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Documents released by the National Museum of Australia under FOI (FOI disclosure log)

The Museum 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 disclosure log has been released by the Museum under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access.

A link is provided if the information can be downloaded from this website or another website. Information listed in the disclosure log that is not available on a website may be obtained by writing to:

Freedom of Information Officer
National Museum of Australia
GPO Box 1901
Canberra ACT 2601


A charge may be imposed to reimburse the Museum 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 required to pay the charge before the information is provided.

Information attached to, or referred to, in the Museum’s disclosure log will generally be removed after 12 months, unless the information has enduring public value.

FOI Reference no. Summary of request Date access given to documents Link to documents released
FOI 1920/1 Documents relating to the Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions exhibition 11 March 2020  
FOI 1920/2 Documents relating to the Digital Continuity 2020 Check-Up Plus Report12 May 2020Documents relating to the Digital Continuity 2020 Check-Up Plus Report
FOI 1920/4Documents relating to the Australian/National Orphanage Museum10 August 2020

Freedom of information disclosure log

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