Private sector employees and personal information

June 1, 2014 - 12:15pm

Information requests for documents containing personal information of public sector employees are likely to attract public interest factors relevant to fostering government transparency and accountability1, which carry substantial weight.


Smile for the camera

June 1, 2014 - 12:13pm

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld


Admin access or RTI?

June 1, 2014 - 12:10pm

Wherever possible, formal applications for government-held information under the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) should only be made as a last resort.1


Access to complaint documents

June 1, 2014 - 12:07pm

“I made a complaint two months ago about my neighbour’s barking dog. I want to know what you’ve done about it”.

Sound familiar? Many agencies encounter this situation on a regular basis, where a complainant informally requests, or formally applies for, access to information about a complaint they made.


Remember: one access application = one decision

June 1, 2014 - 12:04pm

As a decision maker, you are only able to make one decision about access in relation to an application. This decision must deal with all of the documents relevant to the access application. The Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) do not allow you to split the application into parts and make separate decisions because: