Disclosure Log


The Community Services Directorate Disclosure Log provides details relating to requests for access to information held by the Directorate. Requests are made under the ACT Freedom of Information Act 2016 (the Act).

The Disclosure Log provides links to access applications, decision notices and documents released to the applicant. Information is published on the disclosure log not earlier than three working days and not later than ten working days after the day the decision notice is given to the applicant.

Please note access applications for personal information are NOT included in the disclosure log.

The Act can be viewed on the ACT Legislation register

Reference No. Date of Application Details of Application Decision and Decision Date Fees/Time Spent on Application Details of reviews by Ombudsman/ACAT Decision notice & information given (including additional information given by Ombudsman/ACAT)
CSD 18/4 11-Jan-18 All documents created in the reporting, investigating and disciplinary action taken in relation to sexual harassment complaints made against senior executive service officials employed in the ACT Community Services Directorate. I seek these documents created within the period beginning January 1 2015 and ending January 11 2018'. No documents found
05-Feb-18
No fees charged; 18 days; Uploaded 13/2/18
CSD 18/8 25-Jan-18 Any advice, either internal or sent to the relevant minister, concerning the decision to close the Symonston respite facility operated by Disability ACT (near the Mugga Lane tip) produced since 1 January 2013. Please redact any personal information contained within these documents as necessary. Partial access given
20-Mar-18
No fees charged; 39 days. Consultation conducted and Applicant agreed extension.; Completed within statutory time frame.; Uploaded 29/3/18
CSD 18/6 24-Jan-18 I seek all documents created in the reporting, investigating and/or disciplinary action taken in relation to sexual harassment complaints made against any employee of the ACT Community Services Directorate. I seek these documents created within the period beginning January 1, 2014 and ending January 11, 2018. Partial access given
16-Mar-18
No fees applicable; 36 days to process, applicant agreed to extension; Completed within statutory time frame.; Uploaded 29/3/18
CYF 18/35 25-Jan-18 I seek the report created by the Child and Youth Protection Service Case Analysis Team which was developed in response to the Glanfield Inquiry Partial access
22-Mar-18
No fees charged; 40 days; Uploaded 10/4/18
HACT 18/41 02-Feb-18 Material relating to the Housing and Homelessness Summit dated 17 October 2017 Partial access granted
10-Apr-18
Fees and charges not applicable ; 46 days (Applicant agreed to an extension); Completed within statutory time frame; Uploaded 24/4/18
CSD-18/5 23-Jan-18 I seek access to all documents - including internal briefings and correspondence - generated in the formulation of policy preventing community groups from applying for liquor permits at the 2018 National Multicultural Festival. Partial Release
18-Apr-18
No fees applicable; Processing time - 58 days ; completed within statutory timeframe, applicant agreed to extension of time.; Uploaded 3 May 2018
HACT 18/59 09-Apr-18 I am wanting to get a copy of a Ministerial brief that would have been prepared for the Minister for Housing, in relation to advice the Department gave the Minister around closing Inanna Inc. in August 2016 Partial access
07-May-18
No fees charged; 19 working days; Uploaded 22 May 2018
CSD 18/7 06-Jun-18 'Documents relating to hospitality declarations/declarable gifts/hospitality/sponsorship by Directorate executives and staff over the past five years. I understand there should be a register that covers this detail.' Partial access granted
01-Jan-18
64 Working days.; Applicant agreed to an extension of time; Application completed within statutory timeframe
CYF 18/48 Blank forms 26-Apr-18 I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act 2016 (FOI Act) blank copies of forms that are currently available for use at Bimberi Youth Detention Centre. Examples of forms may include, but are not limited to, incident report forms, detainee release forms, request forms for items by detainees, and other forms used by detainees, ACT Government employees, third parties, or members of the public. Partial access given
07-Jun-18
30 working days.; Applicant agreed to an extension of time.; Decision made in time.
CSD 18/10 02-May-18 “I seek documents or created by the department related to the Older Persons Abuse Prevention Referral and Information Line. Specifically, I would like the following: - How many calls the hotline has received so far this year; - The response rate in 2015-16, 2016-17 and so far this year; - Any reports or reviews held or created by the Directorate on this service.” Partial access (some information publicly available)
20-Jun-18
35 Working days.; Applicant agreed to an extension of time. ; Completed within statutory time-frame.
CSD 18/53 09-Mar-18 '“I request under the Freedom of Information Act 2016 valuations and page one of the Contracts for Sale for housing acquisitions made by the ACT Government, including those made by Housing ACT and the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce since 1 July 2016, that were considered by Cabinet. Refused Access Application pursuant to section 43(1)(e) of the FOI Act 2016.; Decision made within statutory time-frame; Uploaded 23 July 2018
06-Jul-18
Fees not applicable; 40 Workings days; Application consultation revised scopes provided on 16 April 2018, and 16 May 2018
CYF 18/59 12-Jun-18 “The psychometric assessment, the health and fitness assessment, and the selection criteria used in the application process when new youth workers are recruited for employment at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.” Partial release; Section 35 (1)(b)
10-Jul-18
Fees not applicable; 20 working days; Completed within Statutory Timeframe
CSD 18/13 29-Jun-18 Canberra and region social and market survey - the most recent survey Full Access
26-Jul-18
No fees charged; 20 days
