Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2015-2016

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

Page last updated: 05 November 2015

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). 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 documents which can be downloaded. 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 2015-16 in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

FOI NumberDate of AccessSummary of FOI Request (link to documents)Access and Number of DocumentsOther Information
003-1516 2 May 2016 Report by McGrathNichol titled "Katungal Aboriginal Corporation Community and Medical Services" commissioned by the Department of Health on 12 October 2011, including the cost of the Report

FOI Request 003-1516 Document
1 document partial release
159-1516 2 May 2016 Lists of organisations held by the Department of Health who contributed to the National Drug Strategy 2016-2025 consultation process

FOI Request 159-1516 Document
2 documents partial release In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the documents
182-1516 21 April 2016 Briefs prepared for the Secretary and the Minister on fraud across the Medicare Program, Fraud Prevention activities (excluding general compliance, audit activity or case specific documents) and assistance to the Strike Force Board

FOI Request 182-1516 Document
10 documents partial release In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the documents
127-1516 12 April 2016 Documents regarding all 3rd quarterly funding (from OATSIH and Rural Health) for Katungal Aboriginal Corporation Community and Medical Services in 2011

FOI Request 127-1516 Document
1 document full release, 3 documents partial release
136-1516 12 April 2016 Ministerial briefs relating to child obesity and number of persons having bariatric surgery in VIC, QLD, NSW, SA & WA

FOI Request 136-1516 Document
1 document full release, 4 documents partial release
122-1314 06 April 2016 Additional documents including correspondence, emails and financial tables in relation to the funding of the Indigenous Marathon Project.

FOI Request 122-1314 Document
6 documents released in full as a result of the AAT decision in Bell and Secretary of the Department of Health Anor [2015] AATA 494 and 8 documents full release on original decision In accordance with section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act, personal information about a person, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information, such as names, contact details and signatures of departmental staff and third party have been redacted from documents 1, 2, 6,7,8,9,10,11,12, and 13.
171-1516 04 April 2016 Documents pertaining to expenditure on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide to Healthy Eating

FOI Request 171-1516 Document
1 document partial release In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from the document
152-1516 04 April 2016 Table containing initial and any extension of leave without pay provided to departmental staff from January 2008 to January 2016 (inclusive)

FOI Request 152-1516 Document
1 document released in full
131-1516 15 March 2016 All costs (by financial year) regarding McNiece Communications Pty Ltd and any other entity that provided medical and communications services for the Department under this name

FOI Request 131-1516 Document
4 documents partial release
074-1516 9 March 2016 Scoping study to inform the development of the National Nutritional Policy for Australia

FOI Request 074-1516 Document
1 document released in full
119-1516 22 February 2016 Emails regarding proposed changes to the funding of the Indigenous Marathon Project.

FOI Request 119-1516 Document
2 documents partial releaseIn accordance with section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act, personal information about a person, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information, such as contact details of departmental employees have been redacted from document 2.
113-1516 11 February 2016 Documents relating to the price negotiations for PBS listing of MS 2 Step.

FOI Request 113-1516 Document
1 document partial release
098-1516 25 January 2016 ORIMA research on beliefs, attitudes and behaviours towards travel-related infectious diseases risks and border measures.

FOI Request 098-1516 Document
1 document partial release
099-1516 18 January 2016 Correspondence between the Department and Katungal Aboriginal Corporation Community & Medical Services regarding capital works in the Bega clinic.

FOI Request 099-1516 Document
6 documents partial release 3 documents (1, 4, & 5) for partial release are not published in accordance with section 8(2)(g)(i)(ii) of the FOI Act as they contain personal information about an individual and information about business affairs.
073-1516 8 January 2016 The Government Guarantees required by FIFA in respect of the bid for the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments

FOI Request 073-1516 Document
1 document released in full, 2 documents partial release
104-1516 24 December 2015 Document regarding statistics of applications for Medicare by 410 visa holders under the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement

FOI Request 104-1516 Document
1 document partial release
095-1516 23 December 2015 Ministerial briefing notes/submissions and attachments from the period 26 October 2015 relating to statistics

FOI Request 095-1516 Document
2 documents released in full

076-1516 10 December 2015 Correspondence to the Department of Health relating to financial administration and governance arrangements for the Indigenous Marathon Project.

