Freedom of Information

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  • Freedom of Information

    Freedom of Information

    The Australian National Maritime Museum is a Commonwealth statutory authority and makes information about its activities available to the public in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, 1982 (FOI Act). Under the FOI Act, members of the public can seek access to museum documents.

    How to make an FOI request

    Your request must:
    • State that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act
    • Provide information about the documents you wish to access
    • Provide an address or other contact details for a reply

    Your request can be sent to:

    The FOI Coordinator
    ANMM

    58 Pirrama Rd
    Pyrmont, NSW 2009
    or emailed to: foi@anmm.gov.au

    Further information is available by contacting the museum (02) 9298-3765

    Fees and Charges

    Fees and charges may apply to processing your request in accordance with Part 4 of the Guidelines issued by the Australian Information Commissioner. The Australian Information Commissioner can issue guidelines including a schedule of fees and charges under s93A of the Freedom of Information Act, 1982.

    You will be notified of any fees and charges applicable and may also be required to pay a deposit before we process your request.

    What you can expect from us

    We will acknowledge receipt of your FOI request within 14 days and also inform you of any fees and charges that may apply. We will fulfill your FOI request within 30 days unless an extension is in place.

    Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

    The Australian National Maritime Museum is required by s11C 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 request.

    All Australian Government agencies are required to publish a list of documents obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI), within 10 working days of the applicant receiving the documents.

    Documents disclosed in response to an FOI request are subject to the following exceptions:

    • personal information about any person, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information;
    • information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of the information would be unreasonable;
    • information determined by the Australian Information Commissioner not to be disclosed;
    • any information, if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of required deletions to the document.

    In the spirit of promoting greater openness in government, the Australian National Maritime Museum maintains a list of documents disclosed under the FOI Act (with redactions) from 1 January 2011. It is hoped that this measure will enable members of the public and the media to quickly and easily obtain access to material which has already been disclosed under the FOI Act. 

    The FOI log can be accessed from the adjacent tab, in the middle of the page, under the photo.

    If you wish to contact the Australian National Maritime Museum freedom of information officer, please do so using the following details:

    The FOI Coordinator
    ANMM
    58 Pirrama Rd
    Pyrmont, NSW 2009
    Email: foi@anmm.gov.au

  • FOI log

    FOI log

    In the spirit of promoting greater openness in government, the Australian National Maritime Museum maintains a list of documents disclosed under the FOI Act (with redactions) from 1 January 2011. It is hoped that this measure will enable members of the public and the media to quickly and easily obtain access to material which has already been disclosed under the FOI Act.

    The Australian National Maritime Museum FOI Disclosure Log contains downloadable documents. Due to the nature of the documents if they are not in an accessible format members of the public can contact the Museum to discuss alternative access arrangements.

    The FOI Coordinator
    ANMM
    2 Murray Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    or emailed to: foi@anmm.gov.au

    A list of documents disclosed in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests 2013-14.  

    FOI Number Date of Access Summary of FOI Request Access and Number of Documents Other Information
    2014 - 00112/1 11 March 2014 All correspondence, including e-mail, from Kevin Sumption of the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Attorney General – since 8 September 2013 to 20 January 2014
    FOI_Request_2014-00112/1 Documents
    4 documents full release
    2 documents partial release
     
    2014-00403/1 28 August 2014
    • Letters sent between the Australian National Maritime Museum and the organisation Sea Shepherd,
    • Copies of agreements (informal or formal) concluded between the Australian National Maritime Museum and Sea Shepherd
    • Briefings, talking points, submissions and advice relating to the Museums decision to Host Sea Shepherd in 2013 and 2014, up until your FOI application dated 23 May 2014.
    FOI Request 2014-00403/1 Documents

    3 documents full release
    2 documents partial release

     
  • Published File List

    Published File List

    File  list for 1 Jan to 30 June 2017 (txt, 203kb)

    File list for 1 Jul to 31 December 2016 (txt, 17kb)

    File  list for 1 Jan to 30 June 2016 (txt, 13kb)

    File list for 1 July to 31 December 2015 (txt, 15kb) 

    File list for 1 January to 30 June 2015 (txt, 27kb)

    File list for 1 July to 31 December 2014 (txt, 15kb)

    File list for 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014 (txt, 23 kb)

    File list for 1 July to 31 December 2013 (txt, 15 kb

    File list for 1 January to 30 June 2013 (txt, 26 kb)

    File list for 1 July to 31 December 2012 (txt, 17 kb)

    File list for 1 January to 30 June 2012 (txt, 17 kb) 

    File list for 1 July to 31 December 2011 (txt, 14 kb)