Disclosure log 2010-11 financial year

From 1 May 2011 FaHCSIA 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).

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  • 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'
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  • 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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Date of access FOI request Information published in the disclosure log Description of Document
10/11-063/4 (combined) 29/09/11 Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National Secretariat Service Delivery Strategy), communications with, and responses from, organisations about the reviews, the review processes and the outcome of each review.

FOI decision:

  • Parts of documents 1-4, 9 and 11-13 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
  • Parts of documents 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13 contain material that is exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act (deliberative processes).
  • Release all of documents 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15.

See attached pdf files – Document Numbers 1 to 15

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 1
[PDF 658kB]

Minute to the Minister for Family and Community Services regarding funding review of the National Secretariat Program.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 2
[PDF 2.3MB]

Minute to the Minister for Family and Community Services regarding funding for State-of-Play, funding for the National Secretariat Support Program and NSP review.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 3
[PDF 876kB]

Document by Program Management Committee regarding review of the National Secretariat and funding of peak organisations, revised as per 23 September 2009 meeting outcomes.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 4
[PDF 600kB]

Evaluation of the Department's funding of peak organisations through the National Secretariat Strategy.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 5
[PDF 575kB]

Review of the National Secretariat: Progress and Next Steps.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 6
[PDF 155kB]

Secretariat program consultation.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 7
[PDF 216kB]

Review of the National Disability Peak Organisations Secretariat Arrangements workshop.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 8
[PDF 2.2MB]

Review of the National Disability Peak Organisations Secretariat Arrangements workshop.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 9
[PDF 640kB]

Future of the national disability peak organisations and national advocacy arrangements.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 10
[PDF 180kB]

National Disability Peak Organisations Secretariat Arrangements workshop report.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 11
[PDF 1.5MB]

Review of the National Disability organisations funding arrangements.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 12
[PDF 345kB]

Extension of funding for the national disability organisations 2011-12.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 13
[PDF 170kB]

Secretariat review.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 14
[PDF 1.8MB]

Invitation to attend workshop re: review of the National Disability organisations funding arrangements.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 15
[PDF 1.2MB]

Agenda for National Disability workshop.
11/12-027 21/10/11 Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11

FOI decision:

  • This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.

See attached pdf file:

 
     

FOI Decision 11/12-027 Document 1
[PDF 32kB]

Document outlining FaHCSIA's expenditure on corporate credit cards in 2010/2011.
11/12-014 23/09/11 Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or any members of certain families from December 2010 until the current day.   

FOI decision:

  • This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.

See attached pdf file:

 
     

FOI Decision 11/12-014 Document 1
[PDF 60kB]

Email from Gale Duell to multiple recipients regarding TAIHS change in Directors.
10/11- 060 23/09/11 Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing mandatory pre-commitment for Australia's electronic gaming machines”. Specifically, you requested “copies of documents relating to advice prepared by the Department provided to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs concerning:
  1. the views of state and territory governments; and
  2. the implications of the reforms on taxation revenue

Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet), 47B (Commonwealth/State relations), 47C (deliberative processes) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Document nos.19 to 21 are fully exempt and were not released.

See attached pdf  files – Document Numbers 1 to 18

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 1
[PDF 350kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with the Premier of Tasmania regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 2
[PDF 707kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with the Victorian Minister for Gaming regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 3
[PDF 1.6MB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 4
[PDF 643 kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with the South Australian Minister for Gambling regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 5
[PDF 870kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with the relevant Ministers from South Australia and Queensland regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 6
[PDF 810kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with the NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 7
[PDF 460kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with the Deputy Premier of Queensland regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 8
[PDF 490kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a teleconference with the Premier of Tasmania regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 9
[PDF 430kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a teleconference with the Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 10
[PDF 590kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with the Western Australian Minister for Racing and Gaming regarding gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 11
[PDF 240kB]

Email to Minister Macklin's office regarding the ACT Government's position on gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 12
[PDF 190kB]

Document outlining Talking Points on Victoria's position on gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 13
[PDF 190kB]