CYF 18/47 19-Apr-18 Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following: Incident reports for the 10 assaults inside Bimberi between July-December 2017 (as outlined in the recently released headline indicators report) Supporting information for the five segregation directions issued between July-December 2017 e.g. documents showing why the direction was issued, for how long etc ( as outlined in the recently released headline indicators report) Please redact the names and ages of detainees as well as the names of staff as needed. I wish to receive all documents electronically to this email address. Access Refused
27-Jul-18
No fees charged; 69 working days; Applicant agreed to extension of time; Completed within statutory timeframe
HACT 18/64 02-May-18 “Housing ACT data in relation to the number of maintenance complaints received and the response times for these complaints for the period 1 January 2017 to 2 May 2018. Could the data please be provided in a table format and include the breakdown of complaint category (or type) e.g. mould, property condition, maintenance not done etc; the number of these complaints completed in time and those not completed in time (for each category). The data should include complaints received by the Total Facilities Manager Spotless, and those escalated to Housing ACT (second level). Information relating to tenant responsible maintenance charges is not required. Full Access
03-Aug-18
No fees charged; 66 working days to process; Revised scope received 4 May 2018; Applicant agreed to extension of time; Completed within statutory timeframe
HACT 18-71 30-May-18 `...copies of the minutes from the 25 Transforming Communities Partnership meetings since the partnership's inception to the end of the 2016/2017 financial year.' Partial access
03-Aug-18
Fees not applicable.; 47 working days.; Applicant agreed to extension of time.; Completed within statutory timeframe.
CYF 18/51 12-May-18 • The number of child protection workers in 2016, 2017 and 2018 (headcount and FTE); • Copies of (formal) complaints made by Community Services Directorate child protection workers in 2016, 2017 and 2018; • The results of any workplace surveys conducted by Child and Youth Protection Services in 2016, 2017 and 2018; • Average wait times for the CYPS (Child Abuse Protection intake line) hotline in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Partial access given 15 August 2018
15-Aug-18
No fees applicable; 66 working days to process; Applicant agreed to extension of time; Completed within statutory timeframe
CSD 18/14 - Seniors Matters (2017-18 Estimates) 30-Jul-18 ' 1) All documents and briefing notes prepared for the Estimates Committee 2018-19 hearings on 27 June 2018 in relation to all seniors matters’ Partial access granted an provided on 27/8/18
24-Aug-18
20 Working days; Fees and Charges not applicable
CSD 18/16 - Budget Estimates Hearings (Women's matters) 30-Jul-18 '3) All documents and briefing notes prepared for the Estimates Committee 2018-19 hearings on 27 June 2018 in relation to all women’s matters' Partial access granted; Provided to applicant on 27/8/18
24-Aug-18
20 Working days; Completed within statutory time-frame; Fees and Charges not applicable
CYF 18/67 27-Jul-18 • All internal documents, discussions, emails and similar sent/ received by CSD staff in relation to this request, particularly (but not exclusively) related to the directorate's decision on the request; • Any internal and external advice provided to directorate decision makers in the course of making this decision; and • All briefings, memos and similar provided to the relevant minister concerning this request Notice of Decision signed 22/10/18; Notice of Decision sent 25/10/18
29-Oct-18
Fees not applicable; 63 working days; Completed within statutory time frame
HACT 18/67 22-May-18 Application was transferred to CSD under section 57 of the FOI ACT: I seek information related to Block 17 Section 228, Conder Land transfer. I seek documents relating to the purchase/sale/transfer of the block known as: Block 17, Section 228 Conder Deposited Plan 11383, also known as 35 Sidney Nolan Street Conder ACT. I believe it was transferred from ACT Government to Argyle Community Housing Ltd on the 10th December 2017. I seek documents and information relating to the decision of the transfer: * why this transfer was done, * who authorised it, * what discussions or consultation took place, * where and when was the notification made * what conditions were applied to the purchase/granting/transfer, and * what consideration/compensation (financial or otherwise) was provided to the ACT Govt for this transfer. I do not require a copy of the title transfer, as I have that. Partial access granted
28-Oct-18
Fees not applicable; 113 days processing time Applicant agreed to requests for extensions of time; Applicant agreed to requests for extensions of time; Application processed within statutory timeframe
HACT 18/90 27-Aug-18 Applicant seeks: "Work orders relating to kitchen upgrades to be carried out at xxxx and xxxx from June 2017 til current date" Partial access granted.; Open Access - partial disclosure (disclosure log)
06-Nov-18
52 working days.; Applicant agreed to an extension of time frame.; Application completed ahead of due date.
CSD 18/17 (Women's matters #2) 30-Jul-18 All records of correspondence, meetings, telephone conversations, letters, file notes, emails, minutes, briefings etc. created in the process of creating briefing notes and documents the Estimates Committee 2018-19 hearings into women on 27 June 2018. Full access
13-Nov-18
No fees applicable; 76 Working days.; Time frame extended with agreement from applicant and third party consultation; Completed ahead of due date

Ombudsman Review

The decision on an access application is a reviewable decision as identified in Schedule 3 of the Act. An applicant has the right to seek review by the Ombudsman under section 73 of the Act within 20 working days from the day the decision is published on the disclosure log, or a longer period determined by the Ombudsman. For more information visit http://ombudsman.act.gov.au/Freedom-of-Information.

Applicants wishing to request a review of the decision on access may write to the Ombudsman at:

The ACT Ombudsman
GPO Box 442
Canberra ACT 2601

Or via email: actfoi@ombudsman.gov.au

ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) Review

Under section 84 of the Act, if a decision is made on an Ombudsman review the applicant may apply to the ACAT for a review of the Ombudsman decision. Further information is available from the ACAT.