Department of the Premier and Cabinet Circular PC031: Disclosure of Cabinet Documents 10 Years or Older

Under ciruclar PC031 (PDF, 205 KB), the South Australian Government enables access to Cabinet documents that are over 10 years old.

The exemption in the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (the FOI Act) that precludes the disclosure of Cabinet documents does not apply to documents that are 20 years or older. In 2009, to promote the objects of the FOI Act, which include openness and accountability of Ministers and the Government, Cabinet decided it did not want to claim the Cabinet exemption over certain types of Cabinet documents that are 10 to 20 years old. This is known as the ‘Ten Year Rule’.

Cabinet documents less than 10 years old remain exempt from disclosure under the FOI Act.

Cabinet documents older than 10 years may still be subject to other exemption clauses specified under Schedule 1 of the FOI Act.

Cabinet documents include Cabinet submissions, Cabinet notes, and Cabinet agendas.

Cabinet submissions are prepared by state government agencies seeking a decision from Cabinet on a significant policy change, project, reform or appointment.

Cabinet notes, also prepared by state government agencies, provide information for Cabinet to note, where no decision is required.

Cabinet agendas list the Cabinet submissions and Cabinet notes to be discussed at a specific Cabinet meeting.

Each of these may also contain attachments, such as reports presented to Cabinet.

You can search the Cabinet document register using the search field and filters below or browse through the listed documents.

Cabinet documents that have been proactively released and those that have already been applied for and released are available for download from the list below. To view these documents, check the box marked ‘Only show Cabinet documents available for download’.

Where a document is not available to download, you can apply for access.

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  1. St. John Ambulance Service

    Submitting Minister: Dr John Cornwall
    Document number: SAHC465-049
    Date: 11/01/1988
  2. Marion Community Services Development - Stage I

    Submitting Minister: Dr John Cornwall
    Document number: SAHC006-75
    Date: 11/01/1988
  3. State Clothing Corporation Board of Management

    Submitting Minister: Dr John Cornwall
    Document number: MH93-87
    Date: 11/01/1988
  4. Overseas Travel - Adelaide Childrens Hospital

    Submitting Minister: Dr John Cornwall
    Document number: SAHC15-28
    Date: 11/01/1988
  5. Purchase of Property to Accommodate Australian Traineeship System Programmes in the Adelaide Central Business District

    Submitting Minister: Mr Lynn Arnold
    Document number: TAFE448-86
    Date: 11/01/1988
  6. South Australian Health Commission Property Rationalisation

    Submitting Minister: Dr John Cornwall
    Document number: SAHC15-76
    Date: 11/01/1988
  7. Options in Relation to Penalties and Compensation for Damage Caused to School Property

    Submitting Minister: Mr Chris Sumner
    Document number: AGD639-87
    Date: 11/01/1988
  8. Release on Licence

    Submitting Minister: Mr Frank Blevins
    Document number: DCS1662-85
    Date: 11/01/1988
  9. Flinders Medical Centre Car Park

    Submitting Minister: Dr John Cornwall
    Document number: SAHC121-42
    Date: 11/01/1988
  10. Appointment of Chief Executive Officer, Department of Fisheries

    Submitting Minister: Mr Kym Mayes
    Document number: DPIR7-86
    Date: 11/01/1988
  11. South Australian College of Advanced Education Council - Appointment of Members

    Submitting Minister: Mr Lynn Arnold
    Document number: MEFE298-86
    Date: 11/01/1988
  12. Interim Special Education Ministerial Consultative Committee

    Submitting Minister: Mr Greg Crafter
    Document number: OME8-87
    Date: 11/01/1988
  13. Election of Grower Representatives to the Citrus Board

    Submitting Minister: Mr Kym Mayes
    Document number: MA26-82
    Date: 11/01/1988
  14. South Australian Health Commission Act, 1976 - Ordinary Patient Fees

    Submitting Minister: Dr John Cornwall
    Document number: SAHC04-45
    Date: 11/01/1988
  15. Reduction in Fishery Licence and Rock Lobster Pot Numbers

    Submitting Minister: Mr Kym Mayes
    Document number: DF15-15
    Date: 11/01/1988
  16. Surplus Highways Department Land, Waterfall Gully

    Submitting Minister: Mr Gavin Keneally
    Document number: HWYS740-46
    Date: 11/01/1988
  17. Report of the South Australian Council on Technological Change on the Computing Needs of Small Business

    Submitting Minister: Mr Lynn Arnold
    Document number: DSD84-113
    Date: 11/01/1988
  18. Overseas Marketing of Education

    Submitting Minister: Mr Lynn Arnold
    Document number: OTE81-37
    Date: 11/01/1988
  19. Sale of MV Troubridge

    Submitting Minister: Mr Gavin Keneally
    Document number: HWYS1080-86
    Date: 11/01/1988
  20. Relay of 833 Metres of Mount Gambier Outfall Sewer

    Submitting Minister: Dr Don Hopgood
    Document number: EWS707-86
    Date: 11/01/1988