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.

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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.

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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.

2016

FOI Reference
number
Date of accessFOI requestInformation published
in the disclosure log
Other information
PA2925 9 December 2016 1. A copy of the KPMG Report prepared specifically for the Attorney-General’s Department led review of the Commonwealth Courts. It was noted in the request that it was understood that this report was finalised in early 2014.   Items 1 and 2 were transferred to the Attorney-General’s Department.
2. A copy of the Ernst and Young Report prepared specifically for the Attorney-General’s Department led review of the Commonwealth Courts, commissioned in 2015, following on from the KPMG Report.    
3. Any report or document outlining details of current ongoing positions (headcount) currently employed across the Courts, broken down across the Federal, Family and Federal Circuit Courts, including any reports or documents referring to positions that have been, or may be identified as potentially excess through the Courts amalgamation process and transition period. Thirteen documents of various dates relevant to items 3 – 5 of this FOI request, released in full.  
4. Any report or document outlining details of the number of contractors working for the Courts, including anticipated contractors throughout the 2016/17 financial year.    
5. Any report or document outlining the number of non-ongoing and casual employees the Courts currently have employed, and anticipation of non-ongoing and casual employees throughout the 2016/17 financial year.    
PA2925
7 November 2016
Current FOI Delegations and any related directions issued in respect of FOI
Federal Court’s current FOI Delegations (pdf,  959 kb)
Nil.
PA2925 27 April 2016

1.  Current social media policy of the department, which covers departmental use and/or private use by employees in an individual capacity.

2.  Any current guidance material which is available for employees to make informed decisions about their private social media use.

Federal Court's Information Technology Policy for Court Employees (pdf, 136 kb) Nil.
PA33445 January 2016All correspondence from 22 October 2013 to 23 October 2015 between:
  • the Chief Justice and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Federal Court;
  • the Chief Justice or CEO of the Federal Court and the Chief Justice or CEO of the Family Court; or
  • the Chief Justice or CEO of the Federal Court and the Chief Judge or CEO of the Federal Circuit Court
regarding court funding or courts administration, and any possible restructure of or change to courts administration.
It was decided that correspondence that was in the possession of Chief Justice was out of scope of the FOI Act and that the request was limited to only correspondence relating to matters of an administrative nature which was in the possession of the Court.

 

2015

FOI Reference
number
Date of access FOI request Information published
in the disclosure log
Other information
PA2925-4 12 August 2015Documents of an administrative nature relating to Andrew Garrett (pdf - 5 mb) Fourteen emails of various dates released in full but published in this disclosure log with redactions to remove personal information (telephone numbers and email addresses) which would be unreasonable to publishNil.
PA3344 20 March 2015 Contract between the Federal Court of Australia and Auscript Australasia Pty Ltd for the provision of Court reporting services dated 25 March 2013 (pdf - 8.5 mb) 1. Contract - redacted to remove exempt material. Nil.

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    Last updated 14 December 2016