Disclosure Log - Documents released by Finance in response to Freedom of Information requests

From 1 May 2011, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), agencies are required to publish information in documents provided in response to FOI requests.  The publication of such documents must be done within 10 days of the decision being made.  The only exemptions will be information of the following kinds:

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Finance also pro-actively published some documents released under the FOI Act prior to the 1 May 2011 commencement date.

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Documents released by year

2014

Finance FOI
Reference Number

Summary of FOI Request

Date Released to Applicant

14/19 Resignation - Mr Alastair Furnival 7 July 2014
14/77 University of Melbourne NCOA Submissions 27 June 2014
14/95 Private Plated Vehicle Scheme Cost 4 July 2014
14/68 Privacy Impact Assessment Enhanced Provisioning for aus.gov.au 20 June 2014
14/84 Mr Clive Palmer MP Parliamentary Entitlement Payments 20 June 2014
14/80 Number of Ministerial Briefs to Finance Minister 18 June 2014
14/51 Asbestos and Synthetic Mineral Fibre Audit 23 May 2014
14/74 Attendance by Ministerial Staff at training provided for Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 employees 30 May 2014
13/131 Repayment of Parliamentary Entitlements 7 September 2013 to 28 February 2014 29 May 2014
14/19 Resignation – Mr Alastair Furnival  22 May 2014
14/53 Federal Court of Australia Legal Expenses and Fees and Current Comcover Premiums for CSIRO 16 May 2014
14/31 Current Lodge Renovation Works 12 May 2014
13/123 Mrs Jane Prentice MP Family Travel 2 May 2014
13/137 Correspondence between the Department and Mr Randall 16 April 2014
13/143 Mr Don Randall MP Land Transport 29 April 2014
11/26 Draft Regulatory Impact Statement for the Tobacco Control Act and related documents 15 April 2014
14/24 Open Government Partnership Meeting Records 2 April 2014
14/11 Major Political Parties Software Providers 20 March 2014
13/133 Correspondence between the Department and Mr Randall 14 March 2014
13/174 List of Finance Department's Dedicated FOI Staff 12 March 2014
13/144 Correspondence between the Department and Mr Abbott and the Department and Mr Randall 4 March 2014
13/150 Implementation reviews 24 February 2014
13/108 The Hon Tony Abbott MP Travel Claims 18 February 2014
14/08 APSC Certificates of Compliance 20 February 2014
13/123 Mrs Jane Prentice MP Family Travel 11 February 2014
13/156 Senator Ronaldson Expense Claims 31 January 2014
13/172 Gateway Reviews 20 January 2014
13/114 The Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP and the Hon Sussan Ley MP June 2006 Entitlements 23 January 2014
13/121 Minister and Medibank Private Correspondence 14 January 2014

2013

Finance FOI
Reference Number

Summary of FOI Request

Date Released to Applicant

13/97 Incoming Government Brief 24 December 2013
13/119 Travel of the Hon Anthony Albanese MP 12 December 2013
13/159 List of elected officials and commonwealth officers entitled to COMCAR driver services 23 December 2013
13/118 Hon. Bronwyn Bishop Land Travel 11 December 2013
13/116 Tony Crook MP Entitlements 10 December 2013
13/105 Brandis and Joyce Expense Claims 9 December 2013
13/148 Department of Immigration Act of Grace Payments for 2012-2013 Financial Year 25 November 2013
13/129 Parliamentarian’s Vehicle Infringement and Accident Notices 25 November 2013
13/66 Entitlement Expenditure of the Hon A Abbott MP 18 November 2013
13/87 Bruce Hawker 15 November 2013
13/76 Medibank Negotiations 11 October 2013
13/55 Regulation Impact Statement for Draft model Work Health and Safety Code of Practice for Managing Risks in Stevedoring 27 August 2013
12/114 Documents relating to government funded vehicle 16 September 2013
13/69 Documents relating to the Summary report of compensation payments 11 September 2013
13/64 Documents relating to Archerfield Airport 10 September 2013
N/A Information provided to the OAIC and released to the applicant - Government personal positions 25 July 2013
13/60 Correspondence relating to Mr Steve Irons’ entitlements 7 August 2013
13/47 COMCAR bookings and accommodation, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 30 July 2013
13/29 MOP(S) Act employment agreement – Prime Minister’s Director of Communications 18 July 2013
13/51 Print Brokerage Scheme 9 July 2013
13/39 Melbourne Commonwealth Centre 9 July 2013
13/46 Demolition works at Malabar Headland 4 July 2013
13/40 Documents relating to travel itineraries and estimated travel costs 5 July 2013
13/43 Summary report of severance payments 2 July 2013
13/32 Correspondence regarding travel costs 5 June 2013
13/41 Anzac Rifle Range Malabar – Heritage Assessment Final 24 May 2013
13/42 Malabar Headland Heritage Assessment Consultation 21 May 2013
13/35 Incoming Minister Brief – Special Minister of State 20 May 2013
13/25 Documents relating to Senator the Hon Bob Carr's electorate office 12 April 2013
13/05 Reports prepared by or for the Department since 2007 in relation to establishing Australia Post as a banking entity 7 March 2013
13/16 List of breaches of security at the Department of Finance and Deregulation from 1 January 2009 to 23 January 2013 4 March 2013
12/116 Monthly Management Reports (MMR's) for the Member for Gilmore, Ms Joanna Gash MP 1 February 2013
12/108 Authorisations in effect from 4 October 2011 to 4 October 2012 in offices of Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries 31 January 2013
12/107 Documents relating to the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Project 2 January 2013

