Departmental 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 Information published in the disclosure log Other Information
FOI/2020/056 22/05/2020

Between 1 July 2019 and 25 February 2020:

  • Briefs which primarily discuss Underwriting New Generation Investments and mention Vales Point power station
    • I mean briefs in the possession of PMC, that were authored by PMC, Treasury, or the Departments responsible for the Industry, Environment/Climate Change or Energy portfolios
    • By saying “primarily” I intend to exclude briefs that only tangentially mention UNGI or mention it in a list of other issues

Correspondence between PMC and the PMO that discusses Vales Point power station

Released in part
FOI/2020/084 18/05/2020

Total value of contacts awarded to the following consultants between January 1 – April 7, 2020.  KPMG, PWC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company. 

The number of contracts and the total value of contracts awarded between September 16 – December 31 2019.

Released in full
FOI/2020/065 14/05/2020

Finalised reports & PowerPoint presentations from McKinsey that are associated with the following Commonwealth tender IDs:CN3575896 , CN3586760-A1, CN3586760.

Document 3 - publicly available on the APS Review website.

Released in part
FOI/2020/058 03/04/2020

Copies of all emails and other documents relating to Hillsong church pastor Brian Houston's possible attendance at events during the Prime Minister's 2019 US state visit (Sep 2019). 

This should include any correspondence about the possibility of Mr Houston attending events, any invitations sent to Mr Houston, and any correspondence with US officials about Mr Houston's attendance at such events. 

I will limit this to all documents created or edited between 1 July 2019 and 19 September 2019 (the first day of the US State visit). 

Released in part
FOI/2019/263 03/04/2020

Documents/communications regarding inviting Pastor Brian Houston to the White House state dinner.

Released in part
FOI/2019/274 03/04/2020

Copies of all emails and other documents relating to Hillsong church pastor Brian Houston's possible attendance at events during the Prime Minister's US state visit this month.

(As per recent media reports https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-22/scott-morrison-hillsong-pastor-brian-houston-white-house/11536792)

This should include any correspondence about the possibility of Mr Houston attending events, any invitations sent to Mr Houston, and any correspondence with US officials about Mr Houston's attendance at such events.

If a specific time period is required for this request, I will limit this to all documents created or edited since 1 July 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2020/052 24/03/2020

Total cost of the Prime Minister of Fiji, the Hon Josaia Voreqe Baininmarama, Guest of Government Visit to Australia.

Released in full
FOI/2020/063 23/03/2020

Copies of all correspondence between the OAIC and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in relation to my FOI request with OAIC

Released in part
FOI/2020/002 23/03/2020

Documents described below and created between 1 January 2018 and 31 January 2020:

  1. Briefs to the Prime Minister prepared by the Department that address climate change publications authored by one or more climate scientists;
  2. Briefs to the Prime Minister prepared by the Department that addresses climate change publications authored by one or more of the following institutions;
    1. Bureau of Meteorology
    2. CSIRO
    3. Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub
    4. Climate Change Institute, Australian National University
    5. University of NSW Climate Change Research Centre
  3. Documentary evidence (including calendar entries) of verbal briefs given to the Prime Minister or discussions with the Prime Minister by any of the climate scientists identified above point
Released in part
FOI/2020/051 23/03/2020

Total cost of Prime Minister’s International Trips October to December 2019.

Released in full
2020/043 12/03/2020
  1. The terms of reference, role description and/or conditions that apply to Mr. Cam’s appointment to the role of ambassador, including descriptions of his reporting requirements to the Federal Government;
  2. Documentation outlining the selection process leading to choice of Mr. Cam for this role;
  3. Documentation outlining government planning for the creation of a national ambassador role, including research referenced, cost-benefit analysis conducted, and projected outcomes;
  4. Documentation outlining the estimated costs of appointing Cam to the role of envoy, including:
    —information about Mr. Cam's remuneration
    —information about allowances (e.g. travel allowances) that will be available to Mr. Cam
    —the number and costs of any support staffers that will be available to assist Mr. Cam
Released in part
FOI/2020/040 10/03/2020

A document (spreadsheet and or Microsoft word) detailing all successful and non-successful claims (amount's paid, dates, Agency/Department involved and the type of defective administration and explanation of) for defective administration under the CDAA (The Scheme for Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (CDDA scheme) for the period's:

  1. 1st January 2017 until 31st December 2017
  2. 1st January 2018 until 31st December 2018
  3. 1st January 2019 until 31st December 2019; and
  4. 1st January 2020 until 8th February 2020.
Released in full
FOI/2020/036 06/03/2020

Under foi please provide me with the foi decision letter referred to in the article ‘FOI request denied: We’ll never get to know the cost of PM’s Hawaii holiday’, published in the New Daily on 4/2/20.

