Disclosure log 2013-14 financial year

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FOI reference no. Date of access FOI request Information published in the disclosure log Description of document
13/14-150 22/07/2014 Documents relating to Budget measures announced surrounding changes to welfare payments for young people.

FOI decision:

  • The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).

See attached pdf file/s:

 
FOI Decision 13/14-150 Document 1

Stronger Youth Participation measure – Emergency Relief – talking points.

May 2014.

FOI Decision 13/14-150 Document 2

Email – Feedback re: Newstart/YA.

15 May 2014.

FOI Decision 13/14-150 Document 3

Email – Notes on housing and homelessness budget brief with the states and territories.

22 May 2014.

FOI Decision 13/14-150 Document 4

Brief - Budget Impacts on Rates of Homelessness.

15 May 2014.

FOI Decision 13/14-150 Document 5

Brief- Housing Impacts of Newstart and Youth Allowance Changes.

May/June 2014.

FOI Decision 13/14-150 Document 6

Brief - Budget Impacts on Rates of Homelessness.

May/June 2014.

FOI Decision 13/14-150 Document 7

Draft brief - Budget Impacts on Rates of Homelessness.

May 2014.

13/14-146 03/07/2014 List of aged care services and maximum accommodation charges as published on MyAgedCare web site as at 3 June 2014

FOI decision:

  • One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in full.
See attached document:
 
FOI Decision 13/14-146 Document 1 [XLS 13.3 MB] MyAgedCare web site data listings as at 3 June 2014
13/14-120 11/06/2014 A table of the monthly purchases of newspapers, magazines, journals and online publications for Minister Andrews' office since 18 September by the Department of Social Services.

FOI decision:

  • The document was released in full.

See attached pdf file/s:

 
FOI Decision 13/14-120 Document 1

A table of spending on newspapers, magazines, journals and online publicaitons for the Minister's office by the Department since 18 September 2013.

11 June 2014.

13/14-119 19/06/2014

Statistical information in relation to complaints made under the Aged Care Complaints Scheme about thefts by care workers (including loss of goods/money by aged care recipients) 2012-13 financial year.

FOI decision:

  • Document created in accordance with section 17 of the FOI Act. Document released in full.

See attached pdf file/s:

 
FOI Decision 13/14-119 Document 1
[PDF 56KB]

Table: Number of complaints made to the Aged Care Complaints Scheme in relation to thefts by care workers (including theft of money/goods, and loss of money/goods) for the 2012-13 financial year, and by service type.

Note: it is not a requirement of the Scheme to record the alleged offender for complaints relating to theft and loss. As such, not all data in relation to cases of alleged and suspected loss and theft by a care worker may be captured in the data. It is important to highlight that the allegations/suspicions of loss and theft referred to in the data are not proven cases.

13/14-116

02/06/2014

Data regarding the number of Minister’s Office emails

FOI decision:

  • Release in full
See attached pdf file/s:
 
FOI decision 13/14-116 Document 1 Minister’s Office emails
13/14-109 12/05/2014 Table created relating to the number of Victorians currently receiving unemployment benefits.

FOI decision:

  • The document was released in full.

See attached pdf file/s:

 
FOI Decision 13/14-109 Document 1

Data table with number of Victorians currently receiving unemployment benefits.

12 May 2014.

13/14-094

04/04/2014

Documents relating to the rental valuation for the National Rental Affordability Scheme units at 20 Grove Street West, Little Grove, Western Australia.

FOI decision:

  • The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
  • Documents 1-4 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.

See attached pdf file/s:

See attached pdf file/s:
FOI Decision 13/14-094 Document 1

Letter from Opteon to Connection Realty

8 November 2013

FOI Decision 13/14-094 Document 2

Letter from Opteon to Connection Realty

28 November 2013.

FOI Decision 13/14-094 Document 3

Letter from Opteon to Connection Realty

30 January 2014.

FOI Decision 13/14-094 Document 4

Letter from Opteon to Connection Realty

10 February 2014.

13/14-088,
13/14-089,
13/14-090

15/04/2014 (Primary decision)

16/05/2014
(Internal review decision)

Data accessible via the ‘Assessment’, ‘Help at Home’ and ‘Aged Care Homes’ tabs under ‘Find a Service’ function on MyAgedCare website

FOI decision:

  • One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in full.

See attached documents:

 
FOI Decision 13/14-088, 089, 090 Document 1 (Primary decision) [xlsx 645 KB] MyAgedCare web site data listings
FOI Decision 13/14-088, 089, 090 Document 1 (Internal review decision) [xlsx 3.01 MB] MyAgedCare web site data listings

13/14-080

07/03/2014

Instruments of delegation under which certain powers in relation to debt matters are delegated to mercantile agents.

 FOI decision:

  • Release in full

 

 

See attached pdf file/s:
FOI Decision 13/14-080 Document 1

Delegation made under section 221 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

FOI Decision 13/14-080 Document 2

Delegation made under section 338 of the Student Assistance Act 1973

FOI Decision 13/14-080 Document 3

Delegation made under section 234 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

13/14-075 17/03/2014 Documents relating to Home Care Packages in the Bundaberg, Queensland region.

