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:

  • 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.

The information described in the disclosure log table below has been released by the Archives under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access.

A link is provided if the information can be downloaded from this website or another website.

Information that is not available online may be obtained by emailing us at foi@naa.gov.au or writing to us at PO Box 7425, CANBERRA BUSINESS CENTRE ACT 2601.

  • 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.
  • There will be no charge for the time spent by the National Archives in processing the FOI request that led to this information being made available.
  • You will be notified if any charge is payable and required to pay the charge before the information is provided.

There may be documents in the disclosure log that are currently not available in HTML format. If you are unable to read the format provided please contact us for an alternative accessible format. We will try to meet all reasonable requests for an alternative format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.

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

Reference numberDate of accessFOI requestInformation published in the disclosure logOther information
2016/164027/05/2016

The employment contracts that were offered to Mr. Fricker some time from Sept. 2011 onwards. Also the resignation papers to with Dr. Ellis and his leaving the NAA

Schedule of Documents (pdf, 36kB)

Document 1 FOI 20161640 (pdf, 52kB)

Document 2 FOI 20161640 (pdf, 164kB)

Document 3 FOI 20161640 (pdf, 104kB)

Redactions were made under the following sections of the FOI Act: irrelevant matter s.22 and personal information s.47F.

2015/413423/12/2015
  1. Documents that relate to my application under the Archives Act 1983 for access to documents relating to Paul John Kelly (NAA inquiry reference number NAA1/00057943); and
  2. Documents that relate to my application under the Archives Act 1983 for access to documents of the Royal Commission on Australia's Security and Intelligence Agencies relating to Paul Dibb (NAA inquiry reference number NAA1/00080196).

Schedule of Documents - Decision 1 (pdf, 36kB)

Schedule of Documents - Decision 2 (pdf, 111kB)

Decision 1 Documents (pdf, 133kB)

Decision 2 Documents (pdf, 2,340kB)

Redactions were made under the following sections of the FOI Act: irrelevant matter s.22, personal information s.47F, deliberative processes s.47C and in bodies or persons s.7(2A).

2015/181826/06/2015Any of NAA's own files created by Central Office, Canberra on the visits in 1999 and 2000 by the expert Canadian archivist Dr Terry Cook. These would include files documenting his participation in a residential training workshop and meetings and presentations to NAA staff.

Schedule of Documents for Disclosure Log(pdf, 221kb)

Documents 1-5, 8, 10, 12-20, 23, 26 and 28(pdf, 1,510kB)

Documents 7, 9, 22 ,24 and 25(pdf, 1,870kB)

Exemption of irrelevant matter was made under s.22 and exemption of personal information was made under s.47F.

2014/331219/11/2014Records held by the NAA relating to correspondence to and from NAA and the Department of Foreign Affairs on 'X files, Disposal Of - Including Individual Cases Of Destruction & Guidelines On Culling 1991'Documents released (pdf, 2050kB)Deletion of irrelevant matter was made under s.22 of the FOI Act.
2014/348822/10/2014

"1.Documents related to IP Australia's participation or compliance or disclosure regarding Check-up Digital, the successor program to Check-Up 2.0, including any document which was submitted and may have been subsequently withdrawn or amended."

Submission Report (pdf, 194kB)

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

IP Australia Detailed report - Assessment: IP Australia initial assessment with additional questions (pdf, 100kB)

IP Australia Detailed report - Assessment: IP Australia 2012 minimum requirements assessment (pdf, 100kB)

IP Australia Detailed report - Assessment: IP Australia 2013 minimum requirements assessment (pdf, 105kB)

Documents released in full.
2014/111711/4/2014

"Correspondence or other documents sent by the Director-General of the NAA or any other Senior Executive Service Officer of the NAA to (a) the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,  (b) the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, (c) the Department of Defence and/or (d) the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, that relate to the backlog of access applications made under the Archives Act 1983 and efforts by the NAA and/or other departments/agencies to process those access applications. The scope of this application is limited to correspondence sent since 27 May 2013."

Schedule of documents (pdf, 52kB)

Documents released (pdf, 880kB)

Redactions were made under sections 22 and 47F of the FOI Act.