Document outlining Talking Points on NSW's position on gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 14
[PDF 200kB]

Document outlining Talking Points on QLD's position on gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 15
[PDF 170kB]

Document outlining Talking Points on Tasmania's position on gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 16
[PDF 170kB]

Document outlining Talking Points on South Australia's position on gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 17
[PDF 200kB]

Document outlining Talking Points on the ACT's position on gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-060 Document No. 18
[PDF 1.3MB]

Media articles regarding gambling reforms.
10/11- 059 23/09/11 Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing the Government’s proposal to introduce mandatory pre-commitment”. Specifically, you requested copies of doc uments relating to advice prepared by the Department provided to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs concerning:
  1. the costs of implementing the reforms; and
  2. the views of the industry.

Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet), 45 (confidential information), 47 (trade secrets and commercial information), 47C (deliberative processes), 47G (business information) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Document nos. 10 to 14 are fully exempt and were not released. Additional information regarding this request  can be found elsewhere on this website.

See attached pdf  files:

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding the possible stockpiling of poker machines.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-059 Document No. 1
[PDF 185kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding the possible stockpiling of poker machines.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-059 Document No. 2
[PDF 16MB]

Minute to Minister Macklin regarding Clubs Australia submission to the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-059 Document No. 3
[PDF 15.8MB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with the Board of the Australian Gambling Council.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-059 Document No. 4
[PDF 3.8MB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with Aristocrat.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-059 Document No. 5
[PDF 3.5MB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with Michael Carr from Maxgaming.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-059 Document No. 6
[PDF 330kB]

Brief to Minister Macklin regarding a meeting with Rowen Craigie from Crown Limited.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-059 Document No. 7
[PDF 3.4MB]

Minute to Minister Macklin regarding gambling reform.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-059 Document No. 8

[PDF 900kB]

Minute to Minister Macklin regarding gambling reforms - evidence on clubs' community contributions.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-059 Document No. 9
[PDF 265kB]

Minute to Minister Macklin regarding gambling reform.
10/11- 058 23/09/11 Copies of documents relating to the participation by Department officials in the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee's Inquiry into pre-commitment schemes, which concluded on 6 May 2011, including any briefing or speaking points prepared for officials, Minister in their appearance before the Committee and the total number of staff and approximate number of hours worked by staff in relation to the inquiry.

Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes), 47 F(personal privacy), 47G (business information) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Additional information regarding this request  can be found elsewhere on this website.

See attached files:

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 1
[PDF 116kB]

Agenda for public hearing of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform, dated 15 February 2011.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 2
[PDF 462kB]

Transcript of the Department's speech to the Committee.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 3
[PDF 736kB]

Facts and Statements for FaHCSIA regarding gambling for the Committee hearing.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 4
[PDF 450kB]

List of possible questions for the Problem Gambling Taskforce at the Committee Hearing.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 5
[PDF 160kB]

List of key meetings that have been conducted relating to gambling reforms.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 6
[PDF 1.2MB]

2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Problem Gambling Taskforce - Key Issues".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 7
[PDF 1.8MB]

2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Problem Gambling Taskforce - Governance Arrangements".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 8
[PDF 483kB]

2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Financial Overview".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 9
[PDF 735kB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Problem Gambling Key Statistics".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 10
[PDF 408kB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Problem Gambling Taskforce".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 11
[PDF 770kB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Pre-Commitment".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 12
[PDF 936kB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Pre-Commitment Trials".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 13
[PDF 367kB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Legal Advice".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 14
[PDF 2.9MB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Productivity Commission Report (and remaining recommendations)"
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 15
[PDF 2.4MB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "COAG Select Council on Gambling Reform".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 16
[PDF 1.8MB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Ministerial Expert Advisory Group on Gambling".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 17
[PDF 695kB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Research".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 18
[PDF 407kB]

2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Research".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 19
[PDF 512kB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Problem Gambling Helpline".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 20
[PDF 153kB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "National Snapshot of Harm Minimisation Strategies".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 21
[PDF 4.9MB]

