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Public online access to government information

In 2013, the Government of South Australia agreed to make more government information available online for all South Australians without requiring them to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

As part of the government’s commitment to being open and accountable, information detailing government spending will be published regularly. This includes credit card statements, mobile phone expenditure and overseas travel. 


Documents relating to the last 12 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.

Latest department proactive disclosures

Credit card statements

Overseas travel details

Domestic travel details

Mobile phone expenditure

Ancillary office expenditure

Gift register

The department also proactively discloses the following information:

  • details of consultants engaged and costs to the Attorney-General's Department (AGD)
  • AGD procurement practices
  • AGD capital works expenditure.

Credit card statements

Electronic copies of credit card statements will be published monthly for ministers, ministerial staff and the chief executive of AGD. 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

Overseas travel details

Ministerial travel
Departmental travel

Domestic Travel

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

Ministerial travel
Chief executive travel

Mobile phone expenditure

From 4 September 2013, details of mobile phone expenditure for ministers, ministerial staff and the chief executive of AGD will be published monthly. 

Mobile phone costs

Ancillary office expenditure

From 4 September 2013, details relating to events hosted or attended by ministers, ministerial staff and the chief executive of AGD will be published monthly. 

Where there has not been any expenditure, a nil return has been recorded.

Minister Rau and ministerial staff/chief executive

Gift register 

From 4 September 2013, details of gifts received by the chief executive of AGD will be published monthly. 

Where no gifts have been received, a nil return has been recorded.

Chief executive’s gift register

Consultants engaged and cost to AGD

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

  • full details of the contract
  • name of public authority
  • date of contract execution
  • start and completion date 
  • total cost has been published on the SA Tenders and Contracts website

The Cabinet approved policy entitled 'Disclosure of Government Contracts', issued as Premier and Cabinet Circular 27 (PC027), explains in full the process for government disclosure of contract and consultant information.


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. AGD guidance notes are used in addition to the State Procurement Board Policies and Guides and provide AGD employees assistance in the interpretation and application of these policies and guidelines.

AGD Procurement Guidance notes and Policies include:


Capital works expenditure

Details of the AGD capital works program can be located in the State Budget papers. This information is updated every 6 months. 

2016 - 2017 Budget

  • Budget Paper 4 Investing Expenditure Summary - page 15

See the current Budget Papers on the State Budget website.

2015 - 16 Budget

  • Budget Paper 4 Investing Expenditure Summary - page 15

See 2015-16 Budget Papers at the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

2014 - 15 Budget

  • Budget Paper 5 Capital Investment Statement -  page 11 
  • Mid-Year Budget Review - page 14 

See 2014-15 Budget Papers at the Department of Treasury and Finance website.


Contact the FOI

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 [at] sa.gov.au

DX336

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