Freedom of information disclosure log
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Description and dates of documents released under Freedom of Information
|Reference number||Date of access Sort ascending||Request||Info published||Decision maker|
|FOI23/547||23/11/2023||News article regarding appointment of senior registrars at the Federal Court of Australia.||1 document released in full.
View documents for FOI23/547
|FOI23/536||17/11/2023||Documents relating to the portfolio of The Republic.||1 document released in part.
View documents for FOI23/536
|FOI23/532||15/11/2023||Documents relating to the import of firearm magazines into Australia that are over a 30 round capacity.||1 document released in full
View documents for FOI23/532
|FOI23/293||09/11/2023||Various Senate Estimates Briefs prepared for the 2023-2024 Budget Estimates on 23-25 May 2023.||25 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/293
|FOI23/327 IR||07/11/2023||Internal Review of decision FOI23/327||3 documents released in part
View documents for FOI23/327 IR
|FOI23/391||27/10/2023||Correspondence between the Victorian Office of the Special Investigator and the Attorney General's Department in relation to a declared enforcement agency under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act.||12 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/391
|FOI23/482||25/10/2023||A copy of the calligraphy parchment version of the National Apology for Forced Adoptions.||One document released in full.
View documents for FOI23/482
|FOI23/490||23/10/2023||Departmental document for the Assistant Minister for the Republic, the Hon Matthew Thistlethwaite relating to the Republic portfolio.||1 document released in part.
View documents for FOI23/490
|MR21/00086||23/10/2023||Documents relating to strategies to address modern slavery.||4 documents released in full and 14 documents released in part.
View documents for MR21/00086
|FOI23/292||23/10/2023||An executed copy of ministerial submission MS20‐003003 [Strategic Partnership with Thorn] and any attachments or annexures.||One document released in full and 3 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/292
|FOI23/358||12/10/2023||Documents relating to Government or contractor use of generative AI.||2 documents released in full.
View documents for FOI23/358
|FOI23/404||11/10/2023||Documents relating to the issuing of a public interest certificate by the Attorney-General in an AAT matter.||1 documents released in full and 2 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/404
|FOI23/349||05/10/2023||Documents relating to the Determination 2017/09: Judicial and Related Offices - Remuneration and Allowances.
||2 documents released in full and 2 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/349
|FOI23/317||03/10/2023||Documents relating to prosecution of Mr Richard Boyle and Mr Boyle's appeal to the South Australian Court of Appeal.||10 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/317
|FOI23/389||29/09/2023||Documents relating to the Safer Communities Fund - Round 3 - Infrastructure Grants.||5 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/389
|FOI23/433||21/09/2023||Emails confirming date of royal assent for legislation.||3 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/433
|FOI23/440||20/09/2023||Correspondence sent to All AGD staff and SES staff regarding the Royal Commission on the Robo-debt Scheme between 1 July 2023 and 20 August 2023.||1 document released in full and 4 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/440
|FOI23/408||20/09/2023||Emails confirming date of royal assent for legislation.||2 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/408
|FOI23/428||20/09/2023||Emails confirming date of royal assent for legislation.||4 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/428
|FOI23/418||11/09/2023||Public interest certificates requested by the National Archives of Australia regarding East Timor, West Papua and Balibo Five.||3 documents released in full.
View documents for FOI23/418
|FOI23/335 IR||08/09/2023||Internal review of decision FOI23/335.||1 document released in part.
View documents for FOI23/335 IR
|FOI23/155||08/09/2023||Correspondence between the department and the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture between October 2022 and March 2023.||One document released in part
View documents for FOI23/155
|FOI23/322||24/08/2023||Copies of correspondence from Zoe Daniel MP or the office of Zoe Daniel MP to the Attorney-General’s Office.||2 documents released in full and 3 documents released in part.
