Information Publication Scheme
Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), Australian Government agencies that are subject to the FOI Act are required to publish a range of information on their websites as part of an Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This includes the agencies' structure, functions, appointments, annual reports, consultation arrangements, and details of the agency's FOI officer.
The IPS is intended to form the basis for a more open and transparent culture across government, with agencies encouraged to take a proactive approach to publishing the information they hold, and to consider publishing information over and above what they are obliged to publish.
We are required under s.8(2)(a) of the FOI Act to publish our Agency Plan.
Who we are
We are required under ss.8(2)(b) and 8(2)(d) of the FOI Act to publish information about our organisation and structure, the location of offices, governance arrangements, senior management team and statutory appointments. This information is available on the pages set out below.
What we do
We are required under ss.8(2)(c) and 8(2)(j) of the FOI Act to publish a description of our functions and powers, and the rules, guidelines, practices and precedents relating to those functions and powers (that is, operational information). This information is available on the pages set out below.
Our reports and responses to Parliament
We are required under ss.8(2)(e) and 8(2)(h) of the FOI Act to publish Annual reports laid before the Parliament, and other information routinely provided to the Parliament. Our reports and responses to parliament are found through our Accountability and Reporting page. That page includes links to our Annual Reports and our responses to the Senate orders in relation to file lists.
Our disclosure log
We are required under ss.8(2)(g) and 11C of the FOI Act to publish information to which the agency routinely gives access in response to FOI requests and the disclosure log of information that has been released under the FOI Act. Information that can be published resulting from freedom of information requests and any routinely released information from such requests is found in our FOI Disclosure Log.
We are required under s.8(2)(i) of the FOI Act to publish contact details of an officer (or officers) who can be contacted about access to the agency's information under the FOI Act. We have comprehensive information about how you can make contact with us on the How to Make a Request page.
Under s.8(4) of the FOI Act, we publish information about strategic priorities, including our Corporate Plan and Statement of Intent. This information is published on our Accountability and Reporting page.
Under s.8(4) of the FOI Act, we publish information about our finances, including information relating to executive remuneration, procurement procedures, tendering and contracts.
Discussion papers and draft documents
Under s.8(4) of the FOI Act, and as part of our analysis and development of policy, we release discussion papers and draft documents. You can find out more in: