Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

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

Page last updated: 30 July 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.

FOI Coordinator (MDP 350)
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A list of documents disclosed in 2014-15 in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

FOI NumberDate of AccessSummary of FOI Request (link to documents)Access and Number of DocumentsOther Information
017-1415 15 August 2014 The relevant information obtained from the configuration of the Department's internet gateway firewall was released in the following paragraph:

'The Department of Health’s outbound external Internet traffic is addressed from within the Health network to the Internet on a single IPv4 address which is'
1 document full release
297-1112 13 August 2014 Documents relied on or considered in the preparation of a letter dated 1 December 2011 from the then Hon Nicola Roxon, Minister for Health and Ageing to Mr Tony Windsor MP and to documents in relation to the National Pain Strategy.

FOI Request 297-1112 Documents
21 documents full release

4 documents with irrelevant and exempt material deleted
007-1415 8 August 2014 Copies of the titles and dates of Ministerial briefs prepared by the Department for the Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, between 18 September 2013 and 30 September 2013

FOI Request 007-1415 Document
1 document full release
276-1314 31 July 2014 Documents between April 2008 through to September 2010 relating to the contractual arrangements of the CEO of the Malabam Health Board Aboriginal Corporation.

FOI Request 276-1314 Documents
2 documents partial release

6 documents exempt from release
309-1314 30 July 2014 Ministerial briefs to the Minister for Health and Assistant Minister for Health on various tobacco related matters,

FOI Request 309-1314 Documents
2 documents partial release
306-1314 23 July 2014 A Freedom of Information request to the Department of Health for copies of emails and letters between the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the office of the Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash in regards to Alistair Furnival - also internal emails inside the PMO and the Office of the Assistant Health Minister referring to Mr Furnival.

FOI Request 306-1314 Document
1 document partial release This request was transferred by the Department of Health to the Assistant Minister for Health in accordance with section 16(1) of the FOI Act, as the subject matter of the documents requested was more closely related to the functions of the Minister. The Department of Health is publishing the document accessed by the applicant on behalf of the Assistant Minister for Health.
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
181-1314 11 July 2014 Products approved for import under the Special access Scheme between 2013/2014

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
3 documents full 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