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: Access to ‘decision(s) surrounding the University of Canberra’s Round Four application in the NRAS’,... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to ‘decision(s) surrounding the University of Canberra’s Round Four application in the NRAS’, specifically, documents within the application regarding the ‘studio’ dwelling type as well as documents which may ‘show the university’s reasons for choosing this type of dwelling over others, the data for this type of dwelling, and also any FaHCSIA documents that might relate to this studio dwelling type (within the University’s application and FaHCSIA’s application process)’.
FOI decision:
The parts of documents 1 and 2 not released contain irrelevant material (s22).
Document 3 is exempt in full under s47G (business information) and was not released.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 11/12-057

: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of Practice in Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Recommendations for determination of good practice’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-021

: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing mandatory pre-commitment for Australia's... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing mandatory pre-commitment for Australia's electronic gaming machines”. Specifically, you requested “copies of documents relating to advice prepared by the Department provided to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs concerning:the views of state and territory governments; andthe implications of the reforms on taxation revenue
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet), 47B (Commonwealth/State relations), 47C (deliberative processes) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Document nos.19 to 21 are fully exempt and were not released.
See attached pdf  files – Document Numbers 1 to 18
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ID: 10/11- 060

: Documents concerning communications between Mr Michael Dillon and Mr Neil Westbury. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning communications between Mr Michael Dillon and Mr Neil Westbury.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F), deliberative material (section 47C), business affairs (section 47G), operations of an agency (subsections 47E(c) and (d))  and legal professional privilege (section 42).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-072

: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 11 and 12 have been edited for publication under s 11C of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-069

: Documents produced in the last 2 years containing information for senior management or the minister on:projections... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents produced in the last 2 years containing information for senior management or the minister on:projections for the next (a) year (b) 5 years  on the number of Australians on (i) full or (ii) partial disability pensions and the costs associated with such projections.Data on the extent of potential fraud or actual fraud associated with disability pensions.Analysis, plans, assessments, options, possible changes to (a) lower the number of Australians receiving disability pensions and (b) lower or limit the Australians wrongly claiming or receiving disability pensions.
FOI decision:
Documents 1, 6, 8, 10, 20, 23 and 25 and parts of documents 2, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 18 are exempt under section 34 of the FOI Act;
Document 14 and parts of documents 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15-19 are exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act; and
Parts of documents 3-9, 11, 12, 17-19, 21-24 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 10/11-015

: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
Documents 1 and 5 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-064

: Documents arising from the consultation process between FaHCSIA and Colmar Brunton regarding the re-naming of the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from the consultation process between FaHCSIA and Colmar Brunton regarding the re-naming of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22), material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F), confidentiality (section 45), deliberative material (section 47C) and legal professional privilege (section 42).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-073

: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS properties at 18-20 Queen Street, Little Grove WA 6330.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 12/13-033

: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
Documents 1 and 5 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-064

: Request for official documents of the Assistant Minister for Social Services.Documents relating to the cessation of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Request for official documents of the Assistant Minister for Social Services.Documents relating to the cessation of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not release contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy) and s47C (deliberative material).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: Assistant Minister - FOI Decision 14/15 - 001

: Correspondence between the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services and the secretary and Minister for... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Correspondence between the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services and the secretary and Minister for FaHCSIA between 1/6/10 and 31/12/10.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in part. The parts not released are exempt under s47C of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 11/12-006

: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-063

: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding the Regional Partnership Agreement.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 9 and 10 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-034

: Documents relating to the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not release contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy), s47C (deliberative processes), s47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 14/15-015

: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or creative testing informing development and execution of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 12/13-006

: Access to documents relating to contracts between the Department and Hall and Partners Open Mind (AusTender... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents relating to contracts between the Department and Hall and Partners Open Mind (AusTender references CN361381 and CN381948) for work undertaken in preparation for the Government’s proposed gambling reforms.
FOI decision:
Parts of these 9 documents not released contain irrelevant matter (s22) and/or are exempt under sections 47 (commercially valuable information),  47C (deliberative processes), 47G (business) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 11/12-0002

: Documents regarding Volunteer Grant applications made by Western Regional Media Aboriginal Corporation (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding Volunteer Grant applications made by Western Regional Media Aboriginal Corporation
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under sections 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business affairs).
Note: See attached pdf file/s:

ID: 12/13-067

: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land communities in May 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 3 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 12/13-020

: PwC and Kruk Reports - Consolidated documents - Redacted (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: PwC and Kruk Reports - Consolidated documents - Redacted
Three documents released consisting of 7 pages. See attached PDF file.
Note: Invoices for the cost of the PwC review into the NDIS IT system and the Robyn Kruk review into the transition readiness of the NDIS.

ID: 16/17-021

: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008 financial year for NAIDOC.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1, 2, 5, 12, 13 and 14 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-035

: Departmental briefs and de-identified external correspondence to the Minister (Jenny Macklin) regarding allegations... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Departmental briefs and de-identified external correspondence to the Minister (Jenny Macklin) regarding allegations of child prostitution in the Northern Territory between 1 January 2011 and 28 February 2011, along with the latest departmental brief or assessment on policing numbers or services in the NT following on from the recommendations of the NTER review.
Parts of these 2 documents have been released to the FOI applicant. Parts not released contain irrelevant information (section 22 of the FOI Act).
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 10/11- 033

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
FOI Decision 12/13-057 Document 1
[PDF 471kB]
Note: Report on the Implementation of Family Group Conferencing with Aboriginal Families in Alice Springs.June 2012

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: Access to:‘the following concerning the television advertising campaign for the Australian Government’s... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:‘the following concerning the television advertising campaign for the Australian Government’s Household Assistance Package launched in mid-May 2012 to promote the availability of payments to families to coincide with the introduction of the carbon tax policy: All scripts forwarded to the Department for approval for use in production of the advertisements, including versions that were not approved to continue in production; and Copies, provided on DVD, of different versions of television advertisements submitted to the Department for approval, including the versions that were rejected for final editing or release for use in the television campaign.
FOI decision:
Document nos. 1 to 13 are released in full.
Note:
Document no. 13 (the DVD of different versions of the TV advertisements) is not published. Publication of the DVD content would be unreasonable, as they are ‘offline’ versions of the advertisements which reflect the early stages of a production process and which are, accordingly, not of the quality that the agency would ordinarily publish or disseminate as representative of its business.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 11/12-062

: Copies of documents relating to the participation by Department officials in the Parliamentary Joint Select... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies of documents relating to the participation by Department officials in the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee's Inquiry into pre-commitment schemes, which concluded on 6 May 2011, including any briefing or speaking points prepared for officials, Minister in their appearance before the Committee and the total number of staff and approximate number of hours worked by staff in relation to the inquiry.
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes), 47 F(personal privacy), 47G (business information) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Additional information regarding this request  can be found elsewhere on this website.
See attached files:
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ID: 10/11- 058

: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in Laverton and the Ngaanyatjara Lands in WA about introducing... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in Laverton and the Ngaanyatjara Lands in WA about introducing income management.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-068

: Current incoming government briefing documents (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Current incoming government briefing documents
FOI decision:
One document exempt in full under s47C (deliberative processes) and s47E (certain operations of agencies)
One document released in part, material redacted is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
One document released in full.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 16/17-007

: Instruments of delegation under which certain powers in relation to debt matters are delegated to mercantile agents. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Instruments of delegation under which certain powers in relation to debt matters are delegated to mercantile agents.
FOI decision:
Release in full
Note: See attached pdf file/s:

ID: 13/14-080

: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, regarding the dispute involving Fortescue Metals Group and the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, dated from January 2010 to 26 September 2012.
FOI decision
The parts of the documents not released are irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 12/13-024

: Statistical information in relation to complaints made under the Aged Care Complaints Scheme about thefts by care... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Statistical information in relation to complaints made under the Aged Care Complaints Scheme about thefts by care workers (including loss of goods/money by aged care recipients) 2012-13 financial year.
FOI decision:
Document created in accordance with section 17 of the FOI Act. Document released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 13/14-119

: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister Jenny Macklin  with Canberra Labor Club Group and Clubs ACT about issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials; andthe report Oakton Consultancy Services prepared for FaHCSIA about conflict of interest issues surround the trials.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47C (deliberative processes) and s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 12/13-030

: Documents concerning communications between Mr Michael Dillon and Mr Neil Westbury. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning communications between Mr Michael Dillon and Mr Neil Westbury.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F), deliberative material (section 47C), business affairs (section 47G), operations of an agency (subsections 47E(c) and (d))  and legal professional privilege (section 42).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-072

: Access to: an Allen Consulting report, listed as CN409808, on measures to reduce alcohol harm in the Northern Territory. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: an Allen Consulting report, listed as CN409808, on measures to reduce alcohol harm in the Northern Territory.
FOI decision:
Parts of this document are exempt under section 47B of the FOI Act (Commonwealth-State relations).
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 11/12-032

: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 11 and 12 have been edited for publication under s 11C of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-069

: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability Insurance Scheme project
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47B (Commonwealth-State relations), and section 47C (deliberative processes).
Documents 11, 16, 17 and 24 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 25 and 28 are exempt in full under s47B (Commonwealth-State relations) and s47C (deliberative processes) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-012

: No. of age pension recipients with payment affected under assets test with assessable curtilage (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: No. of age pension recipients with payment affected under assets test with assessable curtilage
FOI decision:
One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 15/16-120

: Copies  of FaHCSIA's current signed delegation/authorisation/permission for all powers to make decisions under... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies  of FaHCSIA's current signed delegation/authorisation/permission for all powers to make decisions under the FOI Act and the last 5 signed delegations/authorisations/permissions since 2005
FOI decision:
These documents have been released to the FOI applicant
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 11/12-026

: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform dated 28 March 2012.
FOI decision:
The part of the document not released contains material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 11/12-063

: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008 financial year for NAIDOC.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1, 2, 5, 12, 13 and 14 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-035

: 1800RESPECT Reports (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: 1800RESPECT Reports
FOI decision:
Five documents released in part
See attached pdfs files
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ID: 16/17-082

: Data and information for:a) total number and breakdown of people by federal electorate or suburb of people in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data and information for:a) total number and breakdown of people by federal electorate or suburb of people in receipt of a Child disability allowance for 0 to 16; andb) total number of people in receipt of a disability support pension 16 and over; andc) more prescriptive data on how different disabilities are assess and define.
The above two documents were released in full to the applicant.
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 10/11-070

: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008 financial year for NAIDOC.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1, 2, 5, 12, 13 and 14 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-035

: Access to a copy of the research and any commentary, such as from government staff, about the findings from... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to a copy of the research and any commentary, such as from government staff, about the findings from AusTender contract CN588501 and what to do about them.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (s 22).
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 11/12-067

: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or any members of certain families from December 2010 until the current day.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 11/12-014

: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National Secretariat Service Delivery Strategy), communications with, and responses from, organisations about the reviews, the review processes and the outcome of each review.
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1-4, 9 and 11-13 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
Parts of documents 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13 contain material that is exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act (deliberative processes).
Release all of documents 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15.
See attached pdf files – Document Numbers 1 to 15
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ID: 10/11-063/4 (combined)

: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF). (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF).
FOI decision:
The document was released to the applicant in full under
the FOI Act.
See attached word document:
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ID: 12/13-022

: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS properties at 18-20 Queen Street, Little Grove WA 6330.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 12/13-033

: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability Insurance Scheme project
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47B (Commonwealth-State relations), and section 47C (deliberative processes).
Documents 11, 16, 17 and 24 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 25 and 28 are exempt in full under s47B (Commonwealth-State relations) and s47C (deliberative processes) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-012

: Report prepared by Open Mind Research Group arising from its developmental research for the Paid Parental Leave campaign (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Report prepared by Open Mind Research Group arising from its developmental research for the Paid Parental Leave campaign
The 'Paid Parental Leave: Developmental Research Report' has been released in part to the FOI applicant. Parts not released (pages 16, 17, 21-23, 109, 110) are exempt under sections 47 (commercially valuable information) and 47G (business information) or contain irrelevant information (various pages - section 22) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files
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ID: 10/11- 034

: Document setting out the current methods for choosing the members of the NLC (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Document setting out the current methods for choosing the members of the NLC
The document 'Instrument under the ALR(NT) Act dated 17 September 2001' has been released in full to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf file
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ID: 10/11 - 050

: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008 financial year for NAIDOC.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1, 2, 5, 12, 13 and 14 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-035

: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business).
Documents 1, 2, 3 and 7 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-055

: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded by FaHCSIA:project manager reports (project plan and scoping reports);PFA Final Report; andSpecification Supplement reports for Gingie, Namoi Reserves and Walgett.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under ss47B (Commonwealth-State relations), 47C (deliberative processes), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-026

: Documents regarding the number of terminations in the Department in the last ten years. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding the number of terminations in the Department in the last ten years.
FOI decision:
The document was created under section 17 of the FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-075

: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007(NTNER Act).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under the following provisions of the FOI Act:
s34(3) (Cabinet documents);
s47C (deliberative processes);
s47E(a) and (d) (certain operations of agencies);
s47F (personal privacy); and
s47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-048

