Follow-up audit report - Bundaberg Regional Council
This report presents the results of our follow-up audit of Bundaberg Regional Council’s progress in implementing 12 recommendations for improving compliance with the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) tabled in Parliament on 11 May 2021.
The council has undertaken a substantial body of work in a relatively short time frame to improve its right to information and privacy practices. It has fully or technically implemented ten recommendations and is in progress to implementing two recommendations.
Bundaberg Regional Council has:
- developed an information governance framework and assigned responsibility for driving right to information and privacy outcomes
- introduced a network of information management champions and regular refresher training in right to information and privacy to raise staff awareness and improve practices
- tailored collection notices so that individuals can understand why Council is collecting the personal information, how it will use it and whether it will share it with another entity
- improved how it operates and manages its surveillance cameras, particularly in its partnership with the Queensland Police Service
- promoted the existing administrative access arrangements, and established a system for maintaining the accuracy and currency of the publication scheme.
The council is progressing the implementation of:
- improved performance measures to monitor progress in achieving the broader objectives of the Acts
- an information asset register to support better right to information practices.