Information Publication Scheme

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The Freedom of Information Act 1982 establishes an Information Publication Scheme for Australian Government agencies which:

  • requires Australian Government agencies to publish information publication plans;
  • specifies nine other categories of information that must be published; and
  • provides a means for agencies to proactively publish other government information.

Please note that information released under FOI requests will be described separately on the Bureau's FOI Disclosure Log.

Information published under the scheme

Agency Plan - s8(2)(a)

The Bureau has developed an Information Publication Plan ('Agency Plan') which outlines how we will meet the Information Publication Scheme requirements.

Who we are - ss8(2)(b) and 8(2)(d)

What we do - ss8(2)(c) and 8(2)(j)

Our reports and responses to Parliament - ss8(2)(e) and 8(2)(h)

Routinely requested information and disclosure log - ss8(2)(g) and 11c

  • There are currently no categories of documents to which the Bureau currently routinely gives access to under FOI
  • Disclosure Log

Consultation arrangements - s8(2)(f)

This will include information about how and to whom a comment may be submitted by members of the public, where the Bureau undertakes public consultation on a specific policy proposal.

Contact us - s8(s)(i)

The FOI Coordinator is the officer at the Bureau who can be contacted about FOI.

Optional information - s8(4)

Do you have feedback?

The Bureau is interested in your feedback on its Agency Plan and what it will publish under the Information Publication Scheme. To provide feedback, contact either the FOI Coordinator, or submit your feedback online.