: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing mandatory pre-commitment for Australia's... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing mandatory pre-commitment for Australia's electronic gaming machines”. Specifically, you requested “copies of documents relating to advice prepared by the Department provided to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs concerning:the views of state and territory governments; andthe implications of the reforms on taxation revenue
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet), 47B (Commonwealth/State relations), 47C (deliberative processes) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Document nos.19 to 21 are fully exempt and were not released.
See attached pdf  files – Document Numbers 1 to 18
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ID: 10/11- 060

: Data and information for:a) total number and breakdown of people by federal electorate or suburb of people in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data and information for:a) total number and breakdown of people by federal electorate or suburb of people in receipt of a Child disability allowance for 0 to 16; andb) total number of people in receipt of a disability support pension 16 and over; andc) more prescriptive data on how different disabilities are assess and define.
The above two documents were released in full to the applicant.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 10/11-070

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
Document 1
[PDF 990KB]
Note: Funding Agreement approval letter (11 June 2011)

Links/Documents

ID:

: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability reform.Access to:all communication between the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Chairperson of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), in relation to ‘concerns about the governance of the [ILC] and/or the role, conduct, performance or tenure of the ILC Board Directors and the ILC’s CEO’; andthe letter of appointment sent by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to the ILC Chairperson in October 2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under ss42 (legal professional privilege), 47E(c) and (d) (certain operations of agencies), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 12/13-011

: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47E (certain operations of agencies), and section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-041

: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 12/13-001

: Access to documents received from Kathleen Skene of theTownsville Bulletinnewspaper regarding Townsville Aboriginal... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents received from Kathleen Skene of theTownsville Bulletinnewspaper regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or members of the Akee/Ross/Tapim/Illin families, and any responses to Ms Skene.
FOI decision:
Parts of Documents 1-5 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-015

: Access to:copies of any document or information relating to the work done by the Department on the cost of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:copies of any document or information relating to the work done by the Department on the cost of implementing the $1 bet scheme;copies of any advice the Department may have received on this issue; andcopies of any document or information that contributed to the Department’s conclusion about the cost of implementing the scheme.Note: The modelling referred to on Folio 8, Document 3 was undertaken by Dr Charles Livingstone and Dr Kevin Harrigan and submitted to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform’s Inquiry into pre-commitment schemes.This submission (Supplementary Submission 118) is publicly available on the Committee’swebsite.Submission 118- Dr Charles Livingstone and Dr Kevin Harrigan[PDF 178KB]Supplementary Submission -[PDF 58KB]
FOI internal review decision:
Documents 2 and 4 (previously not released) released in part – the parts not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and
47G (business affairs) of the FOI Act;
Documents 1,3, 6, 7 and 9 (additional parts released) – the parts not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and
47G (business affairs) of the FOI Act, and/or irrelevant material (s22 of the FOI Act);
No changes were made to documents 5, 8, 10, 11 and 12: please refer to documents listed below under 11/12-040, i.e. the original FOI decision of 07/06/12.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

Links/Documents

ID: 11/12-040

: Copies of documents relating to the participation by Department officials in the Parliamentary Joint Select... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies of documents relating to the participation by Department officials in the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee's Inquiry into pre-commitment schemes, which concluded on 6 May 2011, including any briefing or speaking points prepared for officials, Minister in their appearance before the Committee and the total number of staff and approximate number of hours worked by staff in relation to the inquiry.
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes), 47 F(personal privacy), 47G (business information) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Additional information regarding this request  can be found elsewhere on this website.
See attached files:
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ID: 10/11- 058

: Access to all information and documents relating to representation for people with autism spectrum disorders among... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to all information and documents relating to representation for people with autism spectrum disorders among the Disability Peak Bodies recognised or supported by the Commonwealth Government
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1, 2, 6 and 8 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
Release all of documents 3, 4, 5 and 7.
See attached files:
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ID: 10/11-065

: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability Insurance Scheme project
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47B (Commonwealth-State relations), and section 47C (deliberative processes).
Documents 11, 16, 17 and 24 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 25 and 28 are exempt in full under s47B (Commonwealth-State relations) and s47C (deliberative processes) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-012

: Documents relating to Request for Quotation (RFQ 080515JN1) for Capacity Planner (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to Request for Quotation (RFQ 080515JN1) for Capacity Planner
FOI decision:
Six documents released in full and in part under section 47C (deliberative matter) and section 47F (personal privacy).  14 documents exempt in full under section 45 (material obtained in confidence).
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 15/16-002

: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National Secretariat Service Delivery Strategy), communications with, and responses from, organisations about the reviews, the review processes and the outcome of each review.
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1-4, 9 and 11-13 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
Parts of documents 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13 contain material that is exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act (deliberative processes).
Release all of documents 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15.
See attached pdf files – Document Numbers 1 to 15
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ID: 10/11-063/4 (combined)

: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by Universal Medicine, its associated entities or Mr Benhayon.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) of the FOI Act.
Document 3 has been edited for publication under s11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 are exempt in full under s47G (business) and were not released.
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 12/13-010

: Access to documents received from Kathleen Skene of theTownsville Bulletinnewspaper regarding Townsville Aboriginal... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents received from Kathleen Skene of theTownsville Bulletinnewspaper regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or members of the Akee/Ross/Tapim/Illin families, and any responses to Ms Skene.
FOI decision:
Parts of Documents 1-5 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-015

: Most recent figures detailing no. of welfare recipients of income support and benefits by payment type and country... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Most recent figures detailing no. of welfare recipients of income support and benefits by payment type and country of birth
FOI decision:
One document created under s17 of FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note: No. of payment type recipients by country of birth table

ID: 16/17-030

: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or creative testing informing development and execution of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-006

: Access to a copy of the research and any commentary, such as from government staff, about the findings from... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to a copy of the research and any commentary, such as from government staff, about the findings from AusTender contract CN588501 and what to do about them.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (s 22).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-067

: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of Practice in Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Recommendations for determination of good practice’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-021

: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National Secretariat Service Delivery Strategy), communications with, and responses from, organisations about the reviews, the review processes and the outcome of each review.
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1-4, 9 and 11-13 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
Parts of documents 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13 contain material that is exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act (deliberative processes).
Release all of documents 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15.
See attached pdf files – Document Numbers 1 to 15
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ID: 10/11-063/4 (combined)

: Correspondence to former Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Correspondence to former Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP.
FOI decision:
The document was released in part.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 13/14-049

: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, regarding the dispute involving Fortescue Metals Group and the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, dated from January 2010 to 26 September 2012.
FOI decision
The parts of the documents not released are irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-024

: Breakdown of $5 million in funding allocated for Forced Adoption Support Services (in particular, cost of Working... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Breakdown of $5 million in funding allocated for Forced Adoption Support Services (in particular, cost of Working Group and Scoping Study)
FOI decision:
Four documents released in full (irrelevant material from one document removed under s.22 of the FOI Act); three documents released in part due to containing material exempt under s.47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdfs files:
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ID: 14/15-123

: Statistical information in relation to complaints made under the Aged Care Complaints Scheme about thefts by care... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Statistical information in relation to complaints made under the Aged Care Complaints Scheme about thefts by care workers (including loss of goods/money by aged care recipients) 2012-13 financial year.
FOI decision:
Document created in accordance with section 17 of the FOI Act. Document released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 13/14-119

: Documents that provided information regarding the authority to appoint a funding controller to Maralinga Tjartutja (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents that provided information regarding the authority to appoint a funding controller to Maralinga Tjartutja
Document Number 1 (Folios 1-2)
Document Number 2 (Folios 3-6)
Document Number 3 (Folios 7 – 115)
Parts of the above three documents have been released to the FOI applicant.  Parts that were not released to the applicant contained irrelevant material (section 22 of the FOI Act).
See attached
FOI Decision 10/11-042 pdf file
:
PDF [700kB]
Note: Contains a letter, Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination briefing, and excerpt from the relevant Program Funding Agreement regarding the appointment of a funding controller.

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11-042

: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business).
Documents 1, 2, 3 and 7 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-055

: Final Deloitte Access Economics report on Place-Based Income Management (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Final Deloitte Access Economics report on Place-Based Income Management
FOI decision:
One document released in full.
See attached web link:
Note:

ID: 15/16-046

: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in Laverton and the Ngaanyatjara Lands in WA about introducing... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in Laverton and the Ngaanyatjara Lands in WA about introducing income management.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-068

: Data in relation to expenditure on FaHCSIA's electricity usage for the 2010/11 Financial Year (office/commercial... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data in relation to expenditure on FaHCSIA's electricity usage for the 2010/11 Financial Year (office/commercial premises only)
This document has been released to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf file:
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ID: 11/12-004

: Access to information in relation to the Better Start Initiative, specifically why only a limited cohort was... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to information in relation to the Better Start Initiative, specifically why only a limited cohort was selected for the initiative and not other children with recognised developmental disabilities.  Specifically:Documents that reference this evidence, as well as a copy of the evidenceBriefings and submissions for the FAHCSIA executive, Ministers and Cabinet on this initiative (including any earlier versions)Analysis of the costs involved in the program, including any early versions which may have suggested the program be extended to other children with disabilities.Any reference to Williams Syndrome in relation to this initiative.
FOI decision:
Parts of document 1 are exempt under section 47B of the FOI Act;
Parts of documents 1-4 and 6-7 are exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act;
Parts of document 5 are exempt under section 47F of the FOI Act; and
Parts of documents 1-4 and 6-8 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 10/11-041

: Documents since 1/7/10 relating to Family Tax Benefit B and A options (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents since 1/7/10 relating to Family Tax Benefit B and A options
Parts of these 2 documents have been released to the FOI applicant. Parts not released are exempt under section 47C(deliberative processes) or contain irrelevant information (section 22) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 10/11- 028

: Published list of aged care facilities approved to charge more for accommodation than maximum amount determined by... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Published list of aged care facilities approved to charge more for accommodation than maximum amount determined by Minister and published list of aged care facilities approved to charge extra fees
FOI decision:
Two documents created under section 17 of FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdfs files:
Note:

ID: 15/16-032

: The Debit Card Trial Services Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Indue Limited (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: The Debit Card Trial Services Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Indue Limited
FOI decision:
See attached pdf file:
Note: One document created under s17 of the FOI Act relating to the Debit Card Trial Services Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Indue Limited

ID: 16/17-141

: Report prepared by Open Mind Research Group arising from its developmental research for the Paid Parental Leave campaign (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Report prepared by Open Mind Research Group arising from its developmental research for the Paid Parental Leave campaign
The 'Paid Parental Leave: Developmental Research Report' has been released in part to the FOI applicant. Parts not released (pages 16, 17, 21-23, 109, 110) are exempt under sections 47 (commercially valuable information) and 47G (business information) or contain irrelevant information (various pages - section 22) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files
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ID: 10/11- 034

: Copies  of FaHCSIA's current signed delegation/authorisation/permission for all powers to make decisions under... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies  of FaHCSIA's current signed delegation/authorisation/permission for all powers to make decisions under the FOI Act and the last 5 signed delegations/authorisations/permissions since 2005
FOI decision:
These documents have been released to the FOI applicant
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-026

: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
Documents 1 and 5 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-064

: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or creative testing informing development and execution of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-006

: Access to the minutes of the Cairns and District Regional Council (ATSIC) meeting dated 11-13 June 2002, meeting... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the minutes of the Cairns and District Regional Council (ATSIC) meeting dated 11-13 June 2002, meeting number R45500402, Decision No 450/02.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-018

: FaHCSIA Staff Surveys conducted between 2011 – 2012. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: FaHCSIA Staff Surveys conducted between 2011 – 2012.
FOI decision:
Document 1 released in part.
Document 2 released in full
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 13/14-006

: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing the Government’s proposal to introduce... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing the Government’s proposal to introduce mandatory pre-commitment”. Specifically, you requested copies of doc uments relating to advice prepared by the Department provided to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs concerning:the costs of implementing the reforms; andthe views of the industry.
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet), 45 (confidential information), 47 (trade secrets and commercial information), 47C (deliberative processes), 47G (business information) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Document nos. 10 to 14 are fully exempt and were not released. Additional information regarding this request  can be found elsewhere on this website.
See attached pdf  files:
Note: Brief to Minister Macklin regarding the possible stockpiling of poker machines.

