Routinely requested information and disclosure log

The Australian Federal Police is required by the Freedom of Information Act 1982 s 11C to publish a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log lists information which has been released in response to an FOI access request. This requirement has applied since 1 May 2011.

The disclosure log requirement does not apply to:

  • personal information about any person if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable'
  • information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable'
  • other information covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable'
  • any information if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above dot points.

The information described in this register has been released by the Australian Federal Police under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access.

A link is provided if the information can be downloaded from this website or another website.

Information that is not available on a website may be obtained by writing to the Freedom of Information Contact Officer:

Freedom of Information
Australian Federal Police
GPO Box 401
Canberra City ACT 2601
Email: foi@afp.gov.au

A charge may be imposed to reimburse the Australian Federal Police for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information or sending it to you. There will be no charge for the time spent by the Australian Federal Police in processing the FOI request that led to this information being made available. You will be notified if any charge is payable and required to pay the charge before the information is provided.

There may be documents in the disclosure log that are currently not available in html format. If you are unable to read the format provided please contact the Freedom of Information Contact officer as above. We will try to meet all reasonable requests for an alternate format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.

Section 11C requires the Australian Federal Police to publish certain information released in response to an FOI access request within 10 working days of the decision to release. The Australian Federal Police will publish the information within this legislative timeframe.

The Australian Federal Police will generally publish this information for a 12 month period from the date the information is released in response to an FOI access request. The disclosure log will list only those FOI access requests where information has been released and a decision to publish the information has been made (ie the information is not otherwise exempt from publication under s11C provisions outlined above).

The attached link contains reference to the FOI exemptions provisions.

AFP Disclosure log

Disclosure Log ref no. FOI request ref no Date access granted to applicant Scope of request (summary) Link to document(s) or link to another web-site Date to be removed from web-site
48-2019 2019/478 14/4/20 Request for documents arising from the AFP investigation into allegations information was leaked about the ROC/AFP raids of the AWU. Documents released (PDF, 17MB) 14/4/2021
01-2020 2020/582 13/7/20 Request for documents relating to Clearview.AI Documents released (PDF, 9MB) 13/7/2021
02-2020 2020/671 13/7/20 Request for documents relating to Clearview.AI Documents released (PDF, 25MB) 13/7/2021
03-2020 2020/753 15/09/2020 Request for documents relating to Jefferey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Documents released (PDF, 15MB) 15/09/2021
04-2020 2021/10 12/10/2020 Documents from 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2020 relating to any investigation in relation to bullying, harassment, or why people were getting sick at Pine Gap Documents released (PDF, 1.4MB) 12/10/2021
05-2020 2021/74 27/10/2020 Request for a list of current AFP functional governance and Better Practice Guides held by Manager People Strategies Documents released (PDF, 12.5MB) 30/10/2020
06-2020 2020/452 30/09/2020 Request for reports regarding the decontamination/specialist cleaning/occupational health and the Minutes of the Board meeting – relating to the Sydney Office. Please contact the FOI team for a copy of the documents. 30/10/2020
07-2020 2021/06 31/08/2020 Request for information about the autism or mental health training the AFP started on 17 February 2020. Documents released (PDF, 5MB) 30/10/2020
08-2020 2021/07 31/08/2020 Request for information held by the AFP showing that autism is a mental health issue, or that ACT Police or other parts of the ACT Government regard autism as a mental health issue. Documents released (PDF, 1.4MB) 30/10/2020
09-2020 2021/75 31/08/2020 Request for the number of occurrences in which Manager People Strategies assigned the duties of an AFP employee under section 40H(l) of the AFP Act. Documents released (PDF, 640KB) 30/10/2020
10-2020 2021/87 31/08/2020 Request for statistics regarding COVID-19 Documents released (PDF, 640KB) 30/10/2020
11-2020 2021/76 31/08/2020 Requests for a list of job titles of all the position/job titles of every non-APS contractor working within the AFP.  Documents released (PDF, 670KB) 30/10/2020
12-2020 2020/810 24/08/2020 Request for statistics regarding employees being declared excess or made redundant under AFP Enterprise Agreements Documents released (PDF, 740KB) 24/08/2021
13-2020 2020/811 24/08/2020 Request for information in relation to performance improvement plans Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 24/08/2021
14-2020 2021/4 24/12/2020 Documents relating to the NSW Police referral regarding allegations of falsifying documents Documents released (PDF, 17MB) 24/12/2021
15-2020 2020/356 31/3/2020 Request for the briefing pack prepared for the AFP Commissioner for Senate Estimates in November 2019. Documents released (PDF, 7MB) 31/3/2021
16-2020 2021/96 26/11/2020 Request for any documents, emails, communications, text messages and WhatsApp messages and any other form of contact between any AFP employees, including the media team and the director of strategic director communications, and any media outlet and journalist, regarding the search warrants to be conducted on Shaoquette Moslemane's home and office. The timeframe is from 31 January 2020 until 11 August 2020. Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 26/11/2020
17-2020 2021/79 26/08/2020 Request for documents regarding the training of sworn police officers in the AFP.
  1. How many Police have received introductory cybercrime investigations training since 2000?
  2. How many Police have received advanced cybercrime investigations training since 2000?
  3. How many Police currently have a full-time role in investigating cybercrime?
  4. How many sworn Police officers are currently employed by the AFP?
Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 26/08/2022
18-2020 2021/90 30/10/2020 Request for:
  1. The total cost and number of officers deployed for the Visit of US President Obama (November 16 -November 17, 2011)
  2. The total cost and number of officers deployed for the Visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (October 19 - October 29, 2011)
  3. The total cost and number of officers deployed for the Visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron (November 2014).
Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 30/10/2022
19-2020 2021/324 18/12/2021

