Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2018-2019

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

Page last updated: 03 October 2018

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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FOI Section (MDP 516)
Department of Health
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CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA

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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
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 Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
766 4 September 2018 My Health Record Parliamentary Library article

FOI request 766 Documents
6 documents partial release Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
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 Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
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 Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
357-1718 16 August 2018 Application seeking PBS data

FOI request 357 Documents
3 documents partial release Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
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 Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
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 Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
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 Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
362-1718 13 July 2018 GP head count by electorate 2016-17

FOI request 362-1718 Documents
1 document full release Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
240-1718 13 July 2018 Genome Engineering presentation, email correspondence

FOI Request 240-1718 Document
1 document full release, 3 documents partial release Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
339-1718 6 July 2018 Reportable assaults under the Aged Care Act

FOI request 339-1718 Documents
2 documents full release Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
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 Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.
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 Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s.


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<td>760</td>
<td>3 September 2018</td>
<td>Request regarding eligibility for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)<br></br>
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<td>1 document released in full, 3 documents released in part</td>
<td>Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s</td>
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    <td>728</td>
    <td>21 September 2018</td>
    <td>Communications between the Department of Health & ABAC Scheme<br></br>
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    <td>6 documents released in full, 50 documents released in part</td>
    <td>Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s</td>

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    <td>791</td>
    <td>27 September 2018</td>
    <td>Ministerial Briefs since 1 February 2018 on the Modernising Health and Aged Care Payments Services Program<br></br>
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    <td>4 documents released in part</td>
    <td>Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s</td>

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    <td>794</td>
    <td>19 September 2018</td>
    <td>The total number and breakdown in Victoria of reportable assaults under the Aged Care Act at aged care facilities in the financial year 2017-18. Breakdown by postcode (only those with 10 or more services) in Victoria of
    reportable assaults under the Aged Care Act 1997 at aged care facilities for the financial year 2017-18. State-by-state breakdown of total reportable assaults under the Aged Care Act 1997 at aged care facilities for the financial
    year 2017-18 <br></br>
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    <td>2 documents released in full</td>
    <td>Please contact the FOI team via email at foi@health.gov.au to request a copy of this/these document/s</td>