Freedom of information
DST Group is pleased to meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, and proactively provide information about our organisation.
In keeping with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), as amended on 1 November 2010, an Information Publication Scheme is now in place to provide the Australian public with access to a broad range of government information. The information available on this page is freely available for downloading. Some of the information relating to DST can be accessed from the Defence website. If you are unable to find the information you are after please contact us using our Contacts page.
Freedom of Information Requests
To request information from DST Group under Freedom of Information, please visit the Defence Freedom of Information web page.
Information Publication Scheme
In accordance with the latest reforms to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the introduction of the Information Publication Scheme, Defence has drafted an Information Publication Scheme Plan, to which DST is party.
Under the Information Publication Scheme, DST is pleased to make available the following information:
|Information to be provided||Provision of information|
Details of the agency's structure
|See Our structure|
Details of the agency's functions, including its decision making powers and other powers affecting members of the public
See About DST Group.
Details of statutory appointments of the agency
See Our leadership
Advisory board - while not a statutory body, the Advisory Board is appointed by the Minister
|Defence annual reports|
Details of consultation arrangements for members of the public to comment on specific policy proposals
|Public comment can be made via DSTO's online enquiry form|
|Information in documents to which the agency routinely gives access in response to requests under the FOI Act||Defence disclosures log|
Information that the agency routinely provides to Parliament
|Defence disclosures log|
Details of an officer (or officers) who can be contacted about access to the agency's information or documents under the FOI Act
Freedom of Information Directorate
Tel: +61 2 6266 2200
Ethics in research
Other relevant information
DST Group budget (2014-15): $408 million
No. of DST staff (full time equivalent): approximately 2296
Gender breakdown: 80% male, 20% female
No. of DST Group sites: 8