Disclosure log

The Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) commenced on 1 July 2009. Disclosure logs are part of the Queensland government’s proactive disclosure of information under the RTI Act and are published in accordance with the ‘Ministerial Guidelines – Operation of Publication Schemes and Disclosure Logs’ (DOC).

The Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs’ (DCYJMA) disclosure log provides information that has been released in response to non-personal applications made under the RTI Act. The disclosure log contains a description of the information requested and a link to published documents.

DCYJMA publishes documents on this disclosure log that have been accessed by an applicant that do not contain their personal information. Some or all of the documents within an application may be fully released, partially released or not released as part of the original or disclosure log decision making process. Under the RTI Act, information must be deleted from any document if the publication:

  • is prevented by law
  • would be defamatory
  • would unreasonably invade a person's privacy
  • is confidential communication by a person other than the agency
  • is protected under contract, or
  • would cause substantial harm to an entity.

The documents published in the disclosure log are available in PDF format. If you are unable to read PDF documents, please email rti@csyw.qld.gov.au or telephone (07) 3097 5605.

Disclosure log applications
Application IDDateTopic / information requestedStatusApplicant / entity

APP2022-2130

14 December 2021

Specified Queensland State Archives documents. 

Currently being processed

APP2022-2059

8 December 2021

Surveillance footage from Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in relation to specified incidents which occurred on specified days.

Currently being processed

APP2022-2058

8 December 2021

For the period 1 July 2020 to 8 December 2021:

  1. Full quarterly inspection reports for Cleveland Youth Detention Centre;
  2. Complaints received about inappropriate touching, sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse by youth detention centre staff;
  3. Reviews, investigations, warnings or disciplinary procedures resulting from complaints of inappropriate touching, sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse by youth detention centre staff;
  4. Complaints, issues or concerns raised by children or their representatives in relation to children being held in watch houses in the Northern Policing region;
  5. Reports, emails, memos and ministerial briefings in relation to children being held in watch houses in the Northern Policing region because other suitable accommodation was not available; and
  6. A document providing the number of assaults by children on staff (broken down by incident including number of youth involved, injuries sustained, disciplinary response and if the assault resulted in any criminal charge).

Currently being processed

APP2022-1238

7 December 2021

  1. Child safety and youth justice documents in relation to a specified person
  2. The following documents relating to Sir Leslie Wilson Youth Detention Centre between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 1999:
  • Policies, procedures, rules, or regulations in relation to staff/agents/employees
  • Policies, procedures, manuals, and centre rules
  • Staff training logs/registers/staff inductions log, which record any training that was undertaken by staff
  • Internal documents referring to any non-compliance with policies and procedures
  • Internal documents regarding admissions, discipline, complaints and training processes
  • Internal documents regarding sexual assaults.

Currently being processed

APP2022-1873

19 November 2021

Between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2014:

  1. any documents, letters, memos, reports concerning physical/sexual abuse perpetrated upon Youth Justice detainees by officers at Brisbane Youth Detention Centre;
  2. any documents relating to complaints made by Youth Justice detainess from 2011 - 2014 regarding the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre 1 and the detention centre's response to such complaints; and
  3. any documents, letters, memos, information relating to the usage of nicknames by Brisbane Youth Detention centre staff when interfacing with Youth Justice detainees.

Currently being processed

APP2022-1809

15 November 2021

Pre-adoption documents in relation to a specified person.

 

Currently being processed

APP2022-1190

26 October 2021

  1. The following documents relating to Child Protection Officers (or historically equivalent) employed at the Charleville Child Safety Service Centre between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1996:
    • The position description relating to advertised positions;
    • Internal protocols or guidelines relating to the maximum number of child protection files that should be allocated to each officer;
    • Documents recording the actual number of child safety files allocated to officers;
    • Departmental practices, policies, procedures and/or protocols relating to the recording of child abuse / child harm notifications, concerns and investigations;
    • Documents relating to safeguards and audit controls to ensure accurate record keeping and investigations by child protection officers; and
    • Departmental letters or memos warning officers against complacency and/or against failing to investigate reports of harm to children placed under care and control and/or care and protection.
  2. Documents relating to complaints made by former children in care about inadequate record keeping by Child Safety Officers (or historically equivalent) employed at the Charleville Child Safety Service Centre between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1996, including:
    • The number of complaints;
    • The nature of the complaints; and
    • The response to the complaint.

