Disclosure log

From 1 May 2011 DSS is required by s11C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to publish a disclosure log on the website. The disclosure log lists information which has been released in response to an FOI access request. The publication of such documents must be done within 10 working days of the applicant being given access to the document(s).

The disclosure log requirement does not apply to:

  • Personal information about any person if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable'
  • Information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable'
  • Other information covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable'
  • Any information if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above dot points.

Note: Information will be added to this register as it is released.

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FOI reference no. Date of access FOI request Information published in the disclosure log Description of document
15/16-050 09/11/2015 Documents relating to an Instrument  of Delegation

FOI decision:

  • One document released in part with redactions under section 47F (personal privacy). 

See attached pdf file:

      FOI Decision 15/16-050 Document 1 [PDF 3.24 MB] Instrument of delegation
15/16-049 23/11/2015 Information regarding rates of occupancy by supported/concessional residents of approved aged care facilities

FOI decision:

  • Two documents released in part under section 38 (secrecy provision) of FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
      FOI Decision 15/16-049 Document 1 [PDF 525 KB] Table of concessional/supported ratio by state, aged care and planning region and service for 2013/14 financial year
      FOI Decision 15/16-049 Document 2 [PDF 529 KB] Table of concessional/supported ratio by state, aged care and planning region and service for 2014/15 financial year
15/16-032 22/10/2015 Published list of aged care facilities approved to charge more for accommodation than maximum amount determined by Minister and published list of aged care facilities approved to charge extra fees

FOI decision:

  • Two documents created under section 17 of FOI Act and released in full.

See attached pdfs files:

      FOI Decision 15/16-032 Document 1 [PDF 179 KB] ‘Services with accommodation priced >$550,000 refundable deposit published on My Aged Care at 30 June 2015’ table
      FOI Decision 15/16-032 Document 2 [PDF 170 KB] ‘ESS Fee Data’ tables for each state/territory
15/16-002 31/08/2015 Documents relating to Request for Quotation (RFQ 080515JN1) for Capacity Planner

FOI decision:

  • Six documents released in full and in part under section 47C (deliberative matter) and section 47F (personal privacy).  14 documents exempt in full under section 45 (material obtained in confidence).

See attached pdf file:

      FOI Decision 15/16-002 Documents 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 [PDF 4.30 MB] Evaluation report, minute, Departmental correspondence regarding RFQ response 

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