Five years of right to information and privacy legislation in Queensland

July 1, 2014 - 8:41am

1 July 2014 marks five years since the commencement of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), including new privacy, assistance and monitoring functions for the Office of the Information Commissioner. The RTI Act and IP Act framework promotes more open, transparent and accountable government, which in turn increases community participation for better informed decision-making.


Fast Track Negotiation Skills Training – 28 to 29 July 2014

June 24, 2014 - 1:14pm

We are now offering training in negotiation skills from 28 to 29 July 2014.


New checklist to assist agencies considering transferring an access application

June 24, 2014 - 12:27pm

OIC has developed a checklist to assist agencies who are considering transferring an access application, either in part or in full, to another agency.


New annotated legislation features

June 11, 2014 - 2:59pm

Our annotated legislation is a valuable resource for anyone seeking information on the interpretation within the RTI and IP Acts.


First council compliance review – What can we learn?

June 1, 2014 - 12:20pm

The first compliance review of a local government, Rockhampton Regional Council (RRC), was reported to Parliament on 6 May 2014. The review against the RTI and IP Act obligations identified one issue that is likely to be relevant for all other local governments – the importance of all business units communicating well with individuals seeking information – to be promoted by the adoption of an agency-wide communication strategy and through training for all staff.