The Australian Human Rights Commission is required by section 11C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 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 the disclosure log table below has been released by the Commission 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 online may be obtained by emailing us at foi@humanrights.gov.au or writing to us at GPO Box 5218, Sydney, NSW 2001.

A charge may be imposed to reimburse the Commission 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 Commission 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.

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

 FOI Disclosure Log

FOI reference number

Date of access

FOI request

Information published in the disclosure log

Other information

F2017/4126 July 2017 Request for a document listing the expenses of Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity and the Working Group on Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Released, in full, a 1 page document To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2017/1110 March 2017Request for a summary document detailing the travel-related, personal and entertainment expenses of the President and seven commissioners since January 2015.Released, in full, a 1 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2017/521 February 2017Request for a list of sexual harassment complaints made under the Sex Discrimination Act.Released, in part, a 68 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2017/427 February 2017Request for a list of complaints made under s 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.Released, in part, an 18 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2017/36 March 2017Request for documents concerning the choice of Master of Ceremonies for the Human Rights Awards 2016.Released, in part, a 54 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/4812 January 2017Request for surveys and statistics regarding complaints made to the Australian Human Rights Commission.Released, in full, a 188 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/4630 January 2017Request for a copy of all photos and video taken on Christmas Island by the Australian Human Rights Commission in respect to its 2014 inquiry: The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014.Released, in full, a 160 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/4313 February 2017Request for copies of correspondence, drafts and final survey, Commission meeting minutes, reports and briefing notes of Commission Executives relating to the University Sexual Assault and Harassment Project.Released, in part, a 782 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/368 November 2016Request for emails in relation to edits made to the publication ‘Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights National Consultation Report’ launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2015; and
emails in relation to media publications concerning the Safe Schools Coalition.
Released, in full and in part, an 8 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/3029 September 2016Request for documents which contain an initial complaint received by the Australian Human Rights Commission for all discrimination complaints made on the ground of Criminal Record (ILO 111) in 2014/2015, 2013/2014 and 2012/2013.Released, in full, a 1 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/2820 August 2016Request for submission of Mr Les Tyack to the research and consultation project conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission, in association with the Australian Multicultural Foundation, RMIT University and Monash University on Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century.Released, in full, a 1 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/2518 October 2016Request for the expense incurred by the Australian Human Rights Commission in the production and publishing of the ‘The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (2014)’Released, in full, a 44 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/224 July 2016Request for access to enquires, complaints, case studies & instructions in the period 1 January 2013 to 1 May 2016, relating to wage assessment under the Business Service Wage Assessment Tool.Released, in part, a 1 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/199 June 2016Request for access to any documents relating to the procedures of conciliation conferences performed by the Australian Human Rights Commission.Released, in part, a 4 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/1821 April 2016Request for access to the Commission's current social media policy and any guidance material available for employees to make informed decisions about their private social media use.Released, in full, a 45 page document.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/23 March 2016Request for access to a list of current complaints regarding s18c of the Racial Discrimination Act that provides a brief summary and key details of the complaint.Released, in part, a 3 page document.To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/52 March 2016Request for access to a list of political party fundraisers / meetings attended by Tim Wilson during his tenure as Human Rights Commissioner in his capacity as Human Rights Commissioner.Released, in full, a 4 page document.To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/626 February 2016Request for access to all documents that constitute, or make reference to, correspondence from or to the President (or her staff), from or to any federal Senator or other federal Member of Parliament, or his or her staff, who is a member of the Australian Greens party.Released, in part, 12 pages of email correspondence.To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2016/418 February 2016Request for access to the email notifying the Commission/President Gillian Triggs of his resignation and/or letter of resignation from Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, and any documented response he received.Released, in full, 3 pages of email correspondence.To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2015/1617 July 2015Request for copies of mental health screening instruments - being the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires, Edinburgh Depression Scales, K- 10, Early Childhood Screening Assessment questionnaires and the ‘Draw your own Face’ graphics – collected from children and adults during the Commission’s visit to Christmas Island in March 2014, in connection with the Children in Detention Inquiry.

Released, in part:

  • 408 pages of Christmas Island detainees’ responses to mental health screening instruments; and
  • 2 spreadsheets recording certain answers to Commission’s mental health questionnaires and analysis of K10 scores.
To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au
F2015/13 (F2015/11)12 May 2015Review of F2015/11
Request for a copy of all data on mental health screening in immigration detention as supplied to the Commission by DIBP/IHMS in relation to its recent Children in Detention Inquiry.
Released, in part, 56 pages of micro data in relation to mental health screening of children and adults in immigration detention centres.To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2015/8

10 April 2015

Request for copies of all expenses and travel costs incurred (including receipts and credit card bills) by the Commission’s President in relation to overseas travel in the period 30 July 2012 to 25 February 2015.

