Departmental file list
On 14 November 1994, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senator Harradine requiring all Australian Government departments and agencies to produce an indexed list of files every six months for tabling before parliament. The production of the list is intended to make the operations of government more transparent to the Australian public.
As part of the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to give Australians greater access to relevant government information quickly and easily, the original Senate Order was amended in 1998 and now requires departments to also list these files on their websites.
If you are seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to documents we hold, you need to apply in writing to:
Freedom of Information Coordinator
Legal Services Branch
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
GPO Box 2002
CANBERRA ACT 2601
You can also enquire by phone or email about how to access documents under the FOI Act:
Tel: +61 2 6248 2142
If you are dissatisfied with a decision made on your request, you may (within 30 days of receiving notice of that decision) apply to have it reviewed internally by the CEO or externally by the Office of the Information Commissioner.
There are no application fees for making a request or seeking a review. However charges may apply to processing your request (but not to a review, which is free). More information about charges is available on the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website.