ID: 10/11- 059

: Documents regarding the number of terminations in the Department in the last ten years. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding the number of terminations in the Department in the last ten years.
FOI decision:
The document was created under section 17 of the FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-075

: FaHCSIA Staff Surveys conducted between 2011 – 2012. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: FaHCSIA Staff Surveys conducted between 2011 – 2012.
FOI decision:
Document 1 released in part.
Document 2 released in full
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 13/14-006

: Access to documents concerning decisions about the management of the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA). (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents concerning decisions about the management of the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA).
FOI decision:
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47B (deliberative processes) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22)
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-034

: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (or Pervasive Developmental Disorders).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-040

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
FOI Decision 11/12-044 Document 1
[PDF 990KB]
Note: Funding Agreement approval letter (11 June 2011)

Links/Documents

ID:

: Document relating to persons who have been on an unemployment benefit for the longest continuous period of time. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Document relating to persons who have been on an unemployment benefit for the longest continuous period of time.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 14/15-020

: a) Reports after 1 Jan 2016 about groups of people, including international students, homeless people and low-income... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: a) Reports after 1 Jan 2016 about groups of people, including international students, homeless people and low-income earners, who access NRAS; andb) Communications  after 1 Jan 2016 to the federal government about groups of people who access NRAS
FOI decision:
Four documents released in full (irrelevant material removed under s.22).
See attached pdf files:
Note: Media enquiry and response, talking points, event brief

ID: 16/17-047

: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform dated 28 March 2012; andjoint letter from the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva dated 9 March 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-065

: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding the Regional Partnership Agreement.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 9 and 10 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-034

: Number of Newstart recipients in December 2015 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of Newstart recipients in December 2015
FOI decision:
One document created under s.17 of the FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 15/16-097

: Documents relating to the Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and meeting of the Expert Panel. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and meeting of the Expert Panel.
FOI decision:
Documents were released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-077

: Documents regarding the name change from National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding the name change from National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47C (deliberative processes), section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-065

: Number of defined benefit pensioners affected by 10% cap measure on defined benefit income streams (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of defined benefit pensioners affected by 10% cap measure on defined benefit income streams
FOI decision:
One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 15/16-150

: Access to a copy of the research and any commentary, such as from government staff, about the findings from... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to a copy of the research and any commentary, such as from government staff, about the findings from AusTender contract CN588501 and what to do about them.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (s 22).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-067

: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-057

: Documents containing briefings provided to the Office of the Minister for Social Services – or other ministers –... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents containing briefings provided to the Office of the Minister for Social Services – or other ministers – relating to the disability support pension since September 7, 2013
FOI decision:
Three documents released in full
Two documents exempt under sections 47C and 47E
Note: See attached pdf file/s:

ID: 13/14-070

: The total cost of the cashless debit card trials in Ceduna and the East Kimberley from the beginning until 31 August... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: The total cost of the cashless debit card trials in Ceduna and the East Kimberley from the beginning until 31 August 2017 and the total projected cost of the rollout of the cashless debit card in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay and the Goldfields.
FOI decision:
One document released in full
See attached pdf file
Note: FOI Request No. 17/18-032 - Attachment A

ID: 17/18-032

: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land communities in May 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 3 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-020

: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
Documents 1 and 5 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-064

: Documents containing briefings provided to the Office of the Minister for Social Services – or other ministers –... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents containing briefings provided to the Office of the Minister for Social Services – or other ministers – relating to the disability support pension since September 7, 2013
FOI decision:
Three documents released in full
Two documents exempt under sections 47C and 47E
Note: See attached pdf file/s:

ID: 13/14-070

: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 11 and 12 have been edited for publication under s 11C of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-069

: Access to all information and documents relating to representation for people with autism spectrum disorders among... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to all information and documents relating to representation for people with autism spectrum disorders among the Disability Peak Bodies recognised or supported by the Commonwealth Government
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1, 2, 6 and 8 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
Release all of documents 3, 4, 5 and 7.
See attached files:
Note:

ID: 10/11-065

: Documents regarding total number of submissions received in response to Options Paper on Australia’s Charities and... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding total number of submissions received in response to Options Paper on Australia’s Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and number of submissions supporting/opposing abolition of ACNC
FOI decision:
Document created under s. 17 of FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 14/15-058

: Documents produced in the last 2 years containing information for senior management or the minister on:projections... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents produced in the last 2 years containing information for senior management or the minister on:projections for the next (a) year (b) 5 years  on the number of Australians on (i) full or (ii) partial disability pensions and the costs associated with such projections.Data on the extent of potential fraud or actual fraud associated with disability pensions.Analysis, plans, assessments, options, possible changes to (a) lower the number of Australians receiving disability pensions and (b) lower or limit the Australians wrongly claiming or receiving disability pensions.
FOI decision:
Documents 1, 6, 8, 10, 20, 23 and 25 and parts of documents 2, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 18 are exempt under section 34 of the FOI Act;
Document 14 and parts of documents 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15-19 are exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act; and
Parts of documents 3-9, 11, 12, 17-19, 21-24 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 10/11-015

: Documents provided to the Hon Jenny Macklin MP regarding the introduction of the National Health Reform Agreement... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents provided to the Hon Jenny Macklin MP regarding the introduction of the National Health Reform Agreement for the period 1 March 2011 to 2 August 2011
FOI decision:
Seven documents released in full, eight documents released in part and 10 documents exempt in full due to containing material exempt under s.34 (Cabinet documents), s.45A (Parliamentary Budget Office documents), s.47C (deliberative processes) and s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdfs files:
Note:

ID: 14/15 – 064

: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will receive more in government assistance based on the value of government payments in 2014 than the value of government payments under the Howard Government.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-037

: “how many facilities failed certification the first time they were inspected in each financial year between... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: “how many facilities failed certification the first time they were inspected in each financial year between 1997/98 and 2013/14. I would like the number for both new and existing facilities that have had certification carried out.”
FOI decision:
Document created under s.17 of the FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 14/15-063

: Documents relating to the most recent financial reporting period of MensLine to the Department. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the most recent financial reporting period of MensLine to the Department.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-007

: Documents relating to the funding of peak bodies through the National Secretariat strategy by the Department of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the funding of peak bodies through the National Secretariat strategy by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under s47C (deliberative processes) and 11C (personal information).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-069

: Documents relating to the South Australian Innovation Hub Trial (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the South Australian Innovation Hub Trial
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under s38 (secrecy provision), s47C (deliberative material) and s47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 14/15 – 065

: Documents relating to the cessation of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the cessation of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not release contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 14/15 - 014

: Documents on the file “2010/06137 Business Development – Policy – Pathway to residency for New Zealanders who... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents on the file “2010/06137 Business Development – Policy – Pathway to residency for New Zealanders who are non-protected special category visa (SCV) holders”
FOI Decision 10/11-053 Documents Released
[PDF 4.7MB]
Parts of the documents were not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47F (personal privacy), 47C (deliberative processes) and/or irrelevant material.
See attached pdf file:
Note: Email correspondence, meeting agendas, written notes, talking points and minutes regarding pathway to residency for New Zealanders who are non-protected special category visa (SCV) holders.

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11-053

: Document setting out the current methods for choosing the members of the NLC (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Document setting out the current methods for choosing the members of the NLC
The document 'Instrument under the ALR(NT) Act dated 17 September 2001' has been released in full to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf file
Note:

ID: 10/11 - 050

: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the following benefits:Pensioner Concession CardHealth Care CardDisability Support PensionWidow B Pension
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-017

: Documents regarding misuse of the cashless debit card in Ceduna, Kununurra and Wyndham regions. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding misuse of the cashless debit card in Ceduna, Kununurra and Wyndham regions.
FOI decision:
One document released in full
See attached pdf file:
Note: A schedule of documents regarding the misuse of the cashless credit card created under s17 of FOI Act.

ID: 16/17-155

: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS properties at 18-20 Queen Street, Little Grove WA 6330.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-033

: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability reform.Access to:all communication between the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Chairperson of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), in relation to ‘concerns about the governance of the [ILC] and/or the role, conduct, performance or tenure of the ILC Board Directors and the ILC’s CEO’; andthe letter of appointment sent by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to the ILC Chairperson in October 2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under ss42 (legal professional privilege), 47E(c) and (d) (certain operations of agencies), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-011

: Access to: Documents regarding funding and/or contracts between FaHCSIA and Brewarrina Business Centre, from 1... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: Documents regarding funding and/or contracts between FaHCSIA and Brewarrina Business Centre, from 1 January 2009 to 9 February 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-044

: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-027

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
FOI decision:
6 documents released in full (irrelevant material removed under section 22 of the FOI Act) and one document exempt in full (under section 47C of the FOI Act).
See attached pdfs files:
Note: Policy development documents for the evaluation and monitoring of the Try Test and Learn Fund.

ID: 16/17-095

: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007(NTNER Act).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under the following provisions of the FOI Act:
s34(3) (Cabinet documents);
s47C (deliberative processes);
s47E(a) and (d) (certain operations of agencies);
s47F (personal privacy); and
s47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-048

: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the following benefits:Pensioner Concession CardHealth Care CardDisability Support PensionWidow B Pension
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-017

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
Document 3
[PDF 911KB]
Note: YWCA NSWActivity Work Plan – Lismore Communities for Children Activity7 June 2012

Links/Documents

ID:

: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister Jenny Macklin  with Canberra Labor Club Group and Clubs ACT about issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials; andthe report Oakton Consultancy Services prepared for FaHCSIA about conflict of interest issues surround the trials.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47C (deliberative processes) and s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-030

: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF). (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF).
FOI decision:
The document was released to the applicant in full under the FOI Act.
See attached word document:
Note:

ID: 12/13-022

: Access to:‘copies of all documents pertaining to issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:‘copies of all documents pertaining to issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials’ including ‘advice from Oakton Consultancy Services, draft advices, file notes, e-mails and correspondence’.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47G (business information) and 47C (deliberative processes) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22).
Documents 10, 15 and 16 are exempt in full under s47C (deliberative processes) and were not released
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-046

: Correspondence between the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services and the secretary and Minister for... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Correspondence between the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services and the secretary and Minister for FaHCSIA between 1/6/10 and 31/12/10.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in part. The parts not released are exempt under s47C of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-006

: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) Chairperson in relation to governance of the ILC and the role, conduct, performance or tenure of ILC Board members.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet documents), 42 (legal professional privilege), 47C (deliberative processes), 47E(c) and 47E(d) (certain operations of an agency) and 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 8, 22-26, 28, 29, 31, 38, 41, 42, 46, 50, 56, 59, 63, 64, 65, 73 and 77 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-007

: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47E (certain operations of agencies), and section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-041

: Documents relating to the rental valuation for the National Rental Affordability Scheme units at 20 Grove Street... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the rental valuation for the National Rental Affordability Scheme units at 20 Grove Street West, Little Grove, Western Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1-4 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note: See attached pdf file/s:

ID: 13/14-094

: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in Laverton and the Ngaanyatjara Lands in WA about introducing... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in Laverton and the Ngaanyatjara Lands in WA about introducing income management.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-068

: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by Universal Medicine, its associated entities or Mr Benhayon.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) of the FOI Act.
Document 3 has been edited for publication under s11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 are exempt in full under s47G (business) and were not released.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-010

: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister Jenny Macklin  with Canberra Labor Club Group and Clubs ACT about issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials; andthe report Oakton Consultancy Services prepared for FaHCSIA about conflict of interest issues surround the trials.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47C (deliberative processes) and s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-030

: Access to documents relating to contracts between the Department and Hall and Partners Open Mind (AusTender... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents relating to contracts between the Department and Hall and Partners Open Mind (AusTender references CN361381 and CN381948) for work undertaken in preparation for the Government’s proposed gambling reforms.
FOI decision:
Parts of these 9 documents not released contain irrelevant matter (s22) and/or are exempt under sections 47 (commercially valuable information),  47C (deliberative processes), 47G (business) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-0002

: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 11 and 12 have been edited for publication under s 11C of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-069

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
FOI Decision 13/14-004 Document 1
Note: Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australian Constitution – Qualitative Research.30 August 2011

Links/Documents

ID:

: The Australian Government’s annual and monthly expenditure on the unemployment benefit and the number of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: The Australian Government’s annual and monthly expenditure on the unemployment benefit and the number of unemployment benefit recipients for the past four financial years.
One document released consisting of one page. See attached pdf file.
Note: Attachment CNewstart (NSA) & Youth Allowance other (YA(o)):Unemployment benefit recipients receive either NSA or YA(o)

ID: 16/17-018

: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding the Regional Partnership Agreement.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 9 and 10 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-034

: Access to: Documents regarding funding and/or contracts between FaHCSIA and Brewarrina Business Centre, from 1... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: Documents regarding funding and/or contracts between FaHCSIA and Brewarrina Business Centre, from 1 January 2009 to 9 February 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-044

: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National Secretariat Service Delivery Strategy), communications with, and responses from, organisations about the reviews, the review processes and the outcome of each review.
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1-4, 9 and 11-13 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
Parts of documents 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13 contain material that is exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act (deliberative processes).
Release all of documents 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15.
See attached pdf files – Document Numbers 1 to 15
Note:

ID: 10/11-063/4 (combined)

: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability reform.Access to:‘copies of all documents pertaining to issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials’ including ‘advice from Oakton Consultancy Services, draft advices, file notes, e-mails and correspondence’.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files.
Note:

ID: 11/12-050

: Titles and dates of Ministerial briefs prepared by Department for Minister Andrews between 18 September 2013 and 30... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Titles and dates of Ministerial briefs prepared by Department for Minister Andrews between 18 September 2013 and 30 September 2013 (exclude personal information)
FOI decision:
Extract of document released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 14/15-004

: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing mandatory pre-commitment for Australia's... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing mandatory pre-commitment for Australia's electronic gaming machines”. Specifically, you requested “copies of documents relating to advice prepared by the Department provided to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs concerning:the views of state and territory governments; andthe implications of the reforms on taxation revenue
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet), 47B (Commonwealth/State relations), 47C (deliberative processes) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Document nos.19 to 21 are fully exempt and were not released.
See attached pdf  files – Document Numbers 1 to 18
Note:

