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S157 Waiver granted for Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

July 5, 2013 - 4:07pm

The Acting Information Commissioner has given an approval under s157 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 that waives the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services’ (DCCSDS) obligation to comply with Information Privacy Principle 11 (IPP 11) for the purpose of transferring specific personal information connected with the Department’s administration of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE).

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New application fee and processing charges

July 1, 2013 - 2:58pm

The application fee and processing charges for applications made under the Right to Information Act 2009 changed on 1 July 2013. 

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Early resolution in action

July 1, 2013 - 8:42am

The Office of the Information Commissioner’s (OIC) Early Assessment and Resolution Team has responsibility for assessing new files and quickly resolving reviews informally in accordance with section 90 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and section 103 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld). OIC has put together some tips that may help to informally resolve a review:

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Handy hints for practitioners

June 30, 2013 - 8:54am

Confirm your discussions in writing

When you are discussing a complicated or potentially confusing issue with an applicant or a third party it is good practice to confirm your discussions in writing. For example, outcomes of third party consultation about disclosures of concern should always be confirmed in writing (email is usually sufficient). This helps ensure you were both on the same page, with no misunderstandings, and lets you make decisions knowing you can be sure about what has been agreed. 

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Requesting extra time to make a decision

June 30, 2013 - 8:50am

Both the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) allow agencies to ask an applicant for more time to make decisions, but how should you ask for it?

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