Access to Cabinet Documents

Under Department of the Premier and Cabinet Circular 31 (PC031), the public is able to access Cabinet documents over ten years old. Previously, only documents over twenty years old were available.

Information in Cabinet documents may still be withheld, however, to protect things such as personal privacy, national security, law enforcement and public safety. This may mean you may not be able to view parts of some Cabinet documents.

Proactive Disclosure of Cabinet documents

PC031 allows the government to proactively release Cabinet documents, including Cabinet documents that have previously been released under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

On 17 December 2012 the South Australian Cabinet approved the proactive publication of selected Cabinet documents 10 years old that discuss prominent issues and themes in South Australian politics. The first lot of Cabinet documents to be proactively published are from 2002 and these are accompanied by a précis that summarises the contents of the Cabinet documents from 2002 (PDF, 135KB) and a paper that provides an overview of the key political and policy themes from 2002 (PDF, 190KB).
 

Index of Cabinet Documents

The index below lists the Cabinet documents available through Freedom of Information. Documents that have already been released can be viewed by clicking on the hyperlinked titles. The index will be updated regularly when further documents are released.

2005

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2004

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2003

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2002

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2001

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2000

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1999

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1998

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1997

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1996

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1995

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1994

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1993

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1992

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1991

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1990

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1989

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1988

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
 

How to apply for Cabinet documents

Download and complete an application form (PDF, 46KB) | (Word, 56KB) and either post or email to the FOI Unit.

The Freedom of Information Officer
FOI Unit
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 2343
Adelaide SA  5001

Email: DPCFOIUnit@dpc.sa.gov.au

For any enquiries, please contact:
Fiona Braendler
Freedom of Information
Ph: 8226 2768

 

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