ID: 10/11- 060

: Access to:‘copies of all documents pertaining to issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:‘copies of all documents pertaining to issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials’ including ‘advice from Oakton Consultancy Services, draft advices, file notes, e-mails and correspondence’.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47G (business information) and 47C (deliberative processes) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22).
Documents 10, 15 and 16 are exempt in full under s47C (deliberative processes) and were not released
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-046

: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-027

: The first Report on the 6-month Review of the Cashless Welfare Card Trial submitted by the Department to the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: The first Report on the 6-month Review of the Cashless Welfare Card Trial submitted by the Department to the Minister's office, excluding information relating to the WA component of the trial.
FOI decision:
1 Document released in part.
See attached pdf file:
Note: Cashless Debit Card Trial Progress Report

ID: 16/17-039

: Access to all information and documents relating to representation for people with autism spectrum disorders among... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to all information and documents relating to representation for people with autism spectrum disorders among the Disability Peak Bodies recognised or supported by the Commonwealth Government
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1, 2, 6 and 8 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
Release all of documents 3, 4, 5 and 7.
See attached files:
Note:

ID: 10/11-065

: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of Practice in Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Recommendations for determination of good practice’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-021

: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47E (certain operations of agencies), and section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-041

: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-027

: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform dated 28 March 2012; andjoint letter from the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva dated 9 March 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-065

: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-057

: A table of the monthly purchases of newspapers, magazines, journals and online publications for Minister Andrews'... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: A table of the monthly purchases of newspapers, magazines, journals and online publications for Minister Andrews' office since 18 September by the Department of Social Services.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-120

: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National Secretariat Service Delivery Strategy), communications with, and responses from, organisations about the reviews, the review processes and the outcome of each review.
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1-4, 9 and 11-13 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
Parts of documents 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13 contain material that is exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act (deliberative processes).
Release all of documents 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15.
See attached pdf files – Document Numbers 1 to 15
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ID: 10/11-063/4 (combined)

: Documents arising from the consultation process between FaHCSIA and Colmar Brunton regarding the re-naming of the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from the consultation process between FaHCSIA and Colmar Brunton regarding the re-naming of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22), material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F), confidentiality (section 45), deliberative material (section 47C) and legal professional privilege (section 42).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-073

: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability Insurance Scheme project
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47B (Commonwealth-State relations), and section 47C (deliberative processes).
Documents 11, 16, 17 and 24 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 25 and 28 are exempt in full under s47B (Commonwealth-State relations) and s47C (deliberative processes) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-012

: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-027

: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal native title claimants between 1997-1998 to 2000-2001 financial years.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
Documents 2 to 6 and document 8 are exempt in full under s42 (legal professional privilege) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-054

: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) Chairperson in relation to governance of the ILC and the role, conduct, performance or tenure of ILC Board members.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet documents), 42 (legal professional privilege), 47C (deliberative processes), 47E(c) and 47E(d) (certain operations of an agency) and 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 8, 22-26, 28, 29, 31, 38, 41, 42, 46, 50, 56, 59, 63, 64, 65, 73 and 77 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-007

: Documents relating to the rental valuation for the National Rental Affordability Scheme units at 20 Grove Street... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the rental valuation for the National Rental Affordability Scheme units at 20 Grove Street West, Little Grove, Western Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1-4 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note: See attached pdf file/s:

ID: 13/14-094

: Total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010 including the number and value of allaccounts that... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010 including the number and value of allaccounts that remained unpaidfor each of the following periods: 31-60 days, 61-90 days, 91-120 days and longer than 120 days, the total number and value of anypenalty interestpayments made by the Department for the 2010 period and details of thelongest overdueand thelargest amountof an unpaid invoice:the value of those invoices;the length of time those invoices remained unpaid;whether there was any attached interest to those invoices;what the invoices were for.
This document has been released to the FOI applicant.
Note: PDF version of total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010.

ID: 10/11- 051

: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to proposals, work or analysis on trials within South Australia of a National Disability Insurance Scheme project
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47B (Commonwealth-State relations), and section 47C (deliberative processes).
Documents 11, 16, 17 and 24 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 25 and 28 are exempt in full under s47B (Commonwealth-State relations) and s47C (deliberative processes) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-012

: Documents regarding the name change from National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding the name change from National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47C (deliberative processes), section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-065

: Documents that provided information regarding the authority to appoint a funding controller to Maralinga Tjartutja (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents that provided information regarding the authority to appoint a funding controller to Maralinga Tjartutja
Document Number 1 (Folios 1-2)
Document Number 2 (Folios 3-6)
Document Number 3 (Folios 7 – 115)
Parts of the above three documents have been released to the FOI applicant.  Parts that were not released to the applicant contained irrelevant material (section 22 of the FOI Act).
See attached
pdf file
: PDF [700kB]
Note: Contains a letter, Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination briefing, and excerpt from the relevant Program Funding Agreement regarding the appointment of a funding controller.

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11-042

: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of Practice in Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Recommendations for determination of good practice’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-021

: A table of the monthly purchases of newspapers, magazines, journals and online publications for Minister Andrews'... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: A table of the monthly purchases of newspapers, magazines, journals and online publications for Minister Andrews' office since 18 September by the Department of Social Services.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-120

: Documents relating to the most recent financial reporting period of MensLine to the Department. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the most recent financial reporting period of MensLine to the Department.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-007

: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will receive more in government assistance based on the value of government payments in 2014 than the value of government payments under the Howard Government.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-037

: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Policy documents concerning the long term viability of six islands in the Torres Strait.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 11 and 12 have been edited for publication under s 11C of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-069

: Cost of implementing and managing the government’s trials of the Healthy Welfare Card (Ceduna and East Kimberley) (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Cost of implementing and managing the government’s trials of the Healthy Welfare Card (Ceduna and East Kimberley)
FOI decision:
One document released in full
See attached pdf file.
Note: A document created under s17 of FOI Act on costs of implementing and managing trials of the Healthy Welfare Card

ID: 16/17-140

: Documents regarding recruitment and review process for APS 6 State Programme Management, Support and Advice: Service... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding recruitment and review process for APS 6 State Programme Management, Support and Advice: Service Delivery positions
FOI decision:
Ten documents release in full, 37 documents released in part (s47C – deliberative processes, s47F – personal privacy)
See attached pdfs file.
Note: APS notices, Selection Report, Departmental email correspondence, candidate referee reports

ID: 16/17-015

: Access to information in relation to the Better Start Initiative, specifically why only a limited cohort was... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to information in relation to the Better Start Initiative, specifically why only a limited cohort was selected for the initiative and not other children with recognised developmental disabilities.  Specifically:Documents that reference this evidence, as well as a copy of the evidenceBriefings and submissions for the FAHCSIA executive, Ministers and Cabinet on this initiative (including any earlier versions)Analysis of the costs involved in the program, including any early versions which may have suggested the program be extended to other children with disabilities.Any reference to Williams Syndrome in relation to this initiative.
FOI decision:
Parts of document 1 are exempt under section 47B of the FOI Act;
Parts of documents 1-4 and 6-7 are exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act;
Parts of document 5 are exempt under section 47F of the FOI Act; and
Parts of documents 1-4 and 6-8 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 10/11-041

: Documents regarding Volunteer Grant applications made by Western Regional Media Aboriginal Corporation (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding Volunteer Grant applications made by Western Regional Media Aboriginal Corporation
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under sections 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business affairs).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-067

: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (or Pervasive Developmental Disorders).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-040

: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by Universal Medicine, its associated entities or Mr Benhayon.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) of the FOI Act.
Document 3 has been edited for publication under s11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 are exempt in full under s47G (business) and were not released.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-010

: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or any members of certain families from December 2010 until the current day.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-014

: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47E (certain operations of agencies), and section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-041

: Documents regarding Place Based Income Management trial in Bankstown. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding Place Based Income Management trial in Bankstown.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-036

: The top three postcodes, in each state and territory, by the current number of residents on Newstart allowanceThe... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: The top three postcodes, in each state and territory, by the current number of residents on Newstart allowanceThe total annual payments (in dollars) in each of these respective postcodesThe number of people on Newstart allowance in each of these postcodesThe top three postcodes, in each state and territory, by the annual number of refusals or cancellations of Newstart allowance due to income earned from the private sector being above the thresholdThe number of refusals and cancellations for that reason in each of these postcodes.
FOI decision
One document created under s.17 of the FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 15/16-159

: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007(NTNER Act).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under the following provisions of the FOI Act:
s34(3) (Cabinet documents);
s47C (deliberative processes);
s47E(a) and (d) (certain operations of agencies);
s47F (personal privacy); and
s47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-048

: FaHCSIA's P3M3 self-assessment and an external P3M3 consultant's review report. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: FaHCSIA's P3M3 self-assessment and an external P3M3 consultant's review report.
The report 'P3M3 TM Assessment Report - Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 13 August 2010' has been released in full to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf file
Note:

ID: 10/11 - 045

: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or any members of certain families from December 2010 until the current day.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-014

: Data in relation to expenditure on FaHCSIA's electricity usage for the 2010/11 Financial Year (office/commercial... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data in relation to expenditure on FaHCSIA's electricity usage for the 2010/11 Financial Year (office/commercial premises only)
This document has been released to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-004

: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform dated 28 March 2012; andjoint letter from the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva dated 9 March 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-065

: Access to information in relation to the Better Start Initiative, specifically why only a limited cohort was... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to information in relation to the Better Start Initiative, specifically why only a limited cohort was selected for the initiative and not other children with recognised developmental disabilities.  Specifically:Documents that reference this evidence, as well as a copy of the evidenceBriefings and submissions for the FAHCSIA executive, Ministers and Cabinet on this initiative (including any earlier versions)Analysis of the costs involved in the program, including any early versions which may have suggested the program be extended to other children with disabilities.Any reference to Williams Syndrome in relation to this initiative.
FOI decision:
Parts of document 1 are exempt under section 47B of the FOI Act;
Parts of documents 1-4 and 6-7 are exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act;
Parts of document 5 are exempt under section 47F of the FOI Act; and
Parts of documents 1-4 and 6-8 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 10/11-041

: Documents relating to the most recent financial reporting period of MensLine to the Department. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the most recent financial reporting period of MensLine to the Department.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-007

: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding the Regional Partnership Agreement.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 9 and 10 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-034

: Copies of documents relating to the participation by Department officials in the Parliamentary Joint Select... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies of documents relating to the participation by Department officials in the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee's Inquiry into pre-commitment schemes, which concluded on 6 May 2011, including any briefing or speaking points prepared for officials, Minister in their appearance before the Committee and the total number of staff and approximate number of hours worked by staff in relation to the inquiry.
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes), 47 F(personal privacy), 47G (business information) and/or irrelevant material (s22).
Additional information regarding this request
can be found elsewhere on this website.
See attached files:
Note:

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11- 058

: Documents relating to Budget measures announced surrounding changes to welfare payments for young people. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to Budget measures announced surrounding changes to welfare payments for young people.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-150

: Documents relating to an Instrument  of Delegation (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to an Instrument  of Delegation
FOI decision:
One document released in part with redactions under section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 15/16-050

: Documents arising from the consultation process between FaHCSIA and Colmar Brunton regarding the re-naming of the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from the consultation process between FaHCSIA and Colmar Brunton regarding the re-naming of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22), material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F), confidentiality (section 45), deliberative material (section 47C) and legal professional privilege (section 42).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-073

: All internal communication regarding "Armenian Genocide" and/or the "Armenian National Committee" since September 2013. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: All internal communication regarding "Armenian Genocide" and/or the "Armenian National Committee" since September 2013.
FOI decision:
Three documents exempt in part under exemptions 22 , 33, 47C and 47F.
Note:

ID: 14/15-087

: FaHCSIA's P3M3 self-assessment and an external P3M3 consultant's review report. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: FaHCSIA's P3M3 self-assessment and an external P3M3 consultant's review report.
The report 'P3M3 TM Assessment Report - Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 13 August 2010' has been released in full to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf file
Note:

ID: 10/11 - 045

: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-063

: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal native title claimants between 1997-1998 to 2000-2001 financial years.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
Documents 2 to 6 and document 8 are exempt in full under s42 (legal professional privilege) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-054

: Documents regarding Volunteer Grant applications made by Western Regional Media Aboriginal Corporation (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding Volunteer Grant applications made by Western Regional Media Aboriginal Corporation
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under sections 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business affairs).
Note: See attached pdf file/s:

ID: 12/13-067

: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability reform.Access to:all communication between the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Chairperson of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), in relation to ‘concerns about the governance of the [ILC] and/or the role, conduct, performance or tenure of the ILC Board Directors and the ILC’s CEO’; andthe letter of appointment sent by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to the ILC Chairperson in October 2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under ss42 (legal professional privilege), 47E(c) and (d) (certain operations of agencies), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-011

: Documents about Family Tax Benefit A & B between 1/7/09 & 30/6/10. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents about Family Tax Benefit A & B between 1/7/09 & 30/6/10.
FOI decision:
These documents have been released to the FOI applicant in part. The parts not released are exempt under s47C of the FOI Act and contain irrelevant material under s22 of the FOI Act
See attached pdf files:
Note: Email correspondence regarding costings and savings proposals.