Request for information as to the shoulder badges of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to learn about the ranks of the AFP and different shoulder badges of the AFP.

Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 18/12/2022
20-2020 2021/26 3/12/2020 Documents in relation to the 'new AFP reserve force referred to by Commissioner Kershaw in his opening statement to the Senate Selection Commission on COVID-19 on 17 May 2020'. Documents released (PDF, 17MB) 23/03/2022
21-2020 2021/208 19/10/2020 Request for statistics/number of Comcare claims/injuries reported Australian wide for members since the introductions of the Ballistic & Spike Rated Vests (BSRV) and the number of successful and unsuccessful Comcare claims and workplace incident reports. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 23/03/2022
22-2020 2021/281 07/01/2021 Request for the CCPM log for any log for and AFP operations which is looking or has previously looked into allegations of inappropriate money transfers to Australia from the Vatican. Documents released (PDF, 810KB) 23/03/2022
23-2020 2021/256 11/11/2020 Requesting National Guideline on Property and Exhibits. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 11/11/2021
24-2020 2021/173 19/10/2020 Copy of the Australian Police guidelines for officers altering their uniforms, in particular wearing blue line badges. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 19/10/2021
25-2020 2021/131 26/10/2020

Requesting: Information about claims of sexual abuse and/or harassment in the AFP.

For each of the last 5 financial years I request the following:

  • The number of sexual abuse claims finalised by the AFP.
  • The number of claims finalised that were found to be in favour of the victim.
  • The total amount paid out by the AFP to these victims, and
  • The number of AFP personnel who, as perpetrators of sexual abuse, were disciplined or given an option of resigning"
Documents released (PDF, 500KB) 26/10/2021
26-2020 2021/231 15/01/2021 Documentation for AusTender contracts CN3577641, CN667652-A6, CN2667662-A5, CN2667652-A4, CN2667652-A3, CN2667652-A2, CN2667652-A1, CN2667652 between 15 October 2014 to 14 October 2021 and information or data in a table showing whether each of those contracts had confidentiality clauses and if they did the type of clause. Documents released (PDF, 10MB) 26/03/2022
27-2020 2021/119 31/01/2021 Request for any correspondence, emails, communications including text messages and whatsapp messages regarding my FOI "request under freedom of information laws any documents, emails, communications, text messages and whatsapp messages and any other form of contact between any AFP employees, including the media team and the director of strategic director communications, and any media outlet and journalist, regarding the search warrants to be conducted on Shaoquette Moslemane's home and office. I require all media talking points and briefings to the Minister."

The time frame is from August 11, 2020 until August 24, 2020.
Documents released (PDF, 6.2MB) 31/01/2022
28-2020 2021/157 16/11/2020 Any documents, correspondence, reports, directives and briefings regarding staff being required to submit an "Integrity Report" or "Security Incident Report" in relation to declarable association with a media representative; and also any document informing staff they no longer are required to submit an integrity report or security incident report in relation to declarable association with a media representative.

The time frame is from January 1, 2016 until September 9, 2020
Documents released (PDF, 1.2MB) 16/11/2021
29-2020 2021/150 11/11/2020 Request for any documents, reports, briefings and emails relating to compensation paid by the AFP for wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution, dereliction of duty or any other matter for which the AFP has paid out in such a case.
I require the number of instances, if confidentiality clauses were included, the reasons and the total amounts paid.

