FOI disclosure log

FOI Disclosure log policy

The Freedom of Information disclosure log is publicly available information released following an FOI access request, as well as other information which the Department elects to release.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is required under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to publish a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log lists information which has been released in response to FOI access requests. This requirement will apply from 1 May 2011.

The disclosure log requirement does not apply to:

The information described in the disclosure log has been released by DFAT under the Freedom of information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and is available for public access. Where information is being released outside of the formal provisions of the Act it is identified as such.

A link is provided if the information can be downloaded from the DFAT website or another website.

Charges may be payable to DFAT for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information or sending it to you. You will be notified if any charge is payable and required to pay the charge before the information is provided.

There may be documents in the disclosure log that are currently unavailable in an accessible format. If the information is not available on the website or you are unable to access the document in the format provided, DFAT will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests for an alternate format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to the applicant.

All format or information enquiries can be directed to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section at the above telephone number or address.

Charges

DFAT may charge to provide information in another form if the charge is to reimburse the agency for a specific reproduction or incidental cost in providing the information in another way (s11C(4)(b)).

Under the current Freedom of Information (Charges) Regulations 1982 the estimated costs for re-production are as follows:

Format Charges
Photocopying 10 cents per page
Copy (other than photocopy) $4.40 per page
Copy of the document in the form of a computer tape or a computer disk An amount not exceeding the actual costs incurred by DFAT in producing the copy
Copy of the document to be sent to the applicant by post or delivered to the applicant An amount not exceeding the cost of postage or delivery

Additional information to be published with FOI releases

DFAT proposes to release a copy of the decision letter and schedule of the documents released under an FOI request. The publication of further detail will assist the public to understand the information made available by DFAT in the disclosure log. For example, the subject or theme that unites a collection of papers may not be readily apparent unless the terms of the FOI request and the scope of the FOI disclosure is explained.

FOI disclosure log documents

FOI reference number Date of access1 FOI request2 Information published in the disclosure log3 Other information
14/32069 17 October 2014

Item 1989/8136 (Bar Code 8252019) from CRS A9737 limited to:

  1. two policy documents in question; and
  2. the two documents of the person communicating as to the X file

Item 1989/8136 (Bar Code 8252019) from CRS A9737 limited to:

  1. two policy documents in question; and
  2. the two documents of the person communicating as to the X file

FOI Reference number: 14/32069 [PDF 626 KB]

14/26213 9 October 2014 Media talking points and emails relating to their drafting and approval – excluding as far as possible duplicate emails - produced in response to the entry into Australia's Bali consulate of three West Papuan students on 6 October 2013 Media talking points and related emails produced in response to the entry into Australia's Bali consulate of three West Papuan students on 6 October 2013. [PDF 630 KB]
14/26472 8 October 2014

A summary document with the date, venue, total cost and guest list of hospitality hosted by the Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, from 9 September 2013 to date; including credit card statements/receipts relating to these expenses and excluding tea/coffee meetings.

Summary document of hospitality provided by the Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop from 9 September 2013, including date, venue, costs and statements/receipts. [PDF 212 KB]

Attachment to 14/26472 [PDF 842 KB]

14/28056 3 October 2014

I am applying for the following information under the FOI Act:

1. Copy of travel logs from official drivers for Australia House and or Stoke Lodge in relation to Christopher Pyne's visit to the UK between 26-27 April 2014; and
2. Expenses incurred by DFAT in relation to Christopher Pyne's visit to the UK in April 2014 that have been billed to the Department of Education.

