Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

Publicly available information released following an FOI access request

Austrade is required by section 11(c) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) 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.

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  • personal information about any person if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable’
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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 Officer at GPO Box 2386, Canberra ACT 2601 or by email at foi.coordination.officer@austrade.gov.au.

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FOI reference number

Date applicant received access

Summary of the FOI request

Information published in the disclosure log

Other information
C11/1043 11 October 2011 Access to the access to the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation signed in 2009 by Austrade and its Uzbekistan counterpart Memorandum of Understanding N/A
C11/1041 29 November 2011 Access to documents recording all fax, email, typed, written and verbal correspondence between Austrade regional director David Twine and representatives of Securency International and Note Printing Australia between 1 January 2006 until 1 July 2011. The documents released to the applicant can be accessed by contacting the FOI Coordination Officer N/A
C11/1042 29 November 2011 Access to documents recording all fax, email, typed, written and verbal correspondence between Austrade commissioner Elizabeth Masamune and representatives of Securency International between 1 January 2001 until 1 July 2005. The documents released to the applicant can be accessed by contacting the FOI Coordination Officer N/A
12/2012 6 November 2012 Access to documents relating to Austrade seeking an opinion from external advisers on the application of section 46 of the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 (EMDG Act) and correspondence between Austrade and Ministers concerning the application of section 46 of the EMDG Act. Brief to Minister Emerson dated 9 July 2012 N/A
  16 January 2013 All documents prepared for or considered by Austrade executive in connection with the 2010 decision to abolish the staff bonus payment scheme. Document 1
Document 2
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  22 March 2013
  1. A comprehensive monthly tally for the last 36 Months (or as far back as available), of all Google AdSense/AdWord expenditure by Austrade or any Australian Government department (if you have said records), as a consequence of any visitor globally clicking on an Australian Government Google Ad.
  2. A list of all websites blocked by Austrade AdWord's admin (blocked defined as not permitted to display Austrade ads) and the date said sites were blocked and any notes or correspondences associates with said blocking.
  3. Copies of any and all correspondence, faxes, emails, contracts and any other dialogue whatsoever between the Australian Government and Google or its affiliates, in relation to:
    1. Blocked website that will not display Austrade related ads,
    2. Complaints about australian gov't ads appearing on distasteful, defamatory, pornographic or any other Objectionable websites (liberally defined)
    3. Any and all correspondence, emails, faxes, notes from telephone calls etc regarding specifically to AdWords issues, complaints, blacklisting etc of the website RipOffReport.com, pissedconsumer.com, thedirty.com, scamfound.com, scam.com or ComplaintsBoard.com
    4. A breakdown of specific expenditure for each of the websites listed in three (c).
  4. A copy of any correspondence with the administrators of the above listed sites or Google administrators.
  5. Copies of any internal or external correspondence relating to any of the above listed sites, including but not limited to any judgments made as to the reputation, reliability, integrity or other moral benchmarks of said sites.
Blocked website documents N/A
  28 May 2013
  1. The total number of downloads of the Australia Unlimited App on iphone.
  2. The total number of downloads of the Australia Unlimited App on ipad.
  3. The total expenditure to date by Austrade on the Australia Unlimited iphone and ipad apps.
  4. A historical month by month breakdown of the total number of downloads for the Australia Unlimited apps.
Australia Unlimited app documents N/A
  7 November 2013 Access to documents relating to the management, budget and minutes/meetings of committees in relation to the Future Unlimited education brand and other activities and services that Austrade undertakes in cooperation with relevant education institutions and stakeholders for the international promotion of Australia’s education and training sector. The documents released to the applicant can be accessed by contacting the FOI Coordination Officer N/A
  7 April 2014 Access to internal communications/emails from 1 September, 2013 regarding the $50 million increase the Export Market Development Grant received, in particular communications with Federal or State ministers or any requests for an increase in funding. The documents released to the applicant can be accessed by contacting the FOI Coordination Officer N/A
  15 August 2014 Access to documents created between 7 September 2013 - 18 June 2014 regarding the $16 million grant to Cadbury announced by Tony Abbott on 28 August 2013. The documents released to the applicant can be accessed by contacting the FOI Coordination Officer N/A
  18 May 2016 Access to:
  1. Current social media policy of the department, which covers departmental use and/or private use by employees in an individual capacity.
  2. Any current guidance material which is available for employees to make informed decisions about their private social media use.
Document 1
Document 2
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  9 September 2016 Access to letter dated 15 August 2010 by an Austrade official Document
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  7 November 2016 Access to documents relating to the Pearls Group and the Securities Board of Exchange (India) and Central Bureau of Investigation (India) between January 2008 and December 2012. The documents released to the applicant can be accessed by contacting the FOI Coordination Officer
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  8 December 2016 Access to documents relating to the Pearls Group and two named individuals in relation to investments made in Australia between January 2007 and January 2010. The documents released to the applicant can be accessed by contacting the FOI Coordination Officer
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