Freedom of information

The Australian Lawyers Alliance regularly applies under freedom of information laws to obtain further information from federal government agencies about issues affecting individuals' rights. 

2016

In 2016, the Australian Lawyers Alliance released its ground-breaking report on abuses, injuries and illnesses in immigration detention and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth). It relied on information gathered under freedom of information requests gathered over two years. All of the documents received can be found here.

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2015

In 2015, the Australian Lawyers Alliance has applied under freedom of information laws for the release of information from Comcare in relation to incidents reported by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and correspondence sent by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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2014

In 2014, the Australian Lawyers Alliance has applied seven times under freedom of information laws for the release of information from federal government agencies on a wide range of policy issues affecting individuals' rights, including asylum seekers, the National Injury Insurance Scheme, transboundary damage and human rights and the Montara oil spill. You can view a full record of our FOI applications here.

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2013

In 2013, the Australian Lawyers Alliance applied twice under freedom of information laws, seeking information regarding asylum seekers and the National Injury Insurance Scheme. You can view a full record of our FOI applications here.

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2012

In 2012, we sought the release of correspondence between the Australian government and UN representatives regarding the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory legislation.

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