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RTI, IP, and the new Human Rights Act

November 29, 2019 - 11:58am

On 1 January 2020, the operational provisions of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (HR Act) will commence.  In anticipation of the final provisions of the HR Act commencing, the Office of the Information Commissioner has prepared two guidelines.

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Compliance audit report – Bundaberg Regional Council

November 27, 2019 - 10:33am

On 27 November 2019, the Chair of the Legal Affairs and Community Safety parliamentary committee tabled our report of Bundaberg Regional Council’s compliance with the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

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Christmas/New Year Timeframes

November 27, 2019 - 9:32am

When agencies are calculating timeframes for the Christmas/New Year period, OIC confirms that only notified public holidays do not count when working out decision due dates.

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Follow-up audit report – Townsville City Council

November 26, 2019 - 10:34am

On 26 November 2019, the Chair of the Legal Affairs and Community Safety parliamentary committee tabled our report into Townsville City Council’s progress in implementing the 24 recommendations of our 2017-18 compliance audit.

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Temporary Closure Notice : 28 November from 4pm and 29 November 2019

November 25, 2019 - 9:08am

The Office of the Information Commissioner will temporarily close its office from 4pm on Thursday 28 November and all of Friday 29 November to enable its transition to a new ICT system.

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