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.

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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
001-1415 & 002-1415 21 October 2014 Decision notices for all initial and internal review FOI decisions made in which material was exempted under the deliberative processes exemption (section 47C) for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years.

FOI Request 001-1415 & FOI 002-1415 Documents
FOI 001-1415: 19 documents partial release

FOI 002-1415: 15 documents partial release
313-1314 8 & 9 October 2014 Correspondence between the Health Minister and his State and Territory counterparts relating to Federal Budget announcements

FOI Request 313-1314 Documents
27 documents full release

14 documents partial release

3 documents exempt from release
186-1314 2 October 2014 Documents relating to the Zimmer Durom Cup

Link is to the TGA Disclosure Log
In accordance with Section 11C(3)(c) of the FOI Act, at the third party’s request, the documents relevant to this request may be obtained by emailing the TGA FOI Contact Officer at GSU-FOI@tga.gov.au
250-1314 1 October 2014 Documents relating to Indian manufacturer issues

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
22 documents partial release
049-1415 1 October 2014 The Expanded Healthy Kids Check document. Information about the Expanded Healthy Kids Check is available at this link on the Department's website

FOI Request 049-1415 Document
1 document full release
302-1314 24 September 2014 Documents relating to e-cigarettes

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
Further documents were released on the 30 October 2014 following an internal review
280-1314 24 September 2014 Documents relating to mental health funding provided to Orygen Youth Health Research Centre (Orygen), including the purpose of the funding, the years of funding and whether any tender or other competitive process was used in the provision of such funding.

FOI Request 280-1314 Document
1 document full release
034-1415 22 September 2014 Advice provided by the Department and presented to the Minister for Health or Ministers for Finance and the Treasurer on the de-funding of Vibe Australia.

FOI Request 034-1415 Documents
3 documents full release

6 documents partial release

8 documents exempt from release
006-1415 22 September 2014 Communication between members of the alcohol industry and the Government about the alcohol industry's voluntary labelling initiative from 7 September 2013 to 27 June 2014.

FOI Request 006-1415 Documents
4 documents full release

23 documents partial release

050-1415 19 September 2014 Breakdown of Medicare bulk-billing rates on a per electorate basis for the 2013-14 financial year.

FOI Request 050-1415 Document
1 document full release
305-1314 9 September 2014 Documents relating to S91A exemption re pan benzathine.

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
1 documents full release In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from document.
041-1415 5 September 2014 Information relating to the approval of a pharmacy located at the Gold Coast University Hospital

FOI Request 041-1415 Document
1 document partial release
314-1314 4 September 2014 Minutes of all meetings of the Torres Strait Cross Border Health Issues Committee (HIC) in 2014, including all papers presented to meetings by the Commonwealth.

FOI Request 314-1314 Documents
24 documents full release
029-1415 3 September 2014 Documents and/or information relating to the National Summit on Physical and Mental Health held on 24 May 2013

FOI Request 029-1415 Document
1 document full release
312-1314 3 September 2014 All correspondence between the Health Minister and his state and territory counterparts and ministerial briefs, regarding the broad issue of people being treated as private patients in public hospitals.

FOI Request 312-1314 Documents
2 documents full release

7 documents partial release
A further document was released following review.
013-1415 29 August 2014 Documents evidencing or recording: Information provided to, or considered by, the Minister or their Delegate, in relation to the Minister's decision to approve the listing of the Generic Clopidogrel Products on the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (SPB); the Minister's decision to approve the listing of the Generic Clopidogrel Products on the SPB; and communication between the Department of Health and the Minister's office relating to the Minister's decision to approve the listing of the Generic Clopidogrel Products on the SPB including communications from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) or communications referring to or summarising the deliberations and/or recommendations of the PBAC in relation to the Generic Clopidogrel products.

FOI Request 013-1415 Documents
22 documents full release In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from some of these documents.
310-1314 28 August 2014 Departmental briefs provided to the Minister for Health and the Assistant Minister for Health regarding the National Pharmaceutical Drug Misuse Framework for Action (2012-2015) and separately, the Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs Systems project'

FOI Request 310-1314 Documents
2 documents full release

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 152.91.9.9'
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