Please exclude any personal information from the request (including the original requester’s name, email).

Released in full
FOI/2020/033 05/03/2020
  1. the final report from the Secretary of PMC into the actions of Senator McKenzie, in her previous role as Minister for Sport, in making decisions regarding the allocation of funds under the Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
  2. the instructions given to the Secretary regarding this review.
  3. all correspondence (incoming, outgoing or external) and all attachments regarding the ANAO audit of the Community Sport Infrastructure Program, created on or after 15 January 2020.
Released in part
FOI/2020/024 02/03/2020

Under the FOI Act, I seek access to any document contained within Ms Stephanie Foster’s (Deputy Secretary – Governance, at PMC) email client (likely Microsoft Outlook) that contains either (or both) of the following terms:

  1. “Bettina Arndt”; and/or
  2. “Hadgkiss”
Released in part
FOI/2020/020 27/02/2020

Any correspondence from the last 13 months regarding Bettina Arndt. Of particular interest is any correspondence from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Released in part
FOI/2020/015 18/02/2020

Advice provided by the Office for Women to any Department or Minister in relation to the risks to victims/survivors of family violence posed by the select committee inquiry into family law.

Released in full
FOI/2019/356 12/02/2020

All correspondence and emails that relates to or mentions the group "Emergency leaders for climate action" between 1 April 2019 and 30 September 2019.

Released in part
FOI-2019-369 03/02/2020

Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal declarations.

Released in part
FOI/2019/393 24/01/2020

The departmental briefs titled “Captain Cook 250th Anniversary”, “Drought”, “Energy” and “Waste and Recycling” prepared in connection with the Supplementary Budget Estimates in October 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/382 17/01/2020

The departmental brief titled “Conclusion of Independent Review of the APS” prepared in connection with the Supplementary Budget Estimates in October 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/384 17/01/2020

The departmental briefs titled “COAG – Meetings and Priorities” and “The Government’s Commitment to Regulatory Impact Analysis and evidence-based policy” prepared in connection with the Supplementary Budget Estimates in October 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/386 17/01/2020

The departmental briefs titled “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” and “Abortion” prepared in connection with the Supplementary Budget Estimates in October 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/352 17/01/2020

I would like, under the FOI Act, to be provided with all documents, emails and briefing notes from within the date range 1 August 2019 to 12 November 2019 from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to the Prime Minister or his office which provide advice on Australia's emissions trajectory or on whether Australia is meeting and will meet its Paris emission reduction targets.

By advice, I mean documents that:

  • contain anticipated or yet-to-be-made announcements or publications regarding Australia’s emissions trajectory or on Australia meeting its Paris emission reduction targets. This category would include any proposed talking points or speeches,
  • correct or foreshadow corrections to material previously published or announced.
    • Provide warnings or advice to the Prime Minister or his office that new information has become available on Australia's emissions trajectory, or on whether Australia is meeting and will meet its Paris emission reduction targets, but not any published documents/reports attached to that advice
    • documents directing the Prime Minister or his Office to where published, publicly available or announced material may be found, but not any published documents/reports attached to that advice

This request excludes the following:

  • duplicate documents,
  • documents and reports which are publically available,
  • documents that only provide a synopsis or summary of material previously published or announced.
Released in part
FOI/2019/273 23/12/2019

Advice, correspondence, emails or reports relating to the Prime Minister's attendance at the Pratt Industries Plant Opening in Wapakoneta. Ohio, on September 22, 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/246 23/12/2019
  • The itinerary of the official visit of Fiji Prime Minister Bainimarama
  • Briefing or advice provided to the Prime Minister between 1 July 2019 until the conclusion of the official visit of Fiji Prime Minister Bainimarama on the subject of Climate Change, and
  • Costs of the visit settled as of 30 September 2019 (i.e. those invoices receipted, acquitted/reconciled and finalised by the Department)
Released in part
FOI/2019/307 20/12/2019

All documents created, or received, since 1 May 2019 related to the investigation initiated by the United States Attorney General William Barr concerning the FBI's Russia investigation, including, but not limited to, communications with the United States Government and briefs to the Prime Minister.

This request excludes media reports, press releases and duplicate documents.

Excludes drafts of documents otherwise captured by the request.

Released in part
FOI/2019/284 18/12/2019

Drought Communities Programme

Released in part
FOI/2019/287 16/12/2019

Documents of the Behaviour Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) that outline or guide officers in the application of ethics and ethical decision-making in relation to the functions of and operations carried out by BETA.

