From 1 May 2011, the Australian Research Council (ARC) is required to publish a disclosure log of information that has been released in response to FOI access requests. The documents, or details of how they can be obtained, must be published within 10 working days of giving the FOI applicant access to the information. 

The ARC is not required to include the following information in the disclosure log:

  • 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.

It is hoped that this measure will enable members of the public and the media to quickly and easily obtain access to material which has already been disclosed under the FOI Act.
The ARC maintains a list of documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. The ARC FOI Disclosure Log contains a summary of available documents. Copies of those documents (subject to relevant exceptions) may be accessed by contacting the FOI Coordinator at the details below:

By post FOI Contact Officer
  Australian Research Council
  GPO Box 2702
  CANBERRA ACT 2601
By phone (02) 6287 6622
By email foi@arc.gov.au
FOI Number Date of Access Description of FOI Request Access and Number of Documents Other Information
20190412 12-Apr-19 All documents held in relation to an ARIC Request for Review 1 Document Full Release  
      236 Documents Partial release Final Release of Documents for FOI 20190228
      6 Documents Exempt in Full  
20190228 28-Feb-19 All documents held in relation to an ARIC Request for Review 130 Documents Full Release Partial Release FOI
20190206 6-Feb-19 All documents held in relation to a grant application 45 documents partial release  
20190123 23-Jan-19 Documents relating to Ministerial decision not to fund grant applications 6 documents exempt in full  
20190110 10-Jan-19 All documents relating to the complaint 4 documents full release  
      6 documents partial release  
20181218 18-Dec-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 18 documents full release  
201812172 17-Dec-18 Requesting most recent incoming Minister's brief from the ARC to the Minister 36 documents partial release  
201812171 17-Dec-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 1 document full release  
      12 documents partial release  
201812113 11-Dec-18 Documents relating to Ministerial decision not to fund grant applications 2 documents partial release  
      25 documents exempt in full  
201812112 11-Dec-18 All documents held in relation to three grant applications 1 document full release  
      62 documents partial release  
      1 document exempt in full  
201812111 11-Dec-18 All communications held in relation to a grant application 5 documents partial release  
      1 document exempt in full  
201812102 10-Dec-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 5 documents partial release  
201812101 10-Dec-18 Documents related to decision not to fund a grant application 1 document partial release  
      5 documents exempt in full  
20181130 30-Nov-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 8 documents partial release  
20181112 12-Nov-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 39 documents full release Internal review (following FOI 20180815) provided access to these additional documents
      13 documents partial release  
      2 documents exempt in full  
20180913 13-Sep-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 11 documents partial release  
20180910 10-Sep-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 16 documents partial release  
20180815 15-Aug-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 45 documents full release Internal review requested 7 September 2018
      12 documents partial release  
20180713 13-Jul-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 27 documents full release  
      6 documents exempt in full  
20180712 12-Jul-18 All documents held in relation to a grant application 24 documents full release  
      36 documents partial release  
      46 documents exempt in full  
20180507 7-May-18 Documents held in relation to a description of a grant application 10 documents exempt in full  
20180412 12-Apr-18 Request for ARC Discovery Project data 0 documents released IC review requested 6 December 2018
        Internal review provided 6 August 2018
        FOI Request refused on 12 April 2018
20170522 22-May-17 Full list of scientific publications under a Field of Research code for ERA rounds 5 documents exempt in full Internal review provided 27 June 2017
20170427 27-Apr-17 Documents regarding a Chief Investigator involved in a grant application 3 documents full release  
      4 documents partial release  
      12 documents exempt in full  
20170113 13-Jan-17 Documents prepared by the ARC regarding a grant application 2 documents full release  
      1 document partial release  
20161222 22-Dec-16 Documents related to decision not to fund a grant application 2 document full release  
      7 documents partial release  
20161116 16-Nov-16 Request for an excel database that clearly displays all currently active funded grants 0 documents released FOI Request refused on 16 November 2016
20161101 1-Nov-16 All documents held in relation to a grant application 55 documents full release  
      15 documents partial release  
      13 documents exempt in full  
20161031 31-Oct-16 All documents held in relation to a grant application 217 documents full release  
20160330 30-Mar-16 Requesting access to ARC funded project titles 82 documents exempt in full IC Review and Statement of reasons requested 12 February 2016
        Internal review requested 10 November 2015
        Initial FOI request refused 26 October 2015
20160108 8-Feb-16 Documents involving a grant application 10 documents full release Final release (1 document) on 8 February 2016
      2 documents partial release Partial release (11 documents) on 14 January 2016
20160114 14-Jan-16 Request for all emails relating to the FOI applicant 33 documents full release  
      2 documents partial release  
20160112 12-Jan-16 Documentation involving ERA decisions 3 documents released  
      17 documents partial release  
      166 documents exempt in full  
20151217 17-Dec-15 Request for all emails relating to the FOI applicant 304 documents full release  
20151201 1-Dec-15 All documents held in relation to a grant application 94 documents full release  
      10 documents partial release  
20150612 12-Jun-15 All documents held in relation to a grant application 12 documents full release Internal review provided 22 July 2015
      142 documents partial release  
      17 documents exempt in full  
20150128 28-Jan-15 Documents held in relation to a grant application 2 documents full release  
160514 30-May-14 ERA spreadsheet containing journal list 1 document full release  
51213 17-Jan-14 All documents held in relation to a grant application 6 documents full release  
      12 documents partial release  
      1 document exempt form release  
51213 6-Jan-14 Assessors comments and scores relating to a grant application 5 documents partial release  
240813 26-Sep-13 All documents forming part of a grant application 6 documents full release  
      65 documents partial release  
280513 18-Jun-13 All documents held in relation to a research programme 6 documents full release  
      91 documents partial release  
110213 7-Mar-13 Administrative documents provided as part of a grant application 1 document (7 pages) full release  
220113 26-Feb-13 Documents relating to grants held by specific researchers 40 documents partial release  
161112 10-Jan-13 All documents supporting a funding application 88 documents partial release  
61112 11-Dec-12 All documents relating to grant applications by FOI applicant 399 documents partial release  
40612 14-Jun-12 All documents held by ARC relating to applicant 15 documents partial release  
80512 12-Jun-12 Documents relating to information provided on a grant application 54 documents all released  
200112 15-Mar-12 Documents relating to eligibility 8 documents partial release  
190112 15-Feb-12 Documents relating to eligibility 1 document partial release  
141111 6-Jan-12 Documents relating to grants held by specific researchers 3 documents full release  
         24 documents partial release  
   05 January 2012 Documents relating to grants held by specific researchers 1 document full release  
      45 documents partial release  
   04 January 2012 Documents relating to grants held by specific researchers 2 documents full release  
      24 documents partial release  
   03 January 2012 Documents relating to grants held by specific researchers 1 document full release  
      9 documents partial release  
   15 December 2011 Documents relating to grants held by specific researchers 1 document full release  
      63 documents partial release  
      1 document exempt in full  
241111 15-Dec-11 Documents relating to Eligibility Exemption Request—ARC Future Fellowships Funding 3 documents full release  
      4 documents partial release  
181111 9-Dec-11 Documents detailing grants awarded and denied to a Research Professor. 2 documents partial release  
190911 23-Nov-11 Documents relating to a Final Report prepared in relation to an ARC Funded Project 4 documents full release  
      3 documents partial release  
      11 documents exempt in full  
280611 30-Aug-11 Documents relating to a grant application to the ARC (funded) 9 documents full release  
      12 documents partial release  
      14 documents exempt in full