DEW Disclosure Logs
The Government has committed to the establishment of disclosure logs for all state government agencies to provide central access to non-personal information that has been released under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act).
Release of information through disclosure logs complements the Premier and Cabinet Circular PC035 – Proactive Disclosure of Regularly Requested Information and supports transparency and accountability of the Government. Further information about PC045 – Disclosure logs for Non-personal information released through Freedom of Information is available on the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.
PC045 requires the agency to publish a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log lists information that has been released by the agency in response to a request for access to information under the FOI Act received after 1 October 2017.
Under this Policy, agencies are required to make available on their websites, information and documents that have already been disclosed to an FOI applicant that:
- are not related to the personal affairs of an individual; and
- could not be claimed as exempt documents/material pursuant to Schedule 1 of the FOI Act, when being publicly released; and
- could not be considered defamatory or a breach of confidentiality or reasonably be anticipated to cause harm to a person.
In some cases, some documents may be deemed as too large and therefore unreasonable to upload online. In these cases a copy of the determination may be available by contacting the agency FOI officer directly.
A charge may be imposed to reimburse the department 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 if a charge is payable, you will be required to pay the charge before the information is provided.
View the disclosure logs for the Department for Environment and Water on the left menu bar.