Every six months, the NDIA is required to prepare a response to the Senate Order 12 for Indexed List of Departmental or Agency Files. This is part of the government's ongoing commitment to give Australians greater access to relevant government information quickly and easily.
The report known more often as ‘the Harradine Report’ was first instigated by then Senator Harradine in 1996. The original Senate Order was amended in 1998. The Senate Order 12 for Indexed Lists of Departmental and Agency Files on the Parliament of Australia website now requires departments and agencies to provide an indexed list of the titles of all relevant files on their websites.
The lists are tabled twice a year in:
- Spring sittings an indexed list of files is created for the preceding July to December period; and
- Autumn sittings an indexed list of files is created for the preceding January to June period.
The NDIA's Indexed List of Files
In accordance with the Order, the Agency's list of files does not include files transferred to the National Archives of Australia, files essentially related to the internal administration of the Agency (staff or personnel, accounts, training, or general administrative matters) and case related files (for example personal representation or dealing with the personal affairs of an Agency client).
In addition, the Agency’s list of files does not include files with titles that would disclose the deliberations of Cabinet.
List of Agency Files January – June 2019
- DIA19/623 - NSW Bilateral Agreement
List of Agency Files July – December 2019