Following changes to the Freedom of Information (FOI) process, you can now access thousands of Cabinet documents from the period 1 January 1988 to 31 December 2002.
Proactive disclosure of government information
The South Australian Cabinet has approved the proactive publication of selected Cabinet documents 10 years old that discuss prominent issues and themes in South Australian politics. These documents are available to members of the public without requiring a Freedom of Information (FOI) access application.
The first lot of Cabinet documents to be proactively published are from the year 2002.Access documents and find out more about the proactive publication of government documents.
Other documents that can be accessed
Available documents include:
- cabinet submissions
- cabinet notes
- cabinet agendas.
This process gives greater access to cabinet documents. However, exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act include things such as personal privacy, national security, law enforcement and public safety.
This may mean only part of a document being released.
How to applyDownload and complete an application form and send it to the FOI Unit. The Freedom of Information Officer FOI Unit Department of the Premier and Cabinet GPO Box 2343 Adelaide SA 5001 Email: DPCFOIUnit@dpc.sa.gov.au
Cabinet document lists
There are two different lists:
- documents from 1988 to 1991 arranged alphabetically by subject
- documents from 1988 to 2002 arranged by date.
Between 1988 and 1991, a dual system was used to record cabinet documents, so you should look at both lists if you're looking for documents from this period. Personal information in these lists has been removed to protect the privacy of individuals.
1988 to 1991
Subject listing 1988 to 1991:
1988 to 2001
Annual listing 1988 to 2002:
On this siteFreedom of informationMinisters and members of parliamentA to Z Government websites
Other websitesAccess to cabinet documents under PC031 and the FOI Act
- State Records of South AustraliaAccessing records of the cabinet
- State Records of South AustraliaYour right to know
- State Records of South AustraliaFreedom of information index
- State Records of South AustraliaPremier and Cabinet Circulars
- Department of the Premier and Cabinet
LegislationThe Freedom of Information Act 1991
Freedom of Information Unit
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 2343
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 8226 2768