Access refused - no documents

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

Shine Lawyers (Entity)

APP2022-1138

8 October 2021

Infant life protection records.

Currently being processed

APP2022-1209

5 October 2021

  1. For the period 1 January 2021 to 5 October 2021 and in relation to children or young people being held in police watch houses:
    1. Complaints, issues or concerns raised by children, young people or their representatives;
    2. Correspondence between the department and
      1. the Premier (or her office); or
      2. the Minister for Children and Youth Justice and Minister for Multicultural Affairs (or her office).
  2. For the period 1 June 2021 to 5 October 2021:
    1. Visitation reports relating to children or young people being held in police watch houses; and
    2. Reports in relation to children or young people being held in police watch houses because other suitable accommodation was not available.

Currently being processed

APP2022-1075

24 September 2021

Infant life protection records.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2022-0957

22 September 2021

Infant life protection records.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2022-0956

14 September 2021

  1. For the period 1 July 2020 to 14 September 2021, documents, specifically ministerial/executive briefing notes, correspondence including emails, reports, relating to new staff members who were appointed between 1 July 2020 to 14 September 2021 to work in or for one or more of the following:
    • the Premier's Office;
    • as media/communications officers in the Department; or
    • Digital.
  2. A list of current staff members employed by the Department who currently work for either:
    • The Premier's office;
    • As a media/communications officer in the Department; or
    • Digital.

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2022-0956 (PDF, 23.7 MB)

APP2022-0421

10 September 2021

  1. Copies of any memos, filenotes, written warnings, adverse actions taken against Sir Leslie Wilson staff for the period 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1997;
  2. copies of any memos, filenotes, written warnings, adverse actions taken against Westbrook staff for the period 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1997; and
  3. copies of any training manuals, written protocols, guidelines, formal notices regarding the protection of children from harm whilst they were remanded at Sir Leslie Wilson and Westbrook for the period 1 January 1992 to 31 December 1996.

Currently being processed

APP2022-0349

24 August 2021

Policies, procedures and manuals for the period 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006 in relation to:

  1. Selection, training and education of foster carers;
  2. training, education and monitoring of children in care; and
  3. complaints regarding physical abuse, sexual abuse or psychological abuse suffered by children in care.

Currently being processed

APP2022-0598

18 August 2021

Covid 19 pandemic plan in relation to workplace rules and directions for staff regarding Brisbane Youth Detention Centre.

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2022-0598 (PDF, 8.5 MB)

George Videla (Applicant)

APP2022-0303

16 August 2021

Infant life protection records.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2022-0282

16 August 2021

Infant life protection records.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2022-0520

12 August 2021

Documents in relation to the Director-General and their expenses specifically;

  • ministerial briefings and attachments;
  • reports;
  • audits;
  • reviews relating to reimbursements and/or reconciliation claims; and
  • credit card statements (also include credit card statements of the credit card held by their executive assistant).
  • emails of the actual reimbursement claim to also be included, which would also include whether it was approved or not.

 Timeframe: 1 July 2020 - 12 August 2021

Access refused - no documents

Alison Sandy (Applicant)

Seven Network Limited (Entity)

APP2022-0386

3 August 2021

Infant life protection records.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2022-0307

27 July 2021

Specified institution files in relation to Kingswood Lodge, Berrinba.

Currently being processed

APP2022-0212

27 July 2021

Report of an Inquiry into a Death in Custody, Parts I and II, January 1999, conducted by T Macdermott, Senior Policy Adviser, Juvenile Justice, DFYCC, L Watson (independent indigenous representative) and L Burgess (independent community representative).

