Freedom of information
FOI disclosure log 2019
- 1 Date that the FOI applicant was given access to a document under s11A.
- 2 A short summary of the FOI access request.
- 3 A short summary of the information provided under s11A.
|FOI reference number||Date of access1||FOI request2||Information published in the disclosure log3||Other information|
|LEX573||24 December 2019||I would like to request some information relating to the garden party hosted over the weekend by the Australian Ambassador to the United States of America, Joe Hockey (as reported in Australian media yesterday and today). Specifically, I would like:
||Garden Party [PDF 740 KB]|
|LEX36||12 December 2019||
||Venezuela interim President [PDF 2 MB]|
|LEX210||10 December 2019||All SAP searches undertaken in the course of that original application (being the release of information outside of the FOI Act on 2 May 2019), including the search terms used, and the results of each of those searches.||London Post Operating Costs [PDF 1 MB]|
|1906-F2208||1 November 2019||"the most recent brief about Antarctica."||Antarctica Brief [PDF 40 KB]|
|17/6835||15 October 2019||
a. Documentation that sets out the terms of the two activities related to Ebola assistance to West Africa with the highest budget;
|19/23384||3 October 2019||
I seek access to documents detailing the number of Australian citizens detained or arrested abroad in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years.
Due to privacy, I do not require the names of the citizens but seek the reason for the detainment or arrest as well as the city where it occurred.
|19/19940||20 September 2019||
I am seeking access to documents related to the appointment of former foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, to the board of Palladium International Pty Ltd.
To aid in the ease of processing, I request only documents on this matter created between March 2019 and today's date, 5 July, 2019.
Specifically, I seek correspondence, ministerial briefings, meeting minutes, or other documents that discuss or canvass the appointment of Julie Bishop to Palladium's board.
|1712-F1818||27 August 2019||
"A copy of all country information assessments prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) expressly for protection status determination purposes in relation to Bangladesh (country information), including but not limited to:
|1905-F2195||3 September 2019||"the incoming government briefs prepared by the department, including but not limited to information uploaded to an App and/or part of the Digital First System."|
|1801-F1859||4 July 2019||
"A copy of all country assessments prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) expressly for protection status determination purposes in relation to China (country information), including but not limited to:
A copy of all draft versions of each piece of country information.
A copy of all material relied upon by DFAT in preparing each piece of country information, including file notes, correspondence with any sources contacted, audio video recordings, source material and any other records.
A copy of all correspondence between DFAT and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection regarding each piece of country information.
A copy of all correspondence between DFAT and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or the Immigration Assessment Authority regarding each piece of country information.
The names and positions of the authors of each piece of country information.
The names and positions of the owner and/or person responsible for final sign off of each piece of country."
Country Information Report Material - China
|1608-F1504||12 June 2019||"I seek access to written submissions to the Foreign Affairs Minister, and cables from Australia's permanent mission to the United Nations in New York, during the period 1 April 2016 to 29 July 2016 relating to the request by Mr Kevin Rudd, former prime minister, to be nominated by the Australian government for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations."|
|1901-F2130||29 May 2019||
"Documents, including memos, briefings, reports, submissions and emails, addressing the apparent disappearance of Yang Hengjun in China. I would like to exclude news articles and confine my request to material created January 21-23, 2019 and held within Australia. I also exclude media inquiries, media inquiry responses and associated documents, material created in relation to or in responding to media enquiries and Mr Hengjun's consular file."
|1801-F1852||18 April 2019||
"The diplomatic cable written by UK High Commissioner Alexander Downer about his May 2016 meeting with George Papadopoulos".
|1902-F2143||2 May 2019||
All documents relied upon for sections 3.58 – 3.61 of the CIS Report for the People's Republic of China.
For further information, including requesting a copy of the documents, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|1812-F2104||5 April 2019||
"All records, communications and documents referring to efforts by Ireland to be included in the American E-3 Visa Programme. I wish to cover the timeframe August 1st 2018 to present day".
Documents and Communications regarding Ireland E-3 Visa Programme.
Available upon request. For further information contact email@example.com
|1812-F2105||7 March 2019||
All briefing papers, discussion documents, communications with government ministers, and communications with Chinese embassy staff or representatives, from the last five years regarding so-called exit bans.
|Documents and Communications regarding so-called exit bans. [PDF 218 KB]|
|1812-F2068||4 February 2019||
"A) Communications any DFAT Deputy Secretary sent to any other DFAT Deputy Secretary and/or communications from any DFAT Deputy Secretary to the DFAT Secretary and/or communications from the DFAT Secretary to any DFAT Deputy Secretary on Monday October 15 2018 (Canberra time) and/or Tuesday October 16 2018 (Canberra time) about and/or in relation to and/or mentioning Jerusalem and/or the potential location of Australia's Embassy in Israel and/or the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and/or the Federal Government's announcement(s) about Israel.
B) Communications between Canberra-based DFAT officers at and/or above SES band three level (including, but not limited to, DFAT's Secretary) and Canberra-based DFAT staff at and/or above SES band two in the 'Levant, Iran and North Africa Section' and/or 'Media and Parliamentary Section' and/or 'Communications and Parliamentary Branch' and/or 'Communications and Parliamentary Branch' and/or 'Indonesia Strategic Political & Governance Section' on Monday October 15 2018 (Canberra time) and/or Tuesday October 16 2018 (Canberra time) about and/or in relation to and/or mentioning Jerusalem and/or the potential location of Australia's Embassy in Israel and/or the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and/or the Federal Government's announcement(s) about Israel."
|Communications regarding Australian Embassy in Jerusalem. [PDF 218 KB]|