Freedom of information requests - 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.

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.

Accordingly, a document published on the disclosure log may be an edited version of the document originally provided to the applicant.

How to access released documents

The information described in this register has been released by ARPANSA 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 FOI Coordinator at:

The FOI Coordinator
ARPANSA
619 Lower Plenty Road
YALLAMBIE VIC 3085
Email:   foiatarpansa.gov.au
Telephone:   (03) 9433 2349

A charge may be imposed to reimburse ARPANSA 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 ARPANSA 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.  

Compliance with law in respect of use of material in disclosure log

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) certain protections are provided to the Commonwealth and to a person who supplied a document to the Commonwealth, in respect of the giving of access to the document under that Act. This includes documents on the disclosure log.

However, this does not mean that a person who obtains access to a document disclosed under the FOI Act, including under the disclosure log, is not required to comply with the law in respect of their intended use of the document. For instance, to the extent that copyright in documents described in this disclosure log is owned by a third party, a person who obtains access may need to seek that third party's permission before any proposed use of that material. Similarly, to the extent that any such material might be defamatory, a person who obtains access under the Act to the material, and who disseminates the material, may be liable for defamation in the usual way.

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
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 iconPersonal 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 iconANSTO - Cropping Pond
D0001 16 July 2012 Report by KPMG into possible contamination events at ANSTO in September 2007 1 x redacted KPMG report PDF iconKPMG report - Independent review of Yttrium-90 contamination on 3 September 2007