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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.

An archived version of the Archived freedom of information guidelines and memoranda webpage is available on Trove.

Description and dates of documents released under Freedom of Information

Reference number Date Sort ascending Request Info published Decision maker
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 & Minister for Industrial Relations
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 Attorney-General & Minister for Industrial Relations
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 Attorney-General & Minister for Industrial Relations
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
FOI20/108 15/10/2020 A list of all entities which received work from the Department under the National Indigenous Procurement Policy in the 2019-20 financial year. One document released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/144 08/10/2020 Document collating statistics for agency notification forms under the Legal Services Directions Act 2017 for the former Department of Human Services, Services Australia, the Australian Taxation Office and Comcare. One document released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/146 25/09/2020 A copy of the document that proves Australia joined the UNIDROIT treaty in 1973 with full approval from the people of the Commonwealth of Australia. One document released in full, one document released in part. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/140 18/09/2020 A document showing: 1) the number of personnel procured from Hays in the 19/20 financial year, 2) the amount spent by the department recruiting personnel from Hays in the 19/20 financial year, and 3) the position titles of all personnel recruited through Hays, working in the Sydney office of the department as at 19 August 2020. One document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/083 14/09/2020 All policy-making and administrative documents relating to the adoption and implementation of the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019, or AVM Act. In particular, documents related to the development and drafting of the bill as well as the period immediately after implementation, and any substantive agendas. This is limited to documents created from 15 March 2019 to 31 April 2019, inclusive. This excludes all emails (except those from representatives of Facebook and Google). Nine documents released in full, 18 documents released in part, six documents exempt in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/137 11/09/2020 A document showing the number of departmental employees that have worked in the Ministerial Office of the Attorney-General from 2000 until 2020. This includes both Department Liaison Officers, and those that have joined the Minister’s private staff as advisers. One document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/121 25/08/2020 A copy of the national service standards for community legal centres across Australia. One document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/118 21/08/2020 The amount spent on labour hire staff procured throughout the Attorney-General's Department, for the 2019-20 financial year. One document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/070 14/08/2020 A copy of the contract associated with Commonwealth tender ID CN3418114-A2, between the Attorney General's department and Julian T Brophy. One document released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/062 06/07/2020 Copies of notices issued to entities under a number of provisions of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 and related correspondence 5 document released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/080 26/06/2020 Copy of the letter sent by the Attorney-General to Professor Terry Carney in September 2017 1 document released in part, 1 document released in full Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/051 09/06/2020 A copy of the Minutes of Meeting for discussions held on 4 April 2013 by the Standing Council on Law and Justice in relation to a review of Australia’s female genital mutilation legal framework 1 document released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/065 19/05/2020 Document on statistics regarding the International Transfer of Prisoners Scheme from the United Kingdom to Australia (2017-2019) One document released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/029 18/05/2020 Documents containing information regarding advice received by and/or prepared within the department on the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act and climate change. 13 documents released in part Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/049 15/05/2020 Documents regarding the National Guidelines: Assessment of Applications from Reportable Offenders for Permission to Travel Overseas 1 document was released in full. Attorney-General’s Department
FOI20/038 06/04/2020 Documents regarding the policies and procedures for determining whether a person is an 'employee' or an 'independent contractor' for the purpose of assessing a Fair Entitlement Guarantee claim. Three documents were released in part. Attorney-General’s Department