Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2011-12

Documents disclosed in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

Page last updated: 04/06/2013

From 1 May 2011 all Australian Government agencies are required to publish a list of documents obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI), within 10 working days of the applicant receiving the documents.



Documents disclosed in response to an FOI request are subject to the following exceptions:
      • personal information or information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication would be unreasonable;
      • information determined by the Australian Information Commissioner not to be disclosed;
      • information that cannot reasonably practicably be published because of required deletions to the document.
In the spirit of promoting greater openness in government, the Department of Health (Health) maintains a list of documents disclosed under the FOI Act (with redactions) from 1 January 2011. It is hoped that this measure will enable members of the public and the media to quickly and easily obtain access to material which has already been disclosed under the FOI Act.

The Health FOI Disclosure Log contains downloadable documents. Due to the historical nature of the documents they are not in an accessible format. Members of the public that cannot access this format can contact Health to discuss alternative access arrangements.

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A list of documents disclosed in 2011-12 in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

FOI NumberDate of AccessTitle of FOI Request (link to documents)Access and Number of DocumentsOther Information
299-1112 22 June 2012 Copy of most recent TGA approved PI for eylea Australia Rs 180859 and 180860. 1 document full release
245-1112 24 May 2012 Copies of TGA assessment reports reating to PIP breast implants
FOI 245-1112 26 documents
26 documents partial release
242-1112 15 May 2012 Review of the 2007 Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Health and Ageing and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
FOI 242-1112 Large File 4 documents (PDF 918 KB)
2 documents partial release
2 documents full release
1 PDF consisting of 4 documents
290-1112 14 May 2012 Request for FOI 142-1112 and 219-1112
FOI 290-1112 3 documents
3 documents partial release
244-1112 8 May 2012 Design specifications and documentation about approved components for PIP implants.
FOI 244-1112 9 documents
8 documents full release
1 document partial release
200-1112 26 April 2012 Documents relating to homebirths in Australia.
FOI 200-1112 12 documents
2 documents full release
10 document partial release
2 documents fully exempt
138-1112 24 April 2012 Formal communication by the Commonwealth to an Organisation where the Commonwealth has required that an "Operational Plan" under a GP Super Clinic Funding Agreement be amended.
FOI 138-1112 10 documents (PDF 340 KB)
10 documents partial release 1 PDF consisting of 10 documents
256-1112 12 April 2012 Australian Childhool Immunisation Reigster historical data.
FOI 256-1112 Large File 53 documents (PDF 2031 KB)
53 documents full release 1 PDF consisting of 53 documents
240-1112 14 March 2012 Correspondence between Tony Abbott and Stephen robertson regarding water fluoridation.
FOI 240-1112 2 documents (PDF 91 KB)
2 documents full release 1 PDF consisting of 2 documents
225-1112 13 March 2012 Minutes of meetings held since 29 March 2011 or documents which show what was the future role of the MHEWG.
FOI 225-1112 Large File 6 documents (PDF 1985 KB)
5 documents full release
1 document partial release
1 PDF consisting of 6 documents
160-1112 7 March 2012 Copy of the final report from the review of the International Recruitment Strategy 2011.
FOI 160-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 2849 KB)
1 document partial release
237-1112 23 February 2012 Preliminary Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) into the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system undertaken by Convergence e-Business Solutions.
FOI 237-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 1921 KB)
1 document full release
142-1112 23 February 2012 Results of tests carried out on PIP breast implants.
FOI 142-1112 12 documents
6 documents full release
6 documents partial release
219-1112 10 February 2012 Patient product information for the French PIP Saline/Silicone breast implant.
FOI 219-1112 document 1 (PDF 53 KB)
FOI 219-1112 Large File document 2 (PDF 1345 KB)
2 documents full release
201-1112 3 February 2012 The 393 Notices of Required Action that were issued by the Complaints Investigations Scheme (CIS) in financial year 2010-2011.
FOI 201-1112 393 documents
393 documents partial release
173-1112 23 January 2012 All correspondence between the Member for Lyons, Mr Dick Adams MP and the Minister for Health & Ageing, The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP regarding the Sorell GP Super Clinic.
