Information access is a human right

November 24, 2020 - 2:35pm

It is a truth, if not universally acknowledged, then at least well-known among those who work in information access, that people rarely, if ever, seek information from the government for fun. Most people are doing so because they need the information. There are bound to be exceptions, just as there are for every rule, but whatever their reason for seeking it—deeply personal or in service to the public—when they do so, they are exercising a human right.


Christmas/New Year time periods

November 23, 2020 - 12:08pm

OIC confirms that only notified public holidays do not count when calculating due dates for the 2020/2021 Christmas/New Year period. 


Requirements to collect personal information for contact tracing purposes

November 23, 2020 - 8:15am

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, state and territory health authorities have required some businesses to collect personal information from their patrons as a condition of re-opening. Currently state and territory orders have some common requirements, but other requirements differ.


Webinar: Dealing with access applications during a machinery of government change

November 5, 2020 - 11:13am

We are delivering a webinar to departmental decision makers and anyone who makes decisions on Ministerial applications on dealing with active applications during machinery of government changes.


Human Rights Month 2020

November 3, 2020 - 9:42am

Human Rights Month (10 Nov – 10 Dec) is an annual campaign run by the Queensland Human Rights Commission to highlight the importance of protecting and promoting human rights.