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