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Information Publication Scheme

What is the Information Publication Scheme?

As a result of major changes to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), Australian Government agencies which are subject to the FOI Act, are required to publish a range of information on their websites as part of an Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This includes the agencies structure, functions, appointments, annual reports, consultation arrangements, and details of the agency's FOI officer. Information routinely released from FOI requests and routinely provided to parliament must also be published online.

The Scheme is intended to form the basis for a more open and transparent culture across government with agencies encouraged to take a proactive approach to publishing the information they hold, and to consider what they should be publishing over and above what they are obliged to publish.

Published information

Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from the agency. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by government.

Agency IPS plan:

Our Documents

This is a full list of documents we have made available under the Information Publication Scheme. (excludes the Disclosure log)

Alternatively, you may wish to browse our information by the headings below.

About us

Our role, purpose and values.

Our Services

The services we offer, guidelines, practices and procedures.

Our Priorities

What our priorities are and how we are doing.

Our Policies

Policies and procedures, including corporate policies, and policies and guidelines relating to our functions and responsibilities.

Our Data

Statistical information and other relevant data.

Our Communications

Media releases and information provided by Comcare to our community and the public.

Reports and Responses to Parliament

Annual and research reports. Information routinely provided to Parliament.

Our Finances

What we spend and how we spend it, including our financial statements and our financial management practices.

Our Lists

Lists and registers that we are required to hold by law, as well as other lists and registers relating to our business functions. This includes, Jurisdictional Policy Advices, Interim Policy Advice and Jurisdictional Bulletins.

Forms & Publications

List of documents which are currently impracticable to publish online

Disclosure log

From 1 May 2011 Comcare is required by the FOI Act to publish a register of information (disclosure log) that has been released in response to an FOI access request.

Contact us

To request information from the publication scheme, please see our:

To submit a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, please see our Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 page.

Page last updated: 28 Feb 2017