Table of 104 submissions to the Committee, including the submitter's position on the matter, a summary of their submission and the industry/sector the submitter's organisation belongs to.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 22
[PDF 472kB]

Status Report on Problem Gambling Taskforce Research Projects as at 14 February 2011.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 23
[PDF 340kB]

Table of State and Territory taxation rates and revenues regarding gaming machines.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 24
[PDF 345kB]

Draft of the Policy Working Group on Gambling Reform's Terms of Reference and Governance.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 25
[PDF 186kB]

List of Commonwealth Steering Committee members and contact details.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 26
[PDF 105kB]

List of people at a Commonwealth Steering Committee meeting, their respective agencies and title/positions.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 27
[PDF 385kB]

List of members of the Select Council on Gambling Policy Working Group, including contact details, jurisdiction, organisation and position.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 28
[PDF 215kB]

List of members and Terms of Reference and Governance of the COAG Select Council on Gambling Reform.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 29
[PDF 635kB]

List of members, contact details and jurisdictions of the Senior Officials' Working Group for the COAG Select Council on Gambling dated 19 January 2011.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 30
[PDF 480kB]

Draft 2010-11 Additional Senate Estimates briefing entitled "Freedom of Information Requests".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 31
[PDF 1.1MB]

Question and Answer document entitled "Australian Government Gambling Reform"
     

FOI Decision 10/11-058 Document No. 32
[PDF 131kB]

Terms of Reference and Governance of the Senior Officials' Working Group for the COAG Select Council on Gambling Reform.
10/11-053 24/08/11 Documents on the file “2010/06137 Business Development – Policy – Pathway to residency for New Zealanders who are non-protected special category visa (SCV) holders”

FOI Decision 10/11-053 Documents Released
[PDF 4.7MB]

Parts of the documents were not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47F (personal privacy), 47C (deliberative processes) and/or irrelevant material.

See attached pdf file:

Email correspondence, meeting agendas, written notes, talking points and minutes regarding pathway to residency for New Zealanders who are non-protected special category visa (SCV) holders.
         
10/11-065 22/08/11 Access to all information and documents relating to representation for people with autism spectrum disorders among the Disability Peak Bodies recognised or supported by the Commonwealth Government

FOI decision:

  • Parts of documents 1, 2, 6 and 8 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
  • Release all of documents 3, 4, 5 and 7.

See attached files:

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-065 Document No. 1
[PDF 2.2MB]

Correspondence between the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children's Services and Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder services in the ACT and nationally.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-065 Document No. 2
[PDF 395kB]

Correspondence between the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children's Services and Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder services.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-065 Document No. 3
[PDF 856kB]

Correspondence between the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children's Services and Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia regarding funding a National Secretariat for Autism.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-065 Document No. 4
[PDF 916kB]

Correspondence between Minister Macklin and the Austraian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders regarding the Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) Package.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-065 Document No. 5
[PDF 761kB]

Correspondence between the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing and the Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders regarding the proposed blueprint to transform mental health and social participation in Australia.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-065 Document No. 6
[PDF 574kB]

Brief to and correspondence from the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers regarding the establishment of a peak body representing people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
     

FOI Decision 10/11-065 Document No. 7
[PDF 754kB]

Referral of correspondence between the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing and the Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders regarding the proposed blueprint to transform mental health and social participation in Australia to FaHCSIA.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-065 Document No. 8
[PDF 3.7MB]

Brief to the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children's Services regarding Parliamentary Secretary meeting with Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia.
10/11-070 27/07/11 Data and information for:
  • a) total number and breakdown of people by federal electorate or suburb of people in receipt of a Child disability allowance for 0 to 16; and
  • b) total number of people in receipt of a disability support pension 16 and over; and
  • c) more prescriptive data on how different disabilities are assess and define.

The above two documents were released in full to the applicant.

