Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Disclosure Log lists information which we’ve released in response to an FOI access request. This is subject to exceptions.

Information published on the Disclosure Log can include documents from:

  • Centrelink
  • Medicare
  • Child Support
  • CRS Australia
  • Australian Hearing.

We’re required by the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to publish a Disclosure Log. It lists non-personal information we’ve released in response to an FOI request.

Generally, we remove information referred to in our FOI Disclosure Log after 12 months unless the information has enduring public value.

Date Detail
27 March 2019
  • Deed of Standing Offer for the Provision of ICT Contractor Services, Services number 11/1000006268; and
  • Request for Tender (“RFT”) for the Provision of ICT Contractor Services, Services number 11/1000006268 (LEX40762)

2 documents, released in full. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: N/A

Exemptions: N/A

6 March 2019

Amendment of the document described as: the plan to implement the recommendations in the 2014 report of the own motion investigation 'FOI at the Department of Human Services' (LEX 42362).

1 document, released in part. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: Sections 22, 47E(d)

Exemptions: Sections 22, 47E(d)

5 March 2019

Documents relating to the contract between Kelly Services and the department in relation to labour hire arrangements in the Appeals Branch including the External Review of Decision team (LEX41692).

3 documents, released in part. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: Sections 22, 47F(1) and 47E(d)

Exemptions: Sections 47F(1) and 47E(d)

28 February 2019

Financial Information Service - First Principles Review - 09.10.2017 (LEX 41331).

1 document released in full. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: N/A

Exemptions: N/A

28 February 2019

Recruitment Approval Form for Quality Checker (APS 4) Position and Compiler (APS3) Position (LEX 42096).

1 document released in part. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: Sections 22, 47E(c), 47C

Exemptions: 47E(c), 47C

11 February 2019

Procedures for determining breaches of the APS Code of Conduct and the imposition of sanctions (LEX 41464).

1 document released in full. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: N/A

Exemptions: N/A

23 January 2019

Documents relating to the provision of KPMG providing a business operations review for the department during 22 May 2017 to 31 December 2017 (LEX 40946).

3 documents released in part. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: sections 47(1)(b), s 47E(d), s 47F(1) and s 47G(1)(a)

Exemptions: sections 47(1)(b), s 47E(d), s 47F(1) and s 47G(1)(a)

4 January 2019

Operational Blueprint document:

  • Child Protection Agency Medicare card number requests for children and young people in out-of-home care 011-44120030 (LEX 41345).

1 document released in part. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: section 47E(d)

Exemptions: section 47E(d)

7 December 2018

Operational Blueprint document:

  • Calculating financial capacity for business owners 277-04060000 document (LEX 34952).

1 document released in part. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: sections 37(2)(b) and s 47E(d)

Exemptions: sections 37(2)(b) ands 47E(d)

7 December 2018

Public Interest Certificate issued by the Department of Human Services to BreastScreen Victoria Inc, dated 03/02/2016 (LEX 40829).

1 document released in full. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: section 22

Exemptions: N/A

26 November 2018

Operational blueprint document:

Circumstances affecting capacity with compulsory requirement 001-10050000 document (LEX 39013).

1 document released in full and 3 documents released in part. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: section 47E(d)

Exemptions: section 47E(d)

15 November 2018

Documents formerly available on the AusTender website under RFT 1000401959 Request for Tender for the Procurement of a Systems lntegrator Panel (LEX 39604).

37 documents released. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: N/A

Exemptions: N/A

9 November 2018

Documents outlining the change history related to mylT Article 725 ('Valid reasons to call the Shared Services ICT Service Desk Urgent Escalation Channel') between 13 November 2015 and 30 July 2018.
Documents outlining the change history of mylT Article 1158 ('Cyber Security Incident Reporting') for the Period May 2017 to July 2017.
Documents outlining the change history related to the web page 'Genesys Workforce Management Solution' from the period prior to November 2016 until November 2017. (LEX 39753)

3 documents released with out of scope information removed. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: sections 22, 47E(c) and 47E(d)

Exemptions: sections 47E(c) and 47E(d)

4 July 2018

Contracts, in force during the period 1 December 2016 to 17 January 2017 (inclusive), between the Commonwealth of Australia represented by the Department of Human Services and Dun and Bradstreet (Australia) Pty Ltd for the provision of a Mercantile Agent Service for Debt Recovery (LEX 30798).