View documents for FOI23/322
|FOI23/328||18/08/2023||Commission of appointment for Chief Justice Debra Sue Mortimer of Federal Court of Australia.||One document in full.||Department|
|FOI23/298||16/08/2023||Documents relating to the settlement of a compensation matter.||8 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/269||14/08/2023||Correspondence between the Attorney-General, or his Office, and the department mentioning Justice Fiona Meagher or Michael Hawkins AM from 20 November to 10 December 2022.||3 documents released in full and 7 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/283||02/08/2023||Documents between specified departmental senior executives regarding the department’s response to a letter sent by Senator Paul Scarr to the Secretary on 16 May 2023.||13 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/155||02/08/2023||Correspondence between the department and the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture between October 2022 and March 2023.||One document released in full and 13 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/294||31/07/2023||Correspondence between departmental officers about an article published in The Canberra Times on 27 February 2023.||2 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/284||31/07/2023||Correspondence involving areas of the Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet regarding the release of the Solicitor-General's advice Number 12 of 2022.||1 document released in full and 4 documents released in part.||Department|
|AMRO FOI22/364||25/07/2023||A copy of diary events or correspondence between the Assistant Minister for the Republic and the Australian Republican Movement between 1 June 2022 and 6 December 2022.||40 documents released in part||The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP|
|FOI23/193||20/07/2023||Documents regarding a Press Freedom Bill.||5 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/260||12/07/2023||Document listing entities that have made a request to be considered an enforcement agency under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act.||1 document released in full||Department|
|FOI23/206||07/07/2023||Documents relating to constitutional reform on the republic.||2 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/245||03/07/2023||Documents provided to the department’s Secretary or provided to attendees in relation to the update to the Secretaries Board on 12 April 2023 regarding the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme.||One document released in part, one document released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/377||30/06/2023||Finalised Question Time Briefs (QTBs) prepared between 1 July and 1 December 2022 for the Attorney-General.||15 documents released in part||Department|
|FOI23/261||30/06/2023||Statistics relating to Commonwealth Parole decisions.||2 documents released in full.||Department|
|FOI23/282||26/06/2023||Correspondence between deputy secretaries or first assistant secretaries and the Attorney-General, or his Office, on 24 May 2023.||One document released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/268||26/06/2023||Correspondence between the Secretary of the department and the Attorney-General, or his Office, on 24 May 2023.||One document released in full.||Department|
|AGO FOI23/271||26/06/2023||Correspondence from Justice Meagher to the Attorney-General, or his Office, between 20 November and 10 December 2022.||2 documents released in full and 2 documents released in part.||The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP|
|FOI23/163||15/06/2023||Documents regarding the appointment of counsel for the Commonwealth in Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture.||1 document released in full and 2 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/204||13/06/2023||Documents relating to the Yogyakarta Principles Plus 10.||One document released in full.||Department|
|FOI23/081||02/06/2023||Ministerial briefing notes, and correspondence between the Federal Attorney-General and Queensland Attorney-General, regarding Queensland's voluntary assisted dying scheme.||One document released in full and 6 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/087||01/06/2023||Consultations undertaken for the purpose of s 17D of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.||2 documents released in full and 8 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/148||01/06/2023||A dispute notice document from the Financial Services Royal Commission.||One document released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/143||25/05/2023||Documents regarding the Attorney-General’s media roundtable held on 27 February 2023.||2 documents released in full and 1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/147||24/05/2023||Documents that contain information on the objectives, priorities, current work or specific initiatives of the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP, in his capacity as Assistant Minister for the Republic.||4 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/065||15/05/2023||Documents regarding the extradition of Mr Daniel Duggan.||3 documents released in full and 21 documents released in part, with 6 documents withheld pending third-party review rights.||Department|
|FOI23/172||12/05/2023||Correspondence about Safe Schools Declaration.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/153||10/05/2023||Instruments of appointment for Judges and Solicitors-General.||12 documents released in full and 7 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/104||08/05/2023||Any documentation that was before the Attorney-General to consider the settlement, and the record of the decision in the matter of CFMMEU v ABCC & Ors (VID172/2022)||4 documents released in full||Department|
|FOI23/102||05/05/2023||Documents relating to security incidents at embassies and consulates in Australia since 1 January 2022.||82 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/107||01/05/2023||Summary of legal expenses incurred by the Australian Government in defending the tobacco plain packaging cases at the World Trade Organisation.||One document released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/078||24/04/2023||Documents showing costs for the Family Law Council Meeting Dinner mentioned in Question on Notice 288.||4 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/152||21/04/2023||Material prepared for the Attorney-General’s Media Roundtable of 27 February 2023 regarding Julian Assange.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/119||18/04/2023||Copies of two of the department’s Privacy Impact Assessments.||2 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/116||17/04/2023||Previous versions of certain Commonwealth protective security policies.||34 documents released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/316-IR||31/03/2023||Documents between the Attorney-General's Office, the Attorney-General's Department, and the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) regarding the settlement of Lendlease Building Contractors Pty Limited v ABCC. Internal review of decision.||2 documents released in full and 9 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/341||22/03/2023||Documents relating to Iain Anderson’s appointment as Commonwealth Ombudsman.||2 documents released in full and 11 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/099||21/03/2023||Annual statistics of incoming and outgoing child abduction applications involving Australia, specifically under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.||15 documents released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/347||21/03/2023||Specified correspondence regarding the Iron Ore Processing (Mineralogy Pty Ltd) Agreement Amendment Bill 2020.