See attached pdf file:

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-070 Document 1 – Data by electorate
PDF [107kB]

Carer Allowance (child) by electorate, June 2011.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-070 Document 2 – Prescriptive information PDF [204kB]

Information paper regarding information on Carer Payment, Carer Allowance and Disability Support Pension.
11/12-004 22/07/11 Data in relation to expenditure on FaHCSIA's electricity usage for the 2010/11 Financial Year (office/commercial premises only)

This document has been released to the FOI applicant.

See attached pdf file:

 
      FOI Decision 11/12-0004 2010-11 FY Electricity Expenditure document PDF [72kB] 2010-11 Financial Year Electricity Expenditure Account.
10/11-015 14/07/11 Documents produced in the last 2 years containing information for senior management or the minister on:
  1. projections for the next (a) year (b) 5 years  on the number of Australians on (i) full or (ii) partial disability pensions and the costs associated with such projections.
  2. Data on the extent of potential fraud or actual fraud associated with disability pensions.
  3. Analysis, plans, assessments, options, possible changes to (a) lower the number of Australians receiving disability pensions and (b) lower or limit the Australians wrongly claiming or receiving disability pensions.

FOI decision:

  • Documents 1, 6, 8, 10, 20, 23 and 25 and parts of documents 2, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 18 are exempt under section 34 of the FOI Act;
  • Document 14 and parts of documents 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15-19 are exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act; and
  • Parts of documents 3-9, 11, 12, 17-19, 21-24 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.

See attached pdf file:

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 3
[PDF 4MB]

Draft paper, "The impact of residual benefits on whether Disability Support Pension leavers later return to welfare", April 2010.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 4
[PDF 1MB]

Minute to the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Child Services regarding analysis of inflow to the Disability Support Pension.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 5
[PDF 1MB]

Minute to the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Child Services regarding changes to the United Kingdom's social support payments to people with a disability.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 7
[PDF 1MB]

Minute to Minister Macklin regarding the review of the Disability Support Pension.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 9
[PDF 38kB]

Email from the Department regarding DSP.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 12
[PDF 28kB]

Email from the Department regarding DSP.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 15
[PDF 33kB]

Email from the Department regarding DSP.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 16
[PDF 33kB]

Email from the Department regarding DSP.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 17
[PDF 509kB]

Draft Participation Paper for the Panel on Australia's Future Tax System (AFTS).
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 18
[PDF 1MB]

Participation Paper for the Panel on Australia's Future Tax System (AFTS).
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 19
[PDF 250kB]

Participation Paper for the Panel on Australia's Future Tax System (AFTS).
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 21
[PDF 918kB]

Minute to Minister Macklin to brief her on emerging trends in OECD countries for payments to people with a disability; and current arrangements for risk-based and medical reviews of DSP recipients in Australia.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 22
[PDF 810kB]

Minute to Minister Macklin regarding review of Australia's Future Tax System (AFTS) and the DSP.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-015 Document 24
[PDF 11MB]

Minute to Minister Macklin regarding analysis of the report 'Disability, capacity for work and the business cycle: an international perspective' and associated article in The Australian newspaper.
10/11-042 20/06/11 Documents that provided information regarding the authority to appoint a funding controller to Maralinga Tjartutja
  • Document Number 1 (Folios 1-2)
  • Document Number 2 (Folios 3-6)
  • Document Number 3 (Folios 7 – 115)

Parts of the above three documents have been released to the FOI applicant.  Parts that were not released to the applicant contained irrelevant material (section 22 of the FOI Act).

See attached
FOI Decision 10/11-042 pdf file :
PDF [700kB]

Contains a letter, Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination briefing, and excerpt from the relevant Program Funding Agreement regarding the appointment of a funding controller.
10/11-041 14/06/11 Access to information in relation to the Better Start Initiative, specifically why only a limited cohort was selected for the initiative and not other children with recognised developmental disabilities.  Specifically: 
  • Documents that reference this evidence, as well as a copy of the evidence
  • Briefings and submissions for the FAHCSIA executive, Ministers and Cabinet on this initiative (including any earlier versions)
  • Analysis of the costs involved in the program, including any early versions which may have suggested the program be extended to other children with disabilities.
  • Any reference to Williams Syndrome in relation to this initiative.