ID: 10/11- 028 Part 2

: Access to:‘the following concerning the television advertising campaign for the Australian Government’s... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:‘the following concerning the television advertising campaign for the Australian Government’s Household Assistance Package launched in mid-May 2012 to promote the availability of payments to families to coincide with the introduction of the carbon tax policy: All scripts forwarded to the Department for approval for use in production of the advertisements, including versions that were not approved to continue in production; and Copies, provided on DVD, of different versions of television advertisements submitted to the Department for approval, including the versions that were rejected for final editing or release for use in the television campaign.
FOI decision:
Document nos. 1 to 13 are released in full.
Note:
Document no. 13 (the DVD of different versions of the TV advertisements) is not published. Publication of the DVD content would be unreasonable, as they are ‘offline’ versions of the advertisements which reflect the early stages of a production process and which are, accordingly, not of the quality that the agency would ordinarily publish or disseminate as representative of its business.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-062

: Documents on the file “2010/06137 Business Development – Policy – Pathway to residency for New Zealanders who... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents on the file “2010/06137 Business Development – Policy – Pathway to residency for New Zealanders who are non-protected special category visa (SCV) holders”
FOI Decision 10/11-053 Documents Released
[PDF 4.7MB]
Parts of the documents were not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47F (personal privacy), 47C (deliberative processes) and/or irrelevant material.
See attached pdf file:
Note: Email correspondence, meeting agendas, written notes, talking points and minutes regarding pathway to residency for New Zealanders who are non-protected special category visa (SCV) holders.

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11-053

: Documents regarding Place Based Income Management trial in Bankstown. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding Place Based Income Management trial in Bankstown.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-036

: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-063

: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting post-campaign evaluation of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign, including any market research that might inform a subsequent related campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-044

: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-001

: Correspondence between the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services and the secretary and Minister for... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Correspondence between the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services and the secretary and Minister for FaHCSIA between 1/6/10 and 31/12/10.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in part. The parts not released are exempt under s47C of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-006

: Qualitative research conducted by Newspoll on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Qualitative research conducted by Newspoll on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file
Note:

ID: 13/14-004

: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land communities in May 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 3 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-020

: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, regarding the dispute involving Fortescue Metals Group and the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, dated from January 2010 to 26 September 2012.
FOI decision
The parts of the documents not released are irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-024

: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business).
Documents 1, 2, 3 and 7 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-055

: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or any members of certain families from December 2010 until the current day.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-014

: Submissions made in response to theAustralia’s Charities and Not-for-ProfitsOptions Paper (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Submissions made in response to theAustralia’s Charities and Not-for-ProfitsOptions Paper
FOI decision:
Sixty documents released in full; twenty-eight documents released in part due to containing material exempt under s.47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdfs files:
Note:

ID: 14/15-116

: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) Chairperson in relation to governance of the ILC and the role, conduct, performance or tenure of ILC Board members.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet documents), 42 (legal professional privilege), 47C (deliberative processes), 47E(c) and 47E(d) (certain operations of an agency) and 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 8, 22-26, 28, 29, 31, 38, 41, 42, 46, 50, 56, 59, 63, 64, 65, 73 and 77 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-007

: Report prepared by Open Mind Research Group arising from its developmental research for the Paid Parental Leave campaign (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Report prepared by Open Mind Research Group arising from its developmental research for the Paid Parental Leave campaign
The 'Paid Parental Leave: Developmental Research Report' has been released in part to the FOI applicant. Parts not released (pages 16, 17, 21-23, 109, 110) are exempt under sections 47 (commercially valuable information) and 47G (business information) or contain irrelevant information (various pages - section 22) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files
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ID: 10/11- 034

: Access to documents concerning decisions about the management of the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA). (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents concerning decisions about the management of the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA).
FOI decision:
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47B (deliberative processes) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22)
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-034

: Aged Care Complaints Scheme statistics (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Aged Care Complaints Scheme statistics
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under 11C (personal information).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 14/15-046

: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-027

: Access to the minutes of the Cairns and District Regional Council (ATSIC) meeting dated 11-13 June 2002, meeting... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the minutes of the Cairns and District Regional Council (ATSIC) meeting dated 11-13 June 2002, meeting number R45500402, Decision No 450/02.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-018

: Copies  of FaHCSIA's current signed delegation/authorisation/permission for all powers to make decisions under... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies  of FaHCSIA's current signed delegation/authorisation/permission for all powers to make decisions under the FOI Act and the last 5 signed delegations/authorisations/permissions since 2005
FOI decision:
These documents have been released to the FOI applicant
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-026

: Access to: Documents regarding funding and/or contracts between FaHCSIA and Brewarrina Business Centre, from 1... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: Documents regarding funding and/or contracts between FaHCSIA and Brewarrina Business Centre, from 1 January 2009 to 9 February 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-044

: Correspondence in relation to the development, implementation and subsequent cancellation of the proposed trial of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Correspondence in relation to the development, implementation and subsequent cancellation of the proposed trial of pre-commitment technology for poker machines.
FOI decision:
47 documents released, with 21 documents released in full and 26 documents released in part with information redacted under s47F (Personal information), s47B (Commonwealth-state relations) and s47E (certain operations of agencies).
See attached pdfs files.
Note:

ID: 16/17-112

: Documents relating to Home Care Packages in the Bundaberg, Queensland region. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to Home Care Packages in the Bundaberg, Queensland region.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under 11C (personal information).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-075

: Documents concerning communications between Mr Michael Dillon and Mr Neil Westbury. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning communications between Mr Michael Dillon and Mr Neil Westbury.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F), deliberative material (section 47C), business affairs (section 47G), operations of an agency (subsections 47E(c) and (d))  and legal professional privilege (section 42).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-072

: Instruments of delegation under which certain powers in relation to debt matters are delegated to mercantile agents. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Instruments of delegation under which certain powers in relation to debt matters are delegated to mercantile agents.
FOI decision:
Release in full
Note: See attached pdf file/s:

ID: 13/14-080

: Number and type of individual complaints reported by Medibank Health Solutions about 1800RESPECT between 1 December... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number and type of individual complaints reported by Medibank Health Solutions about 1800RESPECT between 1 December 2014 and 31 January 2017
FOI decision:
One document created under s17 of FOI Act and released in full
See attached pdf file.
Note: Number of complaints and types of complaints.

ID: 16/17-119

: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting post-campaign evaluation of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign, including any market research that might inform a subsequent related campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-044

: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents about all advertising for reviews of FaHCSIA's National Secretariat Program (now known as the National Secretariat Service Delivery Strategy), communications with, and responses from, organisations about the reviews, the review processes and the outcome of each review.
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1-4, 9 and 11-13 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
Parts of documents 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13 contain material that is exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act (deliberative processes).
Release all of documents 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15.
See attached pdf files – Document Numbers 1 to 15
Note:

ID: 10/11-063/4 (combined)

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
FOI Decision 14/15-015 Document 1
Note: Minute – Ministerial Dementia Forum.July 2014.

Links/Documents

ID:

: Documents produced in the last 2 years containing information for senior management or the minister on:projections... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents produced in the last 2 years containing information for senior management or the minister on:projections for the next (a) year (b) 5 years  on the number of Australians on (i) full or (ii) partial disability pensions and the costs associated with such projections.Data on the extent of potential fraud or actual fraud associated with disability pensions.Analysis, plans, assessments, options, possible changes to (a) lower the number of Australians receiving disability pensions and (b) lower or limit the Australians wrongly claiming or receiving disability pensions.
FOI decision:
Documents 1, 6, 8, 10, 20, 23 and 25 and parts of documents 2, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 18 are exempt under section 34 of the FOI Act;
Document 14 and parts of documents 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15-19 are exempt under section 47C of the FOI Act; and
Parts of documents 3-9, 11, 12, 17-19, 21-24 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 10/11-015

: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) Chairperson in relation to governance of the ILC and the role, conduct, performance or tenure of ILC Board members.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet documents), 42 (legal professional privilege), 47C (deliberative processes), 47E(c) and 47E(d) (certain operations of an agency) and 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 8, 22-26, 28, 29, 31, 38, 41, 42, 46, 50, 56, 59, 63, 64, 65, 73 and 77 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-007

: Access to ‘documents relating to a contract formed between FaHCSIA and a private contractor for work undertaken in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to ‘documents relating to a contract formed between FaHCSIA and a private contractor for work undertaken in preparation for the Government’s proposed gambling reforms’, identified as ‘FaHCSIA and Toneguzzo Group (AusTender reference CN358665)’.
FOI decision:
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47B (Commonwealth-State relations), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business information) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-010

: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded by FaHCSIA:project manager reports (project plan and scoping reports);PFA Final Report; andSpecification Supplement reports for Gingie, Namoi Reserves and Walgett.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under ss47B (Commonwealth-State relations), 47C (deliberative processes), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-026

: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business).
Documents 1, 2, 3 and 7 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
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ID: 12/13-055

: “…an instrument or document that provides [information on] the issue of garnishee Notices for any entity other... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: “…an instrument or document that provides [information on] the issue of garnishee Notices for any entity other than the Secretary of the Department of Social Services under section 1233 of the Social Security Act 1991”.
FOI decision - two documents released in full.
Note:

ID: 15/16-106

: Access to: the consultancy report supplied by Cudex Pty Ltd trading as Newspoll entitled “research to assess... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: the consultancy report supplied by Cudex Pty Ltd trading as Newspoll entitled “research to assess public views in relation to Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians” contract number 403295 which commenced on 01/07/2011.
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1 and 4 are exempt under section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (information obtained in confidence);;
Parts of document 4 are exempt under section 47F of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (personal privacy);
Documents 2 and 3 are released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-039

: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-027

: Access to:‘the following concerning the television advertising campaign for the Australian Government’s... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:‘the following concerning the television advertising campaign for the Australian Government’s Household Assistance Package launched in mid-May 2012 to promote the availability of payments to families to coincide with the introduction of the carbon tax policy: All scripts forwarded to the Department for approval for use in production of the advertisements, including versions that were not approved to continue in production; and Copies, provided on DVD, of different versions of television advertisements submitted to the Department for approval, including the versions that were rejected for final editing or release for use in the television campaign.
FOI decision:
Document nos. 1 to 13 are released in full.
Note:
Document no. 13 (the DVD of different versions of the TV advertisements) is not published. Publication of the DVD content would be unreasonable, as they are ‘offline’ versions of the advertisements which reflect the early stages of a production process and which are, accordingly, not of the quality that the agency would ordinarily publish or disseminate as representative of its business.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-062

: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
Documents 1 and 5 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-064

: Access to:‘copies of all documents pertaining to issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:‘copies of all documents pertaining to issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials’ including ‘advice from Oakton Consultancy Services, draft advices, file notes, e-mails and correspondence’.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47G (business information) and 47C (deliberative processes) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22).
Documents 10, 15 and 16 are exempt in full under s47C (deliberative processes) and were not released
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 11/12-046

: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability reform.Access to:‘copies of all documents pertaining to issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials’ including ‘advice from Oakton Consultancy Services, draft advices, file notes, e-mails and correspondence’.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files.
Note:

ID: 11/12-050

: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by Universal Medicine, its associated entities or Mr Benhayon.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) of the FOI Act.
Document 3 has been edited for publication under s11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 are exempt in full under s47G (business) and were not released.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-010

: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-027

: Information regarding rates of occupancy by supported/concessional residents of approved aged care facilities (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Information regarding rates of occupancy by supported/concessional residents of approved aged care facilities
FOI decision:
Two documents released in part under section 38 (secrecy provision) of FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 15/16-049

: Access to:copies of any document or information relating to the work done by the Department on the cost of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:copies of any document or information relating to the work done by the Department on the cost of implementing the $1 bet scheme;copies of any advice the Department may have received on this issue; andcopies of any document or information that contributed to the Department’s conclusion about the cost of implementing the scheme.Note: The modelling referred to on Folio 8, Document 3 was undertaken by Dr Charles Livingstone and Dr Kevin Harrigan and submitted to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform’s Inquiry into pre-commitment schemes.This submission (Supplementary Submission 118) is publicly available on the Committee’swebsite.Submission 118- Dr Charles Livingstone and Dr Kevin Harrigan[PDF 178KB]Supplementary Submission -[PDF 58KB]
FOI internal review decision:
Documents 2 and 4 (previously not released) released in part – the parts not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and
47G (business affairs) of the FOI Act;
Documents 1,3, 6, 7 and 9 (additional parts released) – the parts not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and
47G (business affairs) of the FOI Act, and/or irrelevant material (s22 of the FOI Act);
No changes were made to documents 5, 8, 10, 11 and 12: please refer to documents listed below under 11/12-040, i.e. the original FOI decision of 07/06/12.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

Links/Documents

ID: 11/12-040

: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land communities in May 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 3 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 12/13-020

: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or any members of certain families from December 2010 until the current day.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-014

: Details of ten longest continuing recipients of NewStart Allowance (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Details of ten longest continuing recipients of NewStart Allowance
FOI decision:
One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in part under s.47F (personal privacy)
See attached :
Note:

ID: 15/16-086

: Access to: the consultancy report supplied by Cudex Pty Ltd trading as Newspoll entitled “research to assess... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: the consultancy report supplied by Cudex Pty Ltd trading as Newspoll entitled “research to assess public views in relation to Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians” contract number 403295 which commenced on 01/07/2011.
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1 and 4 are exempt under section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (information obtained in confidence);;
Parts of document 4 are exempt under section 47F of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (personal privacy);
Documents 2 and 3 are released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-039

: Total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010 including the number and value of allaccounts that... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010 including the number and value of allaccounts that remained unpaidfor each of the following periods: 31-60 days, 61-90 days, 91-120 days and longer than 120 days, the total number and value of anypenalty interestpayments made by the Department for the 2010 period and details of thelongest overdueand thelargest amountof an unpaid invoice:the value of those invoices;the length of time those invoices remained unpaid;whether there was any attached interest to those invoices;what the invoices were for.
This document has been released to the FOI applicant.
Note: PDF version of total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010.

