List of publicly available information released after an FOI access

Under section 11C of the FOI Act, we publish a disclosure log on our website. The disclosure log lists all information that has been released in response to an FOI access request. You can review the disclosure log below.

Generally, copies of documents released under the FOI Act since 10 March 2022 are downloadable from the disclosure log. To request access to documents that are not downloadable, please contact the FOI section by email to foi@abcc.gov.au.

ABCC FOI Disclosure Log

Date of access

Summary of FOI request/description of documents

Information published
5 September 2022 Bendelta Census Sense Making Report.

1 document released in part.

5 September 2022 Bendelta Census Sense Making Report.

1 document released in part.

5 September 2022 Communication between the ABCC and the Master Builders’ Association between 1 January 2019 to 19 May 2019 relating to the 2019 Federal Election, and documents relating to the ABCC’s media release policy and/or its policy relating to the issuing of media releases upon filing new legal proceedings in courts in the period September 2018 to 31 January 2019.

6 documents released in part.

26 August 2022 Correspondence from Senior Executive Service staff about Labor’s win, the Government’s loss and the potential closure of the ABCC from 21 to 28 May 2022.

1 document exempt in full, 8 documents released in part.

26 August 2022 Correspondence from the ABC Commissioner about the incoming government brief finalised after 21 May 2022.

13 documents released in part.

22 August 2022 Documents relating to meetings between the ABCC and the Master Builders Association on various dates in 2022, preparation or completion of the Ernst & Young report “The costs of abolishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission”; and communications between the ABCC and Ernst & Young from 1 January 2022.

32 documents released in part, 4 documents released in full, and 2 documents exempt in full.

20 July 2022 Documents about what the then-Opposition said about the potential closure of the ABCC if they won office created between 1 and 21 May 2022.

1 document released in full and 6 documents released in part (and excluding duplicates).

10 June 2022 Documents between the ABCC and the Master Builders Association referring or relating to the 2022 Federal Election.

10 documents released in part.

6 April 2022 Documents relating to an inquiry undertaken by the ABCC regarding compliance with the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 between 1 April 2021 and 9 December 2021.

8 documents released in part.

9 April 2021 Excerpt from ABCC Fraud Risk Assessment. 1 document released in full.
26 November 2020 Documents concerning or relating to certain decisions regarding the publishing of information on the ABCC Disclosure log. 3 document released in part.
1 September 2020 Details of arrangements between the ABCC and the promoter of iBenefit employee benefits programme, and benefits provided to ABCC staff under the iBenefit programme.

2 documents released in full, 31 documents released in part.

18 May 2020 Details of arrangements between the ABCC and the promoter of iBenefit employee benefits programme, and benefits provided to ABCC staff under the iBenefit programme.

5 documents released in part.

16 September 2019 Email correspondence between the ABC Commissioner and the former APS Commissioner between 1 May 2018 and 14 June 2019. 5 documents released in part.
26 August 2019 Details of intimidation, harassment and/or threatening behaviour against ABCC staff by CFMMEU officials and representatives, and the consequent impact on staffing.

25 documents released in part.

4 June 2018 Email correspondence between the ABC Commissioner and the APS Commissioner between 6 February 2018 and 5 March 2018. 1 document released in part.
22 January 2018 Salary details for ABCC SES officers for the financial years 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. 1 document released in part.
5 January 2018 Correspondence from the former ABC Commissioner to ABCC staff on his farewell from the agency. 1 document released in part.
3 November 2017 Material in the public domain relating to the revision and reissue of right of entry materials. 

20 October 2017

Legal costs and disbursements for court proceedings CAG 78/2014, ACD 65/2015 and ACD 25/2017.

1 document released in full.

11 September 2017

Submission to Attorney-General’s Department.

Instructions for telephone records requests.

Guide to section 77 notices for telephone carriers.

Submission (PDF – 4.6KB)

Instructions (PDF – 786KB)

Guide (PDF – 95KB)

28 November 2016

Calendar entry.

Calendar entry (PDF – 94KB)

16 November 2016

Submission to Attorney-General’s Department.

Instructions for telephone records requests.

Submission (PDF – 4.5MB)

Instructions (PDF – 786KB)

22 July 2016

FWBC's policies and procedures in relation to staff performance, bullying and harassment, and Australian Public Service Code of Conduct.

Various documents (PDF – 2.31MB)

Some documents that form part of this disclosure are not available to download.

14 June 2016

Interaction between Fair Work Building and Construction and Fair Work Ombudsman, Department of Employment and other agencies.

10 documents released in full, 22 documents released in part. 

19 February 2016

Costs incurred in using an external legal provider.

Costs (PDF - 148KB)

19 February 2016

Submission to Attorney-General’s Department.

Submission (PDF - 5.1MB)

11 January 2016

Costs incurred in Fair Work Commission anti-bullying matters and Federal Circuit Court judicial review matters.

Costs (PDF - 149KB)

2 October 2012

FWBC Expenditure by Outcome 2012/13.

Expenditure (PDF - 2MB)

When doesn’t the FOI disclosure log requirement apply?

The FOI disclosure log requirement does not apply to:

  • personal information about any person where 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 which is not reasonably practicable to publish because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to redact the information listed in the above dot points.

There may be documents in the disclosure log that aren’t currently available for download, or that aren’t available in a format you can use. If you are unable to read the format provided please contact us on the ABCC Hotline on 1800 003 338, or by email at foi@abcc.gov.au. We will try to meet all reasonable requests for an alternate format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.