FOI decision:

  • Parts of document 1 are exempt under section 47B of the FOI Act;
  • Parts of documents 1-4 and 6-7 are exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act;
  • Parts of document 5 are exempt under section 47F of the FOI Act; and
  • Parts of documents 1-4 and 6-8 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material

See attached pdf files:

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-041 Document 1
[PDF 2MB]

Brief to the Parliamentary Secretary of Disabilities and Children's Services regarding Early Intervention and Support Services for Children With a Disability.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-041 Document 2
[PDF 2MB]

Minute to the Parliamentary Secretary of Disabilities and Children's Services updating the above brief regarding Early Intervention and Support Services for Children With a Disability.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-041 Document 3
[PDF 559kB]

Email correspondence with Minister Macklin's office regarding disabilities that may fall under the Early Intervention program.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-041 Document 4
[PDF 496kB]

Minute to the Parliamentary Secretary of Disabilities and Children's Services regarding the implementation overview for the Better Start for Children with a Disability Initiative.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-041 Document 5
[PDF 118kB]

Table of other disabilities for consideration for the Better Start for Children with a Disability Initiative.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-041 Document 6
[PDF 2MB]

Brief to the Parliamentary Secretary of Disabilities and Children's Services following up on Document 4, providing more information on the Better Start Initiative.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-041 Document 7
[PDF 173kB]

Email correspondence regarding a comparison of the costing agreed with the Dept of Finance and Deregulation on the Better Start program compared with the charter costing.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-041 Document 8
[PDF 638kB]

Brief to the Parliamentary Secretary of Disabilities and Children's Services regarding how to best maximise the inclusion of children with a disability and their needs in the early childhood framework.
10/11-057 (first stage and second stage ) 13/06/11 (first stage) 24/06/11 (second stage Data in relation to Income Management in the Northern Territory:
  • Total number of Centrelink customers participating in Income Management in the Northern Territory (excluding the Cape York trial) in April 2011.
  • Of those participating in Income Management, the percentages who:
    • are female;
    • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
    • arrived in Australia after 1 January 2006
  • The percentages of each payment type being Income Managed.
  • The percentage of customers whose Income Management is compulsory.

FOI Decision 10/11-057 Data Document RTF
[30kB]

Second Stage This document has been released to the FOI applicant.

See attached pdf and word files: First stage

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-057 Data Document RTF
[30kB]

Total number of Centrelink customers participating in Income Management in the Northern Territory (excluding the Cape York trial) in April 2011.
      First stage

FOI Decision 10/11-057 Data document PDF 
[50kB]

Total number of Centrelink customers participating in Income Management in the Northern Territory (excluding the Cape York trial) in April 2011.
      Second stage

FOI Decision 10/11-057 Data document PDF 
[55kB]

Total number of Centrelink customers participating in Income Management in the Northern Territory (excluding the Cape York trial) in April 2011.
      Second stage

FOI Decision 10/11-057 Data document RTF
[20kB]

Total number of Centrelink customers participating in Income Management in the Northern Territory (excluding the Cape York trial) in April 2011.
10/11- 051 10/06/11 Total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010 including the number and value of all accounts that remained unpaid for each of the following periods: 31-60 days, 61-90 days, 91-120 days and longer than 120 days, the total number and value of any penalty interest payments made by the Department for the 2010 period and details of the longest overdue and the largest amount of an unpaid invoice:
  • the value of those invoices;
  • the length of time those invoices remained unpaid;
  • whether there was any attached interest to those invoices;
  • what the invoices were for.

This document has been released to the FOI applicant.

PDF version of total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-051 Data document ; PDF 
[80kB]

PDF version of total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-051 Data document : RTF
[32kB]

RTF version of total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010.
10/11- 033 03/06/11 Departmental briefs and de-identified external correspondence to the Minister (Jenny Macklin) regarding allegations of child prostitution in the Northern Territory between 1 January 2011 and 28 February 2011, along with the latest departmental brief or assessment on policing numbers or services in the NT following on from the recommendations of the NTER review.