ID: 10/11- 051

: Documents since 1/7/10 relating to Family Tax Benefit B and A options (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents since 1/7/10 relating to Family Tax Benefit B and A options
Parts of these 2 documents have been released to the FOI applicant. Parts not released are exempt under section 47C(deliberative processes) or contain irrelevant information (section 22) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
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ID: 10/11- 028

: Tender documentation submitted by Maitland Community Care Services Inc. for the 2013 Commonwealth Home and Community... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Tender documentation submitted by Maitland Community Care Services Inc. for the 2013 Commonwealth Home and Community Care funding round
FOI decision:
Three documents released in full and one document released in part under s.47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 15/16-040

: Table created relating to the number of Victorians currently receiving unemployment benefits. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Table created relating to the number of Victorians currently receiving unemployment benefits.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-109

: The most recent media Talking Points prepared by the Department (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: The most recent media Talking Points prepared by the Department
FOI decision:
One document released in part, subject to the removal of irrelevant material under section 22 of the FOI Act, personal information under section 47F of the FOI Act and material which could reasonably be expected to have a substantial adverse effect on the proper and efficient operations of the Department under section 47E of the FOI Act.
See attached pdfs files.
Note: Media Talking Points

ID: 16/17-097

: Access to documents relating to contracts between the Department and Hall and Partners Open Mind (AusTender... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents relating to contracts between the Department and Hall and Partners Open Mind (AusTender references CN361381 and CN381948) for work undertaken in preparation for the Government’s proposed gambling reforms.
FOI decision:
Parts of these 9 documents not released contain irrelevant matter (s22) and/or are exempt under sections 47 (commercially valuable information),  47C (deliberative processes), 47G (business) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-0002

: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or creative testing informing development and execution of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-006

: … copies of material created that supports the Minister's claim that:We have found these pockets, and maybe that's... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: … copies of material created that supports the Minister's claim that:We have found these pockets, and maybe that's being a bit generous, because they are very large pockets, of payment categories and rules that intersect in a way that mean you can earn as much through the welfare system, and I use the word 'earn' advisedly, you can earn as much as you do from working very hard. … created between July 1, 2016 and November 3, 2016. … [and] any documents related to the articleParental welfare pays more than workpublished in the Australian on October 28, 2016 and the articleMyth busted: Stay-at-home parents don't get more than those who workpublished in the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald on October 29 and October 30, 2016
FOI decision:
Seven documents consisting of 19 pages released in part with the removal of personal information and irrelevant material.
See attached PDF file
Note: Documents created between 1 July 2016 and 3 November 2016 that support the Minister's claim that you can earn as much through the welfare system as from working and documents related to the articlesParental welfare pays more than workpublished in the Australian andMyth busted: Stay-at-home parents don't get more than those who workpublished in the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.

ID: 16/17-089

: Documents regarding the number of terminations in the Department in the last ten years. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding the number of terminations in the Department in the last ten years.
FOI decision:
The document was created under section 17 of the FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-075

: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the following benefits:Pensioner Concession CardHealth Care CardDisability Support PensionWidow B Pension
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-017

: No. of paid parental leave (PPL) recipients by income range;Estimated no. of PPL recipients who will no longer be... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: No. of paid parental leave (PPL) recipients by income range;Estimated no. of PPL recipients who will no longer be eligible for PPL as result of Government’s proposed changes to PPL and their median income;Estimated no. of PPL recipients who will lose part of their PPL entitlements as result of proposed changes and their median income; andEstimated no. of PPL recipients who will be unaffected by proposed changes to PPL.
FOI decision:
One document created under s17 of FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note: Table of no. of PPL recipients by income range and responses

ID: 16/17-049

: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: any emails, letters and communications received by FaHCSIA from Gale Duell of Townsville QLD regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or any members of certain families from December 2010 until the current day.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-014

: NRAS submissions made by National Affordable Housing Summit, Property Council of Australia, Mission Australia and ACOSS (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: NRAS submissions made by National Affordable Housing Summit, Property Council of Australia, Mission Australia and ACOSS
FOI decision:
Four documents released in full.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 15/16-089

: Document setting out the current methods for choosing the members of the NLC (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Document setting out the current methods for choosing the members of the NLC
The document 'Instrument under the ALR(NT) Act dated 17 September 2001' has been released in full to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf file
Note:

ID: 10/11 - 050

: Departmental briefs and de-identified external correspondence to the Minister (Jenny Macklin) regarding allegations... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Departmental briefs and de-identified external correspondence to the Minister (Jenny Macklin) regarding allegations of child prostitution in the Northern Territory between 1 January 2011 and 28 February 2011, along with the latest departmental brief or assessment on policing numbers or services in the NT following on from the recommendations of the NTER review.
Parts of these 2 documents have been released to the FOI applicant. Parts not released contain irrelevant information (section 22 of the FOI Act).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 10/11- 033

: Data in relation to Income Management in the Northern Territory:Total number of Centrelink customers participating... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data in relation to Income Management in the Northern Territory:Total number of Centrelink customers participating in Income Management in the Northern Territory (excluding the Cape York trial) in April 2011.Of those participating in Income Management, the percentages who:are female;identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;arrived in Australia after 1 January 2006The percentages of each payment type being Income Managed.The percentage of customers whose Income Management is compulsory.
Data Document RTF
[30kB]
Second Stage This document has been released to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf and word files: First stage
Note:

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11-057 (first stage and second stage )

: Please provide a copy of the contract [with Autism CRC] showing precisely what the contractor is to deliver.Please... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Please provide a copy of the contract [with Autism CRC] showing precisely what the contractor is to deliver.Please also provide documents (if any) showing all changes to tender or the subsequent contract relating to the research that was/is contracted.
One document, consisting of 8 pages, released subject to the removal of irrelevant material under section 22 of the FOI Act and the exemption of personal information under section 47F of the FOI Act (see attached pdf file).
Note:

ID: 16/17-010

: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF). (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF).
FOI decision:
The document was released to the applicant in full under the FOI Act.
See attached word document:
Note:

ID: 12/13-022

: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to copies of all reports, including those provided as a result of consultancies, regarding market research or creative testing informing development and execution of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-006

: Access to ‘documents relating to a contract formed between FaHCSIA and a private contractor for work undertaken in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to ‘documents relating to a contract formed between FaHCSIA and a private contractor for work undertaken in preparation for the Government’s proposed gambling reforms’, identified as ‘FaHCSIA and Toneguzzo Group (AusTender reference CN358665)’.
FOI decision:
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47B (Commonwealth-State relations), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business information) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-010

: Number of applicants who submitted a Family Tax Benefit A Claim late and number of applicants who subsequently lost... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of applicants who submitted a Family Tax Benefit A Claim late and number of applicants who subsequently lost entitlements in 2013/14
FOI decision:
One document created under s.17 of the FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 15/16-099

: Table created relating to the number of Victorians currently receiving unemployment benefits. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Table created relating to the number of Victorians currently receiving unemployment benefits.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-109

: Documents about Family Tax Benefit A & B between 1/7/09 & 30/6/10. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents about Family Tax Benefit A & B between 1/7/09 & 30/6/10.
FOI decision:
These documents have been released to the FOI applicant in part. The parts not released are exempt under s47C of the FOI Act and contain irrelevant material under s22 of the FOI Act
See attached pdf files:
Note: Email correspondence regarding costings and savings proposals.

ID: 10/11- 028 Part 2

: Data in relation to Income Management in the Northern Territory:Total number of Centrelink customers participating... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data in relation to Income Management in the Northern Territory:Total number of Centrelink customers participating in Income Management in the Northern Territory (excluding the Cape York trial) in April 2011.Of those participating in Income Management, the percentages who:are female;identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;arrived in Australia after 1 January 2006The percentages of each payment type being Income Managed.The percentage of customers whose Income Management is compulsory.
FOI Decision 10/11-057 Data Document RTF
[30kB]
Second Stage This document has been released to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf and word files: First stage
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Links/Documents

ID: 10/11-057 (first stage and second stage )

: Departmental briefs and de-identified external correspondence to the Minister (Jenny Macklin) regarding allegations... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Departmental briefs and de-identified external correspondence to the Minister (Jenny Macklin) regarding allegations of child prostitution in the Northern Territory between 1 January 2011 and 28 February 2011, along with the latest departmental brief or assessment on policing numbers or services in the NT following on from the recommendations of the NTER review.
Parts of these 2 documents have been released to the FOI applicant. Parts not released contain irrelevant information (section 22 of the FOI Act).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 10/11- 033

: Costs of the cashless debit card trials in Ceduna and Kununurra (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Costs of the cashless debit card trials in Ceduna and Kununurra
FOI decision:
One document released in full.
See attached pdf file.
Note: Costs of the cashless debit card trials in Ceduna and Kununurra.

ID: 16/17-123

: Access to: an Allen Consulting report, listed as CN409808, on measures to reduce alcohol harm in the Northern Territory. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: an Allen Consulting report, listed as CN409808, on measures to reduce alcohol harm in the Northern Territory.
FOI decision:
Parts of this document are exempt under section 47B of the FOI Act (Commonwealth-State relations).
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-032

: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing the Government’s proposal to introduce... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing the Government’s proposal to introduce mandatory pre-commitment”. Specifically, you requested copies of doc uments relating to advice prepared by the Department provided to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs concerning:the costs of implementing the reforms; andthe views of the industry.
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet), 45 (confidential information), 47 (trade secrets and commercial information), 47C (deliberative processes), 47G (business information) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Document nos. 10 to 14 are fully exempt and were not released. Additional information regarding this request  can be found elsewhere on this website.
See attached pdf  files:
Note: Brief to Minister Macklin regarding the possible stockpiling of poker machines.

ID: 10/11- 059

: Access to documents received from Kathleen Skene of theTownsville Bulletinnewspaper regarding Townsville Aboriginal... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents received from Kathleen Skene of theTownsville Bulletinnewspaper regarding Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services and/or members of the Akee/Ross/Tapim/Illin families, and any responses to Ms Skene.
FOI decision:
Parts of Documents 1-5 are removed under section 22 of the FOI Act as they are irrelevant material.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-015

: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Audit report undertaken by Deloitte titled ‘Indigenous Programs Management Review – Audit’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47E (certain operations of agencies), and section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-041

: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF). (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF).
FOI decision:
The document was released to the applicant in full under the FOI Act.
See attached word document:
Note:

ID: 12/13-022

: Access to ‘decision(s) surrounding the University of Canberra’s Round Four application in the NRAS’,... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to ‘decision(s) surrounding the University of Canberra’s Round Four application in the NRAS’, specifically, documents within the application regarding the ‘studio’ dwelling type as well as documents which may ‘show the university’s reasons for choosing this type of dwelling over others, the data for this type of dwelling, and also any FaHCSIA documents that might relate to this studio dwelling type (within the University’s application and FaHCSIA’s application process)’.
FOI decision:
The parts of documents 1 and 2 not released contain irrelevant material (s22).
Document 3 is exempt in full under s47G (business information) and was not released.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-057

: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting post-campaign evaluation of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign, including any market research that might inform a subsequent related campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-044

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
FOI Decision 13/14-004 Document 1
Note: Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australian Constitution – Qualitative Research.30 August 2011

Links/Documents

ID:

: FaHCSIA's P3M3 self-assessment and an external P3M3 consultant's review report. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: FaHCSIA's P3M3 self-assessment and an external P3M3 consultant's review report.
The report 'P3M3 TM Assessment Report - Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 13 August 2010' has been released in full to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf file
Note:

ID: 10/11 - 045

: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-001

: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister Jenny Macklin  with Canberra Labor Club Group and Clubs ACT about issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials; andthe report Oakton Consultancy Services prepared for FaHCSIA about conflict of interest issues surround the trials.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47C (deliberative processes) and s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-030

: Access to documents concerning decisions about the management of the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA). (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents concerning decisions about the management of the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA).
FOI decision:
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47B (deliberative processes) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22)
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-034

: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a grant received from FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010/2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
Documents 1 and 5 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-064

