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  • personal information about any person if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable’
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Prior to establishment of the NIAA on 1 July 2019, the Indigenous Affairs Group within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPM&C) led government policy and programs for First Nations peoples. FOI requests made prior to 1 July 2019 can be accessed at the DPM&C Disclosure Logs.

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FOI reference number FOI request Date of access Documents released Decision
FOI/2324/028

“copies of all communications between staff at the NIAA and Sky News employees or contractors between 1 June 2023 and September 21, 2023. Communications would include but not be limited to emails, text messages, WhatsApp messages, Signal messages."

27/11/2023 FOI-2324-028-document.pdf Released in part
FOI/2324/017

The request FOI/2324/017 is for access to the following documents:'I seek access to the following:

  • Correspondence between the National Indigenous Australians Agency and the Northern Land Council regarding compliance of the Top End (Default PBC/CLA) Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 7848) with s141-25 (2) of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth). Correspondence includes emails, letters, briefs, memos, meeting notes and file notes.
  • Correspondence between the National Indigenous Australians Agency and the Minister for Indigenous Australians or her office regarding compliance of the Top End (Default PBC/CLA) Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 7848) with s141-25 (2) of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth). Correspondence includes emails, letters, briefs, memos, meeting notes and file notes.
  • Correspondence between staff of the National Indigenous Australians Agency regarding compliance of the Top End (Default PBC/CLA) Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (ICN 7848) with s141-25 (2) of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth). Correspondence includes emails, letters, briefs, memos, meeting notes and file notes.
  • Please confine your searches to the period from 1 September 2022 to 18 August 2023. Please exclude duplicates and any publicly available material.'

 

23/11/2023 FOI-2324-017-documents.pdf Released in part
FOI/2324/023

“I am requesting all correspondence between NIAA and the applicant in relation to FOI/2223/016."

30/10/2023 FOI-2324-023 - Documents - FINAL.pdf Released in part
FOI/2324/024

“I seek any records showing communication between the CEO of the agency, Ms Broun, or her office (eg: a chief of staff, executive officer, executive assistant or secretary); and any of the following:
- the Prime Minister 
- the Prime Minister's Office
- the Minister for Indigenous Australians
- the Office of the Minister for Indigenous Australians.
I only seek records of communications from 7 August 2023 to 9 August 2023 (inclusive). However, I seek all documents within that period, including:
- phone call history
- file notes
- emails
- physical documents
- text messages (whether sent by SMS, WhatsApp, Signal or otherwise). 
I do not seek the name or details of any person in a Ministerial Office below the level of Chief of Staff, or any non-SES officer.”

30/10/2023 FOI-2324-024 - Documents (Final).pdf Released in part
FOI/2324/015

“I request a copy of any internal correspondence within the National Indigenous Australians Agency that was sent to or received by an SES-level officer, that dates from 7 August 2023 to 9 August 2023 and relates to the full Uluṟu statement of the Heart and/or NIAA FOI 2223/016.

For the avoidance of doubt, I am seeking all written communication regardless of whether by email, letter, SMS, Signal, Whatsapp or other format"

12/10/2023 FOI-2324-015 Documents (Redacted).pdf Released in part
FOI/2324/006/IR
  1. I am requesting the detailed datasets from July 2015 to 30 June 2023 which support the reporting obligations specified in chapter 2.5 of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP Guide) December 2020. For the avoidance of doubt, I am requesting the details of individual contracts awarded to Indigenous enterprises.
  2. I am also requesting, if not already included in the datasets requested in Item 1 above, the following data for all suppliers included in those datasets:
    1. Supplier Name
    2. Supplier ABN
    3. Supplier Percentage Indigenous Ownership
05/10/2023 Document FOI-2324-006-IR (publication).pdf Released in full
FOI/2324/013

'I request a copy of any correspondence between the NIAA and any of the following:

  • the Prime Minister
  • the Prime Minister’s Office
  • the Minister for Indigenous Australians
  • Staff in the office of the Minister for Indigenous Australians
  • August 2023, relating to the full Uluṟu statement of the Heart and/or NIAA FOI 2223/016.

For the avoidance of doubt, I am seeking all written communication regardless of whether by email, letter, SMS, Signal, Whatsapp or other format.

Noting that messages on various platforms (such as Signal) may from time to time be deleted automatically, I request that you take immediate action to preserve all documents potentially within the scope of this request so that the request can be considered according to law.

I also ask that, in responding to this request, you detail steps taken to ensure that messages were not deleted automatically (eg: through the operation of the “disappearing messages” function on Signal) so that the request is able to be considered according to law.'

08/09/2023 foi-2324-013.pdf Released in part
FOI/2324/014

'I request a copy of any correspondence between officials in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the National Indigenous Australians Agency from 7 August 2023 to 9 August 2023 relating to the full Uluṟu statement of the Heart and/or NIAA FOI 2223/016.

For the avoidance of doubt, I am seeking all written communication regardless of whether by email, letter, SMS, Signal, Whatsapp or other format.