1. Copy of travel logs from official drivers for Australia House and or Stoke Lodge in relation to Christopher Pyne's visit to the UK between 26-27 April 2014; and
2. Expenses incurred by DFAT in relation to Christopher Pyne's visit to the UK in April 2014 that have been billed to the Department of Education. [PDF 53 KB]
14/20458 25 September 2014 All briefings on the Arab Spring provided to Ministers and/or senior officials from January 2011 to December 2012. Briefings provided to Ministers and/or senior officials, from January 2011 to December 2012, on the Arab Spring. [PDF 1.21 MB]
14/22240 22 September 2014
  1. The original application seeking FOI access and any subsequent communications that determined the scope and subject matter of the application for the years 2011-12 and 2012-13 (please note I do NOT seek access to the personal information concerning the applicant which can be redacted);
  2. Tables / lists of the documents determined to fall within the scope of the application (please note I do NOT require copies of the actual documents - either released or exempt);
  3. Letter/s emails etc to the applicant from the Department advising the outcome of the application, and any subsequent internal review, including reasons for the decisions to release or refuse access for each document identified, and all the exemptions relied upon (including s 47C Deliberative Processes).
FOI decision letters and schedules from 2011-2013 concerning the deliberative process exemption For further information, please contact foi@dfat.gov.au
14/14628 22 September 2014
  • Copies of all hard copy and electronic correspondence or documents relating to the appointment of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia, former Admiral, Thisara Samarasinghe; and
  • Copies of all hard copy and electronic correspondence or documents relating to the complaint lodged by the International Commission of Jurists in Australia in relation to Thisara Samarasinghe’s appointment to the role of High Commissioner.

You have limited the scope of your request to correspondence between May 2010 and May 2012 and have excluded all open source materials (e.g. media articles) and routine administrative papers (e.g. credentials – related documents such as forms, CVs, visa requests, tea and coffee preferences, etc).

  • Copies of all hard copy and electronic correspondence or documents relating to the appointment of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia, former Admiral, Thisara Samarasinghe; and
  • Copies of all hard copy and electronic correspondence or documents relating to the complaint lodged by the International Commission of Jurists in Australia in relation to Thisara Samarasinghe's appointment to the role of High Commissioner.

You have limited the scope of your request to correspondence between May 2010 and May 2012 and have excluded all open source materials (e.g. media articles) and routine administrative papers (e.g. credentials – related documents such as forms, CVs, visa requests, tea and coffee preferences, etc).

FOI Reference number: 14/14628 [PDF 1.53 MB]

 
14/15965 4 September 2014 "A summary document that shows the date of the offence, details of the offence, the penalty incurred and whether it was paid, where the diplomats were from, the outcome of any court proceeding (if relevant) and their current job status (ie. Was their employment suspended or terminated?) since January 2011.

  • Traffic infringements, including speeding, drink driving and parking fines for diplomats in Canberra;
  • Diplomats in Canberra charged with criminal offences.
Please exclude third party personal details such as names and addresses."
"A summary document that shows the date of the offence, details of the offence, the penalty incurred and whether it was paid, where the diplomats were from, the outcome of any court proceeding (if relevant) and their current job status (ie. Was their employment suspended or terminated?) since January 2011.

  • Traffic infringements, including speeding, drink driving and parking fines for diplomats in Canberra;
  • Diplomats in Canberra charged with criminal offences.

Please exclude third party personal details such as names and addresses."

