Indexed list of files

Indexed lists of department and agency files

Under the Standing orders and other orders of the Senate, we are required to prepare and publish an indexed list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, created in the preceding six months commencing on 1 January and on 1 July each year. The following files need not be included:

  • files transferred to the Australian Archives
  • case-related files (e.g. personal representations or dealing with the personal affairs of departmental or agency clients or taxpayers); and
  • files essentially related to the internal administration of the department or agency (e.g. staff or personnel matters).

Four Xs (XXXX) in file titles replaces title information that would disclose commercially confidential information.