||3 documents released in full and 3 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/068||17/03/2023||Correspondence between the Hon Virginia Bell AC and former Ministers Andrews, Cash, Cormann and Frydenberg.||1 document released in full and 11 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/064||15/03/2023||Policy and decision documents relating to the department’s flexible work arrangements.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/093||03/03/2023||The legal services expenditure of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman for 2021-2022 financial year.||1 document released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/360||27/02/2023||The Hon Michael Sukkar MP's application under the Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017 and decision documents.||4 documents released in full and 1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/072||24/02/2023||Documents regarding the Attorney-General’s media roundtable to discuss press freedom reform.||2 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/040||21/02/2023||Copy of organisational chart and role descriptions for staff in relation to the establishment of the National Anti-Corruption Commission.||2 documents released in full. 8 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/286||10/02/2023||A copy of the Attorney-General's Department estimates briefing pack for October-November 2022, and briefing indexes for certain Groups.||3 documents released in full and 2 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI23/063||10/02/2023||The Attorney-General’s Department policies on social media, information and records management.||1 document released in full and 2 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/314||10/02/2023||Correspondence from the Attorney-General commissioning the Privacy Act Review.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/336||06/02/2023||Advertisements for applications to all Commissioner-level and President positions on the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2000 to 2022.||15 documents released in full and 1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/328||03/02/2023||Documents relating to public interest immunity in relation to David McBride.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/331||03/02/2023||Documents prepared for or by the Attorney-General, including correspondence with the CDPP, about the decision to overturn the prosecution of Bernard Collaery.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/303||31/01/2023||Consultations undertaken in accordance with s 17D of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2020.||3 documents released in full and 9 documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/305||26/01/2023||Copy of Commission of Appointment of Chief Justice James Allsop||1 document released in full||Department|
|FOI22/316||10/01/2023||Correspondence between the Attorney-General’s Office and the department regarding the settlement of Lendlease Building Contractors v the Australian Building and Construction Commission legal matter.||3 documents released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/289||22/12/2022||Copies of various Federal Court Judges’ instruments of appointment||51 documents released in full||Department|
|FOI22/284||22/12/2022||Statistics on parole decisions made for offenders convicted of terrorism offences.||One document released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/253-IR||19/12/2022||Internal review decision of FOI22/253.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/254||16/12/2022||Documents relating to the assessment of Grants #GA39129 and #GA39150||4 documents released in part||Department|
|FOI22/279||16/12/2022||The status of Mr Graham Richardson’s application to be a registered lobbyist.||2 documents released in full and one document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/307||16/12/2022||Documents relating to the Family Law Superannuation Determination 2004.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/301||16/12/2022||Forms A1 and A2 submitted to the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.||12 documents released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/295||13/12/2022||Index of the Attorney-General’s Department's Senate Estimates issues briefs prepared for the Secretary for the Senate Estimates conducted between 28 October and 11 November 2022.||One document released in full.||Department|
|AGOFOI22/256||12/12/2022||Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus’ ministerial diary from 12 September 2022 to 13 October 2022.||One document released in part.||The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP|
|AGO FOI22/258||12/12/2022||Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus’ ministerial diary from 12 September 2022 to 13 October 2022.||One document released in part.||The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP|
|FOI22/285||12/12/2022||The self-assessment checklist completed by the Commonwealth Government as part of the UN’s review of Australia’s implementation of Chapter II and Chapter V of the UN Convention against Corruption.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/259||30/11/2022||All communication between the Department and Waratah Wynward Council, and between the Department and Burnie Council, relating to the delivery and acquittal of the two grants of the Safer Community Fund.||2 Documents released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/262||21/11/2022||Question Time Briefs prepared between 22 September 2022 and 20 October 2022 about the Optus data breach.||1 document released in full and 1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/253||17/11/2022||Consultations undertaken in accordance with s 17D of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2022||3 documents released in part||Department|
|FOI22/255||04/11/2022||All correspondence between the Hobart PCYC and the Department of Home Affairs regarding a grant approved under the Safer Communities Fund.||1 document released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/190||03/11/2022||The report for Expensive Commonwealth Criminal Cases Fund Review.||One document released in part||Department|
|FOI22/219||01/11/2022||Correspondence between AGD and former Prime Ministers about the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme||13 documents released in part on 1 Nov 22; one document released in part on 9 Dec 22 following third party review period.||Department|
|FOI22/226||24/10/2022||The Attorney-General's diary for his first 100 days.||One document released in part.||The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP|
|FOI22/190||13/10/2022||The submissions relating to the review of the Expensive Commonwealth Criminal Cases Fund.||11 documents released in full, 9 documents released in part and 3 documents exempt in full.||Department|
|FOI22/191||12/10/2022||The agenda and minutes from the Meeting of Attorneys-General convened on 12 August 2022.||2 documents released in full and 1 document exempt in full.||Department|
|FOI22/182||07/10/2022||The department's Question Time Brief index as at 4 August 2022.||1 document released in part.||Department|
|FOI22/189||06/10/2022||A list of all entities that enquired about and/or made an application to the Minister for a declaration that they be considered an enforcement agency, pursuant to s 167A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015.||1 document released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/225||06/10/2022||A list of all domestic business class flights taken by AGD employees of the department in the 2021-22 financial year.||1 document released in full.||Department|
|FOI22/220||02/10/2022||Documents regarding Services Australia's inquiries about becoming an enforcement agency under s 176A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.||8 documents released in part.||Department|