Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2012-13

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

Page last updated: 04/06/2013

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 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 2012-13.

FOI NumberDate of AccessTitle of FOI Request (link to documents)Access and Number of DocumentsOther Information
244-1213 28 June 2013 Product Information relating to Clindamycin (Aspen).
The document is available on the TGA disclosure log
1 document full release
242-1213 28 June 2013 Consumer Medicine Information relating to Roaccutane (Isotretinoin).
The document is available on the TGA disclosure log
1 document full release
232-1213Decision date
30 May 2013




Decision date
25 July 2013
Contracts, acquittals, evaluations, or reviews relating to any work undertaken under consultancy contract regarding the Child Healthy Check Roadshow between 1 January 2000 and 14 February 2013.

An additional 94 documents were identified within scope of the FOI request.

FOI 232-1213 documents
4 documents full release
43 documents partial release




3 documents full release
91 documents partial release
243-1213 27 May 2013 Documents relating to approvals for funding for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine with operational dates occurring 2013, 2014 or 2015.
FOI 243-1213 documents 1, 2, 3 & 7 (PDF 713 KB)
FOI 243-1213 document 8a (PDF 465 KB)
FOI 243-1213 documents 8b (PDF 2384 KB)
5 documents full release
219-1213 24 May 2013 Documents relating to the price reductions for Cetrorelix.
Document 6,
Document 8,
Document 13.
14 documents full release
6 documents partial release
Section 11C of the FOI Act provides that information that would be unreasonable to publish is exempt. Documents 6, 8, and 13 are published. Documents 7 and 12 are available by contacting the FOI Unit. All other documents contain commercial information and are exempt from publication.
236-121323 May 2013Documents relating to all residential aged care facilities in Australia, in particular, provider name, SLA, LGA, address and organisation type.

FOI 236-1213 documents (PDF 9868 KB)
1 document partial release
180-1213 23 May 2013 Documents relating to the safety of esomeprazole and strontium
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
4 documents full release
206-1213 21 May 2013 Bioequivalence data
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
6 documents partial release
200-1213 21 May 2013 Documents relating to the Expert Reference Group established to provide advice on Healthy Kids Checks.
FOI 200-1213 documents 1-12 (PDF 1378 KB)
FOI 200-1213 document 13 (PDF 253 KB)
FOI 200-1213 document 14 (PDF 641 KB)
FOI 200-1213 document 15 (PDF 208 KB)
FOI 200-1213 document 16 (PDF 283 KB)
2 documents full release
14 documents partial release
222-1213 9 May 2013 Documents relating to a research program to track the effects of corporate practices on Medicare outlays.
FOI 222-1213 document 1 (PDF 249 KB)
FOI 222-1213 document 2 (PDF 1294 KB)
FOI 222-1213 document 3 (PDF 316 KB)
FOI 222-1213 document 4 (PDF 9926 KB)
FOI 222-1213 document 5 (PDF 345 KB)
FOI 222-1213 document 6 (PDF 575 KB)
5 documents full release
1 document partial release
181-1213 7 May 2013 Correspondence with the Australian Vaccination Network regarding complaints for Black Salve advertisements.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
13 documents full release.
Web addresses redacted.
Link is to TGA internet - disclosure log.
011-1112 29 April 2013 Review into ARPANSA's handling of certain safety matters at ANSTO.

FOI 011-1112 documents part 1 (PDF 3417 KB)
FOI 011-1112 documents part 2 (PDF 1205 KB)
FOI 011-1112 documents part 3 (PDF 2775 KB)
5 documents full release
15 documents partial release
202-1213 19 April 2013 Australian Childhood Immunisation Register - Conscientious Objection Data
FOI 202-1213 (PDF 26 KB)
1 document full release
171-1213 19 April 2013 Documents relating to Kalparrin Community
FOI 171-1213 documents part 1 (PDF 1189 KB)
FOI 171-1213 documents part 2 (PDF 1057 KB)
12 documents full release.
18 documents partial release.
156-1213 18 April 2013 Documents relating to fluoridated water and fluoride chemicals as excluded therapeutic goods.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
18 documents full release.
15 documents partial release.
Link is to TGA internet - disclosure log.
189-1213 13 April 2013 My Aged Care Website Developmental Research Final Report Large File (PDF 2130 KB) 1 document full release.
173-1213 10 April 2013 Zometa Product Information / Consumer Medicine Information.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
13 documents full release.
2 documents partial release.
131-1213 & 132-1213 5 April 2013 131-1213 Documents between 01.01.12 and 30.11.12 pertaining to Australian, SA, WA and NT government responses to the findings and recommendations of the Central Australia Renal Study (2011).
132-1213 Documents between 27.06.11 and 30.11.12 in response to the findings and recommendations of the Central Australia Renal Study (2011).
Schedule of documents FOI 131-1213 & 132-1213 (PDF 1096 KB)
FOI 131-1213 181 documents &
FOI 132-1213 285 documents
131-1213
177 documents full release, 4 documents partial release

