Help us make our website better

October 22, 2018 - 11:00am

The Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland (OIC) is working with PeakXD, a user experience company, to help us learn more about what our website users want, need and expect. We will use the information gathered to help us improve the site to create a more useful and engaging experience for our users.

You are invited to register for a 1 hour in-depth activity and interview session. The 1 hour sessions will be held in early November and are available during the day or evening.


Understanding External Review

October 22, 2018 - 9:38am

Want to know more about how the Office of the Information Commissioner’s External Review Team works? How it’s structured? Or exactly what happens after an external review application arrives at OIC?


New guide to identify and process documents of an agency for social media, personal web mail and text messages

October 17, 2018 - 10:57am

Increasingly, access applications are encompassing social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, material held in personal email accounts, and text and other messages sent using devices such as smart phones and tablets.

The Office of the Information Commissioner recently published a guideline to assist agencies to identify when these will be classed as documents of an agency or a Minister, as well as on capturing and processing these documents as part of an access application.

To complement the guideline a quick reference guide Digital documents and right to information has been published and highlights common digital documents and the requirements under the Right to Information Act 2009.


The 2018 Solomon Lecture is now available online

October 2, 2018 - 1:20pm

Professor Ken Smith delivered the 2018 Solomon Lecture on ‘Trust, transparency and right to information: accountability in an age of democratic disquiet’ as part of this year’s Right to Information Day (RTI Day) activities.


OIC Annual Report 2017-18

September 27, 2018 - 3:29pm

Our Annual Report is now available and provides an overview of our performance towards achieving an informed Queensland that values and respects information rights and responsibilities.