FOI decision:

  • The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under 11C (personal information).  
See attached pdf file/s:
 
FOI Decision 13/14-075 Document 1 [PDF 126KB] Home care packages in the Bundaberg, Queensland region

13/14-071

07/03/2014

Documents containing statistics on the number of people with autism spectrum disorder who are registered for (or receiving) Carer Allowance - June 2013

 FOI decision:

  • Release in full

 

 

See attached pdf file/s:
FOI Decision 13/14-071 Document 1

Carer Allowance (child) care recipients with 1st medical condition of Asperger's Disorder or Autistic Disorder by age and State/Territory, June 2013

FOI Decision 13/14-071 Document 2

Carer Allowance (child) care recipients by age, 1st medical condition and sex, June 2013

13/14-070

 

27/03/2014

 

Documents containing briefings provided to the Office of the Minister for Social Services – or other ministers – relating to the disability support pension since September 7, 2013

 

FOI decision:

  • Three documents released in full
  • Two documents exempt under sections 47C and 47E
See attached pdf file/s:
FOI Decision 13/14-070 Document 1

Minute to Minister Andrews re : Publication of Characteristics of Disability Support Pension Recipients

23 October 2013

FOI Decision 13/14-070 Document 2

Brief to Minister Andrews re Program of support  arrangements for the Disability Support Pension

17 January 2014

FOI Decision 13/14-070 Document 5

Minute to Minister Andrews re: Publication of Characteristics of Disability Support Pension Recipients

13 December 2013

13/14-069 24/03/2014 Documents relating to the funding of peak bodies through the National Secretariat strategy by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

FOI decision:

  • The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under s47C (deliberative processes) and 11C (personal information).  
See attached pdf file/s:
 
FOI Decision 13/14-069 Document 1
[PDF 6.7MB]

Funding peak bodies – a discussion paper. Department of Family and Community Services.

July 2000
FOI Decision 13/14-069 Document 2
[PDF 4.6MB]

Internal working paper – review of the National Secretariat. Outcomes and recommendations.

July 2011.
FOI Decision 13/14-069 Document 3
[PDF 1 MB]

National Secretariat Program.
2004 Review Synopsis.

FOI Decision 13/14-069 Document 4
[PDF 146KB]

Minute. Family and Community Services. Funding – State-of-play – National Secretariat Program. Funding and NSP Review.

FOI Decision 13/14-069 Document 5
[PDF 275KB]

Administrative review of the National Secretariat Program. NSP Review 2003-04.

FOI Decision 13/14-069 Document 6
[PDF 2.4 MB]

Department of Family and Community Services. Final report. Part 1: Stakeholder Analysis of Disability Sector National NGOs.

December 1999.

FOI Decision 13/14-069 Document 7
[PDF 4.2MB]

Department of Family and Community Services. Final report. Part 2: Mapping study of Disability Sector National NGOs and links with other NSP funded NGOs.

December 1999.

13/14-049

20/11/2013

Correspondence to former Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP.

FOI decision:

  • The document was released in part.

See attached pdf file:

 

FOI Decision 13/14-049 Document 1

Email to the former Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP.

22 July 2013

13/14-036

02/12/2013

Documents regarding Place Based Income Management trial in Bankstown.

FOI decision:

  • The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).

See attached pdf file/s:

 
FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 1

Email regarding Child Protection Income Management Training

16 December 2011

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 2

Email regarding Income Management Housing Referral Discussion Paper

3 February 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 3

Email regarding Housing NSW - Referral Guidelines (Vulnerable Measure)

11 May 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 4

Email regarding CPIM process questions

23 May 2013

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 5

Email regarding referral letter for PBIM

30 May 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 6

Email regarding CPIM client letters

30 May 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 7

Email regarding referral letter for PBIM

6 June 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 8

Email regarding training sessions

6 June 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 9

Email regarding Housing NSW - Referral Guidelines (Vulnerable Measure)

11 May 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 10

Email attaching translations of letters

21 June 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 11

Email regarding Referral Manual

22 June 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 12

Email regarding client letters

26 June 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 13

Email regarding CPIM client letters

9 July 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 14

Letter from the Hon. Pru Goward MP to the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP

14 November 2011

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 15

Letter from the Hon. Pru Goward MP to the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP

6 May 2013

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 16

Letter from the Hon. Pru Goward MP to the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP

2 July 2012 

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 17

Letter from the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP to the Hon. Pru Goward MP

12 July 2012 

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 18

Place Based Income Management – Project Management Plan

7 March 2012 

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 19

Explanatory Statement – Social Security (Public Interest Certificate Guidelines) (FaHCSIA) Determination 2013

Undated

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 20

Bilateral Agreement for the Implementation of Income Management

23 August 2012

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 21

Referral to a DHS Social Worker under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Measure

Undated draft word document

FOI Decision 13/14-036 Document 22

Placed Based Income Management Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

February 2012

13/14-026 15/01/2015 Parts of the Incoming Government Brief - 2013

FOI decision:

  • The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under s47C (deliberative material) and s47F (personal privacy).

See attached pdf file/s:

 
FOI Decision 13/14-026 Document 1
[PDF 1410KB]

Parts of the Incoming Government Brief - 2013

September 2013

13/14-007

5/09/13

Documents relating to the most recent financial reporting period of MensLine to the Department.

FOI decision:

  • The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F).
See attached pdf file/s:
 
FOI Decision 13/14-007 Document 1

MensLine Australia Annual Audited Financial Report for the year ending 30 June 2012. 1 October 2012

30 April 2012

13/14-006

22/11/2013

FaHCSIA Staff Surveys conducted between 2011 – 2012.

FOI decision:

  • Document 1 released in part.
  • Document 2 released in full

See attached pdf file:

 
FOI Decision 13/14-006 Document 1

FaHCSIA September 2011 Staff Survey by ORIMA Research - Report of the Survey Findings.

December 2011

FOI Decision 13/14-006 Document 2

FaHCSIA Overview of results from the 2012 Australian Public Service Commission State of the Service Employee Survey by ORIMA Research.

October 2012

13/14-004

16/09/2013

Qualitative research conducted by Newspoll on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution.

FOI decision:

  • The document was released in full.

See attached pdf file

 

FOI Decision 13/14-004 Document 1

Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australian Constitution – Qualitative Research.

30 August 2011

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FOI request

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