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Reflecting on right to information and privacy in Queensland

June 26, 2019 - 10:59am

Over the past 10 years, the Office of the Information Commission (OIC) has been working with Queensland’s public sector to ensure strong information access and privacy protections.

The OIC recently released a report titled 10 Years on, which includes agency self-assessments of their progress.

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Making it easier to draft privacy statements

June 26, 2019 - 10:52am

Privacy statements help explain why personal information is collected by agencies, but they can be time-consuming to develop.

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General however, has released an online tool that can help.

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1 July increase to fees and charges

June 24, 2019 - 2:19pm

The application fee and processing charges for applications made under the Right to Information Act 2009 will change on 1 July 2019.

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NZ leads the way in Cabinet papers proactive release

June 24, 2019 - 9:54am

In 2018 New Zealand’s Cabinet made a commitment to proactively release its papers within 30 business days of a Cabinet decision.

Since January 2019, dozens of Cabinet documents have been proactively released including deliberations and decisions on cannabis regulation reform, travel documents and responses to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care.

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What do Queenslanders know about their rights to access government information?

June 24, 2019 - 9:52am

Australia is part of the Open Government Partnership – an international commitment by governments to promote transparency and empower citizens.

In order to build greater openness and transparency into citizens’ everyday interactions with government, surveys have been conducted to measure how much people know about information access rights and find out about their experiences.

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