1 document released in part. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: sections 22, 27(1)(b), 47E(d) and 47F(1)

Exemptions: sections 27(1)(b), 47E(d) and 47F(1)

28 June 2018

Any documents which show the number and percentage of children with an approved medical exemption for one or more vaccines, recorded by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) and/or the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), for the purpose of Commonwealth legislation, for each of the years 2011 to 2017 inclusive. Yearly statisics will suffice (LEX 36430).

16 documents released with out of scope information removed. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: section 22

Exemptions: N/A

7 June 2018

The Department of Human Services website 'Reciprocal Health Care Agreement 405 and 410 visa holders from the United Kingdom' in the form prior to being updated on 1 March 2018.

The Department of Human Services website 'United Kingdom Reciprocal Health Care Agreement for 405 and 410 retirement visa holders' in the form prior to being updated on 13 December 2017 (LEX 36572).

2 documents released in full. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: N/A

Exemptions: N/A

16 April 2018

Ministerial briefs since 1 October 2017 on the Modernising Health and Aged Care Payments Services Program (LEX 34599).

2 documents released in full and 4 documents released in part. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: sections 22, 34(3) and 47F(1).

Exemptions: sections 34(3) and 47F(1)

13 March 2018

Operational blueprint documents (LEX 34342).

  • 003-09000000 Early Release of Superannuation Benefits
  • 003-09010000 Apply for early release of superannuation benefits under compassionate grounds
  • 003-09010030 Early release of superannuation benefits under medical treatment and medical transport grounds
  • 003-09010040 Early release of superannuation benefits under the mortgage assistance ground
  • 003-09010050 Early release of superannuation benefits under the modification of home/vehicle ground
  • 003-09010060 Early release of superannuation benefits under the palliative care ground for customers
  • 003-09010070 Early release of superannuation benefits under palliative care, death, funeral or burial grounds for dependants
  • 003-09010110 Request for priority assessment of early release of superannuation benefits under compassionate grounds
  • 003-09010120 Telephone protocols for early release of superannuation benefits under compassionate grounds
  • 003-09010150 Reviews of decision for early release of superannuation benefits under compassionate grounds
  • 003-09010160 Assessing and recording an early release of superannuation benefits application under compassionate grounds
  • 003-09010170 Determining dependency for early release of superannuation benefits under compassionate grounds
  • 003-09010180 Early release of superannuation benefits under the consistent with ground.

3 documents released in full and 10 documents released in part. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: section 47E(d)

Exemptions: section 47E(d)

2 March 2018

Department of Human Services Incoming Brief for Minister Keenan (LEX34602).

1 document was released in part. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: sections 47C, 47E(d), 47E(c) and 47F(1)

Exemptions: sections 47C, 47E(d), 47E(c) and 47F(1)

23 February 2018

Data specifying the total number of Disability Support Pension (DSP) suspensions due to the recipient being 'in gaol,' and the total number DSP cancellations because the recipient was 'in gaol,' for each of the last three full financial years (2014-15; 2015-16; and 2016-17).

1 document released in full. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: N/A

Exemptions: N/A

19 January 2018

National Indigenous Coalition meeting minutes and agenda items. (LEX 31843).

3 documents released in full and 5 documents released in part. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: sections 47C, 47F and 47E(d)

Exemptions: sections 47C, 47F and 47E(d)

18 January 2018

Statistics relating to the Online Compliance Intervention. (LEX 29651).

1 document released in full. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: sections 24A and 17

Exemptions: N/A

21 December 2017

Operational Blueprint 108-04080040 - Exempt lump sums (LEX 32237).

1 document released in part. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: section 47G(1)

Exemptions: section 47G(1)

28 November 2017

Operational Blueprint 107-03040000 - Perpetual Centrelink Calendar (LEX 30212).

1 document released in full. The document is available upon request.

Sections of the Act: N/A

Exemptions: N/A

15 November 2017

Statistics relating to Farm Household Allowance recipients as at 21 July 2017 (LEX 30864).

1 document released in full. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: N/A

Exemptions: N/A

8 November 2017

Internal correspondence regarding Medicare (LEX 30613).

8 documents released in part. The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: sections 22, 37(1)(a), 37(2)(b), 47G , 47C(1) and 47E(d)

Exemptions: sections 37(1)(a) , 37(2)(b), 47G, 47C(1) and 47E(d)

17 January 2017

Incoming Government Brief as it refers to Medicare (LEX 22819).

3 documents released in part.

The documents are available upon request.

Sections of the Act: 22, 37, and 47C(1)

Exemptions: 37, and 47C(1)

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FOI Legal Team
Department of Human Services
PO Box 7820
Canberra BC ACT 2610

Email: FOI.Legal.Team@humanservices.gov.au

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