This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Decisions about publishing on the FOI Disclosure Log'.

Document 1
From:
Jackson, Maggie
To:
(s 22) 
Subject:
RE: disclosure log [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date:
Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:03:43 PM
Attachments:
image001.png
UNCLASSIFIED
(s 47C) 
Maggie Jackson
Corporate Counsel
Office of Corporate Counsel
Phone (s 22) 
From: (s 22) 
Sent: Wednesday, 2 October 2013 3:45 PM
To: Jackson, Maggie
Subject: disclosure log [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
UNCLASSIFIED
Hi Maggie
As I have mentioned in a previous e-mail, (s 47C) 
.  To date we have put up a notice each time we have released documents in
 response to an FOI request and we have provide links to the released documents so that they
 can be  downloaded.  In a small number of cases we have decided that it would be
 ‘unreasonable’ to publish the documents at all or that no link would be provided because the
 documents were heavily redacted.
A number of agencies including the ATO, ComCare, Department of Environment, and the
 Departments of Employment and Education (whose websites have not yet been updated)
 publish information about the documents but do not provide links to the documents
 themselves.  Instead the documents are available on request.  DEEWR (as it was) has some
 linked documents – my understanding is that they put them up in fully accessible formats once
 they receive a request for the documents following publication of notice on the disclosure log.
(s 47C) 


(s 47C) 
 
(s 47C) 
 
Regards
(s 22) 
 
(s 22) 
Director, Freedom of Information & Privacy Section
Office of Corporate Counsel
Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Circuit
BARTON  ACT  2600
Ph: (s 22) 
Email: [email address]
 
2586 Indigenous signature block NEW (2)
 


Document 2
Executive Board 
As at 3 October 2013 
Agenda Item 
Topic 
FOI matters currently on hand 
Executive sponsor 
Louise Glanville,  Acting Deputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Coordination Group 
Purpose of discussion/key issues 
(s 22) 
Future disclosure log entries will include a statement describing documents released in 
response to an FOI request but not routinely including a link to the documents.  All the 
documents described will be available on request in accordance with the requirements of 
s11C(3).  This approach, taken by some other agencies such as the Australian Taxation Office, 
ComCare, Dept. of Environment and (former) DEEWR, will reduce resources spent on 
preparing documents for publication as well as reducing the number of limited accessibility 
publications on the AGD website.  Documents can be provided through a download link on a 
case by case basis; for example where there are repeated requests for particular documents. 
Action required 
 (s 22) 
Attachments 
•  (s 22) 
Maggie Jackson,  Corporate Counsel 
Cleared by: 
(s 22) 
  Director, FOI and Privacy Section - Ph: (s 22) 
Action officer: 


 

 

Document 3
From:
Glanville, Louise
To:
(s 22) 
Subject:
RE: AGD FOI disclosure log [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date:
Thursday, 10 October 2013 6:23:35 PM
Attachments:
image001.png
UNCLASSIFIED
Thanks (s 22) 
Makes very good sense to me.
Louise
Louise Glanville
A/g Deputy Secretary
Strategic Policy and Coordination Group
Attorney-General's Department
Ph: (s 22) 
Mob: (s 22) 
Advocating Disability Inclusion
From: (s 22) 
Sent: Thursday, 10 October 2013 1:56 PM
To: Glanville, Louise; Fredericks, David
Cc: Jackson, Maggie
Subject: AGD FOI disclosure log [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Louise and David
(s 47C) 
As you will be aware, the FOI Act requires documents that have been released in response to an
 FOI request to be published on the department’s disclosure log (subject to exceptions for
 personal and business information).  Information about the documents must be published on
 the disclosure log together with either a link to allow them to be downloaded from the
 department’s website or another website; or information about how the documents may be
 obtained from the department. 
Previously the department has generally made the documents available for downloading from
 the departmental website.  (s 47C) 


(s 47C) 
 
 
Instead of providing links to released documents we will now be providing  a description of the
 documents and information about how to obtain a copy of them from the department.  (s 
47
C) 
 This approach is consistent with the way several other agencies manage their disclosure logs;
 including the ATO, ComCare, Department of the Environment and, previously, DEEWR.
 
Regards
(s 22) 
 
 
 
(s 22) 
Director, Freedom of Information & Privacy Section
Office of Corporate Counsel
Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Circuit
BARTON  ACT  2600
Ph: (s 22) 
Email: [email address]
 
2586 Indigenous signature block NEW (2)
 


Document 4
From:
Fredericks, David
To:
(s 22) 
 Glanville, Louise
Cc:
Jackson, Maggie
Subject:
RE: AGD FOI disclosure log [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date:
Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:19:44 PM
Attachments:
image001.png
image002.png
UNCLASSIFIED
Thanks (s 22) 
Yes, am familiar with this issue – and this is a good outcome.
Regards.
David.
David Fredericks
Deputy Secretary Civil Justice and Legal Services Group
Attorney-General’s Department
T:  (s 22) 
| E: (s 22) 
  
2586 Indigenous signature block NEW (3)
From: (s 22) 
Sent: Thursday, 10 October 2013 1:56 PM
To: Glanville, Louise; Fredericks, David
Cc: Jackson, Maggie
Subject: AGD FOI disclosure log [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Louise and David
(s 47C) 
As you will be aware, the FOI Act requires documents that have been released in response to an
 FOI request to be published on the department’s disclosure log (subject to exceptions for
 personal and business information).  Information about the documents must be published on
 the disclosure log together with either a link to allow them to be downloaded from the
 department’s website or another website; or information about how the documents may be


 obtained from the department. 
 
Previously the department has generally made the documents available for downloading from
 the departmental website.  (s 47C) 
 
 
 
 
 
Instead of providing links to released documents we will now be providing  a description of the
 documents and information about how to obtain a copy of them from the department.  (s 
47
C) 
 This approach is consistent with the way several other agencies manage their disclosure logs;
 including the ATO, ComCare, Department of the Environment and, previously, DEEWR.
 
Regards
(s 22) 
 
 
 
(s 22) 
Director, Freedom of Information & Privacy Section
Office of Corporate Counsel
Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Circuit
BARTON  ACT  2600
Ph: (s 22) 
Email: [email address]
 
2586 Indigenous signature block NEW (2)