FOI Disclosure Log

Freedom of Information Act 1982

Publicly available information released following an FOI access request

The Federal Court is required by section 11C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) 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 disclosure log has been released by the Federal Court under the FOI Act and is available for public access.

A link is provided if the information can be downloaded from this website or another website.

Information that is not available on a website may be obtained by writing to the Court's FOI Contact Officer.

A charge may be imposed to reimburse the Federal Court for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information or sending it to you. There will be no charge for the time spent by the Federal Court in processing the FOI request that led to this information being made available. 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 Court's FOI Contact Office by phone on 02 9230 8336 or by email at foi@fedcourt.gov.au. The Court will try to meet all reasonable requests for an alternative format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.

Information attached to, or referred to, in the Federal Court's disclosure log will generally be removed after 12 months, unless the information has enduring public value.

2018

                                                                               
FOI Reference
        number
Date of accessFOI requestInformation published
        in the disclosure log
Other information
PA2925-06/1
25 January 2018
Documents relating to an article in the Australian Financial Review on 23 April 2016 entitled 'Fed Court rebukes Tax Commissioner'.An email chain containing a statement from the Federal Court highlighting consultation with stakeholders, including the Commissioner of Taxation about the Court's National Practice Areas, of which taxation is an integral part.  (pdf - 1.3 mb)Document released without deletions.

 

2017

FOI Reference
number
Date of accessFOI requestInformation published
in the disclosure log
Other information
PA2925-04
26 September 2017
Documents relating to a complaint made in respect of an alleged illegal search of the applicant's personal property when seeking to enter Court premises.Five documents, consisting of four separate email chains and a letter of correspondence from the Court in response to one of those emails (pdf - 545 kb)It was decided that it would be unreasonable to disclose the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of individuals.

 

Note: In relation to the Federal Court, the FOI Act only applies to documents which relate to matters of an administrative nature (see section 5). You can find further information about access to:

The FOI Act also requires the Federal Court to proactively publish a range of information under the Information Publication Scheme (IPS).You can find further information about the Federal Court's IPS on the Information Publication Scheme pages of this website.

Information about making a FOI access request to the Federal Court in relation to documents which relate to matters of an administrative nature can be found on the Freedom of Information requests page of this website.

Last updated 6 October 2017