Routinely requested information and disclosure log

FOI disclosure log iconPublicly available information released following an FOI access request

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
Ph: (02) 6131 6131
Email: [email protected]

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.

Proposed 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 Other information #
1-2018 2018/435 24/7/18 Documents relating to the arrival of Schapelle Corby to Australia on 28 May 2017 Documents released (PDF, 5MB) 24/7/19  
2-2018 2018/429 24/7/18 Documents relating to alcohol-related assaults in the ACT   24/7/19  
3-2018 2018/631 26/7/18 The number, and type, of illegal firearms seized by ACT Policing between April 2017 and March 2018. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 26/7/19  
4-2018 2019/41 22/8/18 Request for all staff communiques regarding the recently announced change to the uniform guidelines relating to visible tattoos and all internal discussions forum postings that relate to the above mentioned policy. Documents released (PDF, 20MB) 22/8/19  
5-2018 2018/577 22/8/18 Briefings concerning the number of illegal or irregular immigrants prevented from boarding boats from Indonesia to Australia Documents released (PDF, 2.3MB) 22/8/19  
6-2018 2017/86 7/8/18 AFP documents relating to Operation Taupe Documents released (PDF, 1.7MB) 7/8/19  
7-2018 2018/634 15/8/18 AFP documents relating to previous FOI decision concerning Operation Taupe Documents released (PDF, 1.23MB) 15/8/19  
8-2018 2018/635 15/8/18 AFP documents relating to previous FOI decision concerning Operation Taupe Documents released (PDF, 465KB) 15/8/19  
9-2018 2018/636 15/8/18 AFP documents relating to previous FOI decision concerning Operation Taupe Documents released (PDF, 2.7MB) 15/8/19  
10-2018 2018/324 11/9/18 AFP hospitality declarations Documents released (PDF, 8.3MB) 11/9/19  
11-2018 2019/66 12/9/18 Case summaries in relation to serious misconduct and use of force made against ACT police officers for the past two financial/calendar years Documents released (PDF, 15MB) 12/9/19  
12-2018 2018/582 8/10/18 Documents relating to the Psyfari Festival on 23-25 February 2018 and Tech Yes event on 17-18 March 2018 Documents released (PDF, 9MB) 8/10/19  
13-2018 2019/109 28/9/18 Documents relating to the acquisition of software tools from Kent Police (CN3231232) Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 28/9/19  
14-2018 2018/561 11/10/18 Documents relating to future/projected staffing demands on ACT Policing and projected crime rates in the ACT Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 11/10/19  
15-2018 2018/622 29/8/18 Request for any policy document, report or Executive brief detailing consideration given to the use of body worn cameras by ACT Policing Officers Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 29/8/19  
16-2018 2019/136 26/10/18 Briefings to senior AFP officers relating to meeting in Lombok on 5 August 2018 Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 29/10/19  
17-2018 2018/575 26/10/18 Documents relating to the AFP's funding of the Indonesian National Police between 2009 and 2011 Documents released (PDF, 16MB) 26/10/19  
18-2018 2019/211 12/11/18 ACT Police data on recorded instances of specific offences for each of the years 2008–2017 Documents released (PDF, 500KB) 13/11/19  
19-2018 2019/285 13/12/18 ACT Police Data on the current number of firearm licence holders for sport and target shooting, recreational hunting and vermin control Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 13/12/19  
20-2018 2019/210 20/12/18 Minutes of enterprise bargaining meetings for the AFP Enterprise Agreement 2012-16 since November 2010 involving discussion around clause 65 ("Reduction in Classification") Documents released (PDF, 1.4MB) 20/12/19  
21-2018 2019/215 20/12/18 Request for WhatsApp messages between DC Neil Gaughan and Peter Dutton and/or his staff regarding execution of search warrants in relation to the leak of information regarding the visas granted to au pairs. Documents released (PDF, 520KB) 20/12/19  
22-2018 2019/151 20/12/18 Request for documents relating to an AFP member's participation in an interview the ABC in 2012 and documents relating to the AFP's refusal to grant permission for that member to speak to the media in 2018 regarding the tattoo policy. Documents released (PDF, 665KB) 20/12/19  
23-2018 2019/223 20/12/18 Request for documents generated as a result of a referral letter to the AFP from Mr Andrew Wilkie MP, Senators McKim, Storer and Patrick on 12 July referencing matters raised during the arbitration under the Timor Sea Treaty. All documents generated as a result of a referral letter to the AFP from Mr Andrew Wilkie MP relating to unauthorised disclosure of information. Documents released (PDF, 3.5MB) 20/12/19  