Released in part
FOI/2019/357 16/12/2019

I seek access to any emails contained in all of Philip Gaetjens’ outlook items (including deleted items) that contain any of the following terms (in the body of an email and/or in the addressee fields of an email):

  1. “liberal.org.au”,
  2. “ipa.org.au” (the IPA is an alt-right political lobby group that serves as the Ministry of Propaganda for the Liberal Party), and/or
  3. “Hillsong”
Released in part
FOI/2019/360 16/12/2019

The total cost to the Department of Prince Andrew's visit to Australia in October 2019, including a breakdown by category (e.g. ground transport, accommodation, etc).

Released in full
FOI/2019/278 09/12/2019
  • All official communications received by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from August 29, 2019 to September 2, 2019 regarding the displaying of a sign that allowed employees to use the bathrooms at the department’s Canberra offices which “best fits [the user’s] gender identity”, this would also include communications regarding gender-inclusive bathrooms or gender-neutral bathrooms. (Excluding media clippings.)
  • All internal communications regarding between the same dates containing words "gender neutral toilets".
Released in part
FOI/2019/346 05/12/2019

I write seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act, specifically the official gift declarations, and any photographs, for the silver platter, cufflinks, and Pair of Royal Photographs, as detailed in answer to Senate Question on Notice 628. These documents should include any valuation material and the listing of amount paid for the Prime Minister to personally retain each item.

Released in part
FOI/2019/342 04/12/2019

Communication between PM&C and the Victorian government on the state's decision to sign a Belt and Road Initiative MOU with China.

Released in full
FOI/2017/100 02/12/2019

All correspondence, emails and documents in the possession of the Department which were provided to either the Minister or the Department by the former ILC Directors or CEO, their lawyers or representatives in the 2014/15 financial year.

Released in part
FOI/2019/330 27/11/2019

Except for costs relating to VIP flights or security, costs incurred by the Department relating to: Papua New Guinea, Argentina, Iraq, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Tuvalu, Vietnam, France and East Timor.

Released in full
FOI/2019/320 27/11/2019

Total Cost to the Department of Prince Edward’s Visit to Australia (September 2019).

Released in full
FOI/2019/312 22/11/2019

The topics list for briefs created in preparation for the Supplementary Budget Estimates hearing of the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee in October 2019.

Released in full
FOI/2019/324 21/11/2019

Except for costs relating to VIP flights or security, costs incurred by the Department relating to:

  • the Prime Minister’s visit to Indonesia (31 August – 1 September 2018), and
  • the Prime Minister’s visit to Singapore (13-15 November 2018).
Released in full
FOI/2019/323 21/11/2019

Except for costs relating to VIP flights or security, costs incurred by the Department to a point in time (eg. the most recent available cost when the FOI is received) of the:

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea the Hon James Marape’s ‘Guest of Government’ visit to Australia from 21-26 July 2019, and

Papua New Guinea Ministers and Governors visiting Australia as part of the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea the Hon James Marape’s ‘Guest of Government’ visit to Australia.

Released in full
FOI/2019/237 21/11/2019

All internal and external communications, including but not limited to emails, attachments, faxes and transcripts, involving the department which:

  • took place or were created on August 29, 2019 AND
  • related to the existence and removal of gender-neutral signage formerly located outside bathrooms at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Released in part
FOI/2019/290 & FOI/2019/291 15/11/2019

Documents relating to telephone call between the Prime Minister and the President of the United States.

Released in full
FOI/2019/305 15/11/2019

Gift register records

Released in part
FOI/2019/228 05/11/2019

I seek a copy of the NAA reference number for each of the five hard copy files retrieved by PM&C relating to the consultation for the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal.

I seek a copy of any index, list or similar document describing the contents of each of the afore mentioned five hard copy files.

I seek a copy of the briefing document from PM&C to the Parliamentary Secretary or the Prime Minister accompanying the proposal to create the HOSM.

I seek a copy of the Prime Minister’s correspondence to the Governor General recommending the HOSM implementation and any briefing documents attached to that correspondence.

Released in part
FOI/2019/283 31/10/2019

The dollar figure/amount at the end of each of the nine invoices/documents given to the Department by AGS in respect of services rendered by AGS.

Release in full with irrelevant information redacted under s22

Released in full
FOI/2019/243 31/10/2019

I would like to request under the FOI Act: - any communication (signed by the Prime Minister) between the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and the Department of Home Affairs or the Minister for Home Affairs, concerning regional processing, between May 20 2019 and September 12 2019.

Released in part
FOI/2019/245 30/10/2019

Copies of all emails to and from the Secretary of PMC relating to the gender-neutral toilets at PMC buildings, from 29 August to the date of this request. This should also include any relevant attachments, such as reports and memos relating to the existence of gender-neutral toilets at PMC.