The time period is from January 1, 2015 until September 7, 2020."
Documents released (PDF, 600KB) 11/11/2021
30-2020 2021/151 16/11/2020 Request for any documents, reports, briefings, and emails, regarding the number of AFP employees charged with an offence. I require the position of the person charged, the type of offence, and the date and the outcome if finished. I do not require any identifying details of the person charged. If such documents do not exist I am satisfied with a summary being compiled. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 16/11/2021
31-2020 2020/699 26/10/2020 Request for access to the documents which:

Formally sets up this JTF to conduct this investigation;
Specifies the roles of each law enforcement agency within this JTF and how these roles are to be performed;
Gives authorization of members of different law enforcement agencies to work along-side each other in this JTF;
Is a memorandum of understanding or agreement between these agencies for this JTF to be initiated;
Any other document connected to the creation of the JTF;
Specifies who the oversight committee of this JTF is.

Specifies how information is to be documented when AFP employees are working along-side members of other law enforcement agencies (in all circumstances, not just restricted to this JTF). Particularly, the document should describe whether both agencies create their own documents for their investigative findings or whether one agency creates the document and this is shared by members of a JTF.

Dictates what class of information or class of documents is not to be shared with other members of this JTF.
Documents released (PDF, 1.9MB) 26/11/2021
32-2020 2020/756 6/7/2020 Request for the CCPM log for the AFP operation which under which a search warrant was executed on the Sydney offices of Regal Funds Management on November 26, 2019. Documents released (PDF, 1.2MB) 6/7/2021
33-2020 2021/233 25/01/2021 The complete findings of an internal review into the ACT Watch House which was conducted in 2018. Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 26/03/2022
34-2020 2020/813 6/10/2020

Request for information as follows:

  1. Between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2020, the number of payments made by the Commissioner under section 35A of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 (Cth)?
Between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2020, the total amount of payments made by the Commissioner under section 35A of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 (Cth)?
Documents released (PDF, 80 KB) 6/10/2022
35-2020 2020/763 11/9/2020

Any documents, emails, memos, relating to: (a) the appointment of any former journalists (b) specifically Renee Viellaris to a position within AFP (within last 12 months).

Documents released (PDF, 6.5 MB) 11/9/2021
36-2020 2020/769 7/1/2021

Request for documents relating to AFP cooperation with, or support for, the Government of Sri Lanka and their entities, including, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and/or Terrorism Investigations Division/Department (TID) in Sri Lanka since 2018'.

In particular we are seeking documents which relate to:

  1. training;
  2. key activities;
  3. operations;
  4. bilateral exercises;
  5. visits from AFP personnel to Sri Lanka
  6. visits from Sri Lankan police to Australia
  7. provision of equipment;
  8. provision of other material support; and
  9. intelligence sharing.

We exclude the following documents from my request: publicly accessible documents; and duplicates.

We exclude personal email addresses, signatures, PMKeys numbers and mobile telephone numbers, contained in documents that fall within the scope of the FOI request.

Documents released (PDF, 7.2 MB) 7/1/2022
37-2020 2020/778 13/7/2020

Request for access to documents: "Within the timeframe: 1st of January 2019 - 22nd May 2020: 

  1. Documents that contain correspondence with Clearview AI or individuals working on behalf of Clearview AI and the Australian Federal Police or representatives of the Australia Police 
  2. Documents outlining policies and procedures on how Clearview AI is to be used by the Australian Federal Police
  3. Documents that contain instances of misuse or beaches in how Clearview AI has been used by the Australian Federal Police 
  4. Incident reports that include examples of the application of Clearview AI 
  5. Documents that evaluate the effectiveness of Clearview AI.
  6. The number of times that Clearview AI has been implemented during an investigation – See document 1.
  7. The number of times that Clearview AI has been applied in a cases that led to an arrest.
  8. The number of searches that have been made using Clearview AI – see document 1.

I note that it is likely that the documents requested in section (6) (7) and (8) of my request may not exist in discrete form. 

In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act, I request that, if this is the case, the agency (c) produce a written document containing the information in discrete form by: (i) the use of a computer or other equipment that is ordinarily available to the agency for retrieving or collating stored information." 
Documents released (PDF, 12MB) 13/7/2021
38-2020 2021/118 18/10/2020

Request for any reports, briefings, and correspondence relating to damage to AFP, ACT Policing and Protective Service vehicles. In particular I would like the number of vehicles damaged, the cause of the damage and the cost to repair and replace.

The timeframe is from January 1, 2016 until August 18, 2020.

