Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2018-2019

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

Page last updated: 25 March 2019

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). 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 documents which can be downloaded. 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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Email: foi@health.gov.au

A list of documents disclosed in 2018-19 in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

FOI NumberDate of AccessSummary of FOI Request (link to documents)Access and Number of DocumentsOther Information
978 13 February 2019 E-guide long service leave, e-guide prior service
FOI request 978 Documents
4 documents full release
938 31 January 2019 Documents produced between January 2018 and November 2018 modelling or discussing the effects on aged care providers of Aged Care Funding Instrument indexation freezes and changes to the scoring matrix
FOI request 938 Documents
9 documents partial release
933 25 January 2019 Submissions from certain providers and/or individuals relating to the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
FOI request 933 Documents
3 documents full release
967 17 January 2019 SAS B approvals for medicinal cannabis
These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
1 document full release
948 10 January 2019 Seeking report arising from University of Melbourne report on desktop research on proposed policy changes that influence medical practitioners
FOI request 948 Documents
1 document full release
909 7 January 2019 The findings of the Department of Health consultation process with relevant medical stakeholders to learn more about the early release of superannuation for medical purposes
FOI request 909 Documents
1 document partial release
947 4 January 2019 Report of the Review of Unsolicited Proposals Received under the Indigenous Australians' Health Program, by David Tune

FOI request 947 Documents
1 document partial release
906 IR 3 January 2019 All documents created by the Department of Health since 1 July 2018 on the (potential) use of the Proceeds of Crime Act to recover medicare funds

FOI request 906 IR Documents
1 document full release
942 24 December 2018 Documents related to the Information Publication Scheme of the Department of Health
FOI request 942 Documents
1 document full release
917 21 December 2018 Documents relating to RMCG contract for services (CN 3519589)
foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
2 documents partial release
916 21 December 2018 Ernst & Young review of the current approach to debt management and strategies for enhancing debt management capability into the future
FOI request 916 Documents
1 document partial release
907 21 December 2018 Ministerial and Secretary briefings on public dental funding
FOI request 907 Documents
3 documents full release, 13 documents partial release
915 21 December 2018 Pioneering Economics analysis of external assessment options for Residential Aged Care Funding Reform (CN3509639)
FOI request 915 Documents
1 document full release
913 21 December 2018 Australian Healthcare Associates advice on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme arrangements
FOI request 913 Documents
1 document partial release
195-1718 19 December 2018 Information contained in redacted sections of Document 3 on the Department's disclosure log, FOI 030-1516
FOI request 195-1718 Documents
1 document part release
924 17 December 2018 Internal audit/s into the regulation of medicinal cannabis and monitoring of rescription medicines
FOI request 924 Documents
2 documents full release
929 14 December 2018 Performance reports of the Unification and transition to Dementia Australia
FOI request 929 Documents
4 documents full release
886 6 December 2018 Request for documents relating to the advertising of vaccination services and/or vaccines
These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
1 document full release
842 4 December 2018 Specialist Register for Podiatric Surgery
FOI request 842 Documents
2 documents full release
853 4 December 2018 Modelling impact on membership and premiums of possible Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic product tiers of private health insurance
FOI request 853 Documents
1 document partial release
852 4 December 2018 Documents relating to the Private Health Insurance Premium Setting Reference Group

FOI request 852 Documents
1 document full release, 2 documents partial release
906 30 November 2018 All documents created by the Department of Health since 1 July 2018 on the (potential) use of the Proceeds of Crime Act to recover medicare funds

FOI request 906 Documents
1 document partial release
904 30 November 2018 Ministerial and Secretary briefings since 1 July 2018 on establishment of a new agency, the powers of endorsement for managing visas for overseas-trained doctors

FOI request 904 Documents
2 documents full release
841 28 November 2018 Rescheduling of Alkyl Nitrites
These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
1 document full release, 5 documents partial release
777 14 November 2018 The KPMG report on foreign investment in the health sector

FOI request 777 Documents
1 document partial release
846 5 November 2018 SAS Trientine Dihydrochloride>
These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
1 document full release
819 29 October 2018 Documents contained in E18-1627 Signalling Quality through Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Rebates