Access refused

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2022-0154

13 July 2021

Legal documents relating to a specified person.

Application withdrawn

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2022-0142

13 July 2021

Infant life protection records.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-4059

15 June 2021

Outcome and economic evaluation of restorative justice conferencing completed by KPMG.

 

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-4059 (PDF, 17 MB)

Thea Deakin-Greenwood (Applicant)

Transforming Justice Australia (Entity)

APP2021-3874

1 June 2021

In relation to a specified person:

  • Infant life protection records; and
  • Child safety documents.

 

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-3849

31 May 2021

Child Safety client files relating to a named person. 

Application withdrawn

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

Kimia Zarei/ Fisher Dore Lawyers (Entity)

APP2021-3824

27 May 2021

Institutional files in relation to Mackay Family Group Home for the period 1 January 1976 to 31 December 2000.

 

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-3824 (PDF, 3.6 MB)

Sean Gomes (Applicant)

Churches of Christ in Queensland (Entity)

APP2021-3823

27 May 2021

Institutional files in relation to John Thompson House for the period 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1998.

 

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-3823 (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Sean Gomes (Applicant)

Churches of Christ in Queensland (Entity)

APP2021-4105

21 May 2021

Infant life protection records.

Access refused

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-3465

14 May 2021

Instructions, manuals, guidelines, policies and directives in relation to partially clothed searches.

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-3465 (PDF, 5.3 MB)

Cassandra Hamill (Applicant)

Human Rights Law Centre (Entity)

APP2021-3424

28 April 2021

For the period 1 January 1965 to 31 December 1970, the following youth justice documents:

  1. Youth justice client files in relation to a named person, including staff names; and
  2. Complaints made in relation to Wilson Youth Hospital and/or staff at Wilson Youth Hospital.

 

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-3424 (PDF, 748 KB)

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant) (Applicant)

Peter Glover / United Legal (Entity)

APP2021-3074

25 March 2021

Adoption records relating to a specified person.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-2989

17 March 2021

Reports submitted by the contractors in relation to the following tenders:

  • Review of Conditional Bail Programs (DYJ168)
  • Evaluation of the Legal Advocacy and Bail Support Services (DYJ167)
  • Review of Adolescent Sexual Offending Services (DYJ112)

 

Application withdrawn

Rachel Riga (Applicant)

ABC News (Entity)

APP2021-2980

17 March 2021

For the period 1 June 2019 to 17 March 2021:

  1. Full quarterly inspection reports for Cleveland Youth Detention Centre and Brisbane Youth Detention Centre
  2. Complaints received about strip searches, body searches and partially clothed searches carried out on young people in youth detention centres
  3. Complaints received about inappropriate touching, sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse/behaviour by youth detention staff
  4. Reviews, investigations or disciplinary procedures conducted about strip searches, body searches and partially clothed searches carried out on young people in youth detention centres
  5. Documents relating to the need and use of Body Orifice Security Scanner (BOSS) for conducting searches on young people in youth detention from 1 June 2019 until present

Excluding:

  • Quarterly inspection reports which do not refer to strip searches, body searches and partially clothed searches
  • Draft reports
  • Duplicate documents

 

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-2980 (PDF, 83.3 MB)

Michael Atkin (Applicant)

ABC News (Entity)

APP2021-2650

2 March 2021

Infant life protection records.

 

Access refused

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-2659

1 March 2021

Infant life protection records.

Access refused

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-2660

19 February 2021

Infant life protection records.

Access refused

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-2248

10 February 2021

Records in relation to a specified individual’s placement at Wilson Youth Hospital and the Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook.

