E82 and Queensland Police Service [2021] QICmr 31 (22 June 2021)

Application number:
315791
Applicant:
E82
Respondent:
Queensland Police Service
Decision date:
Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021
Catchwords:

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - IRRELEVANT INFORMATION - request for information concerning an incident involving the applicant - whether information may be excluded on the basis it is irrelevant to the scope of the application - section 88 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - REFUSAL OF ACCESS - CONTRARY TO PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION - personal information of other individuals - accountability, transparency and administration of justice - personal information, privacy and prejudice to flow of information and agency’s ability to obtain confidential information - whether disclosure would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest - whether access may be refused under section 67(1) of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) section 47(3)(b) of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - REFUSAL OF ACCESS - UNLOCATABLE OR NONEXISTENT DOCUMENTS - applicant contends that CCTV footage and audio recordings should exist - whether agency has taken all reasonable steps to locate the relevant documents - whether access may be refused on the basis the documents do not exist or are unlocatable - section 67(1) of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) and sections 47(3)(e) and 52 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)

Appeals information:

This decision is the subject of an appeal to QCAT.