Information Publication Scheme
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) which establishes an Information Publication Scheme (IPS) requiring agencies to publish a broad range of information on their website from 1 May 2011.
Information required to be published under the IPS includes an Agency Plan (which outlines how the GBRMPA complies with IPS requirements) and basic information such as the GBRMPA's structure, functions, official appointments, annual reports, consultation arrangements for specific policy proposals, information routinely provided in response to requests and orders from the Parliament, and operational information.
Information routinely provided in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests as well as the details of an FOI officer are also provided in the 'disclosure log' webpage.
Information for each of these categories is provided under the headings below, via links to appropriate pages or documents.
The GBRMPA strives to embrace a pro-disclosure culture and has therefore published additional information to that required under the IPS. To ensure most information and documents are easily discoverable and accessible, it has established an IPS register which lists key published information.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Agency plan outlining the Agency's approach to the IPS.
Who we are
- Organisation Chart
- Agency Employment Agreement
- Statutory appointments
- Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum
What we do
- Our organisation
- Legislative instruments
- Policies, position statements and guidelines
- Budget statements
Our reports and responses to Parliament
- GBRMPA's Annual reports
- Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2009
- File lists prepared in response to Senate Order No.8, lists of departmental contracts ($100,000 and over) in response to Senate Order No.9 and lists of advertising/public information projects ($100,000 or more) in response to Senate Order No.10 are provided under 'Our lists'.
Freedom of Information and Disclosure Log
- The GBRMPA publishes information it routinely gives access to in response to FOI requests on its disclosure log.
- The FOI contact officer can be contacted about access to the GBRMPA information or documents under the FOI Act. More information about contacting the FOI contact officer can be found on our FOI page.
- To make a comment on public proposals.
- To contact us go to the GBRMPA contact page. If you have questions or want to provide feedback on the GBRMPA's Information Publication Scheme, particularly in relation to documents that you may have difficulty accessing, select 'Information Publication Scheme request' in the drop down list of the blue contact form.
- The GBRMPA's pay and grading structures can be accessed in the Agency's Employment Agreement
- Information about the GBRMPA's procurement procedures is available at: Tendering and Contracts.
- GBRMPA's contracts list
- GBRMPA indexed list of Files
- Information about grants and awards:
- Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program:
- Science for Management Awards
- Reef Guardian Schools Awards
- International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Grants Program.
- The GBRMPA uses a range of data sets for various purposes. Some of this data includes:
- Productivity Commission Inquiry: GBRMPA submission on the recently release draft report: Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation (June 2012)
- House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and the Arts' inquiry into Australia's biodiversity in a changing climate - GBRMPA submission (July 2011)
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