Noting that messages on various platforms (such as Signal) may from time to time be deleted automatically, I request that you take immediate action to preserve all documents potentially within the scope of this request so that the request can be considered according to law.

I also ask that, in responding to this request, you detail steps taken to ensure that messages were not deleted automatically (eg: through the operation of the “disappearing messages” function on Signal) so that the request is able to be considered according to law.'

08/09/2023 foi-2324-014.pdf Released in part
OMIA/FOI/2324/001

I request a copy of any correspondence between the Minister for Indigenous Australians, and/or staff in her office and any of the following: 

  • the Prime Minister 
  • the Prime Minister’s Office 
  • the National Indigenous Australians Agency   
  • the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet 

from 7 August 2023 to 9 August 2023, relating to the Uluṟu statement of the Heart and/or NIAA FOI 2223/016.  
For the avoidance of doubt, I am seeking all written communication regardless of whether by email, letter, SMS, Signal, Whatsapp or other format.

08/09/2023 omia-foi-2324-001.pdf Released in part
FOI/2324/006
  1. 'I am requesting the detailed datasets from July 2015 to 30 June 2023 which support the reporting obligations specified in chapter 2.5 of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP Guide) December 2020. For the avoidance of doubt, I am requesting the details of individual contracts awarded to Indigenous enterprises.
  2. I am also requesting, if not already included in the datasets requested in Item 1 above, the following data for all suppliers included in those datasets:
    1. Supplier Name
    2. Supplier ABN
    3. Supplier Percentage Indigenous Ownership'
04/09/2023 foi-2324-006.pdf Released in full
FOI/2324/007

'Documents related to the establishment of the Makarrata commission, as detailed in the October 2022 budget. I would like to request documents including, but not limited to, any spending associated with the Makarrata commission – including:

Please limit searches for this information to the period 1 October 2022 to today (3 August 2023).

I would be happy to receive data about staff, wages etc in a de-identified format - such as names or personal details of individuals to be redacted.'

  • staff numbers and wages,
  • rental or purchase of physical office space,
  • staff travel,
  • purchase of equipment, and
  • any costs related to consultation, polling, focus groups or other research.'
04/09/2023 foi-2324-007.pdf Released in full
FOI/2324/005

'I want to ask how much of the $5.8 million for the Makarrata Commission set aside in the October budget has been spent so far.

-Of the amount spent (which the NIAA confirmed in May to be almost $900,000), can I be provided a breakdown of that funding allocation e.g. staffing costs, admin costs, etc'

01/09/2023 foi-2324-005.pdf Released in full
FOI/2324/002

'Any briefing notes, talking points or Media Q&A's prepared for the Minister for Indigenous Australians in relation to Western Australia's Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021. I am seeking documents prepared for the Minister between April 1, 2023, and July 15, 2023. 

Please exclude duplicate documents. I am not seeking personal information.

Under subsection 29(5) of the FOI Act, I ask that the department waive any processing fee associated with this request on the grounds that the giving up of access to this information is in the interests of a substantial section of the public.'

16/08/2023 foi-2324-002.pdf Released in part
FOI/2223/030

“Between 1 July 2022 and 1 June 2023, correspondence between or including the National Indigenous Australians Agency and NT government ministers or their staff:

  • regarding the National Partnership on Remote Housing “implementation schedule” and/or “milestones”
  • relating to “delays” or proposed changes to the National Partnership on Remote Housing Agreement
  • the most recent ‘milestone status report’ for homes being built under the National Partnership on Remote Housing Agreement
  • regarding any review of the National Partnership for Remote Housing NT conducted by PWC Indigenous Consulting

I am not seeking specifically detailed minutes of the Joint Steering Committee nor operational details re meetings of the joint steering committee, so this can be excluded, but also with the understanding that there may be mention of decisions from the JSC in the correspondence between NIAA and NT Ministers and that correspondence should not be excluded it from the terms of my request."

31/07/2023 foi-2223-030.pdf Released in part
FOI/2223/024

“1. Documents (Legal advice, Briefing papers, Ministerial submissions/briefings/correspondence, Meeting papers and Meeting minutes) originating in the Department of for Families, Housing, Community Service, and Indigenous Affairs related to United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

2. Any document originating in the Department of for Families, Housing, Community Service, and Indigenous Affairs that includes the key words 'United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples' and ‘health’

Relevant period : 24 November 2007 - 31 August 2011

Exclude emails.”

29/06/2023 FOI-2223-024.pdf Released in part
  1. This column provides the date that the FOI applicant was given access to a document under s 11A.
  2. This column provides a short summary of the FOI access request.
  3. This column provides a short summary of the information provided under s 11A.

In accordance with the IPS requirements, agencies are required to publish details of material released under the FOI Act within 10 working days of an applicant being given access to the documents.

From 1 May 2011, agencies subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), including the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), are required by section 11C of the FOI Act to disclose access decisions through a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log provides access to information which has been released in response to an FOI access request.