Disclosure Log


The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation is required by the Freedom of Information Act 1982 s 11C 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 this register has been released by the FRDC under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access, generally for 12 months. Some information may remain on the disclosure log for longer than 12 months if it remains in the public interest.

Information will be published on the disclosure log between one and 10 days after it is released to the FOI applicant.

If you seek access to any of the documents contained in the disclosure log, please email foi@frdc.com.au requesting access to the document.  Please ensure that your email request includes the following details:

  • name of person making the request;
  • reference to the appropriate 'Document Request No';
  • return email address - as the documents will ordinarily be provided to you in electronic form;
  • details of any alternate format for receipt of document, if email is not appropriate; and
  • alternate contact details, including telephone number.

Please note that FRDC may impose a charge upon you for accessing the information, in accordance with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.  FRDC will only impose a charge if your request is particularly large or you require the documents in a format other than as a PDF attachment to an email.

If you have any questions in relation to access to documents contained in the disclosure log, please contact the FOI Officer foi@frdc.com.au or 02 62850400.

Disclosure Log

Reference number

Date released to applicant

Summary of FOI request received

Summary of documents released
(and whether released in full or part)

Other information

FOI 2014-19-01 [1]

10 February 2014

An FOI application seeking access to documents relating to correspondence from the FRDC Chairman and the Minister for Agriculture from 8 September 2013 to 20 January 2014.

Four documents released in full.



8 June 2012

An FOI application seeking access to documents relating to the outbreak of a herpes-like virus in Victorian abalone.

19 documents released in full. 1 document released in part under s24A. One document exempt in full under Exempt: s22(1)(a)(ii), 24A, 47C and 47E.



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