: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded by FaHCSIA:project manager reports (project plan and scoping reports);PFA Final Report; andSpecification Supplement reports for Gingie, Namoi Reserves and Walgett.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under ss47B (Commonwealth-State relations), 47C (deliberative processes), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-026

: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-027

: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the following benefits:Pensioner Concession CardHealth Care CardDisability Support PensionWidow B Pension
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-017

: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-057

: a) An up-to-date copy of the ‘NRAS Investigations Referrals and Scam Register’ (referred to at footnote 14, p24... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: a) An up-to-date copy of the ‘NRAS Investigations Referrals and Scam Register’ (referred to at footnote 14, p24 of the Australian National Audit Office’s Report No, 23 2016-17) andb) documents regarding the 32 referrals from DSS’s NRAS Branch to its Investigations Branch (referred to at paragraph 2.24, p24 of the Australian National Audit Office’s report No. 23 2016-17).
FOI decision:
25 documents consisting of 49 pages released in full subject to the removal of irrelevant material under section 22 of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file.
Note: NRAS Investigations Referrals and Scam Register and Incident Reports

ID: 16/17-048

: Documents provided to the Hon Jenny Macklin MP (by the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents provided to the Hon Jenny Macklin MP (by the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) regarding the introduction of the National Health Reform Agreement for the period 1 March 2011 to 2 August 2011.
FOI decision:
All documents released in part due to containing material exempt under s47B (Commonwealth-State relations), s47C (deliberative processes) and s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act or as irrelevant ot the scope of the request.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 14/15-042

: Documents provided to the Hon Jenny Macklin MP (by the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents provided to the Hon Jenny Macklin MP (by the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) regarding the increase in the age pension age for the period 1 February 2009 to 30 April 2009.
FOI decision:
The documents not released contain material that is exempt under s34 (cabinet documents) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 14/15-038

: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documentation in relation to a grant to Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation (JAC) of $21,000 in the 2008 financial year for NAIDOC.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1, 2, 5, 12, 13 and 14 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-035

: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007(NTNER Act).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under the following provisions of the FOI Act:
s34(3) (Cabinet documents);
s47C (deliberative processes);
s47E(a) and (d) (certain operations of agencies);
s47F (personal privacy); and
s47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-048

: Data in relation to expenditure on FaHCSIA's electricity usage for the 2010/11 Financial Year (office/commercial... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data in relation to expenditure on FaHCSIA's electricity usage for the 2010/11 Financial Year (office/commercial premises only)
This document has been released to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-004

: Correspondence regarding the appointment of domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty as Australian of the Year (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Correspondence regarding the appointment of domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty as Australian of the Year
FOI decision:
One document released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 14/15-127

: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the report titled ‘A Review of the Research to Identify the most Effective Models of Practice in Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Recommendations for determination of good practice’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-021

: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF). (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: a list of the development projects that have been granted funding under the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF).
FOI decision:
The document was released to the applicant in full under the FOI Act.
See attached word document:
Note:

ID: 12/13-022

: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands regarding the Regional Partnership Agreement.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and 47F (personal privacy) and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
Documents 8, 9 and 10 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-034

: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will receive more in government assistance based on the value of government payments in 2014 than the value of government payments under the Howard Government.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-037

: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded by FaHCSIA:project manager reports (project plan and scoping reports);PFA Final Report; andSpecification Supplement reports for Gingie, Namoi Reserves and Walgett.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under ss47B (Commonwealth-State relations), 47C (deliberative processes), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-026

: Qualitative research conducted by Newspoll on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Qualitative research conducted by Newspoll on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file
Note:

ID: 13/14-004

: Documents regarding the name change from National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding the name change from National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47C (deliberative processes), section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-065

: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-001

: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability reform.Access to:‘copies of all documents pertaining to issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials’ including ‘advice from Oakton Consultancy Services, draft advices, file notes, e-mails and correspondence’.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files.
Note:

ID: 11/12-050

: Information upon which Schedule 5 of the Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill (Omnibus) 2017 was based (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Information upon which Schedule 5 of the Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill (Omnibus) 2017 was based
FOI decision:
One document released in full (irrelevant material removed under section 22 of the FOI Act)
See attached pdf file:
Note: Data on estimated percentage of behaviour change by pensioners who travel.

ID: 16/17-122

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 1
[PDF 658kB]
Note: Minute to the Minister for Family and Community Services regarding funding review of the National Secretariat Program.

Links/Documents

ID:

: The number of people who will not receive the Energy Supplement as a result of its abolition for new recipients, by... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: The number of people who will not receive the Energy Supplement as a result of its abolition for new recipients, by State and by electorate, by 2020 and the number of people currently in the workforce who will be affected by increasing the pension eligibility age to 70.
FOI decision:
Three documents released in part with personal information redacted under section 47F of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note: Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee, Answers to Questions on Notice (26 July 2017), Questions 5-6 and Senate Community Affairs Committee, 2017-18 Budget Estimates Hearings, Answers to Estimates Questions - No: SQ17-000350.

ID: 17/18-009

: Years of birth and corresponding number of permanent Departmental employees employed between 12 March 2012 and 12... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Years of birth and corresponding number of permanent Departmental employees employed between 12 March 2012 and 12 March 2015
FOI decision:
One document released in part under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdfs files:
Note:

ID: 14/15-129

: Release certificates/correspondence certifying that release of information is necessary in the public interest under... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Release certificates/correspondence certifying that release of information is necessary in the public interest under Section 208 of Social Security (Administration) Act 1991 between 01/01/2017 and 09/02/2017
FOI decision:
Three documents released in full (irrelevant material removed under section 22 of FOI Act) and one document released in part under section 47F (personal information).
See attached pdf file:
Note: Clearance request, Public Interest Certificate, Request for Public Interest Certificate and attachments

ID: 16/17-102

: Data in relation to Income Management in the Northern Territory:Total number of Centrelink customers participating... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data in relation to Income Management in the Northern Territory:Total number of Centrelink customers participating in Income Management in the Northern Territory (excluding the Cape York trial) in April 2011.Of those participating in Income Management, the percentages who:are female;identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;arrived in Australia after 1 January 2006The percentages of each payment type being Income Managed.The percentage of customers whose Income Management is compulsory.
FOI Decision 10/11-057 Data Document RTF
[30kB]
Second Stage This document has been released to the FOI applicant.
See attached pdf and word files: First stage
Note:

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11-057 (first stage and second stage )

: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business).
Documents 1, 2, 3 and 7 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-055

: Financial management tools and resources - Research Report, Canberra June 2009.  Prepared by Colmar Brunton Social... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Financial management tools and resources - Research Report, Canberra June 2009.  Prepared by Colmar Brunton Social Research for FaHCSIA
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 14/15-021

: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability reform.Access to:all communication between the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Chairperson of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), in relation to ‘concerns about the governance of the [ILC] and/or the role, conduct, performance or tenure of the ILC Board Directors and the ILC’s CEO’; andthe letter of appointment sent by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to the ILC Chairperson in October 2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under ss42 (legal professional privilege), 47E(c) and (d) (certain operations of agencies), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-011

: Parts of the Incoming Government Brief - 2013 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Parts of the Incoming Government Brief - 2013
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under s47C (deliberative material) and s47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14 – 026

: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Request for official documents of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability reform.Access to:all communication between the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Chairperson of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), in relation to ‘concerns about the governance of the [ILC] and/or the role, conduct, performance or tenure of the ILC Board Directors and the ILC’s CEO’; andthe letter of appointment sent by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to the ILC Chairperson in October 2011.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under ss42 (legal professional privilege), 47E(c) and (d) (certain operations of agencies), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-011

: Number of defined benefit pensioners affected by 10% cap measure on defined benefit income streams (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of defined benefit pensioners affected by 10% cap measure on defined benefit income streams
FOI decision:
One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 15/16-150

: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grants awarded to Young Women’s Christian Association of NSW for services provided by Universal Medicine, its associated entities or Mr Benhayon.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) of the FOI Act.
Document 3 has been edited for publication under s11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 are exempt in full under s47G (business) and were not released.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-010

: Data regarding the number of Minister’s Office emails (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data regarding the number of Minister’s Office emails
FOI decision:
Release in full
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-116

: The number of payment summaries for the 2015-16 financial year issued to staff after 14 July 2016 and why these... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: The number of payment summaries for the 2015-16 financial year issued to staff after 14 July 2016 and why these payment summaries, issued after 14 July 2016, were not issued on or before 14 July 2016.
Six documents released consisting of 21 pages. See attached pdf file.
Note:

ID: 16/17-011

: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will receive more in government assistance based on the value of government payments in 2014 than the value of government payments under the Howard Government.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-037

: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’ (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the ‘Final evaluation report of Safe Places’
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-027

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
Document No. 1
[PDF 658kB]
Note: Minute to the Minister for Family and Community Services regarding funding review of the National Secretariat Program.

Links/Documents

ID:

: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-057

: Documents on the file “2010/06137 Business Development – Policy – Pathway to residency for New Zealanders who... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents on the file “2010/06137 Business Development – Policy – Pathway to residency for New Zealanders who are non-protected special category visa (SCV) holders”
Documents Released
[PDF 4.7MB]
Parts of the documents were not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47F (personal privacy), 47C (deliberative processes) and/or irrelevant material.
See attached pdf file:
Note: Email correspondence, meeting agendas, written notes, talking points and minutes regarding pathway to residency for New Zealanders who are non-protected special category visa (SCV) holders.

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11-053

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
FOI Decision 11/12-044 Document 1
[PDF 990KB]
Note: Funding Agreement approval letter (11 June 2011)

Links/Documents

ID:

: Documents relating to the most recent financial reporting period of MensLine to the Department. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the most recent financial reporting period of MensLine to the Department.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 13/14-007

: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:copies of any commentary, emails and correspondence between the federal government, FaHCSIA, Minister Jenny Macklin  with Canberra Labor Club Group and Clubs ACT about issues of conflict of interest surrounding the ACT poker machine trials; andthe report Oakton Consultancy Services prepared for FaHCSIA about conflict of interest issues surround the trials.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released are exempt under s47C (deliberative processes) and s47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 12/13-030

: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS properties at 18-20 Queen Street, Little Grove WA 6330.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-033

: Total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010 including the number and value of allaccounts that... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010 including the number and value of allaccounts that remained unpaidfor each of the following periods: 31-60 days, 61-90 days, 91-120 days and longer than 120 days, the total number and value of anypenalty interestpayments made by the Department for the 2010 period and details of thelongest overdueand thelargest amountof an unpaid invoice:the value of those invoices;the length of time those invoices remained unpaid;whether there was any attached interest to those invoices;what the invoices were for.
This document has been released to the FOI applicant.
Note: PDF version of total number of invoices processed by the Department in 2010.

ID: 10/11- 051

: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to documents concerning the audit of publicly funded computers under theNorthern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007(NTNER Act).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under the following provisions of the FOI Act:
s34(3) (Cabinet documents);
s47C (deliberative processes);
s47E(a) and (d) (certain operations of agencies);
s47F (personal privacy); and
s47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-048

: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting post-campaign evaluation of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign, including any market research that might inform a subsequent related campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-044

: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (or Pervasive Developmental Disorders).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-040

: Documents that address the possibility of false positives in drug testing of welfare recipients (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents that address the possibility of false positives in drug testing of welfare recipients
FOI decision:
Two documents released with material removed under section 22 of the FOI Act.
See attached pdfs files:
Note: Overview of proposed legislative approach for drug testing trial and Tackling drug and Alcohol abuse among welfare recipients Questions and Answers.

ID: 16/17-146

: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will receive more in government assistance based on the value of government payments in 2014 than the value of government payments under the Howard Government.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-037

: Access to ‘decision(s) surrounding the University of Canberra’s Round Four application in the NRAS’,... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to ‘decision(s) surrounding the University of Canberra’s Round Four application in the NRAS’, specifically, documents within the application regarding the ‘studio’ dwelling type as well as documents which may ‘show the university’s reasons for choosing this type of dwelling over others, the data for this type of dwelling, and also any FaHCSIA documents that might relate to this studio dwelling type (within the University’s application and FaHCSIA’s application process)’.
FOI decision:
The parts of documents 1 and 2 not released contain irrelevant material (s22).
Document 3 is exempt in full under s47G (business information) and was not released.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 11/12-057

: Details of impacts of changes to eligible parents in relation to Parental Leave Pay (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Details of impacts of changes to eligible parents in relation to Parental Leave Pay
FOI decision:
One document created under s.17 of the FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 15/16-083

: Qualitative research conducted by Newspoll on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Qualitative research conducted by Newspoll on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file
Note:

ID: 13/14-004

: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-063

: Documents that provided information regarding the authority to appoint a funding controller to Maralinga Tjartutja (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents that provided information regarding the authority to appoint a funding controller to Maralinga Tjartutja
Document Number 1 (Folios 1-2)
Document Number 2 (Folios 3-6)
Document Number 3 (Folios 7 – 115)
Parts of the above three documents have been released to the FOI applicant.  Parts that were not released to the applicant contained irrelevant material (section 22 of the FOI Act).
See attached
FOI Decision 10/11-042 pdf file
:
PDF [700kB]
Note: Contains a letter, Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination briefing, and excerpt from the relevant Program Funding Agreement regarding the appointment of a funding controller.