Documents released (PDF, 1.8 MB) 18/10/2021
39-2020 2021/10 12/10/2020

Request for any document, report, email and communication of any kind regarding an investigation by the AFP and or any other agency, regarding, bullying, harassment and why people were getting sick at Pine Gap.

The time frame is from January 1 2014 to June 30, 2020.

Documents released (PDF, 900KB) 12/10/2020
40-2020 2021/419 23/3/2021

Request for any documents including media talking points, reports, briefings to the Minister, and any investigation outline of inquiries into the death of an army officer in the ADF precinct in Canberra on December 21.

I do not require any personal details about the deceased.

The time frame is from December 21, 2020 until January 18, 2021."

Documents released (PDF, 3 MB) 23/3/2020
41-2020 2020/579 13/7/2020

Any documents or records concerning the use of Clearview technology by AFP employees or associated entities, including the details and dates of searches made on the company's technology.

Any correspondence, including but not limited to internal emails, text messages and notes, made concerning the use of Clearview technology by AFP employees or associated entities, including searches made on the company's technology. This includes any external correspondence, including but not limited to correspondence with federal ministers, state police services, regulatory bodies and media.
Please contact the FOI team for a copy of the documents. 13/7/2021
42-2020 2021/254 9/3/2021 Request for all case notes relating to Operation Downtown for the period 1 Jan to 27 Oct 2020 Documents released (PDF, 1 MB) 9/3/2022
43-2020 2021/489 28/4/2021
  1. The material AFP provided to new employees in their induction package that relates to prior service. This will include a form the previous employer completes stating dates of service, LSL accrued\used\payed out as well as a document that outlines what the new employee has to do to have prior service recognised, what is an eligible employee, who is eligible etc;
  2. The AFP policy/procedure that ensures all AFP employees do request that their eligible prior service is recognised; and
  3. The action the AFP takes when it discovers that an employee hasn't requested their eligible prior service to be recognised.
Documents released (PDF, 1.4MB) 3/5/2022
44-2020 2021/382 22/4/2021 I request the contract documents and probity report for AusTender contract CN 3738641 Documents released (PDF, 1.3MB) 22/4/2021
45-2020 2021/520 4/3/2021 A copy of the Commissioner's determination pursuant to Clause 28(1) of the Enterprise Agreement regarding the Critical Event declaration dated approximately 6 January 2021 for the deployments to Christmas Island as part of Operation Bellona in January 2021. Documents released (PDF, 1.1MB) 4/3/2024
46-2020 2021/200 13/5/2021 Request for contract documents relating to CN3507329-A1 and CN3507329-2, including correspondence within the AFP created as part of extending the original contract about Black Swan's connection with Paladin or its directors. Documents released (PDF, 11.6MB) 13/5/2022
47-2020 2021/497 10/5/2021 A copy of the latest staff survey conducted with AFP staff. Documents released (PDF, 3.3MB) 10/5/2022
48-2020 2021/523 7/5/2021 Request for copies of Commissioner's Determinations in relation to deployments overseas. Documents released (PDF, 45MB) 10/5/2022
49-2020 2021/454 27/4/2021 A copy of the letter from the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the AFP response in relation to the investigation concerning the Balibo 5. Documents released (PDF, 17MB) 27/4/2022
50-2020 2021/530 14/4/2021

All documents that relate to the consultations undertaken with AFP officers involved in the meeting identified in the documents released in CRM 2018/390.

These consultations are referred to in the AFP submissions relating to this matter which set out:  'Which included contacting the AFP officer who attended the meeting of 30 August 2016 with the Department of Home Affairs'.
Documents released (PDF, 4.6MB) 14/4/2022
51-2020 2021/498 24/5/2021 Initial briefing to the Minister for Home Affairs on politically sensitive matters Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 24/5/2022
52-2022 2021/702 5/7/2021 Documents which show the number of FOI requests over 30 days old that relate to COVID19 between 1 February 2020 and 2 June 2021.  Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 5/7/2022
53-2022 2021/587 5/7/2021 Summary of time recording data for the Strategic, Performance and Innovation ('SPI') team between January 2020 and June 2020. Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 5/7/2022
54-2022 2021/581 16/7/2021 Seeking: Copies of advice provided by those departments used for the AFP to make a decision that they have correctly applied legislation, or copies of notes of meetings or briefings prepared as a result of those consultations. Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 26/7/2022
55-2022 2021/757 15/7/2021 Commissioner's Determination 12 (relating to me deployment to Afghanistan: August 2011 to August 2012…) Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 26/7/2022
56-2022 2021/512 12/7/2021

Background: The Australian Federal Police recently made a decision relating to the treatment of rent free accommodation for superannuation salary.

