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

Under circular 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. Road Traffic Regulations - Spotlights on Emergency Vehicles

    Submitting Minister: Mr Gavin Keneally
    Document number: DOT31-82
    Date: 01/02/1988
  2. Metropolitan Taxi-Cab Act - Amendment Regulations

    Submitting Minister: Mr Gavin Keneally
    Document number: DOT8501-8
    Date: 01/02/1988
  3. Building Act: Amendment Building Regulations

    Submitting Minister: Ms Barbara Wiese
    Document number: DLG132-45
    Date: 01/02/1988
  4. Cattle Compensation Act, 1934 - Amendment Regulations

    Submitting Minister: Mr Kym Mayes
    Document number: DA995-83
    Date: 01/02/1988
  5. Rural Advances Guarantee Act

    Submitting Minister: Mr John Bannon
    Document number: DL3493-83
    Date: 01/02/1988
  6. National Mutual Trustees Limited - Application for Enabling Legislation in South Australia

    Submitting Minister: Mr Chris Sumner
    Document number: AGD395-87
    Date: 01/02/1988
  7. Evidence Act, 1929

    Submitting Minister: Mr Chris Sumner
    Document number: AGD742-84
    Date: 01/02/1988
  8. Trade Standards Act Amendment Bill (No. 2), 1987

    Submitting Minister: Mr Chris Sumner
    Document number: DPCA10-154
    Date: 01/02/1988
  9. Australian Formula One Grand Prix Act, 1984

    Submitting Minister: Mr John Bannon
    Document number: AGP80-87
    Date: 01/02/1988
  10. State Government Statist

    Submitting Minister: Mr John Bannon
    Document number: DPC284-83
    Date: 01/02/1988
  11. South Australian Health Commission Property Rationalisation

    Submitting Minister: Dr John Cornwall
    Document number: SAHC15-76
    Date: 01/02/1988
  12. Amendment Road Traffic Act - Legal Blood Alcohol Concentration

    Submitting Minister: Mr Gavin Keneally
    Document number: DOT4-87
    Date: 01/02/1988
  13. Football Park - Exemption from Water Rates

    Submitting Minister: The Hon Graham Ingerson
    Document number: MITT- RS0003-98CS
    Date: 02/02/1988
  14. Appointment of District Court Judges to Assist in the Industrial Court

    Submitting Minister: Mr Chris Sumner
    Document number: LD1211-77
    Date: 04/02/1988
  15. Ministerial Chauffeurs - Gross Earnings

    Submitting Minister: Mr Gavin Keneally
    Document number: DSS70-01
    Date: 08/02/1988
  16. Study into the Economics of the South Australian Egg Industry

    Submitting Minister: Mr Kym Mayes
    Document number: MA3-87
    Date: 08/02/1988
  17. Standing Committee on Public Sector Intellectual Property - Conflict of Interest Guidelines

    Submitting Minister: Mr Lynn Arnold
    Document number: MSDT238-87
    Date: 08/02/1988
  18. Government Insurance and Risk Management Arrangements

    Submitting Minister: Mr John Bannon
    Document number: TO302-83
    Date: 08/02/1988
  19. Tobacco Products Control Act, 1986

    Submitting Minister: Dr John Cornwall
    Document number: MH105-87
    Date: 08/02/1988
  20. Environmental Impact Statements and Public Environmental Reports

    Submitting Minister: Dr Don Hopgood
    Document number: DEP2042-84
    Date: 08/02/1988