Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

Documents disclosed in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

Page last updated: 23/07/2014

From 1 May 2011 all Australian Government agencies are required to publish a list of documents obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI), within 10 working days of the applicant receiving the documents.

Documents disclosed in response to an FOI request are subject to the following exceptions:

      • personal information or information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication would be unreasonable;
      • information determined by the Australian Information Commissioner not to be disclosed;
      • information that cannot reasonably practicably be published because of required deletions to the document.
In the spirit of promoting greater openness in government, the Department of Health (Health) maintains a list of documents disclosed under the FOI Act (with redactions) from 1 January 2011. It is hoped that this measure will enable members of the public and the media to quickly and easily obtain access to material which has already been disclosed under the FOI Act.

The Health FOI Disclosure Log contains downloadable documents. Due to the historical nature of the documents they are not in an accessible format. Members of the public that cannot access this format can contact Health to discuss alternative access arrangements.

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A list of documents disclosed in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests 2013-14.

FOI NumberDate of AccessSummary of FOI Request (link to documents)Access and Number of DocumentsOther Information
266-1314 22 July 2014 Information from the Minister's Office and, separately, the Assistant Minister's Office, for specifically all correspondence with tobacco companies.

FOI Request 266-1314 Documents
1 document full release

6 documents partial release

2 documents publically available
262-1314 18 July 2014 The review of Medicare Locals reports prepared by Ernst & Young and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

FOI Request 262-1314 Documents
3 documents partial release Documents 1 and 2 are the same as released under 256-1314 below.
256-1314 15 July 2014 A copy of the Ernst & Young Independent review of Medicare Locals report.

FOI Request 256-1314 Documents
2 documents partial release
155-1314 9 July 2014 Documents between September 2012 through to 18 January 2014, related to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Chemical Review Program for fenthion.

FOI Request 155-1314 Documents
29 documents full release In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the documents.
278-1314 7 July 2014 The number of staff employed in the Tobacco Control Taskforce and associated costs for the period 2009 to 2014.

FOI Request 278-1314 Document
1 document full release
260-1314 18 June 2014 Documents provided by the Department to Beekon Consulting and Michael Hobday and Associates

FOI Request 260-1314 Document
2 documents partial release
248-1314 13 June 2014 Documents from the Department's IT Unit that provide the number of emails of a particular officer on selected days

FOI Request 248-1314 Document
1 document full release
255-1314 12 June 2014 Copies of documents showing the number of Ministerial briefs prepared by parliamentary services, at the request of the Office of the Minister for Health, broken down as far as possible into monthly totals.

FOI Request 255-1314 Document
1 document full release
246-1314 6 June 2014 Documents disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information request to the Department of Health for specifically all written submissions made to the Commission of Audit by the Department of Health.

FOI Request 246-1314 Documents
1 document full release

2 documents partial release

3 documents exempt from release
204-1314 2 June 2014 PI for Zoloft between 1996-1998

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
5 documents full release
190-1314 2 June 2014 Correspondence between the Department and the Ministers Office relating to the Health Star Rating Website and between the Department and food industry lobby groups on the 12th and 13th February 2014. .

FOI Request 190-1314 Documents
4 documents partial release
247-1314 2 June 2014 Imported human tissues approved for use under the Special Access Scheme for Category B patients.

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
1 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log

In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the documents.
249-1314 30 May 2014 Correspondence from the Department to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal relating to the Department's grant funding process.

FOI Request 249-1314 Document
1 document full release
189-1314 26 May 2014 Ratified minutes from the Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
4 documents partial release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log

In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the documents.
127-1314 9 May 2014 Documents relating to Swisse Vitamins

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
24 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log

In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the documents.
165-1314 8 May 2014 Contracts for the period 2003 to 2013 between the Department of Health and Ageing or Department of Health and GP Access After Hours (GPAAH) Newcastle.

FOI Request 165-1314 Documents
7 documents partial release

5 documents exempt from release
201-1314 7 May 2014 Documents and correspondence between Drinkwise and the Department of Health and the Minister for Health and the Assistant Minister for Health from 7 September 2013 to 25 February 2014

FOI Request 201-1314 Documents
4 documents full release

1 document partial release
202-1314 2 May 2014 Documents in relation to Source code files of the "health star rating" website

FOI Request 202-1314 Documents
29 documents full release

1 document partial release

1 document exempt from release
180-1314 29 April 2014 Ministerial briefing notes for the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation meeting in December 2013

FOI Request 180-1314 Documents
1 document full release

25 documents partial release
169-1314 23 April 2014 Documents relating to Trileptal

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
6 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
161-1314 22 April 2014 Correspondence between the Chief Medical Officer and the Minister of Health

FOI Request 161-1314 Documents
4 documents full release

4 documents partial release

2 documents exempt from release
179-1314 11 April 2014 Ministerial briefing notes provided to the Assistant Minister for Health; departmental briefing notes, correspondence and emails provided to or sent between the Assistant Minister for Health's office and the Department regarding the government's website for proposed health star rating food labels.

