Our finances

The Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) states the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) is a statutory body for the purposes of the Financial Accountability Act 2009 (Qld) (FAA Act) and the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982 (Qld).

Under the RTI Act, the Attorney-General approves the budget.

Under the FAA Act, OIC must prepare a report detailing the financial statements of OIC for the preceding financial year.

Information about the actual income and expenditure of OIC is published in our annual reports.

Financial information related to the projected income and expenditure of OIC can be found in the service delivery statements of the Department of Justice and the Attorney-General.

The Financial and Performance Management Standard 2009, issued under the FAA Act, provides a framework for OIC to develop and implement systems, practices and controls for the efficient, effective and economic financial and performance management of the office.

In Queensland, the Queensland Procurement Policy contains the broader rules under which procurement is conducted by all government agencies. Each agency then has its own more detailed purchasing procedures, which sets out how their officers will buy goods and services. For the purposes of administering good practice financial management within OIC the Information Commissioner maintains an Office of the Information Commissioner Financial Management Practice Manual (PDF, 184.32 KB), which details all financial and administrative services on behalf of OIC.

Information about upcoming, current or closed tendering opportunities with the Queensland Government is available from the QTenders website.

OIC publish details of all awarded contracts and standing offer arrangements of $10,000 and over on the Queensland Contracts Directory.

For further information about the Queensland Government tendering, procurement and contractual policy visit the Queensland Government website or contact us.