Documents accessed

When the department makes a decision on an access application to give access to a document that does not contain personal information of the applicant, and the applicant has accessed the document within the access period (40 business days), the department is required to include in the disclosure log a copy of the document, the name of the applicant, and if access to the document was sought for the benefit or use by an entity other than the applicant, the name of the other entity. If the applicant does not access the document within the access period then the details of the document and information about the way in which the document may be accessed will be included in the disclosure log.

Under section 78B of the RTI Act, an agency must delete from any document or information included in a disclosure log, any information (including an individual's name):

  • the publication of which is prevented by law
  • that would be defamatory
  • that would unreasonably invade a person's privacy
  • that is confidential communication by a person other than the agency
  • that is protected under contract
  • that would cause substantial harm to an entity.

Please note:

The table below lists information about documents that have recently been accessed.  

For information about access to materials that have been released by the department, including documents released in response to applications listed on the Applications received page, please contact the Right to Information, Redress and Screening Branch.


File numberTerms summaryApplicantOther entityDecision dateAccess dateDocuments
DL200All correspondence, including emails, memos and briefing notes between particular dates to and from certain departmental officers in relation to Investigation and Assessment backlog issues. Ros Bate MP30 June 201730 June 2017
DL218Documents relating to the Partners in Care workshops held from May to July 2017.Ros Bates MP3 November 20173 November 2017
DL244Documents provided to the current and former Youth Justice Minister regarding a recent decision and reasons for this decision, briefing notes, warnings and risk assessments and potential liability. All documents created for the media strategy and announcement by Minister Farmer of the decision. Matt WordsworthABC News 12 April 201812 April 2018
DL248All documents relevant to the visit by Minister Farmer to the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre on 23 January 2018, including any directions, instructions or guidelines given to staff to prepare for the visit, protocol for requests and notes of the visit. Peter Coulson27 April 201827 April 2018
DL272· Any correspondence to and from Ministers/Ministerial Offices relating to progress/submission/cancellation of the Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse Steering Committee final report (report); and · Any correspondence to and from the Committee relating to progress /submission/cancellation of the report.Peter Coulson10 September 201810 September 2018
DL283For the 2017 to 2018 financial year, documents and/or reports showing the total spending on office renovations across the department including but not limited to new office furniture purchased in the last financial year.Josh BavasABC News12 November 201812 November 2018
DL286For the 2017 to 2018 financial year, documents regarding any technical issues (either interruption and/or greater problems) and/or privacy concerns with the implementation and subsequent operation of the 'Our Child portal'.Josh BavasABC News11 December 201811 December 2018
DL289For the period 1 January to 26 November 2018, audits (limited to the final audit if in existence), reports, ministerial and executive briefing notes (including attachments) relating to overcrowding of youth detention centres and transfers between youth detention centres and watchhouses.Alison SandySeven Network Limited24 January 201915 February 2019
DL294For the period 1 June 2018 to 30 November 2018, the registers of undressed searches conducted at the youth detention centre or, if the registers do not exist, documents regarding the number of searches, the gender and Indigenous status of those searches and the umber and nature of items located as a result of the searches and any documents that provide guidance on the conduct of undressed searches of detainees at the youth detention centres including instructions, manuals, guidelines, policies and directives. Ruth BarsonHuman Rights Law Centre31 January 201931 January 2019
DL295For the period 1 January 2014 to 13 December 2018 documents relating to: · the names of any publications/publication genres (including books, magazines, plays, poems, documents), musical artists, songs, films, TV shows, websites or computer games that young people in Queensland youth detention centres are prohibited from accessing; and · the names of any publications seized by youth detention centre staff.Patrick BillingsThe Courier Mail1 February 20191 February 2019
DL304For the 2018 calendar year, documents containing a list of office renovations including the cost and a description or the work done.Josh BavasABC News14 March 201914 March 2019
DL324For the period 1 January to 10 July 2019, briefing notes and correspondence in relation to the Government Boards appointment processes and meeting procedures to ensure gender diverse membership of the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee.Peter Coulson1 October 20191 October 2019
DL337For the financial years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18 and 2018/19, Child Safety data regarding the number of: - intakes (child concern reports and notifications); - children subject to a child concern report; - children subject to a notification; - substantiations (in need of protection and not in need of protection); - children subject to substantiations; - children subject to ongoing intervention; - children subject to protective orders; - children living away from home; relating to the 4870 postcode. Sharnie KimABC News16 December 201916 December 2019