FOI 173-1112 5 documents
3 documents full release
2 documents partial release
135-1112 23 January 2012 A copy of the Commonwealth's notification to the funding recipient that the "Operational Plan" was either acceptable, or required amendment for the Redcliffe GP Super Clinic.
FOI 135-1112 document 1 (PDF 30 KB)
131-1112 23 January 2012 A copy of the Preliminary Project Plan and Budget for the Redcliffe GP Super Clinic.
FOI 131-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 518 KB)
117-1112 23 January 2012 A copy of the "Operational Plan" as required under Clause 3.5 of the GP Super Clinic funding agreement template for the Redcliffe GP Super Clinic.
FOI 117-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 835 KB)
1 documents partial release
158-1112 5 January 2012 A report or the latest draft from the Sapere research group on the cost drivers and trends in the blood sector and the options to manage appropriate blood use.
FOI 158-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 1062 KB)
1 document full release Clarification of errors of fact in report.
174-1112 3 January 2012 Documents about clinical trials conducted by Profs Hickie and McGorry where medications used for early intervention of pyschiatric disorders (last 3 years only)
FOI 174-1112 2 documents
1 document full release
1 document partial release
178-1112 23 December 2011 A copy of the final or latest draft report arising from a PricewaterhouseCoopers review of the PSR.
FOI 178-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 736 KB)
1 document full release
191-1112 22 December 2011 A copy of the Deloitte Access Economics report arising from a review of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme model.
FOI 191-1112 document 1 (PDF 3591 KB)
1 document full release
163-1112 16 December 2011 All correspondence between Member for Dobell, Mr Craig Thomson MP and the Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon Nicola Roxon MP regarding the North Central Coast GP Super Clinic
FOI 163-1112 documents 1 to 4 (PDF 307 KB)
2 documents full release
2 documents partial release
166-1112 12 December 2011 Documents about gifts to TGA officers from 1 January 2011.
FOI 166-1112 30 documents
12 documents full release
18 documents partial release
120-1112 6 December 2011 A copy of the ‘Operational Plan’ as required under Clause 3.5 of the GP Super Clinic funding agreement template for the Riverina GP Super Clinic being operated by Narrandera GP Management.
FOI 120-1112 document 1 (PDF 142 KB)
1 document partial release
074, 085 & 111-1112 2 December 2011 Documents created after 2008 where those documents record or relate to communications or advice from or to:
  • the Attorney-General's Department; and/or
  • the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet; and/or
  • IP Australia
on amendments to the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) in the context of plain packaging including, but not limited to, communications or advice on the formulation of the Trade Marks Amendment Plain Packaging Bill 2011 (Cth).
FOI 074, 085 & 111-1112 25 documents
19 documents full release
6 documents partial release
13 documents fully exempt
057-1112 1 December 2011 Minutes of meetings from 1 January 2011 of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections (MABBVS).
FOI 057-1112 2 documents
1 document full release
1 document partial release
172-1112 30 November 2011 Copy of the notification sent to the Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP from the Department of Health and Ageing, informing the Minister that no applications had been received through the open invitation to apply process for the Darwin GP Super Clinic.
FOI 172-1112 document 1 (PDF 20 KB)
1 document partial release
169-1112 30 November 2011 Any application for Federal Government grants or monies in relation to the medical centre (or super clinic) located at the corner of Stud Road and Ann Street, Dandenong, Victoria. Specifically, the dates these applications were lodged and the reasoning/purpose given for the requests by the applicants (Dr Ben Chan, Khak Architects, ERM Australia);
Any information or documentation regarding the opening hours/hours of operation of the abovementioned medical centre; and
A request for any FOI charges to be remitted on the grounds of financial hardship.
FOI 169-1112 2 documents
1 document full release
1 document partial release
082-1112 30 November 2011 Documents containing the 'treasury modelling' referred to in the Press Release. Documents upon which the Government has relied upon to substantiate the statements made in the Press Release. Documents upon which the Government has created or received between the date of the Press Release and the date of the FOI which contained an amendment or variation of the treasury modelling or alternative treasury modelling. If the Commonwealth Government have been provided with any similar or alternative models to the treasury modelling created in relation to the Proplosed Legislation (at any time before, during or after 2009), a copy of those models.