24-2018 2019/512 17/6/19 A copy of each policy or procedure the Client Liaison Team, AFP Coordination Team relies on to consider or follow after a potential crime has been reported. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 17/6/20  
1-2019 2019/657 27/6/19 Documents, including emails, memos and briefings, addressing the potential press freedom implications of the June 5 execution of a search Warrant on the ABC within the last 10 days, excluding news reports and media enquiries. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 27/6/20  
2-2019 2019/386 3/5/19 Statistics in relation to Human Trafficking sex offences Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 3/5/20  
3-2019 2019/652 1/7/19 Request for the case categorisation and prioritisation model (CCPM) for the investigation into the unauthorised disclosure of information concerning the search warrant executed on 4 June 2019. Documents released (PDF, 500KB) 1/7/20  
4-2019 2019/651 3/5/19 All documents created 10 days prior to 4 June 2019 addressing or predicting anticipated media and/or public backlash to the execution of a search warrant on 4 June 2019. Documents released (PDF, 7MB) 3/5/20  
5-2019 2019/654 3/5/19 The CCPM for the search warrant executed on 4 June 2019 and all internal correspondence sent to and from AFP National Media related to this investigation from 1 May to 4 June 2019. Documents released (PDF, 11MB) 3/5/20  
6-2019 2019/658 4/7/19 Request for the CCPM and all internal correspondence sent to and from the AFP National media unit related to this investigation in May and up to June 5, 2019. Documents released (PDF, 15MB) 4/7/20  
7-2019 2019/665 3/7/19 Request for talking points, including drafts describing the AFP acting independently from the government in its execution of a search warrant on the ABC on June 5. Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 3/7/20  
8-2019 2019/690 11/7/19 Request for correspondence and briefings between the AFP and Minister for Home Affairs or his office informing he or them of the execution of search warrants on 4 June 2019. Documents released (PDF, 700KB) 11/7/20  
9-2019 2019/702 18/7/19 Request for correspondence between the AFP and the Minister for Home Affairs and PMO relating to the unauthorised disclosure of information concerning the Medevac laws. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 18/7/20  
10-2019 2019/713 18/7/19 Request for a copy of the search warrant executed on the ABC on 5 June 2019. Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 18/7/20  
11-2019 2019/675 25/7/19 Request for documents between the AFP and the Department of Defence and Department of Home Affairs in relation to the unauthorised disclosure of information and plans to expand the surveillance powers of the Australian Signals Directorate. Documents released (PDF, 12MB) 25/7/20  
12-2019 2019/722 24/7/19 Request for documents relating to the case categorisation and prioritisation logs in regards to the AFP’s assessment of the unauthorised disclosure of information related to the Medevac bill. Documents released (PDF, 6MB) 24/7/20  
13-2019 2019/717 26/7/19 Request for AFP police and guidelines in relation to media freedoms, investigating journalists, materials present to the Magistrate in relation to the search warrants executed on 4 and 5 June 2019 and briefing material prepared for Acting Commissioner Neil Gaughan. Documents released (PDF, 25MB) 26/7/20  
14-2019 2019/691 7/8/19 Request for correspondence between the AFP and the Minister for Home Affairs, his office or the Department of Home Affairs in relation to the execution of search warrants on 11 October 2018 on the Department of Home Affairs. Documents released (PDF, 6MB) 7/8/20  
15-2019 2020/53 15/8/19 Request for the initial referral documents and case finalisation report. Documents released (PDF, 600KB) 15/8/20  
16-2019 2019/701 19/8/19 Request for correspondence including text messages regarding the execution of the search warrants on 4 and 5 June 2019. Documents released (PDF, 5MB) 19/8/20  
17-2019 2020/23 27/8/19 Request for investigation plan and operational committee deliberations relating to the unauthorised disclosure of information relating to Annika Smethurst and the ABC’s Afghan Files Series published and aired on 11 July 2017. Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 27/8/20  
18-2019 2020/80 6/9/19 Request for critical decisions, operation committee minutes and assessments, investigation plans and diary entries regarding the assessment of the referral relating to Wikileaks received from Attorney-General Robert McLelland in 2012. Documents released (PDF, 500KB) 6/9/20  

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