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Agency 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 Documents released Decision
FOI/2021/004 15/12/2020

“Documents/Information regarding Mudginberri - Upgrade Water Supply, Cannon Hill- Upgrade Power Supply to Renewable Energy System, Kapalga- Upgrade Power Supply.

We are requesting the documents/information in regards with abovementioned projects... Below is the list of documents we are requesting.

  • Documents related to approval of projects.
  • Documents related to process of approaching a local indigenous organisation by NIAA including advice provided by stakeholder to make that decision that was taken in consideration by NIAA.
  • Documents showing date of decision made by NIAA.
  • Documents related to the proposal NIAA has received by a local indigenous organisation.
  • Status of the projects as of 23rd September 2019.
Released in part
FOI/2021/008 04/12/2020

As an elder of the Larrakia People and beneficiary with a genuine "Claim of Right" I request the most current financial statement of the Aboriginals Benefit Account established under the Australian Land Rights Act 1976 for the benefit of Aboriginal people, including any interest given for the benefit of the Commonwealth.

Released in full
FOI/1920/023/IR 23/11/2020

“The most recent communique of the Joint Working Group on Closing the Gap (and which was recently published on the PMC web site ( included the following text:

"The Joint Council considered a review of the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA), completed by the Partnership Working Group, and agreed to develop a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap, covering the next ten years, continuing the NIRA’s successful elements, strengthening others and addressing foundational areas that were previously excluded from consideration."

In accordance with the provisions of the FOI Act, I would like to request a copy of the final version of that review.”

Released in full