Overview of Section 50(c) FOI Act

Section summary

Matter is exempt if its public disclosure would infringe the privileges of Parliament.


The concept of parliamentary privilege is dealt with in the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 (Qld) (POQ Act) and is based on the notion that ‘a member of parliament should be able to speak in Parliament with impunity and without fear of the consequences’.1

1Sankey v Whitlam (1978) 142 CLR 1 at paragraph 35. [up]

Last updated: March 5, 2012