132-1213
281 documents full release, 4 documents partial release
The schedule of 285 documents identifies those documents relevant to FOI 131-1213 and those relevant to FOI 132-1213.
130-1213 5 April 2013 Documents between 01.01.12 and 30.11.12 pertaining to the construction of accommodation in Alice Springs and Tenant Creek for renal patients and their families as announced by the Minister for Indigenous Health on 27.06.11.
FOI 130-1213 all documents (PDF 3797 KB)
40 documents full release
2 documents partial release
176-1213 26 March 2013 Correspondence with PIP silicone suppliers.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
11 documents partial release.
164-1213 25 March 2013 An ICT sourcing strategy.
FOI 164-1213 draft IT sourcing timeline (PDF 422 KB)
1 document full release.
203-1213 22 April 2013 Documents used in administering the Medicare Healthy Kids Check program.
FOI 203-1213 (PDF 5318 KB)
24 documents full release
178-1213 21 March 2013 Products approved under the Special access Scheme 2012.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
3 documents full release.
147-1213 21 March 2013 Review of National Partnership Agreement on eHealth (PDF 222 KB) Full release.
172-1213 20 March 2013 Reports or Ministerial briefs as a result of Project Aperio.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
2 documents full release.
144-1213 13 March 2013 Correspondence between the Minister and health insurance funds relating to changes to the 30 percent rebate.
FOI 144-1213 documents (PDF 496 KB)
3 documents full release Irrelevant information redacted from document 2.
168-1213 8 March 2013 Monthly statistical reports relating to Home Medicines Review service provider claims from January 2011 to January 2013.
168-1213 documents (PDF 413 KB)
Full release. Information irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the documents.
152-1213 8 March 2013 Correspondence with PIP silicone providers.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
2 documents full release.
2 documents partial release.
124-1213 11 February 2013 Correspondence sent by Sirtex (or any other entity representing or acting on behalf of Sirtex) to the Department relating to the consideration of proposed amendments to MBS item numbers 35404, 35406 and 35408 by MSAC (including the listing of similar items) and the company Sirtology or any other non-specified company (including its medical product relating to these MBS items) since 2009 to present and any responses to those letters.
FOI 124-1213 document 1 (PDF 278 KB)
FOI 124-1213 Large File Attachment 3 (PDF 720 KB)
FOI 124-1213 Attachment 4 (PDF 398 KB)
1 document full release
Attachment 3 partial release
Attachment 4 full release
Attachment 1 and 2 are available in the public domain.
090-121317 January 2013Documents relating to "Margron" prosthetic hip.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
33 documents full release.
9 documents partial release.
106-1213 24 December 2012 Requests from Defence pertaining to the importation of therapeutic goods between 1990 to 1991.
FOI 106-1213 27 documents
27 documents full release Section 11 C of the FOI Act provides that information that would be unreasonable to publish is exempt. Some personal information has been redacted from the documents for the purpose of publication.
105-121320 December 2012Minutes of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections meetings held during 2012.
FOI 105-1213 document 1 (PDF 2514 KB)
FOI 105-1213 document 2 (PDF 1156 KB)
1 document full release
1 document partial release
096-1213 20 December 2012 Documents relating to minutes of meetings of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee during 2012
FOI 096-1213 document 1 (PDF 100 KB)
FOI 096-1213 document 2 (PDF 71 KB)
2 documents full release
079-1213 20 December 2012 ARTG entries for sunscreens.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
18 documents full release
108-121318 December 2012Documents containing a reference to a specific person on files with the words Philip Morris in their title, created between January 1998 and December 2001.
FOI 108-1213 document (PDF 69 KB)
1 document full release.
067-1213 18 December 2012 Documents relating to the Indigenous Tobacco Control Initiative in 2008-2009.

