Information is not exempt information under schedule 3, section 10(1), if it consists of:
In Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd and Department of Justice and Attorney-General,1 the RTI Commissioner found a voluntary process between Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, the amusement device operators and other stakeholders in the industry was a lawful ‘method or procedure’ for the purposes of schedule 3, section 10(1)(g) of the RTI Act. In reaching this conclusion, the RTI Commissioner considered the Department’s submissions which explained how the process operated and provided examples of the process’ use.2
In Nine Network Australia the RTI Commissioner was satisfied a voluntary process aimed at improving the safety of amusement devices and achieving industry best practice above the minimum standards in workplace health and safety was a method or procedure for protecting public safety.3
In applying this provision, ‘prejudice’ is given its ordinary and natural meaning; that is ‘to detrimentally impact’.4
See could reasonably be expected to Annotation.
The existence of a mandatory legislative scheme is relevant in determining whether disclosing information could reasonably be expected to prejudice the maintenance or enforcement of a method or procedure.5
Last updated: May 8, 2013