FOI request 819 Documents
2 documents partial release
863 24 October 2018 Ministerial/executive briefings and attachments, reports relating to public surveys/polls about service delivery and/or safety

FOI request 863 Documents
4 documents full release
862 24 October 2018 Ministerial/executive briefings and attachments, reports relating to public surveys/polls

FOI request 862 Documents
3 documents full release, 4 documents partial release
780 16 October 2018 Ministerial briefs on meetings with the Minister for Health, Minister for Indigenous Affairs or Minister for Rural Health and Australian Beverages Council, Coca Cola Amatil or Outback Stores

FOI request 780 Documents
15 documents full release
812 8 October 2018 Number of breakdown of reportable assaults under the Aged Care Act in the ACT for 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14

FOI request 812 Documents
1 document full release
805 2 October 2018 Pathology Approved Collection Centres (ACC) lessees found to have outlier rents and a de-identified draft required for info letter template

FOI request 805 Documents
2 documents full release
791 27 September 2018 Ministerial briefs since 1 February 2018 on the modernising of Health & Aged Care payments services program
FOI request 791 Documents
3 documents full release, 1 document partial release
728 21 September 2018 Department's consideration regarding ABAC responsible alcohol marketing code scheme
FOI request 728 Documents
6 documents full release, 50 documents partial release
794 19 September 2018 Reportable assaults in Victoria with 10 or more services, and state breakdown under Aged Care Act 1997 for financial year 2017-18
FOI request 794 Documents
1 document full release
711 19 September 2018 Ministerial briefs on the National Cancer Screening register from 1 January 2018 to 1 July 2018
FOI request 711 Documents
2 documents full release
759 18 September 2018 Requests received by the My Health Record system operator for information under section 69 or 70 of the My Health Records Act 2012

FOI request 759 Documents
1 document partial release
712 6 September 2018 All ministerial briefing notes on Health Care Homes since 1 January 2018
FOI request 712 Documents
6 documents partial release
766 4 September 2018 My Health Record Parliamentary Library article

FOI request 766 Documents
6 documents partial release
367-1718 4 September 2018 Documents in relation to the importation of human remains as part of the Real Bodies exhibition

FOI request 367-1718 Documents
5 documents partial release
760 3 September 2018 Medicare eligibility for magnetic resonance imaging
FOI request 760 Documents
1 document full release, 3 documents partial release
750 27 August 2018 Reduced intake of overseas-trained GPs and Medicare utilisation
FOI request 750 Documents
2 documents full release, 1 documents partial release
357-1718 16 August 2018 Application seeking PBS data

FOI request 357 Documents
3 documents partial release
719 14 August 2018 Return of service obligations under the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme

FOI request 719 Documents
3 documents full release, 2 documents partial release
263-1718 6 August 2018 Documents relating to Primary and Community Care Services Limited

FOI request 263-1718 Documents
1 document full release, 4 documents partial release
215-1718 6 August 2018 Post market surveillance data & adverse events for traditional Chinese/homeopathic medicines
These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
5 documents full release
229-1718 22 June 2018 and 25 July 2018 SMR L2 Back Glenoid Component>
These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
36 documents full release, 9 documents partial release
345-1718 23 July 2018 All factual briefs provided by the Department to the Minister's Office regarding Labor's proposal to cap health insurance premiums at two percent

FOI request 345-1718 Documents
1 document full release
139-1718 20 July 2018 Deaths by suicide in paroxetine clinical trials>
These documents are available on the TGA Disclosure log
8 documents full release, 9 documents partial release
362-1718 13 July 2018 GP head count by electorate 2016-17

FOI request 362-1718 Documents
1 document full release
240-1718 13 July 2018 Genome Engineering presentation, email correspondence

FOI Request 240-1718 Document
1 document full release, 3 documents partial release
339-1718 6 July 2018 Reportable assaults under the Aged Care Act

FOI request 339-1718 Documents
2 documents full release
235-1718 5 July 2018 Correspondence between HBF and the Department on decision by HBF to remove items from lower levels of cover

FOI request 235-1718 Documents
3 documents partial release
365-1718 2 July 2018 Report compiled after consultation period in relation to the Electronic Health Records and Healthcare Identifiers: Legislation Discussion Paper

FOI request 365-1718 Documents
1 document in full