What is the FOI Disclosure Log

The Climate Change Authority (CCA) 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 CCA under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access.

Information this disclosure log may be obtained by writing to:

The FOI Contact Officer
Climate Change Authority
GPO Box 2013

Requests may also be lodged via email to foi@climatechangeauthority.gov.au

There is no fee for requesting documents on the disclosure log but a charge may be imposed to reimburse the CCA for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information or sending it to you. There will be no charge for the time spent by the CCA in processing the FOI request that led to this information being made available. You will be notified if any charge is payable and required to pay the charge before the information is provided.

There may be documents in the disclosure log that are currently not available in HTML format. If you are unable to read the format provided please contact the CCA FOI Coordinator on 03 8656 30 00 . We will try to meet all reasonable requests for an alternative format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.

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


Date of access

FOI request

Description of

Other information


18 October 2012

Documents relating to the initial setup of the Climate Change Authority.


One document released with redactions for personal information (section 47F).

LEX 4830

5 February 2013

Copies of receipts and invoices associated with an Authority dinner on 20 November 2012.


One document released in full.

LEX 52248

16 October 2013

Correspondence between the Authority and the Minister for the Environment, his department or advisers


One document released in full

LEX 10813

1 July 2016

Documents associated with a previous FOI request.

Emails and an internal administrative minute

Six documents released with redactions for personal information (section 47F) and information subject to legal professional privilege (section 42)

LEX 0860

1 August 2016

Documents associated  with the process of forming and/or making "the request of the Climate Change Authority" to "the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP" resulting in the agreement to "extend the timeframe for the completion of final report of the Climate Change Authority’s special review until after the Federal election."

Emails, letters and an internal administrative minute

One document released in full. Six documents released with redactions for personal information (section 47F), deliberative material (section 47C) and material irrelevant to the scope of the request (section 22).


10 March 2023

Minutes of the Authority member meetings between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2022

Meeting minutes (PDF)

Eighteen documents released in part.


15 March 2023

‘how much EY were paid for this contract and I would like to ask how many person-hours they spent on it.’

‘ any documents related to this issue - including but not limited to the contract between the Climate Change Authority and EY, any assessments produced by the Climate’


Four documents released in part, one released in full.

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