FOI Request 076-1516 Document
1 document released in fullIn accordance with section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act, personal information about a person, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information, such as names and signature of third party have been redacted from the document.
093-1516 2 December 2015 Documents relating to an Aged Care Complaints Scheme case

FOI Request 093-1516 Document
2 documents partial release

031-1516 19 November 2015 Documents relating to the auditing of the funding for the Indigenous Marathon Project

FOI Request 031-1516 Document
3 documents partial release and 1 document full release publicly available at http://imp.org.au/files/EvaluationReport2010-2011.pdf In accordance with section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act, personal information about a person, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information, such as names, bank account details and signatures of third party have been redacted from documents 1, 2 and 3.
051-1516 17 November 2015 Summary Reports for MBS Schedule Review

FOI Request 051-1516 Document
2 documents partial release

In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from both documents
013-1516 16 November 2015 Documents relating to Consultant Payments - FFA World Cup Bid

FOI Request 013-1516 Document
4 documents partial release, 4 documents subject to third party review rights

012-1516 16 November 2015 Department Briefings- FFA World Cup Bid

FOI Request 012-1516 Document
5 documents partial release

046-1516 23 October 2015 Communication from Headspace agencies to the Minister for Health regarding concerns about the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre

FOI Request 046-1516 Document
1 document released in full

030-1516 19 October 2015 Minutes and emails regarding the funding of Indigenous Marathon Project

FOI Request 030-1516 Document
4 documents partial releaseIn accordance with section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act, personal information about a person, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information, such as names, contact details and signatures of third party have been redacted from documents 3 and 4.
063-1516 16 October 2015 Review of the Department's response to the Ebola crisis

1 document partial release

For access contact foi@health.gov.au
050-1516 14 October 2015 Agency Merger Brief

FOI Request 050-1516 Document
1 document partial release

025-1516 14 October 2015 Copies of Conflict of Interest Declarations

FOI Request 025-1516 Document
5 documents partial release

053-1516 12 October 2015 Copy of the Final ANPHA Report - Alcohol Advertising: the effectiveness of current regulatory codes in addressing community concern

FOI Request 053-1516 Document
1 document released in full

043-1516 8 October 2015 2014 and 2015 briefings regarding the prevalence of counterfeit erectile dysfunction and weight loss products in Australia

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
2 documents released in full

026-1516 1 October 2015 Special Access Scheme and Authorised Prescriber approvals for nintedanib and pirfenidone between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2015

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
2 documents released in full

037-1516 29 September 2015 Break down of Medicare bulk-billing rates on a per electorate basis for the 2014-2015 financial year

FOI Request 037-1516 Document
1 document released in full

008-1516 17 September 2015 Documents relating to the grant of $8 million to Football Federation Australia and Football NSW

FOI Request 008-1516 Document
8 documents released in full

2 documents partial release
029-1516 16 September 2015 Documents regarding the Secretary's address to the inaugural meeting of the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce.

FOI Request 029-1516 Document
1 document full release

1 document partial release
In accordance with section 22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act, material irrelevant to the request has been redacted from document 2.
027-1516 8 September 2015 Ratified minutes from the December 2013 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines (ACCM)

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
1 document partial release

303-1415 2 September 2015 Information regarding claiming of Medicare benefits by professional sports-people and any audit reports or proposals regarding compliance arrangements or possible regulatory reform.

FOI Request 303-1415 Document
13 documents partial release

322-1415 19 August 2015 Documents relating to the decision not to lower the blood donation deferral period for men who have had sex with other men

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
1 document released in full

253-1415 17 August 2015 Ministerial Submission on the Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs.

FOI Request 253-1415 Document
1 document partial release

025-1415 13 August 2015 Australia's Future Health Workforce - Oral Health Overview Report, June 2014; and Detailed Report, July 2014.

FOI Request 025-1415 Document
2 documents released in full

295-1415 6 August 2015 Product Information (PI) and Consumer Medical Information (CMI) for Salofalk Granules at the first time of approval, and each subsequent approval until 2007

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
7 documents released in full

314-1415 5 August 2015 Latest summary report detailing the nature of payments processed in calendar years 2014 and 2015 under the Scheme for Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration.

FOI Request 314-1415 Document
1 document partial release

265-1415 30 July 2015 Documents regarding the evaluation of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

FOI Request 265-1415 Document
1 document full release

1 document partial release
270-1415 20 July 2015 Documents relating to the government's announcement of a new medical school at Curtin University in Western Australia between 23 December 2014 - 17 May 2015

FOI Request 270-1415 Document
1 document full release

293-1415 13 July 2015 Documents regarding the proposal for Curtin Medical School and Murray Darling Medical School between March 2015 and June 2015

FOI Request 293-1415 Document
2 documents partial release

2 documents exempt from release
294-1415 7 July 2015 The Human Resources policy on smoking for employees in the Department of Health and the metadata associated with the smoking policy

FOI Request 294-1415 Document
1 document full release

1 document partial release
251-1415 6 July 2015 Cereform Breast Implant recall letter issued by Medical Vision Australia

These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
1 document released in full

283-1415 1 July 2015 Documents between the Department of Health and the Minister for Health, from 1 January 2009 to 11 March 2015, regarding Heatwaves

FOI Request 283-1415 Document
1 document full release



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