Seeking: A 'statement of reason' for the decision that has been made; a document that should set out findings of any material of fact that underpin the decision as well as any evidence or other material relied upon. Also seeking that material, evidence or other material, information as to whether the decision maker is willing to review this decision and if not who within the Australian Federal Police might undertake this task and what process, time limits or special procedures l will need to follow in order for that to occur.

Also:

  • details of who within the Australian Federal Police actually made the decision;
  • who within the Australian Federal Police had carriage of this matter;
  • what delegation, authority or instrument does the decision maker rely upon in making this decision;
  • a copy of that written delegation, authority or instrument; and
  • a copy of any relevant policy, Commissioner's Financial Instruction, business rule, procedure, direction, case law or similar relied upon in making the decision. 
Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 26/7/2022
57-2022 2021/383 16/06/2021 Documents showing an investigation plan or outline on how and why the AFP planned to investigate whether any member of the AFP leaked information to the media about the raid on the home of NSW MP Shaoquett Moselmane. Documents released (PDF, 910KB) 23/08/2022
58-2022 2021/478 10/06/2021 Documents related to the AFP investigating a tweet liked by Greg Hunt on December 10, 2017. Documents released (PDF, 220KB) 23/08/2022
59-2022 2021/578 10/06/2021 All documents relevant to a map and/or remote thermal infrared survey or aerial laser scan of a well or mineshaft at 12 Vinton Street, California Gully 3556, as part of the Missing Persons investigation into the disappearance of Maureen Braddy and Allan Whyte from Bendigo in 1968. Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 23/08/2022
60-2022 2021/593 07/06/2021 Internal correspondence within ACT Policing, which include references to 'SpyWhale', created between the dates of February 1 and April 2, 2021. Documents released (PDF, 8.3MB) 23/08/2022
61-2022 2021/629 30/07/2021 Documents relating to stolen firearm in the ACT. Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 23/08/2022
62-2022 2021/653 28/07/2021 Any briefing notes or summary material given to ACT Policing's Chief Police Officer Neil Gaughan about the Ombudsman report into the AFP's use and administration of telecommunications data. Documents released (PDF, 2.2MB) 23/08/2022
63-2022 2021/697 30/07/2021 MoU between AFP (ACT Policing) and Housing ACT Documents released (PDF, 695KB) 23/08/2022
64-2022 2022/785 09/08/2021 ACT Policing policy, direction or instructions, concerning ACT Policing members wearing face coverings when interacting with members of the public Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 23/08/2022
65-2022 2022/806 27/08/2021 A summary document outlining the number of forced marriages investigated by the Australian Federal Police in the State of Victoria from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 31/08/2022
66-2022 2021/729 31/08/2021 Document providing AFP response to Senate Estimates on possible privacy breach by Telstra Docments released (PDF, 630KB) 04/09/2022
67-2022 2021/708 16/09/2021 Documents dated between 16 March 2003 to 17 February 2004 regarding an investigation into a 6 October 1999 incident regarding Australian Defence Force personnel in Suai, East Timor and allegations of detainee mistreatment in Dili between 6 October and 10 October 1999. Documents released (PDF, 2.6MB) 16/09/2022
68-2022 2022/805 20/09/2021 Document relating to requests from the AFP to government agencies for COVID-19 check-in information Documents released (PDF, 1.4MB) 24/09/2022
69-2022 2021/681 09/09/2021
  • Internal report into the incident in Strathfield NSW in July 2020 during which AFP officers shot at a vehicle being driven by an alleged drug dealer.
  • Any emails, and internal communications, briefing notes or talking points regarding the report.
  • Findings of the report in relation to the police following procedures, or not, any incidents on the day, including the failure of equipment, failure to have operational orders in place, and the recommendations of that report.
Documents released (PDF, 4.4MB) 07/10/2022
70-2022 2021/685 21/09/2021 Any briefing to senior executive regarding a media report or the issues raised in the media reporting regarding the telephone intercept system not recording all calls or loosing calls, and issues with 3G and 4G mobile networks impacting telephone intercepts. Documents released (PDF, 1.4MB) 07/10/2022
71-2022 2021/767 03/09/2021 A copy of the briefing prepared for AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw for his 8 June 2021 press conference about Operation Ironside. Documents released (PDF, 7.5MB) 07/10/2022
72-2022 2022/774 09/09/2021 The final operation or post operation report or any other such report that provides an operational overview (such as an executive briefing) of AFP Operation GOULA. Documents released (PDF, 1.2MB) 07/10/2022

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