 
14/21394 15 August 2014 Summary document containing the costs/statements/reimbursements for functions hosted by the Secretary since 9 September 2013. Please exclude the provision of tea and coffee. Please include smaller and informal lunches and dinners. Please include all hospitality/entertainment recipients including external stakeholders and elected officials. Costs/statements/reimbursements for functions hosted by the Secretary since 9 September 2013, excluding the provision of tea and coffee. Smaller and informal lunches and dinners and all hospitality/entertainment recipients including external stakeholders and elected officials to be included. [PDF 62 KB]  
14/13708 4 August 2014 Documents, with a focus on preparatory instructions and other correspondence involving Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and DFAT Secretary Ashton Calvert, relating to the publication of a book called "East Timor in Transition 1998-2000: An Australian Policy Challenge" by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2001. Documents, with a focus on preparatory instructions and other correspondence involving Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and DFAT Secretary Ashton Calvert, relating to the publication of a book called "East Timor in Transition 1998-2000: An Australian Policy Challenge" by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2001. [PDF 2.45 MB]  
14/16664 30 July 2014 Details of projects funded under the Direct Aid Program (DAP) from Australian missions in and responsible for Africa from 2003/4 to present. I do not need the information for the 2012/13 financial year. Details of projects funded under the Direct Aid Program (DAP) from Australian missions in and responsible for Africa from 2003/4 to present (not including 2012/13 FY) [PDF 2.04 MB]  
14/13090 29 July 2014
  1. All documents including emails, making, considering or responding to claims for compensation howsoever described (“Compensation Claims”) on behalf of any person who submitted a tender in response to the RFT as a result of the termination of the associated tender process during the Relevant Period.
  2. To the extent they are not sought elsewhere in this request, all documents recording the process and principles on which Compensation Claims were considered or assessed.
  3. To the extent they are not sought elsewhere in this request, all documents recording any decision to award compensation howsoever described in relation to a Compensation Claim
Documents relating to the claim for compensation made as a result of the termination of the RFT and the process and principles on which compensation claims were considered or assessed. [PDF 934 KB]  
14/20514 28 July 2014 Ministerial submissions in relation to Prabowo's involvement in the 2009 Indonesian presidential campaign. Ministerial submissions in relation to Prabowo's involvement in the 2009 Indonesian presidential campaign. [PDF 111 KB]  
14/14801 11 July 2014 All cable traffic and any audio, video or photographic files concerning an incident in Bali in which three young West Papuans, named in reports as Rofinus Yanggam, Yuvensius Goo and Markus Jerewon, climbed over a wall or fence and entered the Bali Australian consulate on 6 October 2013. Cables and audio/video footage concerning the three West Papuans who entered the Australian Consulate in Bali on 6 October 2013. [PDF 245 KB]  
14/20911 3 July 2014 Documents created between 7 September 2013 and 18 June 2014 regarding the $16 million grant to Cadbury announced by Tony Abbot on 28 August 2013. Documents held by DFAT regarding the $16 million grant to Cadbury announced by Tony Abbot on 28 August 2013. [PDF 82 KB]  
14/5553 10 April 2014 The McGrathNicol Advisory Partnership review of Australian Civilian Corps deployment processes The McGrathNicol Advisory Partnership review of Australian Civilian Corps deployment processes [PDF 2.6 MB]  
13/18311 2 April 2014 Any documents, reports, emails, briefings or messages held by the Australian Embassy in Beirut, regarding a people smuggling operation aimed at bringing Lebanese people to Australia. The time frame covers 1 July until 18 October 2013. Any documents, reports, emails, briefings or messages held by the Australian Embassy in Beirut, regarding a people smuggling operation aimed at bringing Lebanese people to Australia. The time frame covers 1 July until 18 October 2013. [PDF 1.7 MB]  
14/4161 7 March 2014 All cables between 6 July 98 and 31 Aug 98, relating to the Biak Island massacre (which occurred on 6 July 1998), involving Battalion 733 Indonesian troops, resulting in shootings, disappearances, gang rapes, killings and injured. All cables between 6 July 1998 and 31 August 1998 relating to the Biak Island massacre which occurred on 6 July 1998.  
13/20365 6 March 2014

I seek the following information in relation to the Australian government's recent instruction to its UN ambassador to change Australia's voting on issues of Israeli occupation and settlement on Palestinian land:

1. When was that decision taken by the Australian government.

2. Was the decision based upon materials/briefing papers provided by DFAT, the Department of Defence or some other agency.

3. If such materials/briefing papers exist then I seek a copy of those papers.

4. Was the decision based upon representations by non-governmental agencies and/or lobby groups.

5. If such representations were made then I seek a copy of any written material supplied and/or notes by government agencies in response to such representations.

6. Were representations made by a third party government; eg. the government of Israel or the United States.

7. If such representations were made a copy of those representations and/or briefing notes prepared by Australian government agencies in response.

8. Any other material within the possession or power of the Australian government and/or its agencies relevant to the decision to change Australia's voting pattern at the UN on issues of Israel, Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, and Israeli settlement policies in the occupied territories.

