Information Publication Scheme

Our Information Publication Scheme (IPS) includes a range of information about our department and our programs.

Information Publication Scheme logoFOI Disclosure Log

About the scheme

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) we are required to have an Information Publication Scheme (IPS).

The IPS commenced on 1 May 2011 and requires us to publish a broad range of information and make it available for downloading where possible.

For access to documents listed below but which are not yet available for downloading, please contact us.

About our department

Agency IPS plan

We are required under section 8(2)(a) of the FOI Act to publish our IPS plan

Who we are

We are required under sections 8(2)(b) and 8(2)(d) of the FOI Act to publish information about the organisation and structure of the agency, the location of offices, governance arrangements, senior management team and statutory appointments. The information is available on the following pages:

What we do

We are required under subsections 8(2)(c) and 8(2)(j) of the FOI Act to publish a description of the functions and powers of the agency, and the rules, guidelines, practices and precedents relating to those functions and powers that is, operational information. This information is available on the following pages :

Our reports and responses to parliament

We are required under subsections 8(2)(e) and 8(2)(h) of the FOI Act to publish Annual reports laid before the Parliament, and other information routinely provided to the Parliament.

Routinely requested information and FOI disclosure Log

We are required under subsections 8(2)(g) and 11C of the FOI Act to publish information to which the agency routinely gives access in response to FOI requests and the disclosure log of information that has been released under the FOI Act. Information that can be published resulting from freedom of information requests and any routinely released information from such requests is found in our FOI Disclosure Log.

Consultation arrangements

We are required under section 8(2)(f) of the FOI Act to publish information about consultation arrangements that enable members of the public to comment on specific policy proposals for which we are responsible.

We deliver payments on behalf of government policy departments. Consultation regarding policy should be directed to the policy department responsible for preparing the policy.

Contact us

We are required under section 8(2)(i) of the FOI Act to publish contact details of an officer, or officers, who can be contacted about access to our information under the FOI Act.

We will arrange for IPS documents, which are not available on this website, to be made available in hard copy upon request by either: