Freedom of information disclosure log

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Publicly available information released following an FOI access request

The Archives is required by section 11C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to publish a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log lists information which has been released in response to an FOI access request. This requirement has applied since 1 May 2011.

The disclosure log requirement does not apply to the below exceptions:

  • 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.

As a result of these exceptions, the published documentation on the disclosure log below may be an edited version of the document originally provided to the FOI applicant.

Recently released FOI documents are linked to within the disclosure log. Links will usually be removed after 12 months unless the information has enduring public value. Information not available online may be obtained by emailing us at foi@naa.gov.au or writing to us at PO Box 4924, Kingston ACT 2604.

A charge may be imposed to reimburse the National Archives for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information, or sending it to you. You will be notified if any charge is payable and required to pay the charge before the information is provided.

FOI Reference numberDate access given to documentsSummary of requestDocuments available
FOI10623/04/2018

Documents relating to notifications to federal government agencies of disapprovals of NAP’s under s24 of the Archives Act since 2013.

Two documents released in part. One document transferred.

FOI106 – Disclosure Log – schedule of documents (pdf, 70kb) 

FOI106 – Disclosure Log – documents released (pdf, 266kb)

FOI10509/03/2018

Documents regarding the destruction of ASIO file relating to Gough Whitlam.

Twenty Four documents released in full. Fifteen Documents released with redactions. One document exempt in full.

'FOI105 – Disclosure Log - schedule of documents'

'FOI105 Disclosure Log - documents released'

2016/164027/05/2016

Documents relating to the employment contracts of Director General David Fricker, and resignation of Dr. Stephen Ellis.

Three documents released with redactions.
2015/413423/12/2015

Documents relating to an application under the Archives Act for access to documents relating to Paul John Kelly.

Two documents released in full. Two documents released with redactions.

2015/413123/12/2015

Documents relating to an application under the Archives Act  for access to documents of the Royal Commission on Australia's Security and Intelligence Agencies relating to Paul Dibb.

Twelve documents released in full. Eight documents released with redactions.

2015/181826/06/2015Documents relating to the visit by Canadian archivist Dr Terry Cook to the National Archives of Australia in 1999 and 2000.

Eighteen documents released in full. Eight documents released with redactions. Two documents publicly available.

2014/331219/11/2014

Documents relating to correspondence between the NAA and DFAT on the disposal of 'X' files and 'Guidelines for Culling 1991'.

One document released in full. Ten documents released with redactions.

2014/348822/10/2014

Documents related to IP Australia's participation or compliance or disclosure regarding Check-up Digital.

One documents released in full.

2014/269629/8/2014Documents related to IP Australia's participation or compliance or disclosure regarding Check-up 2.0.

Three documents released in full.

2014/111711/4/2014

Documents relating to the backlog of access applications made under the Archives Act and efforts by NAA and other departments to process those access applications.

Four documents released in full. Three documents released with redactions.

2014/35614/2/2014

A list of current applications for access to ASIO records: including new applications or application for an update of ASIO records previously registered and made available for access through the NAA.

Compiled list released.

2013/126117/5/2013

Requests made to the NAA prior to March 2010 and under the Archives Act 1983 for access to ASIO records, for which an access decision is yet to be made by the NAA.

Compiled list released. Five folios released with exemptions.

2013/3586/2/2013

Subjects of requests for access to ASIO records.

Compiled list released.

2012/385929/10/2012

General Disposal Authority No. 14 for General Administrative Records; General Disposal Authority No. 18 for administrative and other records common to most State/Regional offices and overseas posts of departments and authorities.

Released in full.

2012/308328/9/2012

Records held by the NAA relating to policy on public access to ASIO records. Also, confirmation that ASIO records held on NAA files are FOI exempt for the period 1990 to 1996.

Two documents released in Full. Two documents released with redactions. One document exempt in full.

2012/184825/6/2012

Records held by the NAA relating to complaints made regarding personal information being made public, work history documents and personal information of various NAA staff members and diary entries, and personal notes of correspondence with other Departments.

Fourteen batches of documents released with redactions.

2012/14794/5/2012

Records held by the NAA relating to the consideration and decision to place on the facing external wall of the Canberra Office of the NAA a quotation by Dr Mackenzie Wark.

Two batches of documents are released in full. Four batches of documents are released with redactions.

2011/335729/11/2011

Register of Collection items noted as missing from the Archives' repositories in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Two folios of compiled lists released along with explanatory information.

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