under section 180X of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access Act) 1979 since January 2015.

Please exclude the information already released in FOI-2018-032.’

Released in part
FOI/2019/122 29/07/2019

All documents created between 2 July 2016 and 27 June 2019, issued by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet or the Office of the Prime Minister, relating to how FOI requests should be processed by any Government agency and/or Minister’s Office, other than documents already on the Department’s Disclosure Log.

Released in full
FOI/2019/121 04/07/2019

The incoming government briefs prepared by the Department.

Released in part