2014/35614/2/2014

"A list of current applications made in accordance with section 40 of the Archives Act 1983 for access to records of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO); including the subject matter of records sought in each application, whether each application was a new application or an application for an update of ASIO records previously registered and made available for access through NAA, and the date on which each application was received by NAA."

Documents released (pdf, 1370kB)

No exemption provisions were applied to the decision.

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.

Documents released (pdf, 248kB)

Internal Review Decision Letter (pdf, 251kB)

Exemption of irrelevant matter was made under s.22 and exemption of personal information was made under s.47F.

2013/3586/2/2013

"…what I am seeking is the subject of the requests for the period I nominated below. I understand this information would be contained in the field 'Name of person or organisation of possible ASIO interest' within copies of the form titled 'Application for access to an ASIO record not in Archives' custody'. I understand that such forms contain personal contact details of the person(s) requesting the document(s) - I do not want access to that information. I am not seeking copies of those documents in their entirety and would be happy to receive a summary of the subjects/topics requested."

"This does not appear to be 'access in full', and the decision does not contain an explanation or reasons as to why specific details of the subjects/topics have been withheld."

Decision letter to applicant (pdf, 275kB)

Nil (released in full)

2013/35818/1/2013"…what I am seeking is the subject of the requests for the period I nominated below. I understand this information would be contained in the field 'Name of person or organisation of possible ASIO interest' within copies of the form titled 'Application for access to an ASIO record not in Archives' custody'. I understand that such forms contain personal contact details of the person(s) requesting the document(s) - I do not want access to that information. I am not seeking copies of those documents in their entirety and would be happy to receive a summary of the subjects/topics requested."

Documents released (pdf, 97kB)

Nil (released in full)

2012/385929/10/2012General 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.

Schedule of documents (pdf, 26kB)

Batches 1-2 (18 pages) (pdf, 1,018kB)


2012/308328/9/2012Records held by the NAA relating to policy on public access to ASIO records; Confirmation that ASIO records held on NAA files are FOI exempt for the period 1990 to 1996.

Schedule of documents (pdf, 40kB)

Batches 1-5 (11 pages) (pdf, 532kB)

Deletion of irrelevant matter was made under s.22 of the FOI Act.

Exemption persuant to s.7(2a)(b) of the FOI Act.

2012/184825/6/2012Records 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.

Schedule of documents (pdf, 23kB)

Batches 1-6 (40 pages) (pdf, 1,415kB)

Batches 7-14 (44 pages) (pdf, 1,308kB)

Deletion of irrelevant matter was made under s.22 of the FOI Act.

Exemption of personal information was made under s.47F of the FOI Act.

2012/14794/5/2012Records held by the NAA relating to the consideration and decision to place on the facing external wall of the Canbera Office of the NAA a quotation by Dr Mackenzie Wark.

Schedule of documents (pdf, 22kB)

Batches 1-4 (18 pages) (pdf, 569kB)

Batch 5 (37 pages) (pdf, 1,525kB)

Batch 6 (41 pages) (pdf, 1,771kB)

Exemption of irrelevant matter was made under s.22 of the FOI Act.
2011/335729/11/2011Register of Collection items noted as missing from the Archives' repositories in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne

FOI application – Explanatory information regarding Indicator 42 missing (pdf, 187kB)

FOI application – Indicator 42 missing, Part 1 of 2 (pdf, 6,615kB)

FOI application – Indicator 42 missing, Part 2 of 2 (pdf, 9,523kB)

One exemption of personal information was made under s.47F of the FOI Act.

Notes

  • Most FOI requests to the Archives are made by individuals in relation to personal information about themselves. These releases do not meet the criteria for public release in this disclosure log.
  • A document published on the disclosure log may be an edited version of the document originally provided to an applicant because of an exception in s 11C(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

The FOI Act also requires the Archives to proactively publish a range of information under the Information Publication Scheme (IPS).

Information about making a freedom of information request to the Archives can be found on the Access to information under the Freedom of Information Act page.

Routinely requested information

In a typical year, the Archives will receive a low number of FOI requests, and FOI requests received have not suggested a pattern of inquiry that could be considered routine.

If circumstances change, the Archives will use this page to publish copies of any documents to which the Archives has routinely provided access under the FOI Act.

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