2012

Finance FOI
Reference Number

Summary of FOI Request

Date Released to Applicant

12/125 Schedule of Cover provided by Comcover to CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) for the 2011/12 and 2012/13 financial years 21 December 2012
12/111 Procedures relating to Comcover Insurance Policy, specifically general liability and professional indemnity and procedures relating to clause 2.5 of the Insurance policy 18 December 2012
12/119 Tenderer Evaluation 6 December 2012
12/103 Government Communications Unit 2002 seminar titled 'Government Case Histories and the Media Brief' 4 December 2012
12/113 Annual Comcover premium invoices for CSIRO from 1 July 2008 to 31 October 2012 29 November 2012
12/84 Briefing materials provided to the Minister for Finance and Deregulation regarding Greens policies since September 14 September 2010 21 November 2012
12/48 Hon. Peter Slipper's land transport, 30 June 2011 to 15 March 2012 9 November 2012
12/43 Hon. Peter Slipper's land transport, 30 June 2011 to 15 March 2012 9 November 2012
12/90 Advice provided to the Government since August 21, 2010 relating to investigations, inquiries or other forms of examination undertaken by the Department in relation to the Hon Peter Slipper MP since he became a Member of Parliament in 1984 23 October 2012
12/56 Documents relating to Mr Craig Thomson’s Overseas Study Travel Report submitted in October 2011 12 October 2012
12/96 GovDex IRAP security audit report for the 2010 ISM Compliance Assessment 9 October 2012
12/88 The agenda and minutes of the Government's Cloud Information Community from its inception [late 2010] to 1 August 2012 4 October 2012
12/62 Drafts of responses to Parliamentary Questions on notice 1860, 1690 and 1305 2 October 2012
12/71 COMCAR records of the Hon. Tony Abbott from 16–22 April 2012 13 September 2012
12/32 Travel costs for the Hon. Tony Abbott and his staff, for 1 January to 31 December 2011 and 24 February to 8 November 2011. 24 August 2012
12/67 Documents including correspondence and emails associated with an earlier FOI request (12/57) for '…documents produced in the last two years showing incidences and circumstances where (a) members of parliament and (b) senators have paid false or wrongful expense claims.' 21 August 2012
12/76 Advice to the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, her office, and senior management officials of the Department of Finance and Deregulation between 1 March 2012 and 27 June 2012 relating to the government's policy to cut the company tax rate 20 August 2012
11/52 Accounting treatment of funds provided to the National Broadband Network and NBN Co in the 2011-2012 Budget 13 August 2012
12/61 A copy of the final costings, as provided to the Greens and Independent members of Parliament, in response to their requests to the Department of Finance and Deregulation for costing of policy proposals 3 August 2012
12/55 Documentation relating to The Hon. Harry Jenkins' overseas travel, December 2009 3 July 2012
12/58 Correspondence to and from The Office of Best Practice Regulation (Finance) concerning confirmation that a Regulation Impact Statement is not required regarding the National Interest Analysis on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement 13 June 2012
12/50 Summary of MOP(S) Act employees in receipt of worker’s compensation incapacity payments since 2007 12 June 2012
12/29 Certification of monthly management reports for Hon. John Hogg, Hon. Tony Burke, Hon. Peter Slipper and Hon. Harry Jenkins, for the period November 2007 – current; and the asset register of furniture for various MPs 7 May 2012
12/10 Booked and cancelled air travel for the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, for the period  1 January - 31 December 2011 7 May 2012
12/09 Booked and cancelled air travel for the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, for the period  1 January - 31 December 2011 7 May 2012
11/107 Expense details relating to a six week overseas study trip by the Hon. Peter Slipper, Member for Fisher 1 May 2012
11/110 Cabcharge dockets and correspondence relating to the Hon. Peter Slipper's travel fare for January 2011 1 May 2012
11/109 Ministerial briefing material and correspondence on issues related to the Hon. Peter Slipper MP and his expenses or entitlements 1 May 2012
11/113 The Department of Finance and Deregulations’ requirement of Mr Peter Slipper to repay $5079 of wrongly claimed family travel entitlements, for the period between July 2002 and March 2003 24 April 2012
11/112 Documents relating to the reason that the Department of Finance required Mr Peter Slipper to repay $3,311.12 in Electorate staff travel budget entitlements for the 12 months to June 2009 23 April 2012
12/08 Correspondence in relation to the Post Implementation Review of the Fair Work Act held by the Office of Best Practice Regulation 16 April 2012
12/12 Correspondence received by or sent by the office of Special Minister of State Gary Gray during 2011, which mentions  the ‘Independent Review of Implementation of the ICT Reform Program’ Report by Dr Ian Reinecke 18 April 2012
12/34 Future Fund Board of Guardians' Appointment 16 April 2012
12/16 The Hon Peter Slipper MP, Flags Expenditure for 1 January 2006 to 30 January 2012 10 April 2012
11/103 Land transport travel records for Hon. Peter Slipper, Member for Fisher, for period 1 January 2010 – 30 June 2011 5 April 2012
12/14 Correspondence between The Department of Finance and Deregulation (DOFD) and The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) in relation to the Australian Government Implementation Guidelines for the National Code of Practice for the construction industry 27 March 2012
12/17 Consideration to advertise on radio networks featuring Kyle Sandilands 19 March 2012
12/07 Birth dates of staff who have commenced employment in the period 1 October 2009 – 1 October 2011 2 March 2012
12/20 Discussions between the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) and the National Transport Commission (NTC) regarding the adjustment to heavy vehicle charges 5 March 2012
11/104 COMCAR Schedule for Minster for Foreign Affairs: 18 November 2011 9 February 2012
11/118