9. A copy of any legal advice received by the Australian government relevant to the aforementioned change in policy.

The Australian Government’s recent instruction to the UN Ambassador in relation to their change of stance on voting issues on the Israeli occupation and settlement in Palestine. [PDF 626 KB]  
14/1052 21 February 2014 "Correspondence, submissions, briefing papers or memoranda that relate to the appointment of Professor Paul Dibb AM to the Foreign Affairs Council. The Council was established in December 1997 and held its first meeting in February 1998. Professor Dibb served on the Council from its establishment". "Correspondence, submissions, briefing papers or memoranda that relate to the appointment of Professor Paul Dibb AM to the Foreign Affairs Council. The Council was established in December 1997 and held its first meeting in February 1998. Professor Dibb served on the Council from its establishment". [PDF 218 KB]  
13/19834 20 February 2014

Any documents relating to the "Joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons" delivered by New Zealand on 21 October 2013 in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly and the "Joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons" delivered by Australia on the same date in the same forum (excluding drafts of documents, correspondence with ICAN and publicly available documents).

We would like to limit this request to ministerial briefings, cable reporting and media points relevant to the two joint statements, as well as email correspondence among Australia's missions in Geneva and New York and the International Security Division of DFAT containing information about the reasons for Australia's decision not to sign the New Zealand statement and the reasons for initiating its own joint statement on the same topic. We are not interested in receiving correspondence between the Australian government and foreign governments.

Documents relating to the Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons, delivered at UNGA. [PDF 2 MB]  
13/18982 4 February 2014 The current edition of Guidelines on Official Australian Contact with Representatives of Foreign States, Political Entities or Organisations where Special Considerations are Involved. Guidelines on official Australian contact with representatives of foreign states, political entities or organisations where special considerations are involved. [PDF 1.3 MB]  
13/18709 3 February 2014 Advice given by the ACCC to DFAT relevant to the potential impact of the TPP on consumer protection and a best practice regulatory environment. Advice given by the ACCC to DFAT relevant to the potential impact of the TPP on consumer protection and a best practice regulatory environment. [PDF 586 KB]  
13/15924 24 January 2014 Documents relating to any discussion or advice (given or received) regarding the ALRC Copyright Review in the context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Documents relating to any discussion or advice (given or received) regarding the ALRC Copyright Review in the context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. [PDF 1.12 MB]  
13/15924 2 January 2014 Correspondence between DFAT and the Chinese Consulate in Sydney and the Chinese Embassy in Canberra concerning Falun Gong; documents concerning Falun Gong activities in relation to Chinese diplomatic premises. Correspondence between DFAT and the Chinese Consulate in Sydney and the Chinese Embassy in Canberra concerning Falun Gong; documents concerning Falun Gong activities in relation to Chinese diplomatic premises. [PDF 370 KB]  
13/20238 19 December 2013 Copies of all documents and matter on those documents you deemed "irrelevant" in my FOI request (1309-F658) relating to the New York residence being renovated. I don't require junior staff names or footer information such as contact details so don't include those docs. Documents with material originally deemed irrelevant with regard to FOI request 1309-F658. [PDF 769 KB]  
1310-F687 18 December 2013 Copies of all DFAT Departmental briefing notes in relation to the Federal government guarantee granted to Schapelle Corby, including copies of all documents containing Departmental advice provided to former Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr during the period 1 December 2012 - 10 March 2013. Information provided to Foreign Minister Carr relating to the parole guarantee of Schapelle Corby. [PDF 343 KB]  
13/19377 11 December 2013 Documents about decisions made by the government not to extend the life of key programs under the Kalimantan Forest and Climate Partnership beyond July 2013 and not to commence with the Sumatra Forest Carbon Partnership. Documents about decisions made by the government not to extend the life of key programs under the Kalimantan Forest and Climate Partnership beyond July 2013 and not to commence with the Sumatra Forest Carbon Partnership. [PDF 3.5 MB]  
13/19105 9 December 2013 Copies all submissions, briefings, talking points or other official correspondence, documents or cable traffic sent to former Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and/or their offices from the Australian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington DC, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, sent between 1 August 2013 to 7 November 2013 inclusive, that relates to WikiLeaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning and/or the ‘WikiLeaks Party’, an Australian registered political party. Cable from Washington relating to Bradley Manning. [PDF 312 KB]  
13/15626 22 November 2013 Documents, omitting duplicates, press releases, other publicly available material and those documents held by contractor DTZ, relating to the renovation of the Consul-General's residence in New York which was to have been occupied by Steve Bracks. Documents relating to the renovation of the Consul-General's residence in New York. [PDF 1.7 MB]  
13/17562 11 November 2013 Documents regarding information provided to posts regarding the personal preferences of Minister Julie Bishop and her partner prior to international travel by the minister. Foreign Minister's travel preferences. [PDF 197 KB]  
13/16888 24 October 2013

