The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives you the right to:
access copies of documents (except exempt documents) we hold
ask for information we hold about you to be changed or annotated if it is incomplete, out of date, incorrect or misleading, and
seek a review of our decision not to allow you access to a document or not to amend your personal record.
You can ask to see any document that we hold. We can refuse access to some documents, or parts of documents that are exempt. Exempt documents may include those relating to national security, documents containing material obtained in confidence, material that is commercial-in-confidence, Cabinet documents, or other matters set out in the FOI Act.
Unless information is personal or commercial and publication would be 'unreasonable", any information provided in response to an FOI request will be listed in the Department of Health and Aged Care's FOI disclosure log. It may also be published on a website, or if it not practical to do so, provided on request.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.