Information routinely accessed under freedom of information requests

The AAT must publish information about documents to which the AAT routinely gives access in response to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, except in certain cases. This is a requirement under the Information Publication Scheme.

Currently, the AAT does not routinely give access to any kinds of information that must be published under this requirement.

Disclosure log

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The AAT must also 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 the disclosure log has been released by the AAT under the FOI Act and is available for public access. The disclosure log must be updated within 10 days of information being released under an FOI request.

A link is provided in the disclosure log 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 FOI Contact Officer or by sending an email to foi@aat.gov.au.

A charge may be imposed to reimburse the AAT for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information or sending it to you. You will be notified if any charge is payable and you will be required to pay the charge before the information is provided.

Information attached to, or referred to, in the AAT's disclosure log will generally be removed after 12 months, unless the information has enduring public value.

AAT Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

This disclosure log contains details of information released under FOI requests that must be published under section 11C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Information is published in this log within 10 days of the release of the information under an FOI request.

FOI reference number Date of access FOI request Information published in the disclosure log Other information
2016/140 11/07/16 Copies of supporting materials, guidance or directions for Tribunal Members of the MRD, whether published or not, relevant to decisions to dismiss an application under s362B(1A)(b) of the Migration Act 1958, and to reinstate an application dismissed under s362B(1A)(b). Copies of any correspondence made internally or between AAT employees and government or judicial bodies regarding the above. Selections from Legislation Bulletin 02/2015 and Procedural Law Guide
Notification from MRT-RRT Principal Member to Members of the change to  legislation

MRD Fact Sheet - Attending a hearing

MR20 Fact sheet – Information about dismissal of applications
 
2015/1 07/08/15 Audio recordings and documents relating to the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) matters of 1403464 and 1217571 Documents relating to the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) matter of 1403464  
2014/11 29/10/14 Documents relating to 2014/2804 - Re Dank and Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel Documents lodged with the AAT or generated by the AAT for the purposes of the case. Of the 17 documents within the scope of the request, 2 were transferred to another agency, 12 were released in full, and 3 were released with redactions on the basis of s 47F of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
2014/10 2/09/14 Copy of:
  • an email from Mr P Sweeney to the Assistant Treasurer dated 8 March 2014
  • correspondence from the Office of the Assistant Treasurer to Mr Sweeney dated 8 April 2014 responding to a Freedom of Information request

An email from Mr P Sweeney to the Assistant Treasurer dated 8 March 2014 (PDF, 208 KB)

Correspondence from the Office of the Assistant Treasurer to Mr Sweeney dated 8 April 2014 responding to a Freedom of Information request (PDF, 1.14 MB)

 
2014/09 2/09/14 Copy of a Deed of Variation dated 26 August 1986 relating to a superannuation fund.

Deed dated 26 August 1986 relating to the superannuation fund (PDF, 1.9 MB)

 
2014/08 30/06/14 Copy of a Deed of Variation dated 20 November 1974 relating to “The Provident Fund”.

Deed of Variation dated 20 November 1974 relating to “The Provident Fund” (PDF, 733 KB)

 
2014/07 20/08/14 Application for review of a decision lodged with the AAT in 2013/1823 – Re Mineralogy Pty Ltd and Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Two documents attached to the application for review lodged with the AAT.

  • Notice of Declaration of Security Regulated Port – Port of Cape Preston made under the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 dated 31 January 2013
  • Port of Cape Preston Operating Requirements issued under the Shipping and Pilotage Act 1967 (WA) and the Shipping and Pilotage (Ports and Harbours) Regulations 1966 (WA)
 
  19/09/14 Application for review of a decision lodged with the AAT in 2013/1823 – Re Mineralogy Pty Ltd and Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Transport Application for Review of Decision form lodged with the AAT

Attachment to the application for review: email from the Department of Infrastructure and Transport to Mineralogy Pty Ltd

 
2014/01 10/02/14 Copy of a consolidated Deed of Variation dated 6 May 1958 relating to “The Provident Fund”. Deed of Variation dated 6 May 1958 relating to "The Provident Fund" (PDF, 3.08 MB)  

Freedom of Information Disclosure Logs of Former Tribunals

On 1 July 2015, the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) and Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) merged with the AAT.

You can access the FOI Disclosure Log of the former MRT-RRT.

As at 30 June 2015, the FOI Disclosure Log of the former SSAT had no entries published within the preceding 12 months or that were of enduring public value.