The Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.
The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government and local councils, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.
New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely;
- Right to Information Act 2009
- Right to Information Regulation 2009
- Information Privacy Act 2009
- Information Privacy Regulation 2009
The Right to Information aims to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy. Further information about Whole of Government policy and the new legislation, including application forms, is available from www.rti.qld.gov.au or www.qld.gov.au/righttoinformation.
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Before submitting a Right to information application or Information Privacy application for access solely to your own personal information, you should check to see if the information is already available. The disclosure log publishes information that has been released in response to other Right to Information requests, while our publication scheme describes and categorises information we routinely make available.
Some of our information may be released administratively by business units. You can access this information without having to lodge a formal application
Administrative access may be used for the following information:
- certain types of non-personal information devoid of sensitivity and confidentiality
- an individual's own information but not that of another person, unless consent has been provided.
Where a document contains the personal or commercial information of more than one person, the information will only be accessible through administrative access when all parties have given prior written consent.
Please contact the relevant business unit directly for any information which may be released administratively.
If you are unable to find the information you are searching for, please contact Council.
Information can be accessed via the documents published through the: