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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.

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FOI reference number Date of access FOI request Documents released Decision
FOI/1920/055 24/08/2020

Briefs and external correspondence received by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet between 1 April and 31 May 2017 relating to complaints, compliance issues and investigations relating to the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA).

Released in part
FOI/1920/049 20/04/2020

All documents relating in any way to the decision to cease current funding arrangements for the National FVPLS Forum National Secretariat from June 2020. Without limiting the scope of my request, examples of the types of the documents requested include:

  1. any documents (including briefs provided by the National Indigenous Australians Agency to the Minister for Indigenous Australians or his office) regarding recommendations to cease current funding arrangements for the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum and National Secretariat;
  2. any documents held by the National Indigenous Australians Agency relating to the decision to cease current funding arrangements for the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum National Secretariat in June 2020;
  3. any documentation of internal discussions regarding the ceasing of current funding arrangements for the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum National Secretariat in June 2020;
  4. any documentation outlining internal decision making and justifications regarding the ceasing of current funding arrangements for the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum National Secretariat in June 2020; and
  5. any ancillary or related documents which were relied on in order to prepare the above documents.

This request includes any appendix, annexure, schedule or other document that was included as an attachment to any of the documents referred to above.

Released in part
FOI/1920/042 21/02/2020

In relation to the Bigambul peoples:

  1. Any and all documents held from 1999 onwards which relate to the Bigambul People’s Native Title Determination Area, being QUD101/2009 (Bigambul People Part B) (QC2009/002) and (QC09/002), or have a connection to the area subject to the determination
Released in part
FOI/1920/044 17/02/2020

Documentation from 2019 outlining internal decision making and justifications prior to the announcement of the cessation of annual funding of $244,000 in June 2020 for the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum’.

Released in part
FOI/OMIA/1920/001 18/01/2020
  1. Any request for information from the Minister for Indigenous Australians or his Office on the exploitation of Indigenous artists.
  2. Any information provided by the National Indigenous Australians Agency to the Minister for Indigenous Australians or his office on the exploitation of Indigenous Australians.
  3. Any record of action taken by the Minister for Indigenous Australians to address the exploitation of Indigenous artists including any letters to the Minister for Communications and the Arts or the Prime Minister.
  4. Any consultation the Minister for Indigenous Australians has undertaken with the Indigenous Advisory Council on the exploitation of Indigenous artists.
Released in part
FOI/1920/038 02/01/2020

I would like access to the ATSIC Board of Directors papers that relate to decisions connected to the December 2001 licence agreement between Harold Thomas and ATSIC regarding The Aboriginal Flag. Given that agreements of this magnitude could only happen with the approval of the Board I would expect that there would be board papers that discuss the agreement, likely from proposal to execution. The timeframe being from 1 January 2001 to 31 January 2002.

I am content for you to redact any references to compensation in terms of monetary amounts.

The Freedom of Information Act empowers me with the right to access information. It would be desirable for me to have access to the information without the necessity of wasting Senate sitting time. I know for a fact that these papers still exist and that they have recently been located in ATSIC archives.

Released in part
FOI/1920/027 08/10/2019

1) Any documents held by the National Indigenous Australians Agency regarding communication between the Minister for Indigenous Australians or his Office and the Indigenous Advisory Council;

2) Any documents provided by the National Indigenous Australians Agency to the Minister for Indigenous Australians or his office regarding recommendations to replace Ms Andrea Mason as the Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Council;

3) Any documents provided by the National Indigenous Australians Agency to the Minister for Indigenous Australians or his Office regarding the future of the Indigenous Advisory Council including any possible meetings; and

4) Any documents held by the National Indigenous Australians Agency with advice from the Minister for Indigenous Australians to the Prime Minister about the future of the Indigenous Advisory Council.

The time period for this request is from the Minister’s appointment on 29 May 2019 to present (2 September 2019), a period of almost 100 days.

Released in part
FOI/1920/021 13/09/2019

File U18-23610 Representations – QoN – limited to the summary table of expenditure’

Released in full
FOI/1920/009 01/08/2019

Documents relating to the approval for the land transfer of Lot 4 (Folio 4/589050) and Lot 170 (Folio 170/721333) from Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation to Gurehlgam Corporation, including documents relating to the Caveat process for caveats AK92688 and AK92689, in 2015.

Released in part
FOI/1920/011 25/07/2019

Documents from January 2019, held by the the Recognition, Policy and Empowered Communities and Closing the Gap sections, that mention Warren Mundine’s political candidacy in relation to his status as a recipient of the grant for season 2 Mundine Means Business and the contract supporting season 1 of Mundine Means Business.

Released in part