Documents pertaining to the above-mentioned Disaster Relief Operation in the following manner:

1. Copies of any requests for Australian assistance for Disaster Relief Operations in Vanuatu, from the Government of Vanuatu and the UN Disaster Relief Office (UNDRO) Fiji;

2. Copies of any documents that relate to the confirmation of the Disaster Relief Operation in Vanuatu, including requests made to the Australian Defence Force and other Government Agencies; and

3. Copies of any documents that provide for the designated lead agency of the Disaster Relief Operation in Vanuatu.

Cables concerning Cyclone Betsy [PDF 1.2 MB]  
12/1608 16 October 2013

Information indicating:

  1. by post and regional office, the number of Australian passports reported as lost/stolen at Australian government missions or regional offices in Australian since September 11 2001; and
  2. the annual figure for passports reported lost/stolen via Passports Online since September 11 2001.

The request is made on the understanding that the data does not necessarily indicate the country in which the passport is lost/stolen or the manner in which it was lost/stolen.

Summary of lost/stolen passports statistics from 11 September 2001 to 14 February 2012 [PDF 89 KB]  
13/14139 16 September 2013 Documents of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including those of and exchanged with other Commonwealth agencies, especially the National Archives of Australia and Attorney-General's Department, concerned with administering the request of a public researcher for access under the Archives Act 1983 to the file 1953/3228 Part 1, Commonwealth Record Series A432 (Archives Barcode 1110679 entitled Australian 'Antarctic Territory'. The document assessment provided by DFAT to NAA concerning the potential release of file 1953/3228 Part 1. [PDF 263 KB]  
13/13584 4 September 2013 All cable traffic from the Australian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington DC, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, sent between 6 June 2013 and 31 July 2013 inclusive, that relates to WikiLeaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning. Cables from Washington DC concerning Assange, WikiLeaks and Manning. [PDF 189 KB]  
13/9152 26 August 2013
  1. Any submissions to the Foreign Minister (excluding drafts) since March 2012 relating to:
    1. the Oslo Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons (4-5 March 2013);
    2. the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (22 April - 3 May 2013).
  2. Any DFAT documents relating to the joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons delivered by South Africa at the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the NPT on 24 April 2013.
  3. Any DFAT documents relating to the ICAN publication Disarmament Double-Speak: Australia's Record on Nuclear Weapons (2013).
Information published in the disclosure log:  Briefing and other documents relating to the Oslo Conference, the Second Preparatory Committee, the joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, and the ICAN publication 'Disarmament Double-speak'. [PDF 3 MB]  
13/13064 26 August 2013 Information provided to posts regarding the personal preferences of Minister Bob Carr and his wife prior to international travel by the Minister Information provided to posts regarding the personal preferences of Minister Bob Carr and his wife prior to international travel by the Minister. [PDF 252 KB]  
13/7629 14 August 2013 All hard copy and electronic documents held by DFAT regarding PNG businessman Eremas Wartoto in connection to criminal charges against him in PNG. The timeframe of the request is July 1 2001 until May 9 2013. All hard copy and electronic documents held by DFAT regarding PNG businessman Eremas Wartoto in connection to criminal charges against him in PNG. The timeframe of the request is July 1 2001 until May 9 2013. [PDF 985 KB]  
13/10648 13 August 2013 Existing diplomatic cable documents concerning that of the Principality of Hutt River, excluding those that are within the open access period as defined in the Archives Act 1983 and those which have already been released under the FOI Act.