Released, in part, 241 pages of documents including travel bookings, flight itineraries, invoices, travel receipts, credit card statements and related email correspondence.

To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2015/6

9 April 2015

Request for:

  • A summary list of Commissioner Wilson’s expenses (including travel, travel allowance, entertainment, food, alcohol) since appointment;
  • For same period, a summary list of expenses for Race Discrimination Commissioner and Children’s Commissioner;
  • Documents re appointment of Commissioner Wilson or process for appointing Commissioners;
  • Weekly reports/summaries of work being done by Commissioner Wilson.

Released, in part, 172 pages of documents being:

  • lists of expenses for Human Rights Commissioner, Race Discrimination Commissioner and Children’s Commissioner from 18 February 2014 to 10 March 2015; and
  • Summaries of Human Rights Commissioner’s weekly meetings and reports for Commission meetings.

To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2015/11

2 April 2015

Request for a copy of all data on mental health screening in immigration detention as supplied to the Commission by DIBP/IHMS in relation to its recent Children in Detention inquiry.

Released, in part, 167 pages of documents with personal information redacted.

To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2015/5

16 March 2015

Request for any documents that relate to any approach from Australian Government ministers and/or officials to the current President and/or Commissioners of the Australian Human Rights Commission seeking or otherwise raising the question of the resignation or removal from office of the President and/or any other Commissioners.   

Released, in full, a one page email from the President to the whole Commission in relation to a media report about her resignation.

To access the document please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2015/3

16 March 2015

Request for any documents relating to the attendance of David Hicks, Terry Hicks and Stephen Kenny at the Australian Human Rights Awards ceremony in December 2014, including any documents relating to whether the Attorney General or agencies within his portfolio, including the Australian Federal Police, knew that David Hicks would be attending.

Released, in part, 39 pages of documents including ticket invoices, email correspondence in relation to ticket bookings and correspondence between the Commission and the Attorney-General’s office.

To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2015/1

9 March 2015

Request for copies of all electronic communication between 1 November 2014 and 30 December 2014, between:

  • Commissioners,
  • Commissioners and President,
  • Commissioners and Federal Ministers,
  • President and Federal Ministers. 

Released, in part, 403 pages of copies of email and text correspondence, in the period 1 November 2014 and 30 December 2014, between:

  • Commissioners,
  • Commissioners and President,
  • Commissioners and Federal Ministers,
  • President and Federal Ministers. 

To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2014/23

17 December 2014

Request for documents relating to Children in Detention Inquiry:

  • submissions lodged as part of the inquiry (including attachments that are not provided online as part of the inquiry);
  • documents produced/held, including email correspondence, relating to the appearance of former and current politicians at the enquiry;
  • other correspondence from public and immigration department staff regarding the inquiry; and
  • any documents produced relating to the findings of the inquiry.

Released, in part, 58 pages of correspondence documents between the Commission and Minister for Immigration’s office.

To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2014/15

1 December 2014

Request for copies of the Commission’s complaint database entries for all disability discrimination complaints in the area of goods, services and facilities, in the date range 1 June 2010 to 22 October 2014.

Released, in part, 331 pages of database entries for 1740 disability discrimination complaints, received from 1 June 2010 to 22 October 2014, in the area of goods, services and facilities.

To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2014/18

22 October 2014

Request for copies of: any complaints made to the Commission against any government agency about the use of PDF to provide information; advice the Commission has provided government agencies on the use of PDF files; responses from government agencies to the Commission’s advice; and complaints made to the Commission by people with a disability in relation to FOI.

Released, in full, 166 pages of documents in response to part 2 and 3 of the request – advice the Commission has provided government agencies on the use of PDF files and responses from government agencies to the Commission’s advice.

To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

F2014/12

1 August 2014

Request for documents about the position and remuneration of the Human Rights Commissioner, his media appointments and copies of his diary entries (in relation to external appointments only) from the time of his appointment.

Released, in part, 342 pages of outlook calendar entries and related/embedded email correspondence and documents.

To access the documents please email foi@humanrights.gov.au

Most FOI requests to the Commission are made by individuals in relation to their complaint file. These releases do not meet the criteria for public release in this disclosure log.

Information about making an freedom of information request, in relation to information held by the Commission, can be found at www.humanrights.gov.au/legal/foi/