Parts of these 2 documents have been released to the FOI applicant. Parts not released contain irrelevant information (section 22 of the FOI Act).

See attached pdf files:

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-033 Document 1 PDF 
[1MB]

Question Time Brief entitled "Violence in Alice Springs".
     

FOI Decision 10/11-033 Document 2 PDF 
[480kB]

Email from Deputy Secretary Liza Carroll to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs providing further advice on a number of issues regarding the Bath Report.
10/11- 028 Part 2 09/11/11 Documents about Family Tax Benefit A & B between 1/7/09 & 30/6/10.

FOI decision:

  • These documents have been released to the FOI applicant in part. The parts not released are exempt under s47C of the FOI Act and contain irrelevant material under s22 of the FOI Act

See attached pdf files:

Email correspondence regarding costings and savings proposals.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-028 Documents 1 to 4, 6 to 23, 25, 26 & 28
PDF [4MB]

Email correspondence regarding costings and savings proposals.
10/11- 028 25/05/11 Documents since 1/7/10 relating to Family Tax Benefit B and A options

Parts of these 2 documents have been released to the FOI applicant. Parts not released are exempt under section 47C(deliberative processes) or contain irrelevant information (section 22) of the FOI Act.

See attached pdf files:

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-028 Document 1 folios 1 & 2
PDF [510kB]

Email correspondence between the Department and Minister Macklin's office regarding supplement pause.
     

FOI Decision 10/11-028 Document 2 folio 3
PDF [290kB]

Document containing savings target proposals for FTB.
10/11- 034 4/05/11 Report prepared by Open Mind Research Group arising from its developmental research for the Paid Parental Leave campaign

The 'Paid Parental Leave: Developmental Research Report' has been released in part to the FOI applicant. Parts not released (pages 16, 17, 21-23, 109, 110) are exempt under sections 47 (commercially valuable information) and 47G (business information) or contain irrelevant information (various pages - section 22) of the FOI Act.

See attached pdf files

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-034 ' Scanned Part 1
PDF [7.0MB]
(pages 1 to 67) Report'
and

FOI Decision 10/11-034 ' Scanned part 2
PDF [3.7MB]
(pages 68 to 112) Report'.

Report prepared by Open Mind Research Group.
10/11 - 045 4/05/11 FaHCSIA's P3M3 self-assessment and an external P3M3 consultant's review report.

The report 'P3M3 TM Assessment Report - Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 13 August 2010' has been released in full to the FOI applicant.

See attached pdf file

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-045 ' P3M3 TM Assessment Report ' PDF [3.1MB].

A P3M3 Assessment Report of FaHCSIA's ICT-enabled change portfolio and constituent programs and projects, dated 11 May 2010.
10/11 - 050 11/05/11 Document setting out the current methods for choosing the members of the NLC

The document 'Instrument under the ALR(NT) Act dated 17 September 2001' has been released in full to the FOI applicant.

See attached pdf file

 
     

FOI Decision 10/11-050 ' Relevant Document - Instrument under the ALR(NT) Act
PDF [300kB]
dated 17 September 2001'

Instrument under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.

 

 
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Date of access FOI request Information published in the disclosure log
10/11-007 3/3/2011

FaHCSIA's online disclosure before 1 May 2011

Publication of the 2010 FaHCSIA's Incoming Government Brief (IGB) following release under the FOI Act.

FaHCSIA's 2010 Incoming Government Brief (IGB)

The decision maker decided to release the Incoming Government Brief subject to exemptions under the FOI Act, namely:

  • Section 33A (Commonwealth - State relations)
  • Section 34 (Cabinet documents)
  • Section 36 (Internal working documents)
  • Section 41 (Personal privacy)
  • Section 42 (Documents subject to legal professional privilege)
  • Section 43 (Business affairs)

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