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Decision writing training – Tuesday 13 November 2018

September 19, 2018 - 2:09pm

This training is open to individuals who write decisions under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the< em>Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld). The training has been specifically designed for the right to information environment. Participants will learn and practice new techniques to enhance writing clarity, understanding and persuasiveness.

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What is confidentiality?

September 13, 2018 - 3:37pm

OIC has prepared two new resources about confidentiality to assist both decision makers and members of the public.

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Building “Trust through Transparency” - a message from the Information Commissioner

September 10, 2018 - 10:07am

Building Trust through Transparency is important for all Queensland Government Agencies. Strong Right to Information practices help embed the legislative principals, meet community expectations and ensure a more responsive, accountable and open government.

This year, Right to Information Day will be celebrated from 24 – 28 September. It is an opportunity to remind Queenslanders about their right to access government-held information, as well as the government’s responsibility to release information, unless contrary to the public interest.

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Drone zones and privacy

September 3, 2018 - 8:28am

While unmanned vehicles or ‘drones’ have been traditionally associated with military use, they are increasingly being used by civilian drone enthusiasts for recreational purposes. This is likely to increase as councils consider and approve designated drone zones in public spaces.

There are a range of guidelines and requirements to consider whilst operating a drone such as visual line of sight, safe distances and noise, however it’s also important to consider the privacy of others when operating drones in particular those with recording equipment on-board.

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ANZSOG CEO to deliver the 2018 Solomon Lecture

August 21, 2018 - 8:41am

Professor Ken Smith, Chief Executive and Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) will deliver the Solomon Lecture on 24 September 2018. The lecture forms an important part of Right to Information Day activities and this year’s theme is ‘Trust and Transparency’.

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