FOI 082-1112 5 documents
3 documents full release
2 documents partial release
44 documents exempt in full
171-1112 28 November 2011 Copy of the earliest document in which the Department of Health and Ageing notified the Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, that the Redcliffe Hospital Foundation had signed a construction contract for the Redcliffe GP Super Clinic worth substantially more than the funding that the Redcliffe Hospital Foundation had available to them.
FOI 171-1112 document 1 (PDF 25 KB)
1 document partial release
034-1112 25 November 2011 Documents relating to:
  • the initial rationale for commissioning work on a floor price for alcohol;
  • the contract with NCETA for a feasibility study into a floor price for alcohol;
  • any work undertaken by NCETA as part of the above mentioned study prior to the contract being withdrawn;
  • any communication regarding the study and the cessation of the study;
  • the rationale for withdrawing or ceasing the contract for the NCETA study;
  • the current status of the NCETA study; and
  • any other work undertaken by or on behalf of the Department of Health and Ageing on a floor price for alcohol, from 2007 to present.
    FOI 034-1112 36 documents
31 documents full release
5 documents in part
5 documents exempt in full
175-1112 23 November 2011 Minutes for each of the meetings of the Ageing Consultative Committee held during 2010 and 2011 (to date).
FOI 175-1112 4 documents
4 documents full release
115-1112 23 November 2011 All documents relating to the provision of services by the Council on the Ageing and/or other not-for-profit organisations to organise Conversations with Minister Butler on Aged Care Reform
FOI 115-1112 2 documents
2 documents full release
079-1112 22 November 2011 Details of the outcome of appeals under section 60 of the Therapeutic Goods Act relating to the definition of a herbal substance. Details of any regulatory decision made by the TGA in relation to the definition of a herbal substance.
FOI 079-1112 21 documents
21 documents partial release
014-1112 14 November 2011 Documents relating to the Northern Territory Community Aged Care Training Project (currently named the Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged care training project), 2010-2011 third quarter report for the MacDonnell Shire and Alice Springs.
FOI 014-1112 Large File document 1 (PDF 517 KB)
1 document partial release
037-1112 9 November 2011 Documents relating to TGA analysis of monitoring of clozapine.
FOI 037-1112 4 documents
3 documents full release
1 document partial release
077-1112 4 November 2011 Documents relating to fees charged and benefits paid for services provided by Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians from 1 November 2010 to 30 June 2011, and billed under Group A2 or A3 items, by item.
FOI 077-1112 document 1 (PDF 27 KB)
1 document partial release
091-1112 2 November 2011 Specific email from Complementary Healthcare Council to TGA.
FOI 091-1112 document 1 (PDF 60 KB)
1 document partial release
084-1112 31 October 2011 Documents relating to the funding provided to Southern General Practice Network for the period 1/7/05 to 25/5/11, for which charges would not be imposed as outlined in the Statement of Reasons for the decision letter of 27 July 2011, regarding the request to have the fees waived on FOI request 226-1011.
FOI 084-1112 17 documents
13 documents full release
7 documents partial release
Section 11 C of the FOI Act provides that information that would be unreasonable to publish is exempt. 17 documents have been identified as reasonable to publish.
116-1112 31 October 2011 Documents referring to usage of credit cards issued by the Department to departmental staff since 1 June 2010.
FOI 116-1112 3 documents
3 documents full release
019-1112 26 October 2011 Document cited at footnote 16 of the Consultation Paper to the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 dated 7 April 2011... [being] Wakefield M, Germaine D, Durkin S, Hammond D, Goldberg M and Borland R 2011 ‘Effects of Increasing Size of Health Warnings on Plain vs Branded Packs’. Presentation at Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 17th Annual meeting, February 17, 2011. Toronto, Canada”.
FOI 019-1112 2 documents
2 documents full release
055-1112 21 October 2011 Correspondence between Professional Services Review Director, Tony Webber and Minister Roxon regarding his future at the agency and the issue of the appointment of committees and consultation with the Australian Medicial Association, along with all ministerial briefs on the Federal Court decision of 28 July 2011.
