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Celebrating 10 years of RTI and privacy

July 22, 2019 - 10:59am

On 1 July 2019, Queensland marked 10 years since the introduction of the Right to Information (RTI) and Information Privacy (IP) Acts.

This legislation was designed to provide Queenslanders with easy to access, timely and reliable information, while also ensuring safeguards for your personal information.

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Breach of Confidence guideline updated

July 22, 2019 - 10:44am

The Breach of Confidence guideline has been updated in light of the Ramsay Health Care Ltd v Information Commissioner & Anor [2019] QCATA66 (APL094-17) decision and is available here on the OIC website. The Annotated Legislation for schedule 3, section 8 of the Right to Information Act 2009 is currently under review and its content is temporarily unavailable.

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External Review video

July 22, 2019 - 10:37am

The Office of the Information Commissioner’s External Review group is responsible for assessing, resolving, and making decisions on external review applications. This can be a complex process and can involve different teams within the external review group.

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Access to information helps land rights campaigners in Thailand

July 1, 2019 - 9:50am

Right to information (RTI) laws around the world are helping citizens gain access to information that can inform and assist them in better understanding issues that affect them.

In Thailand, the right to access information about land owned by the government was integral for a group of land rights campaigners.

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Public release of government-held information

July 1, 2019 - 9:37am

There has been a fundamental change in the way information is released into the public domain, since the Right to Information Act came into play 10 years ago.

Queensland agencies such as the Mental Health Review Tribunal, Office of the Health Ombudsman and Energy and Water Ombudsman have been making progress in proactive release and administrative access.

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