All Australian Government agencies that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) are required by section 11C to publish a freedom of information (FOI) disclosure log on their website. The FOI disclosure log lists information which has been released in response to an FOI access request.
The disclosure log requirement does not apply to:
- personal information about any person if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable’
- information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable’
- other information, covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner, if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable’
- any information if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above points
Please see the OAIC’s copyright page for more information.
Who regulates FOI disclosure logs?
We are also the agency with oversight responsibility for FOI disclosure logs for all Australian Government agencies that are subject to the FOI Act. Find out more about creating an FOI disclosure log in s 93A FOI Act guidelines Part 14 — Disclosure log.