Adani Mining Pty Ltd and Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy; Land Services of Coast and Country Inc. (Third Party) [2018] QICmr 20 (3 May 2018)

Application number:
313322
Applicant:
Adani Mining Pty Ltd ACN 145 455 205
Respondent:
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Other parties:
Land Services of Coast and Country Inc.
Decision date:
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Catchwords:

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - EXEMPT INFORMATION - BREACH OF CONFIDENCE - information about water licences and permits in relation to a significant mining and infrastructure project - whether disclosure would found an action for breach of confidence - whether information is exempt under schedule 3, section 8 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) - whether access to information may be refused under section 47(3)(a) of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - CONTRARY TO PUBLIC INTEREST - information about water licences and permits in relation to a significant mining and infrastructure project - accountability, transparency and informed public participation - prejudice to business and commercial affairs of entities - deliberative process information - prejudice to the future supply of information - whether disclosure would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest under sections 47(3)(b) and 49 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)