FOI Disclosure Log

Under Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), the Department is required to publish a disclosure log on the department’s website. The disclosure log contains information which has been released in response to an FOI request.  The publication of documents on the disclosure log must be done within 10 working days of an applicant receiving them.

The requirement to publish documents on the disclosure log 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.

Information attached to, or referred to, in the agency’s disclosure log will generally be removed after 12 months, unless the information has enduring public value.

Information that is not available on DSS's website may be obtained by contacting foi@dss.gov.au. A charge may be imposed to recover the cost incurred in reproducing and delivering the documents to you.

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FOI Reference No. Date of access FOI Request Documents
16/17-039

The first Report on the 6-month Review of the Cashless Welfare Card Trial submitted by the Department to the Minister's office, excluding information relating to the WA component of the trial.

16/17-030

Most recent figures detailing no. of welfare recipients of income support and benefits by payment type and country of birth.

16/17-015

Documents regarding recruitment and review process for APS 6 State Programme Management, Support and Advice: Service Delivery positions.

16/17-021

PwC and Kruk Reports - Consolidated documents - Redacted.

16/17-018

The Australian Government’s annual and monthly expenditure on the unemployment benefit and the number of unemployment benefit recipients for the past four financial years.

16/17-011

The number of payment summaries for the 2015-16 financial year issued to staff after 14 July 2016 and why these payment summaries, issued after 14 July 2016, were not issued on or before 14 July 2016.

16/17-007

Current incoming government briefing documents.

16/17-010

Please provide a copy of the contract [with Autism CRC] showing precisely what the contractor is to deliver.

Please also provide documents (if any) showing all changes to tender or the subsequent contract relating to the research that was/is contracted.

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