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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
FOI22/034 20/04/2022 Documents setting out correspondence between the specified parties in relation to 3 articles published in The Australian concerning appointments to the Federal Court. 47 documents released in part and 5 documents exempt in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI22/045 11/04/2022 The number of credit cards currently in use in the Attorney-General's Department. 1 document released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/253 15/03/2022 Documents in relation to the Attorney-General's Department FOI decision FOI21/084 4 documents released in part and one document exempt in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI22/007 08/03/2022 Indexed Lists of Agency File Titles for the Attorney General's Department [for the Senate order] for the periods: 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2004 and 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020. One document released in part, one document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI22/009 02/03/2022 Documents relating to the development of the Commonwealth Integrity Commission legislation. Two documents released in part and two documents exempt in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI22/010 16/02/2022 The report as compiled by KPMG as a result of the Independent review of the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) framework. One document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/230 15/02/2022 Documents regarding Australia's role in Professor Hilary Charlesworth's nomination and election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2021. Specifically, documents which refer to Professor Charlesworth's interest and experience in "feminism", "feminist legal methods", "feminist legal scholarship". 5 documents released in full, 2 documents released in part, one document exempt in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI22/004 02/02/2022 Operational documents in relation to the Fair Entitlement Guarantee claims IT functions. 6 documents released in full and 6 documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/232 21/01/2022 Documents pertaining to human rights limitations associated with the National Disability Insurance Scheme and National Disability Insurance Act. One document released in full, seven documents released in part, 12 documents refused in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI22/005 20/01/2022 Operational documents in relation to the Fair Entitlement Guarantee claims IT functions. One document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/237 20/01/2022 All correspondence and submissions by social media companies relating to the government's plan to make companies reveal the identities of anonymous online trolls. One document released in full, one document released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/233 20/01/2022 Documents, reports, statistics or records held by the Commonwealth Parole Office or the Attorney General’s Department in relation to the determination of parole for offenders who have committed offences under certain provisions relating to terrorism offences (under Part 5.3 and Part 5.5) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). 1 document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/234 23/12/2021 Operational documents in relation to lodging a Fair Entitlement Guarantee claim. 3 documents released in full and 7 documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/220 23/12/2021 Documents relevant to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 and its related bill. Grant access in full to previously released FOI documents CM11/24418 - 11 November 2011 and CM11/29305 - 15 June 2018. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/206 16/12/2021 Documents detailing meetings with stakeholders regarding the proposal to cap class action payouts to lawyers and funders, including but not limited to diary entries of any meetings. 3 documents released in full and 8 documents released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/084 02/12/2021 Correspondence between Ovato, the Department and the Minister. 58 documents released in part, 10 documents access refused in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/207 and FOI21/208 01/12/2021 All briefs supplied to the department regarding the proposal to cap class action payouts to lawyers and funders, as well as briefs regarding the government's response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services an inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry. 1 document released in full, 10 documents released in part and 11 documents refused in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/209 01/12/2021 Analysis undertaken by the department relating to the potential impacts of the proposal to cap class action payouts to lawyers and funders. 3 documents released in full and 12 documents refused in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI21/175 29/11/2021 Application and decision documents relating to the proclamation of the Sabian Mandaean Religious Community. 4 documents released in full, 4 documents released in part and 1 document refused in full. Attorney-General’s Department
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
FOI21/134 22/09/2021 Revision of High Court Rules - Exposure Draft April 2004 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