113 cables from 1984-2007 on 'Hutt River Province':

 
13/10620 29 July 2013

(1) Submissions, briefings, talking points or other official correspondence or documents sent to Foreign Minister Bob Carr and/or his office that relate to the alleged leakage of classified United States national security and intelligence information by Edward J Snowden.

(2) Cable traffic sent between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Embassy to the United States, Washington DC, and/or the Australian Consulate General in Honolulu, that relates to the alleged leakage of classified United States national security and intelligence information by Edward J Snowden.

Cables from the Australian Embassy to the United States, Washington DC that relate to the alleged leakage of classified United States national security and intelligence information by Edward J Snowden [PDF 1.5 MB]  
13/10518 24 July 2013

(1) Submissions, briefings, minutes, correspondence or talking points that relate to Mr Yeon Kim, an employee of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences who was advised of an adverse security assessment in September 2011 as a consequence of alleged security breaches and/or unreported contact with foreign government officials; and

(2) Cable traffic between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Embassy to the Republic of Korea, Seoul, that relates to Mr Kim and allegations about his conduct.  

(1) Submissions, briefings, minutes, correspondence or talking points that relate to Mr Yeon Kim, an employee of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences who was advised of an adverse security assessment in September 2011 as a consequence of alleged security breaches and/or unreported contact with foreign government officials [PDF 70 KB]; and

(2) Cable traffic between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Embassy to the Republic of Korea, Seoul, that relates to Mr Kim and allegations about his conduct.

 
13/10500 22 July 2013 All cable traffic from the Australian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington DC, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, sent between 26 May 2013 and 5 June 2013 inclusive, that relates to WikiLeaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning All cables from Washington DC sent between 26 May 2013 and 5 June 2013 inclusive relating to WikiLeaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning. [PDF 109 KB]  
13/10083 19 July 2013 All ministerial submissions, departmental briefing papers or talking points that relate to the ABC Four Corners program "Hacked", broadcast on Monday, 27 May 2013. Briefings and talking points relating to the ABC Four corners programme 'Hacked'. [PDF 630 KB]  
13/9533 4 July 2013 DFAT reports to Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) number 1478 (28/2/13), 1479 (4/3/13). DFAT reports to RRT number 1478, 1479 (4/3/13). [PDF 221 KB]  
13/4829 24 June 2013 All cables since 2002 reporting on Anvil Mining's activities in DRC Documents relating to Anvil Mining Ltd and its activities in the DRC. [PDF 1.7 MB]  
13/6473 19 June 2013 Those cables electronically available concerning Hutt River Province which can be provided within the five free hours of decision making time available. Seven cables concerning Hutt River Province [PDF 535 KB]  
13/5032 23 May 2013 Records held by DFAT relating to a meeting or meetings held in Ho Chi Minh City in June 2010 involving two Qantas Airways employees, Daniela Marsilli and Tristan Freeman, and attended by DFAT staff or to which DFAT made representations. Specifically…to all records held by DFAT of any statements or other records made by Ms Marsilli and Mr Freeman to the Vietnamese Government, including the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and/or the Office of Government in June 2010. Documents released pursuant to the OAIC decision regarding application number MR11/00082. [PDF 393 KB]  
12/16568 15 April 2013 The most recent and comprehensive PPQs and Senate Estimates Briefings, and briefings prepared for meetings with various stakeholders on the Australian Government's position on the current negotiating text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - Intellectual Property chapter. The most recent and comprehensive PPQs and Senate Estimates Briefings, and briefings prepared for meetings with various stakeholders on the Australian Government's position on the current negotiating text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - Intellectual Property chapter [PDF 1 MB]  
13/4439 12 April 2013 All cable traffic from the Australian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington DC, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, sent between 22 February 2013 and 5 March 2013 inclusive, that relates to WikiLeaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning. All cables Washington on Julian Assange, Wikileaks and Bradley Manning from 22 February 2013 to 5 March 2013 [PFD 4.56 MB]  
12/14658 25 March 2013 All records of communications between the Australian Embassy in Cambodia and DFAT in Canberra regarding proposals by BHP Billiton to obtain a concession from the Cambodian Government to mine bauxite covering the period 1 July 2006 to 31 December 2009. All records of communications between the Australian Embassy in Cambodia and DFAT in Canberra regarding proposals by BHP Billiton to obtain a concession from the Cambodian Government to mine bauxite covering the period 1 July 2006 to 31 December 2009. [PFD 3.84 MB]  
13/1384 13 March 2013 Briefing notes for the new secretary on Australia’s role on the United Nations Security Council, including any resourcing, staffing or administrative requirements. Briefing notes for the new secretary on Australia’s role on the United Nations Security Council, including any resourcing, staffing or administrative requirements. [PFD 44 KB]  
12/17836 7 March 2013 Documents (cables between DFAT and the Australian Office Taipei, ministerial submissions, briefings/reports) pertaining to the detention and trial of former president Chen Shui-bian and the detention and trial of DPP officials on corruption related charges. Documents which illustrate the range of human rights issues monitored by DFAT and the Australian Office Taipei over the period May 2008 to the present. Documents (cables between DFAT and the Australian Office Taipei, ministerial submissions, briefings/reports) pertaining to the detention and trial of former president Chen Shui-bian and the detention and trial of DPP officials on corruption related charges. Documents which illustrate the range of human rights issues monitored by DFAT and the Australian Office Taipei over the period May 2008 to the present [PDF 6.39 MB]  
1212-F470 27 February 2013 Whole copies of any documents which refer to:
  • both Australia abstaining from supporting Palestine being given observer state status at the United Nations, and, support from a country or countries for Australia gaining a seat on the United Nations Security Council; or
  • both Australia supporting Palestine being given observer state status at the United Nations, and, support from a country or countries for Australia gaining a seat on the United Nations Security Council; or
  • any country or countries, or representatives of their Governments subsequently voicing concerns when they became aware that the Prime Minister, Ms Gillard, and/or Australia was contemplating voting "no" on Palestine being granted observer state status at the United Nations.
Documents in relation to Palestinian observer status at the United Nations and Australia’s UN Security Council bid [PDF 4.59 MB]  
12/18027 26 February 2013