FOI Request 179-1314 Documents
3 document full release

27 documents partial release

5 documents exempt from release
In addition to Documents 7, 23, 30 and 35 on review further documents were released on 28 May 2014.
138-1314 7 April 2014 Correspondence in relation to front-of-pack labelling July 2013 to December 2013. Minutes of meetings between Health department representatives and food and beverage industry representatives discussing front-of-pack labelling between March 2013 and September 2013. Minutes from committee, project committee and/or technical committee meetings on front-of-pack labelling held on 6 September 2013

FOI Request 138-1314 Document
1 document partial release
171-1314 28 March 2014 All emails and text messages sent and received on 7 February 2014 by the Chief of Staff to the Assistant Health Minister relating to the Health Star rating website.

FOI Request 171-1314 Documents
1 document full release

6 documents partial release
In addition to Document 1, on review further documents were released on 1 May 2014, the attached PDF includes these documents.
160-1314 27 March 2014 A document containing details of the nationality, citizenship and country of origin of overseas-trained doctors practising in Australia.

FOI Request 160-1314 Document
1 document partial release
177-1314 25 March 2014 Documents relating to the Siggins Miller evaluation of the Australian National Council on Drugs.

FOI Request 177-1314 Document
2 documents partial release
188-1314 24 March 2014 The latest ministerial briefing note for the review of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme.

FOI Request 188-1314 Document
1 document full release
214-1314 20 March 2014 Correspondence relating to FoPL website on 12 and 13 February 2014

FOI Request 214-1314 Document
1 document partial release
067-1314 20 March 2014 Diamicron MR 30mg

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
3 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
167-1314 20 March 2014 Copies of written and electronic notes prepared in relation to Professor Skerritt's presentation at Australian Self Medication Industry Conference in November 2013.

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
11 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
112-1314 19 March 2014 Documents relating to Lyme Disease.
FOI Request 112-1314 Documents
2 documents full release
135-1314 7 March 2014 Documents relating to the 2013 Therapeutic Goods Administration review of sodium fluoride, as detailed in the explanatory statement to Therapeutic Goods (Listing) Notice 2013 (No.6).

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
17 documents full release

1 document partial release
Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
014-1314 6 March 2014 Documents relating to Actos

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
28 documents partial release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
162-1314 4 March 2014 A document relating to submissions made to the Commission of Audit by the Department of Health, and separately, the Chief Medical Officer.

FOI Request 162-1314 Document
1 document full release
125-1314 20 February 2014 Documents relating to the clinical trial of the Mialhe endoluminal aortic stentor at Monash Medical Centre between 1994 and 1995.

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
4 documents partial release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
128-1314 7 February 2014 Correspondence between the former Sports and Recreation Minister and the current Sports Minister and AFL Chief Executive Officer.

FOI 128-1314 Document (PDF 853 KB)
1 document full release
097-1314 7 February 2014 Documents relating to grants for the Indigenous Marathon Project

FOI 097-1314 Document 1 (PDF 452 KB)
FOI 097-1314 Document 2 (PDF 452 KB)
FOI 097-1314 Document 3 (PDF 452 KB)
3 documents full release
088-1314 4 February 2014 Documents relating to PI and CMI for Glyade MR

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
4 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
132-1314 3 February 2014 Documents containing advice relating to the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia between 7/9/13 and 28/11/13.

FOI 132-1314 Document (PDF 45 KB)
1 document partial release
130-1314 30 January 2014 Documents relating to the National Immunisation Strategy

FOI 130-1314 Document 1 (PDF 2153 KB)
FOI 130-1314 Document 2 - Pages 1 - 31 (PDF 2153 KB)
FOI 130-1314 Document 2 - Pages 32 - 51 (PDF 2153 KB)
2 documents full release
093-1314 22 January 2014 Documents relating to PI and CMI for Duride

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
8 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
090-1314 21 January 2014 Documents relating to PI and CMI for Augmentin XR

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
2 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
110-1314 20 January 2014 Meeting minutes of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee during 2013

FOI 110-1314 Documents
5 documents full release
109-1314 13 January 2014 Documents relating to Private Health Insurance Rebate

FOI 109-1314 Document 1 (PDF 32 KB)
FOI 109-1314 Document 2 (PDF 32 KB)
FOI 109-1314 Document 3 (PDF 32 KB)
FOI 109-1314 Document 4 (PDF 32 KB)
2 documents full release

2 documents partial release
221-1011 13 January 2014Documents relating to the Annual Staff Surveys from 2008, 2009 and 2010

FOI 221-1314 Documents
3 documents full release

10 documents partial release
092-1314 8 January 2014 Documents relating to PI and CMI for Oziclide MR

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
4 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
091-1314 8 January 2014 Documents relating to PI and CMI for Toprol-XL

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
6 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
017-1314 19 December 2013 Documents relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the safety of food.
FOI 017-1314 Document 1 (PDF 835 KB)
FOI 017-1314 Document 2 (PDF 835 KB)
1 document full release
1 document partial release
118-1314 18 December 2013 Minutes of all meetings of the Food and Health Dialogue in 2013

FOI 118-1314 Document (PDF 530 KB)
1 document partial release
117-1314 18 December 2013 Minutes of all meetings of the Torres Strait Cross Border Health Issues Committee in 2013, including all papers presented to meetings by the Commonwealth

