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Proactive disclosure of Government information

The South Australian government has introduced a new initiative to allow certain types of information to be available online for all South Australians to access without having to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) application.

As part of the State Government’s commitment to being open and accountable, information detailing government spending (such as credit card statements, mobile phone expenditure and overseas travel) will be published regularly.   

By making this information more readily available, the public will be able to better engage with government and participate in the making of important decisions, policies and laws.

To enable Government to implement this initiative, Cabinet approved a policy entitled Proactive Disclosure of Regularly Requested Information - issued as Premier and Cabinet Circular 35 (PC035) (PDF 59.3KB)  - link to dpc.sa.gov.au

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Credit card statements

From 4 September 2013, electronic copies of credit card statements detailing expenditure for Ministers, Ministerial Staff and the Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department will be published monthly. For security reasons, the credit card number has been removed from the statement.

Where a credit card has not been used or a card has not been allocated, a Nil Return has been recorded.

Minister Rau and Ministerial Staff

 Chief Executive Attorney-General’s Department

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Overseas travel details

Ministerial travel

From 4 September 2013, details of Minister’s overseas travel arrangements will be published. 

Overseas travel will be reported when total costs for the trip has been finalised. This may take up to three months.

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Departmental travel

Departmental Overseas Travel will be reported  biannually.  The Report will include all Overseas Travel finalised at the time of publication.


Domestic Travel

Ministerial and Chief Executive travel

From 1 February 2016, details of Minister’s and the Chief Executive's domestic travel arrangements will be published. 

Domestic travel will be reported when total costs for the trip has been finalised.

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Mobile phone expenditure

From 4 September 2013, details of mobile phone expenditure for Ministers, Ministerial Staff and the Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department will be published monthly. 

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Ancillary office expenditure

From 4 September 2013, details relating to events hosted or attended by Ministers, Ministerial Staff and the Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department will be published monthly. 

Where there has not been any expenditure, a Nil Return has been recorded.

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Details of consultants engaged and cost to the Attorney-General’s Department   

Since December 2005, the details of all contracts with consultants including but not limited to:

The Cabinet approved policy entitled Disclosure of Government Contracts - issued as Premier and Cabinet Circular 27 (PC027)  - (PDF 146KB) link to dpc.sa.gov.au - explains in full the process for government disclosure of contract and consultant information.

  • Full details of the contract,
  • Name of public authority,
  • Date of contract execution,
  • Start and completion date and
  • Total cost has been published on the SA Tenders and Contracts website

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Chief Executive’s gift register 

From 4 September 2013, details of gifts received by the Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department will be published monthly. 

Where no gifts have been received, a Nil Return has been recorded.

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Attorney-General’s Department procurement practices

Under the State Procurement Act 2004 all public sector staff are required to comply with the policies and guidelines issued by the State Procurement Board. The Attorney-General's Department Guidance Notes are used in addition to the State Procurement Board Policies and Guidelines and provide Attorney-General’s Department employees assistance in the interpretation and application of these policies and guidelines.

AGD Procurement Guidance notes and Policies include:

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Attorney-General’s Department capital works expenditure

Details of the Attorney-General’s Department capital works program can be located in the State Budget papers. This information is updated every 6 months. 

2014 - 15 Budget

2015 - 16 Budget

2016 - 2017 Budget

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Documents relating to the last twelve months are available on this page.  Documents published prior to this (back to July 2013) will be provided on request to the Accredited Freedom of Information Officer - see contact details below.

If you are unable to download the documents or if you require any of these documents in a different reading format please contact:

The Accredited Freedom of Information Officer
Attorney-General’s Department
GPO Box 464
South Australia 5001

Email: freedomofinformation@sa.gov.au

DX336

Or telephone the Accredited FOI Officer on (08) 8207 1555

Last updated: 
Friday, 10 March 2017
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