November 9, 2015 - 9:15am
Given the significant number of government agencies in Queensland, it is inevitable that your agency will eventually receive an application for documents that you don’t hold. If another agency holds some or all of those documents, section 38 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) lets you transfer all or part of the application to the other agency. There are, however, a few simple rules that you must follow.
October 19, 2015 - 2:55pm
The Office of the Information Commissioner’s Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 30 September
October 19, 2015 - 2:43pm
Did you miss the Solomon Lecture? Or would you like to see it again? If so, we have good news for you – it is now available online.
September 30, 2015 - 9:15am
If your agency has not been a party to a privacy complaint made to our Office, you might not be familiar with how we deal with a privacy complaint.
We don’t use weapons such as fear, surprise or ruthless efficiency to deal with a privacy complaint. Nor will we interrogate you.
September 29, 2015 - 3:12pm
We recently updated our resource on what complainants can expect when they bring a privacy complaint to the Office of the Information Commissioner.
While we would never claim our writing to be as good as Terry Pratchett’s (and a nod to those of you who recognised the title of this news item as a quote from his novel ‘A Hat Full of Sky’), our information sheet avoids technical terminology, and answers such frequently asked questions as how long will it take to find out if a complaint is accepted, how mediation is conducted and what outcomes might be achieved through mediation.