FOI 067-1213 documents
7 documents full release.
030-1213 5 December 2012 Document relating to the listing of Abilify on the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits
FOI 030-1213 Document 2 (PDF 282 KB)
1 document partial release
095-1213 23 November 2012 Final report from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee on the development of a national strategy on antimicrobial resistance.
FOI 095-1213 7 documents
7 documents full release
063-1213 23 November 2012 Report arising from the qualitative research on Private Health Insurance undertaken by Blue Moon
FOI 063-1213 Large File document 1 (PDF 1753 KB)
FOI 063-1213 Large File document 2 (PDF 1734 KB)
2 documents full release
048-1213 9 November 2012 TGA's assessment of gifts for the last 5 years.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
3 documents full release.
037-1213 1 November 2012 Documents relating to the Medicare safety net produced from 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2005.
FOI 037-1213 documents (PDF 192 KB)
2 documents full release
1 document partial release
010-1213 29 October 2012 Stakeholder submissions to the consultation paper "Fortification of the food supply with vitamins and minerals: Consultation paper on draft policy options".
Documents FOI 010-1213
57 documents full release
3 documents partial release
075-1213 25 October 2012 Requests from the Department of Defence - Pyridostigmine Bromide 30mg.
The documents are available on the TGA disclosure log
5 documents full release.
043-1213 17 September 2012 Minutes of DOHA teleconference meeting to discuss the (Aged Care Funding Instrument) ACFI High Priority Review Project 2011-2012
FOI 043-1213 document 1 (PDF 158 KB)
1 document partial release
038-1213 17 September 2012 Evaluation and progress reports (Aged Care Funding Instrument) ACFI High Priority Review Project 2011-2012
FOI 038-1213 document 1 (PDF 173 KB)
FOI 038-1213 document 1A (PDF 66 KB)
1 document partial release
021-1213 14 September 2012 Current Australian manufacturers licensed to transport, store, manufacture or release cord blood, haematopoietic progenitor cells or cord tissue for autologous use or directed allogenic use.
FOI 021-1213 document 1 (PDF 101 KB)
1 document full release
004-1213 14 August 2012 Department of Health and Ageing pamphlet, or copy thereof, titled “Readiness of Australian General Practitioners for the EHealth Record” understood to have been listed with booksellers with the ISBN 9781742416694 despite not being available publicly.
FOI 044-1213 Large File document 1 (PDF 55479 KB)
1 document full release
332-1112 13 August 2012 Documents about granting by the TGA to Specsavers Pty Ltd of approval under s.42DF to use a restricted representation.
FOI 332-1112 26 documents
23 documents full release
3 documents partial release
238 & 275-1112 10 August 2012 Incoming briefs prepared for the Hon Tanya Plibersek in relation to her appointment as Minister for Health and all briefs prepared for the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, the Hon Mark Butler.
FOI 238-1112 & 275-1112 330 documents
298 documents full release
31 documents partial release
316-1112 6 August 2012 Information relating to a staffing matter.
FOI 316-1112 8 documents
8 documents full release
305-1112 26 July 2012 Copy of TGA evaluation report(or information that is expected to be included in AusPAR for Paracetamol Actavis Paracetamol 1000mg/100ml injection soluation vial AUST R 172315.
FOI 305-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 809 KB)
1 document full release
356-1112 20 July 2012 Documents from manufacturer of Poly Implant Prostheses silicone breast implants, providing information to surgeons and patients about their use.
FOI 356-1112 Large File 8 documents (PDF 2843 KB)
8 documents full release 1 PDF consisting of 8 documents

2 relevant documents previously published under FOI 219-1112
285-1112 17 July 2012 Part 1 and Part 2 Reports of the 'Sapere Research Group's Cost Drivers and Trends in the blood Sector and the Options to manage Appropriate Blood Use'.
FOI 285-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 4871 KB)
FOI 285-1112 Large File document 2 (PDF 5659 KB)
2 documents full release
322-1112 16 July 2012 Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) data relating to children with no vaccinations recorded and parents registered as conscientious objectors.
FOI 322-1112 Large File 28 documents (PDF 639 KB)
28 documents full release 1 PDF consisting of 28 documents
216-1112 13 July 2012 Advice given to the TGA by National Industrial Chemicals Notification Assessment Scheme, and the Office of Chemical Safety regarding the potential health risk posed by phthalates in medical devices.
FOI 216-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 8775 KB)
FOI 216-1112 Large File document 2 (PDF 1050 KB)
2 documents full release
347-1112 12 July 2012 Copies of all Office of Complementary Medicines procedures and policies relating to compositional guidelines.
FOI 347-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 7406 KB)
24 documents documents full release 1 PDF consisting of 24 documents
314-1112 2 July 2012 Documents relating to FOI applicant's new substance application to the Office of Complementary Medicines in theTherapeutic Goods Administration
FOI 314-1112 16 documents
16 documents full release