Release in full with irrelevant information redacted under s22.

Released in full
FOI/2019/179 04/10/2019

I write seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act, specifically any report provided by Bellberry Limited under contract CN3481559.

Released in full
FOI/2019/225 03/10/2019

Correspondence in relation to the plan or plans for or actual establishment, constitution and jurisdiction of the proposed Department of Home Affairs.

Released in full
FOI/2019/221 27/09/2019

I write seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act, specifically any report provided by the Australian and New Zealand School of Government under the social policy research listed with CN3534328.

Released in full
FOI/2019/208 17/09/2019

The job description for the position of Assistant Secretary of Awards and Culture Branch PM&C, extant 2012.

Released in full
FOI/2019/199 17/09/2019

FOI Disclosure Log decision

Released in part
FOI/2019/202 16/09/2019

‘I request the following documents pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act):

File No. 18-30128 Policy Coordination - Abortion Matters

I note these documents are listed on the Department’s Indexed File List 1 July to 31 December 2018.’ 

Released in full
FOI/2019/181 12/09/2019

FOI Disclosure Log decision

Released in part
FOI/2019/183 05/09/2019

FOI Guidelines and templates

Released in full
FOI/2019/164 03/09/2019

Copies of any emails in Ms Foster’s email account that relate to the matters referred to in the 26 June 2019 Guardian article.

Released in full
FOI/2018/091/IC 23/08/2019

All diaries, appointment schedules or appointment calendars created by or for, and/or used by, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the period 6 -27 November 2017. I am happy to restrict the request to weekly 'Outlook' calendar views (or a similar approach if another electronic diary approach is used).

Released in part
FOI/2019/165 21/08/2019

I am seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 relating to a ‘working dinner’ between the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Donald Trump on 27 June 2019 ahead of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

Specifically, I request the following:

  • The official guest list for the ‘working dinner’
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the ‘working dinner’ between the Prime Minister and President
  • Any imagery (photographs / video) of the ‘working dinner’ between the Prime Minister and President captured by the Prime Minister’s Official Photographer and / or on any departmental device
  • The menu for the ‘working dinner’
Released in part
FOI/2019/166 21/08/2019

I am seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 relating to the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

Specifically, I request the following:

  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and The Prime Minister of Thailand, held on 26 June 2019
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and the President of the European Council and President of the European Commission, held on 29 June 2019
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of Vietnam, held on 29 June 2019
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and the President of Indonesia, held on 29 June 2019
  • Any notes, minutes or written records of the bilateral meeting between the Australian Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of India, held on 29 June 2019
  • Any imagery (photographs / video) of the five bilateral meetings listed above, captured by the Prime Minister’s Official Photographer and / or on any departmental device

Any gifts exchanged at the five bilateral meetings listed above

Released in part
FOI/2019/140 19/08/2019

Statement of requirement for, and report resulting from, the work undertaken by McKinsey Pacific Rim under contract CN3575896.

Released in part
FOI/2019/132 12/08/2019

Copy of Declaration of an Official Gift

Released in full
FOI/2019/168 09/08/2019

Oath of Office & Appointment of Minister

Released in full
FOI/2019/170 08/08/2019

‘Under the FOI Act I request:

Declarations of, and communications with legal practitioners about, Public Interest Advocates under section 180X of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access Act) 1979 since January 2015.

Please exclude the information already released in FOI-2018-032.’

Released in part
FOI/2019/122 29/07/2019

All documents created between 2 July 2016 and 27 June 2019, issued by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet or the Office of the Prime Minister, relating to how FOI requests should be processed by any Government agency and/or Minister’s Office, other than documents already on the Department’s Disclosure Log.

Released in full
FOI/2015/233 26/07/2019

Copies of all correspondence, documents, briefs, minutes, pertaining to the policy basis, decision-making criteria & process, and acceptance/rejection outcomes/rationale of each new incident considered for designation as a ‘Declared Terrorist Act’ for the purposes of the Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment since its inception by PM&C staff and relevant interdepartmental committees in which the department participates. Note, we do not require this information as it may pertain to either the shooting down of MH17, or the Lindt cafe siege in Sydney.

Released in part. The published documents exclude one document that is exempt from publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.

Released in part
FOI/2019/096 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
FOI/2019/139 18/07/2019

An official list of bilateral ceremonial/high-level visits between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Commonwealth of Australia in the last 5 decades’ (1969-2019), including but not limited to heads of state, members of parliament, and public service officials from either country.

Released in full
FOI/2019/121 04/07/2019

The incoming government briefs prepared by the Department.

Released in part