All cable traffic from the Australian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington DC, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, sent between 28 August 2012 and 20 December 2012 inclusive, that relates to WikiLeaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning.

Cables sent from Washington between November and December 2012 relating to Wikileaks, Assange and/or Manning. [PDF 2.28 MB]

 
12/16858 8 February 2013
  1. All ministerial correspondence and briefs prepared for, and signed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Bob Carr MP and the Minister for Trade, the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP in relation to sales of uranium to India; and
  2. Briefings prepared for the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Bob Carr and the Minister for Trade the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP which outline risks in selling uranium to India, specifically relating to safeguards and the fact India is not a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. From the set of Possible Parliamentary Question briefs, only the most comprehensive and most recent briefings should be provided.

Naturally, I do not seek exempt Cabinet documents or legal advice.

Ministerial correspondence and briefings prepared for and signed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Minister for trade, in relation to sales of uranium to India, and briefings prepared for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade which outline risks in selling uranium to India, specifically relating to safeguards and the fact that India is not a signatory to the NPT.

 
12/14957 25 January 2013

Records on the total value and number of outstanding traffic and parking fines issued to vehicles registered with foreign diplomatic missions on consular posts, including a breakdown on the number and total dollar amounts owed by each foreign mission or post; and

Copies of all correspondence since January 2010 between the Department and any heads of foreign missions or posts stationed in Australia concerning (i) outstanding fines, and (ii) serious or repeat traffic infringements involving diplomatic or consular agents or family members

Records on the total value and number of outstanding traffic and parking fines issued to vehicles registered with foreign diplomatic missions on consular posts, including a breakdown on the number and total dollar amounts owed by each foreign mission or post; [PDF 1.2 MB]; and

Copies of all correspondence since January 2010 between the Department and any heads of foreign missions or posts stationed in Australia concerning (i) outstanding fines, and (ii) serious or repeat traffic infringements involving diplomatic or consular agents or family members.

Following an internal review of the original decision further information was released to the applicant on 14 March 2013.

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