Transparency and outsourced government services

March 17, 2015 - 11:32am

The Office of the Information Commissioner, in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, is pleased to announce the launch of the Transparency and the Performance of Outsourced Government Services paper.


Better searching now available

December 10, 2014 - 2:09pm

We have a wide range of information and resources available on our website and being able to quickly find what you need is important. So to help, we have now included a dedicated search tool within our Guidelines and Information Sheets. The new functionality allows a user to search by key words, guideline type and topic. The ability to browse all guidelines or view an A-Z listing is also available. Our Annotated Legislation search has been styled in the same manner, improving the user’s overall experience. 


Compliance Review – Queensland Universities

November 27, 2014 - 10:21am

The Office of the Information Commissioner’s compliance review report regarding Griffith University, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland was tabled in Parliament today.


Christmas/New Year closures and calculating business days

November 25, 2014 - 3:04pm

OIC confirms that only notified public holidays do not count when calculating due dates.  For the 2014/2015 Christmas/New Year period, the following days are public holidays:


New Privacy Practice Note: Information sharing Between Agencies

November 20, 2014 - 1:57pm

We have recently published a new resource to help agencies understand the practical application of obligations under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act).

The first topic in this new format is information sharing. Agencies are seeking to share information including personal information between themselves in order to more effectively and efficiently provide and target government resources, support and services to the community. OIC advises that privacy issues need not prevent the sharing of information between agencies however, the privacy impacts need to be carefully considered and factored in to any such arrangement.