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 #
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  
19-2019 2020/82 25/9/19 Request for documents created within the last 15 days which address potential or actual activities by Chinese nationals or entities to disrupt, counter or interfere with pro-Hong Kong protests on university campuses and elsewhere in Australia. Documents released (PDF, 4MB) 25/9/20  
20-2019 2020/75 1/10/19 Request for briefings relating to Operation Marksburg. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 1/10/20  
21-2019 2020/120 11/10/19 Request for the document titled "Legislative Reform Operational Summary – Crime Legislation Amendment (Sharing Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019". Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 11/10/20  
22-2019 2020/153 16/10/19 SOP Facial recognition Technology. Documents released (PDF, 4MB) 16/10/20  
23-2019 2020/54 25/10/19 All unauthorised disclosure referrals since January 2015 where the subject of the referral was found to be authorised at law by a government minister. Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 1/11/20  
24-2019 2020/190 4/11/19 Request for a summary document listing the firm engaged and the total cost of the FOI work performed from 30 June 2017 to 30 June 2019. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 4/11/20  
25-2019 2020/265 6/11/19 Request for any investigation plan, operational deliberations, critical decisions and media talking points relating to the investigation of complaints about Ramzi Jabbour. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 6/11/20  
26-2019 2020/119 22/10/19 Access to information about AFP resources dedicated to wildlife smuggling in the period 2009-2019. Documents released (PDF, 670KB) 22/10/20  
27-2019 2020/163 28/10/18 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) 28/10/19  
28-2019 2020/171 29/10/18 Documents relating to a search warrant executed in Griffith ACT on 4 September 2019; namely CCPM log, draft and finalised talking points and emails between senior police on the day of the search warrant. Documents released (PDF, 3MB) 29/10/19  
29-2019 2020/154 8/11/19 Request for copies of all WhatsApp messages sent or received by Deputy Commissioner Gaughan's WhatsApp account on 4 and 5 June 2019. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 8/11/20  
30-2019 2020/130 14/11/19 Access to information produced in the last six months relating to (a) financial and (b) personnel resourcing allocated to the AFP's Child Protection and the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE). Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 14/11/20  
31-2019 2020/77 25/11/19 Request for documents used for training on people smuggling at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 25/11/20  
32-2019 2020/110 12/11/19 Access to information about all critical decisions for Operation Elaphiti and investigation team diary notes. Documents released (PDF, 32MB) 26/11/20  
33-2019 2020/315 25/11/19 Request for disaggregated data categorised into indigenous/non-indigenous persons for persons taken into custody in the ACT between 22 October 2014 and 22 October 2019 pursuant to section 4 Intoxicated People (Care and Protection) Act 1994. Documents released (PDF, 1.2MB) 25/11/20  
34-2019 2020/263 13/12/19 Request for documents including briefings to and from the Minister regarding the non-renewal of contracts for Leanne Close and Sue Bird and the discussions around the contract of Neil Gaughan. Request also any communications around the restructuring of the senior executive positions. Documents released (PDF, 1.3MB) 13/12/20  
35-2019 2020/367 20/12/19 Request for documents comprising all correspondence between Ramzi Jabbour and John Lawler re Mohammad Haneef. Documents released (PDF, 1.7MB) 20/12/20  
36-2019 2020/43 20/12/19 Access to information about Operation Rhodium and Operation Isogon. Documents released (PDF, 3.3MB) 20/12/20  
40-2019 2020/372 16/12/19 Access to information about the AFP's Freedom of Information business rules, guidelines, manuals and templates. Documents released (PDF, 23MB) 16/12/20  
41-2019 2020/84 19/12/19 Access to information about emails exchanged between a former AFP Commissioner and a former Herald Sun journalist. Documents released (PDF, 14MB) 19/12/20  
42-2019 2020/363 2/1/20 Request for communications between the AFP media team and Home Affairs Minister's office in relation to a media enquiry regarding Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan's WhatsApp messages. Documents released (PDF, 6MB) 2/1/21  
43-2019 2020/252 20/11/19 Request for the CETEC Professional Scientific Solutions document title ‘Illicit Drug Contamination Assessment’. Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 20/11/20  
44-2019 2020/346 17/1/20 Documents relating to authorised disclosure referral in relation to the information contained in the article ‘taipei-ing through the nose for medi-tourist’. Documents released (PDF, 5MB) 17/1/21  
45-2019 2019/622 20/1/20 Documents relating to allegations and/or criminal complaints alleging offences of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or torture relevant to the conduct of activities in the conflict in Sri Lanka which concluded in May 2009. Documents released (PDF, 15MB) 20/1/21  
46-2019 2020/204 and 2020/216 5/12/19 Documents relating to the Ministerial Direction issued by the Minister for Home Affairs to the AFP on 8 August 2019. Documents released (PDF, 1MB) 5/12/20  
47-2019 2020/449 20/3/20 Request for access to the documents NSW Police referred to the AFP, regarding the NSW Police investigation into the alleged doctoring of a document by Mr Angus Taylor or his office. Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 20/3/21  

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