FOI 055-1112 document 1 (PDF 97 KB)
FOI 055-1112 Large File document 2 (PDF 2403 KB)
1 document full release
1 document partial release
046-1112 21 October 2011 Correspondence about the status of applications from the Port Macquarie Base Hospital, the Tamworth Redevelopment and the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment within that round.
FOI 046-1112 17 documents
4 documents full release
13 documents partial release
232-1011 11 October 2011 Agenda, minutes and submissions for torres Strait Cross Border Health Issues Committee (HIC) meeting held on 30 March 2011.
FOI 232-1011 22 documents
22 documents full release 2 PDFs consisting of 22 relevant documents.
051-1112 30 September 2011 All ministerial briefs on the financial and funding arrangements for the treatment of private patients in public hospitals under the National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement, and as an issue generally, since the current government was sworn in, along with any departmental or consultants' reports during the same period on the same issue.
FOI 051-1112 4 documents
4 documents partial release
265-1011 27 September 2011 Procedures and policies of theTGA relating to the assessment and approval for Legislative Instruments being Therapeutic goods (Listing) Notices and composition Guidelines. All revisions, updates and/or draft of compositional guidelines for 'Euphausia superba oil' or 'krill oil' including recommendation or comment by members of the Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines (ACCM) and TGA officers/delegates.
FOI 265-1011 15 documents
10 documents full release
5 documents partial release
230-1011 23 September 2011 Minutes of the meeting held with the Minister for Mental Health and the Mental Health Expert Advisory Committee, and documents showing any recommendations to be implemented as a result of those meetings.
FOI 230-1011 4 documents
2 documents full release
2 documents partial release
065-1112 23 September 2011 Documents pertaining to the number and percentage of staff at EL1 and EL2 level who currently have full-time and part-time working status at the Department of Health and Ageing.
FOI 065-1112 3 documents
3 documents full release 1 PDF consisting of 3 relevant documents.
254-1011 22 September 2011 Submission from CSR to the TGA seeking approval of calcium sucrose phosphate as a food additive dated 22 December 1966.
FOI 254-1011 5 documents
5 documents full release
032-1112 19 September 2011 All ministerial briefs on the review of BreastScreen Australia, the performance of the screening program, screening rates and associated documents since 1 November 2010.
FOI 032-1112 18 documents
11 documents full release
7 documents partial release
009-1112 15 September 2011 Electricity usage for 2010-11 financial year.
FOI 009-1112 12 documents
400 documents partial release
224-1011 12 September 2011 All consultations, tenders, minutes, final decisions and funding agreement offers involving the Bega substance use project and the Lyndon Community, during the period 1 July 2011 to date, which are held by the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) either in its central office or other offices.
FOI 224-1011 25 documents
23 documents full release
4 documents partial release
Section 11 C of the FOI Act provides that information that would be unreasonable to publish is exempt. 25 documents have been identified as reasonable to publish.
235-1011 26 August 2011 Final report, or latest draft, from Deloitte/Access Economics arising from their analysis of rural medical workforce distribution programs and policies as listed with CN ID CN391680.
FOI 235-1011 document 1 Large File (PDF 1017 KB)
1 document full release
231-1011 17 August 2011 Documents that set out and/or summarise any of the requirements in section 10 of the Health Insurance (Dental Services) Determination 2007 that were available to eligible dentist and/or eligible dental specialist in the period from November 2007 to May 2011.
FOI 231-1011 documents 1 - 20
FOI 231-1011 documents 21 - 41
FOI 231-1011 documents 42 - 62
FOI 231-1011 documents 63 - 83
FOI 231-1011 documents 84 - 104
FOI 231-1011 documents 105 - 123
123 documents full release
253-1011 12 August 2011 The percentage of elective surgery admissions seen within the recommended time by clinical urgency category for each State and Territory for 2009 - 2010.
FOI 253-1011 document 1 (PDF 8 KB)
1 document full release
218-1011 11 August 2011 All ministerial briefs since the incoming government brief was prepared on (1) the health and medical research funding campaign, and (2) the impact of decisions in relation to infrastructure funding on medical research institutes.
