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Freedom of information disclosure log

Australian Government agencies must publish on their websites details of information they release in response to freedom of information requests.

FOI Disclosure Log

They are required to do so under Subsection 11C(3) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Set out below are descriptions of information and documents we have released.

If you wish to obtain copies of these documents, email: FOI@ag.gov.au 

For details on how to make an FOI request, visit the Freedom of Information page.

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Description and dates of documents released under Freedom of Information

Reference number Date Sort ascending Request Info published Decision maker
FOI21/205 17/11/2021 The incoming minister portfolio brief prepared for the Commonwealth Attorney-General after her appointment on 30 March 2021. 1 document released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/177 16/11/2021 All documents relating to Questions on Notice LCC-BE20-126 and LCC-BE20-127, which were directed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 17 documents released in full, 43 documents released in part, 1 document refused in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/171 11/11/2021 All documents relating to the appointment of Lorraine Finlay as Human Rights Commissioner. 1 document released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/170 08/11/2021 Results of a survey of Attorney General's department staff by the department, its HR department or an independent consultant which sought to assess the level of sexual assault, harassment or discrimination of staff and/ or former staff. 2 documents released in full and 5 documents released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/196 03/11/2021 Documents held by the department relating to the processing of FOI requests made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 29 documents released in part and 4 documents refused in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/199 02/11/2021 Documents, reports, statistics or records held by the Commonwealth Parole Office in relation to parole revocation proceedings under s19AW of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth). 1 document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/165 02/11/2021 1. Department of the Attorney-General's submission document to the AWEI scheme in 2021;
2. Data collated by the Department of the Attorney-General for provision to Pride in Diversity and AWEI scheme for the 2021 departmental AWEI submission;
3. Results of AWEI employee survey conducted by Department of the Attorney-General on Department of the Attorney-General employees for the 2021 departmental AWEI submission;
4. Invoices of payments made to ACON and Pride in Diversity in relation to the 2021 departmental AWEI submission.
5 documents released in full, 52 documents released in part and one document exempt in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/189 01/11/2021 Documents held by the Commonwealth Parole Office in relation to the determination of parole for offenders who have committed offences under Part 10.6 (Telecommunication Services), Division 474, subdivisions D and F of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth). (Offenders who committed offences under any of the provisions from s474.22 to s474.23, or s474.25A to s474.27A inclusive.) 1 document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/160 01/11/2021 1. Department of the Attorney-General's submission document to the AWEI scheme in 2021;
2. Data collated by the Department of the Attorney-General for provision to Pride in Diversity and AWEI scheme for the 2021 departmental AWEI submission;
3. Results of AWEI employee survey conducted by Department of the Attorney-General on Department of the Attorney-General employees for the 2021 departmental AWEI submission;
4. Invoices of payments made to ACON and Pride in Diversity in relation to the 2021 departmental AWEI submission.
5 documents released in full, 52 documents relased in part and one document exempt in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/155 21/10/2021 Correspondence between the Attorney-General's Department and former prime ministers of Australia (or their legal representatives) regarding the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS), between 1 October 2020 and 23 August 2021 inclusive. 14 documents in part and 3 documents in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/169 21/10/2021 The ‘incoming minister brief’ provided by the department to the Commonwealth Attorney-General after her appointment on 30 March 2021. 1 document released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/178 20/10/2021 The submissions by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Comcare to the 2013 Review of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988. 3 documents released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/133 05/10/2021 A copy of the 'Attorney General's Department Indexed File Lists - Sorted Numerically 1 January 2012 - 30 June 2012'. That document cites 'record 12/5946'. 1 document released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/117 29/09/2021 Documents related to the department's request for clarification from Ms Julie Bishop and her company Julie Bishop and Partners about registration on the lobbying register 1 document released in full, 14 documents released in part, 6 documents refused in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/172 27/09/2021 Visitor statistics for the Attorney-General's Department Freedom of Information and Privacy Act webpages between 2019-20 and 2020-21. 1 document released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/150 16/09/2021 Details of completed parole revocation proceedings in NSW under section 19AW of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) 1 document released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/132 27/08/2021 A breakdown of mutual legal assistance requests, from Hong Kong authorities to Australian authorities and vice versa, for the years 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2020-present date. Access granted in full to 1 document Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/087 12/07/2021 A dollar figure for the last 5 financial years' general ledger for the Attorney-General's department. Access granted in full to 5 documents Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/089 09/07/2021 A copy of the document and/or referendum which proves that Australia joined the UNIDROIT Treaty with full approval from the people of the Commonwealth of Australia. 1 document released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/056 30/06/2021 All documents between the Attorney-General's Department, the Attorney General and President of the AAT pertaining to appointments between 1 February 2019 - 18 May 2019 Access refused to 18 documents and grant access in part to 15 documents. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/055 30/06/2021 All documents between the Attorney-General's Department, the Attorney General and President of the AAT pertaining to appointments between 1 March 2016 - 2 July 2016. Access refused to 8 documents and grant access in part to 8 documents. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/060 11/06/2021 Documents relating to the Bankruptcy Consultation Forum between 2010 and 2021 18 documents released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/069 08/06/2021 Correspondence between the Attorney-General and chair of the Disability Royal Commission regarding the request to extend the Commission. 6 documents released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/073 02/06/2021 Figures associated with internal departmental administration of the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Scheme. 1 document released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/054 01/06/2021 Documents relating to the selection process and shortlisting criteria for appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Seven documents released in full and six documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
AMO FOI21/1 30/04/2021 A copy of the folder entitled "Additional Estimates – Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee – March 2021 – HOT TOPIC BRIEFS". One document released in part. Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General
FOI21/032 29/04/2021 Documents contained within file 20/9468 - "CLS - War Crimes – 2020". 9 documents released in full 20 documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/046 27/04/2021 A copy of the Attorney-General's Department's estimates briefing pack for March 2021. 2 documents released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/030 27/04/2021 A copy of any document that constitutes an authorisation for a tweet published on AGD’s twitter account. 1 document released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/027 19/04/2021 Access to documents held by the Attorney-General’s Department that came into existence on or after 1 February 2021 (to 17 February 2021), recording communications between (a) the Attorney-General and his office, and (b) the Attorney-General’s Department, or vice versa, relating to the cost of extending paid leave and long service leave entitlements to casual employees and independent contractors. 9 documents released in full and 40 documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/029 19/04/2021 Documents held by the Attorney-General’s Department, that came into existence on or after 1 February 2021 (to 18 February 2021), recording communications between officers of the Attorney-General’s department, including the Acting Secretary, relating to the cost of extending paid leave and long service leave entitlements to casual employees and independent contractors. 11 documents released in full and 79 documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/035 15/04/2021 Documents contained within department file 20/6733 - IR Secretariat - Fact Checking 7 documents released in full, 6 documents released in part and 33 documents exempt in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/021 29/03/2021 Documents relating to the appointment of the National Children's Commissioner. 1 document released in full and 22 documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/038 26/03/2021 A copy of the document titled: APS Advice 40 of 1997 - Amendments to the Australian Public Service General Employment Conditions. 1 document released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/034 25/03/2021 Documents contained within file 20/9519 FEG - QTI - Operational policy - ideas register. 3 documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/008 24/03/2021 Documents prepared by the Attorney-General's Department relating to the age of criminal responsibility. 12 documents released in full, 12 documents released in part and 113 documents exempt in full. Attorney-General’s Department
AGO FOI19/04 17/03/2021 The legal advice from the Australian Government Solicitor delivered on or about 20 February 2019 relating to the so-called “medevac legislation” (“the medevac advice”); and
All documents containing instructions to the Australian Government Solicitor relating to the medevac advice.
2 documents released in part Previous portfolio Ministers
FOI20/230 12/03/2021 A copy of the report of the independent Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives. 2 documents released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/025 05/03/2021 An organisation structure down to Executive Level 1, including position titles. 1 document released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/014 22/02/2021 All briefings and memos held by the Attorney-General's Department in relation to the 2018 ACLEI integrity investigation titled Operation Shinobi. 1 document released in full and 5 released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
AGO FOI20/09 09/02/2021 Request for records of meetings between the Attorney-General and his staff and Apple Inc and its representatives between 1 January 2018 and 4 December 2020. 4 documents released in part Previous portfolio Ministers
FOI20/228 29/01/2021 A document showing, in aggregate dollar value, FEG advances and costs recoveries recovered by the Recovery Funding team for each financial year for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2020. 1 document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/179 18/01/2021 Any document about the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme and its application to journalists, media organisations, and their owners and media commentators, from 29 June 2018 until 8 October 2020.

