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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/2021/025 25/05/2021

Senate Estimates briefs relating to Jabiru/Kakadu Government Investment and Legislation, CATSI Act Amendments, and the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.

Released in part
FOI/2021/026 10/05/2021

“The data assurance review referred to by Ray Griggs in his 8 May 2020 letter to the Senate”

Released in full
FOI/2021/016 12/03/2021

“The Discussion Papers that were drafted by the National Indigenous Australians Agency and considered by the National Co-Design Group as listed on pages 27-28 of the Interim Report to the Australian Government (October 2020)”

Released in full
FOI/2021/012 15/02/2021

“briefs sent from the NIAA to the Minister for Indigenous Australians relating to the impact of increased welfare payments JobSeeker, JobKeeper and early access to Superannuation, during the coronavirus pandemic on remote Indigenous communities, in the time period 1 April 2020 to present, excluding any information relating to third parties”.

Released in part
FOI/2021/009 08/02/2021

“All correspondence (including attachments), documents, briefing notes and meeting minutes held, sent and received (including by carbon copy) between the National Indigenous Australians Agency and the below parties that concerns any aspect of the proposed raising of the Warragamba Dam wall between 1 March 2019 and 16 November 2020;

  • All Commonwealth ministerial offices
  • All NSW ministerial offices
  • All Commonwealth agencies and departments
  • All NSW agencies and departments”.
    Released in part
    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