FOI 117-1314 Documents
47 documents full release
116-1314 16 December 2013 Documents relating to AHMAC exploring ‘possible future directions for further reform of Australia’s health system’ through better integration of acute care and primary health care, and better coordination of care for people with chronic and complex conditions

FOI 116-1314 Documents 1-3 (PDF 137 KB)
3 documents full release
083-1314 16 December 2013 Correspondence between the Minister and State and Territory Health Ministers between 19/9/2013 and 14/10/2013

FOI 083-1314 Documents 1,2,4 and 5 (PDF)
FOI 083-1314 Documents 6,8 and 9 (PDF )
7 documents partial release
075-1314 16 December 2013 Documents relating to Thiobencarb

FOI 075-1314 - Document
1 document full release
014-1314 12 December 2013 Documents relating to Actos

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
3 documents partial release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
098-1213 28 November 2013 Documents relating to Medicare ineligible patients accessing public hospitals.
FOI 098-1213 Document (PDF 27 KB)
1 document full release
046-1314 15 November 2013 Documents relating to all correspondence between the Department and alcohol industry representatives regarding FARE's 2013 Annual Alcohol Poll: Attitudes and Behaviours.

FOI 046-1314 - Documents 1 and 2 (PDF 748 KB)
2 documents full release
073-1314 13 November 2013 Incoming Government Briefing - 2013

FOI 073-1314 - Document
1 document partial release
009-1314 13 November 2013 Documents relating to the total number of tonnes of active ingredients imported into Australia for various antimicrobial agents, for each financial year 1999/00 to 2012/13 and for veterinary use.

FOI 009-1314 - Documents 1-8 (PDF 868 KB)
8 documents partial release
013-13147 November 2013A document relating to 'The Delegates overview for 'Actos''

This document is available on the TGA Disclosure log
Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
042-1314 25 October 2013 Documents relating to decisions to list products on the Prostheses List.

FOI 042-1314 documents (PDF 110 KB)
2 documents full release In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from one of the released documents.
024-131424 October 2013Documents relating to clauses within specific funding agreements, relating to the reimbursement of expenses for Directors.

FOI 024-1314 - Documents 1-6 (PDF 310 KB)
6 documents full releaseIn accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the documents.
044-131422 October 2013Briefing notes since 1 July 2013 in relation to NEHTA and PCEHR rollout.

FOI 044-1314 Documents
3 documents full release
77 documents partial release
036-1314 22 October 2013 Correspondence since 1 July 2013 regarding Medibank Private.

FOI 036-1314 Documents
2 documents full release
2 documents partial release
274-1213 14 October 2013 Documents produced showing a copy of the most recent senate estimate brief (as at 19 June 2013) prepared by the Department for staff attending estimates.

FOI 274-1213 Documents
100 documents full release
6 documents partial release
059-1314 14 October 2013 Documents relating to privacy aspects of Project STOP.

FOI 059-1314 - Documents 1-7 (PDF 6069 KB)
9 documents full release Documents 8 and 9 are video/voice recordings and cannot practicably be published on this disclosure log.

In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the documents.
DRALGAS
FOI 13-04
8 October 2013 Ministerial briefing notes from the National Integrity of Sport Unit - documents released in response to a Freedom of Information request to the then Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts & Sport.

DRALGAS FOI 13-04 - Documents
16 documents full release
3 documents partial release
006-1314 2 October 2013 Documents in relation to the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Measure.

FOI 006-1314 documents
17 documents full release
2 documents partial release

Document 6 is publically available on the Departments website.

033-1314 12 September 2013 Ministerial briefing notes on the mid-term review of the National Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Strategies 2010-2013.

FOI 033-1314 documents
2 documents full release
2 documents partial release
026-1314 4 September 2013 Documents relating to Aged Care Facility Addresses
FOI 026-1314 - Pages 1-20 (PDF 21653 KB)
FOI 026-1314 - Pages 21-41 (PDF 21825 KB)
1 document full release
233-1213 2 September 2013 Documents relating to clinical trials of inhaled beclomethasone.

These documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
2 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
264-1213 29 August 2013 Documents relating to Brazenor Device (Registration and Cancellation).
These documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
4 documents full release
8 documents partial release
Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
012-1314 22 August 2013 Briefs provided to relevant Division Head and the Secretary in the last 3 months on levels of hospital funding and levels of Medicare bulk billing.
FOI 012-1314 documents
3 documents full release
11 documents partial release
276-1213 12 August 2013 Products Approved for use by Authorised Prescribers
These documents are available on the TGA disclosure log.
2 documents full release Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
268-1213 12 August 2013 Documents relating to water fluoridation in Queensland.
FOI 268-1213 documents (PDF 5495 KB)
4 documents full release
4 documents partial release
004-1314 9 August 2013 Documents relating to PET Scanners.
FOI 004-1314 documents
11 documents full release
263-1213 7 August 2013 Documents relating to Valganciclovir.
These documents are available on the TGA disclosure log.
2 documents full release
1 document partial release
Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log

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