Freedom of information - Disclosure Log

Disclosure log

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

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(02) 9541 8311

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Disclosure log entries

Please note: This table will be populated with details of any publicly available information released after 1 May 2011.

Disclosure number Date of decision Description of documents requested Summary of documents released to FOI applicant Information available to the public and how it can be accessed
D0019 19 June 2019 An electronic copy of the meeting minutes for any meetings conducted since June 2018, which discussed the Radiation Protection Series No 3: Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields — 3 kHz to 300 GHz and the Technical Report Series No. 164 and the draft or final report: Fundamentals in Non-Ionising Radiation 5 documents released PDF icon Radiation Protection Series No 3 discussions
D0018 13 June 2019 Copies of all historical and current advice, provided to the New South Wales Department of Education and the New South Wales Department of Health, instructing that wi-fi is safe to install in schools on health grounds along with advice on any health risks presented to children by the use of wi-fi in schools. 1 document released  PDF icon Wi-fi in schools documents
D0017 6 June 2019 Meeting minutes of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications industry, Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council and the Electromagnetic Energy Reference Group which discuss 5G 10 documents  PDF icon Meeting minutes
D0016 9 May 2019 Meeting minutes of the Radiation Health Committee, Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council and RF   42 documents released  Please contact the FOI Administrator on to obtain a copy.
D0015 18 April and 2 May 2019 Documents relating to cost recovery implementation  10 documents  Please contact the FOI Administrator on to obtain a copy.
D0014 7 February 2019 IRRS Advanced Reference Material Summary Report  1 document  PDF icon Disclosure Log – IRRS ARM Summary
D0013 7 February 2019
  1. Woomera (Hangar 5) Risk Management Plan (04/04/16) mentioned in ARPANSA Report R16/05292 or, in the alternate, a more recent Risk Management Plan. 
  2. Any Woomera (Hangar 5) Inspection Reports since Report R16/05292. 
  3. Any detailed reports that are held by ARPANSA as to the current contents of Woomera (Hangar 5). 
  4. Any 2018 requests/direction made by ARPANSA to either Defence or CSIRO in respect of Woomera (Hangar 5). 
24 documents were released in response to this request. 
9 documents were released in full and
15 documents in part
Please contact the FOI Administrator on to obtain a copy 
D0012 9 October 2018 For the past three financial years [FY15/16 to the most recent FY], the total sum for domestic travel (including number of domestic trips) and a lump sum for International travel (including number of overseas trips) for the CEO travel each year.  1 document was released under administrative access. PDF icon Travel Expenses
D0011 9 November 2018 Documents held by ARPANSA regarding the breakdown of an ANSTO conveyer in June and associated production issues, as well as any discussion of the incident being included in a separate independent review ordered by ARPANSA. 3 x emails released in part PDF icon ANSTO conveyor breakdown
D0010 9 November 2018 The progress report provided by ANSTO in relation to the independent review required under an ARPANSA direction (ref R18/07432), all ministerial briefing notes in relation to the direction and ANSTO's response to that direction, and minutes of the Nuclear Safety Committee meeting of 22 June 2018 where the possible direction and related issues were discussed. 13 x documents released in part including emails and ministerial submission PDF icon Direction to ANSTO
D0009 17 August 2018 Information regarding ARPANSA’s project to expand its Radioactive Waste Store. 9 x documents were released in part including a project brief, executive briefing papers, staff update, business case and construction RFQ PDF icon Radioactive waste store expansion documentation
D0008 4 July 2018 Information regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of Melbourne and ARPANSA for transportation and storage of radioactive waste. One document was identified and it was exempt from release Exempt from release
D0007 27 June 2018 The written notice (improvement notice) that required the holder of the licence to: (a) remedy a contravention; or (b) prevent a likely contravention from occurring; or (c) remedy matters or activities causing the contravention or likely contravention; or (d) cease an activity causing the contravention or likely contravention. 1 x redacted improvement notice PDF icon Improvement notice
D0006 15 June 2018 Formal minutes of meetings which discussed Radiation Protection Series No 3: Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields — 3 kHz to 300 GHz 48 x documents containing formal minutes of meeting PDF icon Meeting minutes
D0005 7 June 2018 Formal minutes of meetings which discussed Technical Report Series No. 164: Review of Radiofrequency Health Effects Research – Scientific Literature 2000–2012 9 x documents containing formal minutes of meeting PDF icon Meeting minutes
D0004 21 December 2017 Documents relating to smart metre emissions. 11 x documents released. Redactions applied under section 47F and section 22 PDF icon Smart meter emissions
D0003 6 June 2014 Report by the Australian Radiation Laboratory into Personal Monitor Records from External Exposure to Beta and Gamma Radiation during Engagement in the program of British Nuclear Weapons Tests in Australia. 1 x redacted ARL report PDF icon Personal monitor records from external exposure to beta and gamma radiation during engagement in the program of British nuclear weapons tests in Australia
D0002 15 February 2013 Documents relating to an incident that occurred at ANSTO in the cropping pond on 15 March 2002 Combined redacted reports relating to the documents requested PDF icon ANSTO - Cropping Pond
D0001 16 July 2012 Report by KPMG into possible contamination events at ANSTO in September 2007 1 x redacted KPMG report PDF icon KPMG report - Independent review of Yttrium-90 contamination on 3 September 2007