27 September 2018
By email: [FOI #4791 email]
Freedom of Information Act 1982
Statement of Reasons
Application number 1809002
I refer to your request for the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
1) The name of the Agency’s current Financial Management Information System (FMIS) and when it was
2) The name of the Agency’s current Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS)
and when it was adopted/implemented.
FOI decision maker
I am the authorised officer pursuant to section 23 of the FOI Act to make a decision on your FOI request.
I have decided to release the following information to you in direct answer to your questions:
1) This Agency uses SAP as its FMIS and it was adopted when the Agency commenced operations on
1 July 2016.
2) This Agency uses Sharepoint as its predominant EDRMS and it was adopted when the Agency
commenced operations on 1 July 2016.
Material taken into account
In making my decision, I had regard to:
a) the terms of your application
b) the nature of the information requested
c) relevant provisions of the FOI Act
d) the guidelines published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner under section 93A
of the FOI Act (the Guidelines).
Reasons for the decision
In determining whether to release the documents, I considered the Guidelines together with a range of
factors that favour access as set out in section 11B(3) [public interest exemptions – factors favouring access]
of the FOI Act. I had regard as to whether giving access to the applicant at this time would, on balance, be
contrary to the public interest. Specifically, I considered if disclosure would:
a) promote the objects of the FOI Act
b) inform debate on a matter of public importance; or
c) promote effective oversight of public expenditure.
Australian Digital Health Agency
ABN 84 425 496 912, Level 25, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone +61 2 8298 2600
Facsimile +61 2 8298 2666 www.digitalhealth.gov.au
I found that full disclosure of the information requested may increase public awareness of the digital health
programs [FOI Act, section 3(2)(a)].
It for this reason that I find that the public interest is best served by full disclosure of the requested
This information is released to you as an “administrative release” in accordance with the principles of the FOI
Act, as requested by yourself.
Your review rights
If you are dissatisfied with my decision, you may apply for internal review or Information Commissioner
review of the decision. We encourage you to seek internal review as a first step as it may provide a more
rapid resolution of your concerns.
Under section 54 of the FOI Act, you may apply in writing to this Agency for an internal review of my decision.
The internal review application must be made within 30 days of the date of this letter. Where possible, please
attach reasons why you believe a review of the decision is necessary. The internal review will be carried out
by another officer within 30 days.
Information Commissioner review
Under section 54L of the FOI Act, you may apply to the Australian Information Commissioner to review my
decision. An application for review by the Information Commissioner must be made in writing within 60 days
of the date of this letter, and be lodged in one of the following ways:
GPO Box 2999, Canberra ACT 2601
Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
More information about a review by the Information Commissioner is available at www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-information/foi-reviews.
If you have any questions, please contact the FOI Team by email [ADHA request email]
or by phone
02 6151 8653.
Chief Operating Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency