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The department is required by the Freedom of Information Act 1982 section 11C to publish a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log lists information which has been released in response to an FOI access request. This requirement has applied since 1 May 2011.

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 dot points.

The information described in this register has been released by the department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access.

The register of documents released under FOI is available in the disclosure log

If a document named in the disclosure log is not available for download you can request a copy be sent to you by writing to:

The FOI Officer
Department of Communications
GPO Box 2154
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Or to: [email protected]

A charge may be imposed to reimburse the department for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information or sending it to you. You will be notified if any charge is payable and required to pay the charge before the information is provided.

There may be documents in the disclosure log that are currently not available in HTML format. If you are unable to read the format provided please contact the FOI Officer at the address above. We will try to meet all reasonable requests for alternate document formats in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.

Infomation in the disclosure log may be removed after 12 months, unless it has ongoing public value.

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