Any document provided to the Attorney-General about the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme as it applies to journalists, media organisations and their owners, and media commentators, from 29 June 2018 until 8 October 2020. This includes briefings and talking points.
36 documents released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/178 18/01/2021 Correspondence about the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS), from 29 June 2018 until 8 October 2020 between the Department and media organisations which are Chinese state owned or broadcast/publish in the Chinese language, or target the Chinese community in Australia.

The correspondence includes:

i. Correspondence encouraging recipients to consider whether the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme applies to their circumstances;
ii. Correspondence encouraging recipients to consider registering under the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme;
iii. Discussion of potential transparency notices and/or provisional transparency notices; and
iv. Correspondence about the circumstances under which recipients of that correspondence may face penalties.
3 documents released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/202 15/01/2021 Documents showing the work undertaken by the department to facilitate remote witnessing and signing of the Notice of Intended Marriage form during the COVID-19 crisis. 3 documents released in full and 22 documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/223 24/12/2020 Request for the latest brief to the Attorney concerning the reforms to the FOI Act One document released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/200 09/12/2020 Any final report, memo or note prepared by the Advisory Group on behalf of the Commonwealth Government in relation to all 78 submissions made by members of the public in relation to the proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission. One document released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/190 16/11/2020 Webcast videos from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry for the following public hearing dates:
• 16 April 2018
• 17 April 2018
• 18 April 2018
4 videos released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/191 13/11/2020 Evidence of the Interim National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention being advertised in the press, and a copy of the full job description for the position of Interim Commissioner. One document released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/166 11/11/2020 Correspondence related to the nomination for the Justices of the High Court of Australia in and around 1987 4 documents released in full. Attorney-General’s Department