CDY and Department of Police

Application number:
2002 S0177
Decision date:
Monday, Mar 31, 2003

CDY and Queensland Police Service
(2002 S0177, 31 March 2003) 

The applicant applied to the respondent for access to 'a risk assessment of me'.  A document responsive to this description was identified by the respondent, but access was refused under s.42(1)(e), s.42(1)(f) and s.42(1)(h) of the FOI Act. 

The Deputy Information Commissioner decided that the creation of risk assessments by the respondent answered the description in s.42(1)(h) of a 'system or procedure for the protection of persons [or] property …'.  He decided that disclosure of the matter in issue could reasonably be expected to prejudice that system or procedure, and therefore found that the matter in issue was exempt matter under s.42(1)(h) of the FOI Act.  The applicant sought to rely on the exception contained in s.42(2), but the Deputy Information Commissioner decided that nothing in the matter in issue revealed that the scope of a law enforcement investigation had exceeded the limits imposed by law.