Summary of infringement notices and accidents relating to Parliamentarians’ vehicles for the period 22 August 2010 – 8 December 2011

9 February 2012
11/106 Requests by the Hon Peter Slipper MP since 21 August 2010 to draw upon the entitlement available for overseas study purposes 27 January 2012

2011

Finance FOI
Reference Number

Summary of FOI Request

Date Released to Applicant

11/91 Act of Grace Payments Approved from 1 January 2011 to 13 December 2011 21 December 2011
11/89 Correspondence since the beginning of 2011 relating to nuclear weapons 19 December 2011
11/90 Data Mining and Analysis of Austender Data: 2009-10 7 December 2011
11/96 Review of procurement processes under $80 000 30 November 2011
11/75 Compensation claims made by immigration detainees 8 November 2011
11/86 Credit Card usage – number of card holders, transactions and total expenditure for the period 1 June 2010 – 30 September 2011 8 November 2011
11/62 Australia Network documents 20 September 2011
11/61 Mr Mathieson's travel costs and nominated drivers of the Prime Minister's private plated vehicle 9 September 2011
11/02 Communication between Finance and Ms Belinda Neal, former Member for Robertson, and the office of the Federal Member for Robertson regarding use of the printing and communications entitlement 14 July 2011
11/38 Internal Audit Reports 10 August 2011
10/27 Strategic Review Reports 4 August 2011
11/53 Direct Sourcing since December 2007 4 August 2011
11/43 Summary Report of severance payments made between 21 August 2010 and 30 November 2010 1 August 2011
11/45 Costs for staff travelling to Gallipoli as part of 2011 Dawn Service Ceremony 28 July 2011
11/44 Parsons Brinckerhoff Reports relating to Anzac Rifle Range, Malabar NSW 18 July 2011
11/26 Draft Regulatory Impact Statement for the Tobacco Control Act and related documents 7 June 2011
11/33 Mr Patrick Secker MP, Member for Barker: Printer cartridge toner ordered between 1 September 2008 – 1 September 2009 26 May 2011
11/14 Travel for staff employed by the Leader of the Opposition for the period 25 October to 5 November 2010 16 May 2011
11/08

Details of all travel for the Hon Peter Slipper MP for the period 10 October to 17 October 2010

16 May 2011
11/20

Private Plated Motor Vehicles used by Senators and Members as at 1 March 2011

13 May 2011
11/29

Staff of the Hon Wayne Swan MP - Termination payments made to staff who ceased  in the period 21 May 2010 to 30 March 2011

9 May 2011
11/13

Review of Parliamentary Entitlements (Belcher Report) – Briefs and Recipients of Report

2 May 2011
11/07 The cost of damage to Senators', Members' and Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act) employees' private-plated vehicles from 1 July 2005 to 31 January 2011 15 April 2011
11/04 Total usage costs of mobile telephones and MPDAs (BlackBerrys) provided by Finance to Senators and Members for the 2009-10 financial year 21 February 2011

10/61

Taxi and COMCAR use by the Hon Peter Slipper, MP, Member for Fisher, for the period 1 July to 31 December 2009

9 February 2011

10/65

Federal MPs and Senators use of printer cartridge toners for the period September 8, 2009 to October 1, 2009

3 February 2011

10/70 Australian War Memorial Funding – Funding Arrangements – Released 31 January 2011 31 January 2011

 

2010

Finance FOI
Reference Number

Summary of FOI Request

Date Released to Applicant

10/46

Senators and Members: Family Travel Entitlements repaid since 2005 to 2010

23 December 2010

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