FOI 218-1011 documents 1-6
6 documents full release
008-1112 10 August 2011 Final document created on or before 26 July 2006 containing advice from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to the Minister for Health on the, and relating to, organ and tissue donations.
FOI 008-1112 document 1 (PDF 177 KB)
1 document full release
252-1011 5 August 2011 Documents relating to the declined request for Ministerial Discretion approval to supply pharmaceutical benefits at the premises located at 138 Mortlock Street, Port Lincoln, South Australia.
FOI 252-1011 documents 1-5
1 document full release
4 documents partial release
264-1011 1 August 2011 Any guidelines used by the department which cover conflicts of interest as well as copies of any documents relating to:
  • how conflicts of interest are to be handled;
  • what are the parameters which rule someone out of working with the department because of conflicts of interest;
  • under what situation does a person/group have to declare their conflicts of interest;
  • procedures the department follows to confirm the person/group has no conflicts of interest; and
  • procedures that the department follows should they discover the person/group has undeclared conflicts of interest.
    FOI 264-1011 documents 1-18
16 documents full release
2 documents partial release
261-1011 1 August 2011 Sponsors on the ARTG and the number of Infringement Notices and Enforceable Undertakings issued by the TGA.
FOI 261-1011 document 1 (PDF 29 KB)
1 document partial release
267-1011 21 July 2011 Correspondence signed by the Minister for Health/Department concerning applicant and any directions made by the Minister for Health/Department to Dr Tony Webber.
FOI 267-1011 document 1 (PDF 274 KB)
FOI 267-1011 document 2 (PDF 56 KB)
FOI 267-1011 document 3 (PDF 20 KB)
3 documents full release
256-1011 20 July 2011 Documents, information and correspondence connected to the processing of, meetings related to or records of conversations about or because of the Minister’s letter to the Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders (AABASD) dated 6 June 2011.
FOI 256-1011 documents 1-11
11 documents full release
255-1011 20 July 2011 Question on Notice E11-184 – documents, information and correspondence connected to the processing, meetings or discussions related to, or records of conversations about or because of this question and the response;
Advice as to why the particular term “pervasive development disability” is used in the response instead of “pervasive development disorder”; and
The specific source of the information that is the basis of this particular response.
FOI 255-1011 documents 1-7
7 documents full release
208-1011 20 July 2011 Pre 2004 product information for Zometa zoledronic acid ARTG entry 76928 ('Lyophilisate') and Zometa zolendronic acid ARTG entry 90882 ('Concentrate').
FOI 208-1011 documents 1-7
7 documents full release
215-1011 18 July 2011 Part of briefing notes or materials that The Hon Tony Abbott, when he was the Federal Health Minister was provided with, when he attend the Australian Health Ministers Conference in Hobart on 29 July 2004, relating to endorsement of water fluoridation.
FOI 215-1011 documents 1-5
5 documents full release
227-1011 15 July 2011 Documents received (and file notes made) by this office and/or the Department for Mental Health in the past six months, they being records in relation to the Lifeline telephone service in Northern Tasmania.
FOI 227-1011 documents 1-6
4 documents full release
2 documents partial release
250-1011 14 July 2011 Documents held by the department that refer to the comments made by the Director of GP Super Clinics within the department, Ms Anne Thorpe, at the public consultation meeting for the Darwin GP Super Clinic held on 4 May 2011 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Darwin.
FOI 250-1011 documents 1-7
7 documents full release
249-1011 14 July 2011 Documents relating to newspaper articles written by Damien McCartney and published in Northern Territory News on 6 May 2011 titled “No Bulk Billing for New Clinic”.
FOI 249-1011 documents 1-7
7 documents full release
196-1011 7 July 2011 Any dealings between the Department and Facebook Australia Pty Ltd which refer or relate to the advertisement "Ecstasy, Face Facts".
FOI 196-1011 documents 1-7
7 documents partial release
237-1011 6 July 2011 Documents connected to the processing of meetings related to or records of conversations relating to letter from A4 Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia to Minister Butler of 12 April 2011.
FOI 237-1011 documents 1-12
12 documents full release