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11-042

: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, regarding the dispute involving Fortescue Metals Group and the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, dated from January 2010 to 26 September 2012.
FOI decision
The parts of the documents not released are irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-024

: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Modelling that shows how a family earning $95,000 a year and raising two children from birth to 18 years will receive more in government assistance based on the value of government payments in 2014 than the value of government payments under the Howard Government.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-037

: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to grant applications made to FaHCSIA for the Indigenous Marathon Project.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and s47G (business).
Documents 1, 2, 3 and 7 have been edited for publication under section 11C (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-055

: Access to: an Allen Consulting report, listed as CN409808, on measures to reduce alcohol harm in the Northern Territory. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: an Allen Consulting report, listed as CN409808, on measures to reduce alcohol harm in the Northern Territory.
FOI decision:
Parts of this document are exempt under section 47B of the FOI Act (Commonwealth-State relations).
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-032

: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copies of all benchmarking and any other reports – whether or not the result of a consultancy – constituting post-campaign evaluation of the Household Assistance Package advertising campaign, including any market research that might inform a subsequent related campaign.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-044

: Documents arising from the consultation process between FaHCSIA and Colmar Brunton regarding the re-naming of the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from the consultation process between FaHCSIA and Colmar Brunton regarding the re-naming of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22), material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F), confidentiality (section 45), deliberative material (section 47C) and legal professional privilege (section 42).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-073

: Access to ‘documents relating to a contract formed between FaHCSIA and a private contractor for work undertaken in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to ‘documents relating to a contract formed between FaHCSIA and a private contractor for work undertaken in preparation for the Government’s proposed gambling reforms’, identified as ‘FaHCSIA and Toneguzzo Group (AusTender reference CN358665)’.
FOI decision:
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47B (Commonwealth-State relations), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business information) of the FOI Act and/or irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-010

: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in Laverton and the Ngaanyatjara Lands in WA about introducing... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents arising from consultations undertaken in Laverton and the Ngaanyatjara Lands in WA about introducing income management.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-068

: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Rental valuations lodged by Connection Realty, Albany Property Brokers and Park Trent Property Management, for NRAS properties at 18-20 Queen Street, Little Grove WA 6330.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 2 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-033

: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-027

: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to advice provided in formal briefs and minutes from the Department to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, regarding the dispute involving Fortescue Metals Group and the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, dated from January 2010 to 26 September 2012.
FOI decision
The parts of the documents not released are irrelevant material (s22).
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-024

: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to an implementation report arising out of the Family Group Conferencing Pilot in Alice Springs.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-057

: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal native title claimants between 1997-1998 to 2000-2001 financial years.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
Documents 2 to 6 and document 8 are exempt in full under s42 (legal professional privilege) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-054

: Documents regarding the name change from National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding the name change from National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare Australia.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47C (deliberative processes), section 47F (personal privacy) and section 47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-065

: Documents relating to the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not release contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy), s47C (deliberative processes), s47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 14/15-015

: Qualitative research conducted by Newspoll on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Qualitative research conducted by Newspoll on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution.
FOI decision:
The document was released in full.
See attached pdf file
Note:

ID: 13/14-004

: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing the Government’s proposal to introduce... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to the costs involved in researching and progressing the Government’s proposal to introduce mandatory pre-commitment”. Specifically, you requested copies of doc uments relating to advice prepared by the Department provided to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs concerning:the costs of implementing the reforms; andthe views of the industry.
Parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet), 45 (confidential information), 47 (trade secrets and commercial information), 47C (deliberative processes), 47G (business information) and/or irrelevant material (s22). Document nos. 10 to 14 are fully exempt and were not released.
Additional information regarding this request
can be found elsewhere on this website.
See attached pdf  files:
Note: Brief to Minister Macklin regarding the possible stockpiling of poker machines.

Links/Documents

ID: 10/11- 059

: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (or Pervasive Developmental Disorders).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-040

: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal native title claimants between 1997-1998 to 2000-2001 financial years.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
Documents 2 to 6 and document 8 are exempt in full under s42 (legal professional privilege) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-054

: Correspondence to former Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Correspondence to former Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP.
FOI decision:
The document was released in part.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 13/14-049

: Documents about Family Tax Benefit A & B between 1/7/09 & 30/6/10. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents about Family Tax Benefit A & B between 1/7/09 & 30/6/10.
FOI decision:
These documents have been released to the FOI applicant in part. The parts not released are exempt under s47C of the FOI Act and contain irrelevant material under s22 of the FOI Act
See attached pdf files:
Note: Email correspondence regarding costings and savings proposals.

ID: 10/11- 028 Part 2

: Details of previous requests received by DSS regarding MyAgedCare website data (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Details of previous requests received by DSS regarding MyAgedCare website data
FOI decision:
One document created under s.17 of FOI Act and released in full.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 15/16-118

: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Copy of the latest P3M3 Assessment Report
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain material that is exempt under section 47C (deliberative process).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-063

: (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title:
FOI Decision 10/11-063/4 Document No. 1
[PDF 658kB]
Note: Minute to the Minister for Family and Community Services regarding funding review of the National Secretariat Program.

Links/Documents

ID:

: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to information about the usage of FaHCSIA’s help and information telephone lines for the 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-001

: Access to: the consultancy report supplied by Cudex Pty Ltd trading as Newspoll entitled “research to assess... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to: the consultancy report supplied by Cudex Pty Ltd trading as Newspoll entitled “research to assess public views in relation to Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians” contract number 403295 which commenced on 01/07/2011.
FOI decision:
Parts of documents 1 and 4 are exempt under section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (information obtained in confidence);;
Parts of document 4 are exempt under section 47F of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (personal privacy);
Documents 2 and 3 are released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-039

: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Number of corporate credit cards and the costs incurred by the departmentally issued credit cards for 2010/11
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-027

: Commonwealth agency submissions in response to Ernst & Young Review of NDIS Act 2013 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Commonwealth agency submissions in response to Ernst & Young Review of NDIS Act 2013
FOI decision:
One document released in full and one document released in part under s.47E (operations of agencies) under FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 15/16-117

: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Transcripts, notes or audio recordings from income management consultations undertaken in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land communities in May 2012.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
Documents 1 and 3 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf files:
Note:

ID: 12/13-020

: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the following reports concerning the repair and maintenance of Aboriginal housing in Walgett, NSW, funded by FaHCSIA:project manager reports (project plan and scoping reports);PFA Final Report; andSpecification Supplement reports for Gingie, Namoi Reserves and Walgett.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under ss47B (Commonwealth-State relations), 47C (deliberative processes), 47F (personal privacy) and 47G (business).
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-026

: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform dated 28 March 2012.
FOI decision:
The part of the document not released contains material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 11/12-063

: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning Ngunnawal Native Title claims to the Eastern Gas Pipeline and a summary of funding to Ngunnawal native title claimants between 1997-1998 to 2000-2001 financial years.
FOI decision:
The parts of the document not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
Documents 2 to 6 and document 8 are exempt in full under s42 (legal professional privilege) and were not released.
See attached pdf file/s:
Note:

ID: 12/13-054

: The Method Report in relation to the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: The Method Report in relation to the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare.
FOI decision:
One document released in part with personal information redacted under section 47F of the FOI Act.
See attached pdf file:
Note: Method Report 30 June 2015 Baseline Valuation

ID: 16/17-156

: Data on the Stronger Relationships trial which ceased on Feb. 9, 2015 - number and names of  providers which... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data on the Stronger Relationships trial which ceased on Feb. 9, 2015 - number and names of  providers which claimed the subsidy.
FOI decision:
Two documents released in full.
See attached pdf file:
Note:

ID: 14/15-180

: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform dated 28 March 2012.
FOI decision:
The part of the document not released contains material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act
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ID: 11/12-063

: Documents relating to Budget measures announced surrounding changes to welfare payments for young people. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to Budget measures announced surrounding changes to welfare payments for young people.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain irrelevant material (section 22) and material that is exempt under s47F (personal privacy).
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ID: 13/14-150

: Access, for the purpose of review and research, to the minutes and materials, including materials provided to [the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access, for the purpose of review and research, to the minutes and materials, including materials provided to [the Child Support National Stakeholder Engagement Forum (the Forum)] members and submissions made by Forum members, of the meetings in which the changes [in the Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget And Other Measures) Bill 2010] were canvassed by the Forum.
FOI decision:
24 documents released, 22 released in full and 2 released in part with exemptions under section 47E of the FOI Act.
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Note: Consolidated documents 1-24

ID: 16/17-117

: Names of individuals and organisations who sought and received meetings with then Minister Kevin Andrews or current... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Names of individuals and organisations who sought and received meetings with then Minister Kevin Andrews or current Minister Scott Morrison to discuss abolition of Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)
FOI decision:
One document released in full.
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ID: 14/15-143

: Data and information for:a) total number and breakdown of people by federal electorate or suburb of people in... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Data and information for:a) total number and breakdown of people by federal electorate or suburb of people in receipt of a Child disability allowance for 0 to 16; andb) total number of people in receipt of a disability support pension 16 and over; andc) more prescriptive data on how different disabilities are assess and define.
The above two documents were released in full to the applicant.
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ID: 10/11-070

: Documents showing Aged Care Approvals within the date range of 1990 to 2001 (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents showing Aged Care Approvals within the date range of 1990 to 2001
FOI decision:
2 documents released in full
2 documents  exempt in part under  exemption 47G
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ID: 14/15-088

: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the number of customers in NSW currently, and at or around 30 June 2011, who hold or receive any of the following benefits:Pensioner Concession CardHealth Care CardDisability Support PensionWidow B Pension
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act.
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ID: 12/13-017

: Access to:copies of any document or information relating to the work done by the Department on the cost of... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to:copies of any document or information relating to the work done by the Department on the cost of implementing the $1 bet scheme;copies of any advice the Department may have received on this issue; andcopies of any document or information that contributed to the Department’s conclusion about the cost of implementing the scheme.Note: The modelling referred to on Folio 8, Document 3 was undertaken by Dr Charles Livingstone and Dr Kevin Harrigan and submitted to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform’s Inquiry into pre-commitment schemes.This submission (Supplementary Submission 118) is publicly available on the Committee’swebsite.Submission 118- Dr Charles Livingstone and Dr Kevin Harrigan[PDF 178KB]Supplementary Submission -[PDF 58KB]
FOI internal review decision:
Documents 2 and 4 (previously not released) released in part – the parts not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and
47G (business affairs) of the FOI Act;
Documents 1,3, 6, 7 and 9 (additional parts released) – the parts not released contain material that is exempt under sections 47C (deliberative processes) and
47G (business affairs) of the FOI Act, and/or irrelevant material (s22 of the FOI Act);
No changes were made to documents 5, 8, 10, 11 and 12: please refer to documents listed below under 11/12-040, i.e. the original FOI decision of 07/06/12.
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ID: 11/12-040

: Documents concerning communications between Mr Michael Dillon and Mr Neil Westbury. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning communications between Mr Michael Dillon and Mr Neil Westbury.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under personal privacy (section 47F), deliberative material (section 47C), business affairs (section 47G), operations of an agency (subsections 47E(c) and (d))  and legal professional privilege (section 42).
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ID: 12/13-072

: Access to the minutes of the Cairns and District Regional Council (ATSIC) meeting dated 11-13 June 2002, meeting... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Access to the minutes of the Cairns and District Regional Council (ATSIC) meeting dated 11-13 June 2002, meeting number R45500402, Decision No 450/02.
FOI decision:
This document has been released to the FOI applicant in full.
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ID: 11/12-018

: Documents regarding the number of terminations in the Department in the last ten years. (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents regarding the number of terminations in the Department in the last ten years.
FOI decision:
The document was created under section 17 of the FOI Act and released in full.
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ID: 12/13-075

: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents concerning communications between FaHCSIA and Minister Macklin’s Office, and FaHCSIA and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) Chairperson in relation to governance of the ILC and the role, conduct, performance or tenure of ILC Board members.
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain information that is exempt under sections 34 (Cabinet documents), 42 (legal professional privilege), 47C (deliberative processes), 47E(c) and 47E(d) (certain operations of an agency) and 47F (personal privacy).
Documents 8, 22-26, 28, 29, 31, 38, 41, 42, 46, 50, 56, 59, 63, 64, 65, 73 and 77 have been edited for publication under section 11C(1)(a) of the FOI Act.
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ID: 12/13-007

: Documents since 1/7/10 relating to Family Tax Benefit B and A options (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents since 1/7/10 relating to Family Tax Benefit B and A options
Parts of these 2 documents have been released to the FOI applicant. Parts not released are exempt under section 47C(deliberative processes) or contain irrelevant information (section 22) of the FOI Act.
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ID: 10/11- 028

: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early... (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Title: Documents relating to a revised brochure (or booklet) on “best practice” or “good practice” in early intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (or Pervasive Developmental Disorders).
FOI decision:
The parts of the documents not released contain material that is exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) of the FOI Act and contain material that is irrelevant to the request under section 22 of the FOI Act.
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ID: 12/13-040
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