 

Access refused

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-2466

4 February 2021

  • Any document containing the number of young people on community-based and custodial orders in Queensland living with a disability;
  • departmental operational guideline, policy and procedure on disability identification for young people on supervision, community or detention orders;
  • tools used by departmental staff to identify disability for young people;
  • any document recording the number of people with disability in a youth detention facility at Jan 2021;
  • any document recording the number of people Youth Justice has supported to meet access in the 19/20 financial year, split by supervision, community and detention orders;
  • any document that lists the number of young people on orders who are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS);
  • any document listing how many young people in detention have $0 or $1 NDIS plans;
  • any spreadsheet detailing the actual expenditure on disability identification in 19/20 financial year;
  • any spreadsheet detailing the funding committed to disability identification in the 20/21 financial year;
  • any document detailing the full time equivalent (FTE) positions dedicated to coordinating access, collecting reports gaining evidence of permanence and functional capacity, and arranging planning meetings, for young people on community and custodial orders needing access to NDIS;
  • any document providing an estimate of the number of hours clinical teams spend on producing reports to support young people to meet access to NDIS;
  • any document that outline the positions within Youth Justice which support young people to exercise their review rights under the NDIS;
  • any document that details how Youth Justice make planning meetings, meetings with support coordinators, NDIS-funded therapists, accessible to young people in custody;
  • any de-identified document listing average time spent in a detention setting for young people without a disability;
  • any de-identified document listing average time spent in a detention setting for young people with a disability;
  • any document detailing the age of the youngest person with a disability held in a detention facility in 2020;
  • any de-identified document that details the longest consecutive length of time young people of unsound mind or young people unfit to plea have spent in a youth detention facility since 2017;
  • any document that outlines how Youth Justice plans to make Independent Assessments accessible to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in 2022;
  • details about those detailed “at risk” by NDIA being exempt for Independent Assessments; and
  • any communiques between the Department and the NDIA regarding “at risk” young people.

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-2466 (PDF, 19.2 MB)

Christopher Coombes (Applicant)

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (Entity)

APP2021-2320

4 February 2021

A document outlining the funding arrangements for the Brisbane Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Agency (AICCA) and the reasons for discontinuation of funding and/or dissolution.

 

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-2320 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Marcia Mickelo (Applicant)

APP2021-2456

3 February 2021

Institution files in relation to Frank Gilson House, Maryborough for the period 1 January 1970 to 31 December 2000

 

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-2456 (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Sunitha Abraham (Applicant)

Churches of Christ in Queensland (Entity)

APP2021-0153

27 January 2021

Youth justice client file relating to a specified person and/or complaint documents relating to the Wilson Youth Hospital and/or staff at the Wilson Youth Hospital.

Application withdrawn

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-2362

25 January 2021

Infant life protection records.

Access refused

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-1804

16 December 2020

Infant life protection records.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-1971

11 December 2020

Invoices and records of departmental payments made to a specified person.

Application finalised

Documents for release
APP2021-1971 (PDF, 427 KB)

Joshua Roberts (Applicant)

ABC News (Entity)

APP2021-1944

9 December 2020

Child Safety records about another person.

Access refused

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-1762

7 December 2020

Employee file relating to a specified person and investigation documents relating to a specified incident.

Application withdrawn

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-1413

23 November 2020

Staff names, institution map and placement documents relating to Westbrook Training Centre during a specified time period. 

Finalised – documents contain personal information of the applicant

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-1294

23 November 2020

Staff names, institution map and placement documents relating to Westbrook Training Centre during a specified time period. 

Finalised – documents contain personal information of the applicant

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-1304

19 November 2020

Placement documents, institution map and staff names relating to BYDC during a specified time period.

Finalised – documents contain personal information of the applicant

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-1631

16 November 2020

Briefing notes, emails and communications relating to a specified matter.

Finalised – publication would cause substantial harm to an entity

Brad Swan (Applicant)

Life Without Barriers (Entity)

APP2021-1630

16 November 2020

Briefing notes, emails and communications relating to a specified matter.

Finalised – publication would cause substantial harm to an entity

Brad Swan (Applicant)

Life Without Barriers (Entity)

APP2021-1582

12 November 2020

Infant life protection records.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)

APP2021-1223

26 October 2020

Infant life protection records.

Finalised – publication would unreasonably invade an individual's privacy

Name withheld - publication of applicant’s name would invade their privacy (Applicant)