H12 and Metro North Hospital and Health Service [2020] QICmr 36 (26 June 2020)

Application number:
314575
Applicant:
H12
Respondent:
Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Decision date:
Friday, Jun 26, 2020
Catchwords:

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - REFUSAL OF ACCESS - CONTRARY TO PUBLIC INTEREST - information identifying medical and administrative staff - transparency and accountability in public health system - allegations of misconduct - prejudice to other individuals’ right to privacy - public interest harm through disclosure of personal information - whether disclosure would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest - whether access to information may be refused under section 47(3)(b) of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - REFUSAL OF ACCESS - NONEXISTENT OR UNLOCATABLE DOCUMENTS - public hospital records relating to care and treatment of applicant’s deceased adult son - whether agency has taken all reasonable steps to locate documents - whether further documents exist - whether access to documents may be refused under sections 47(3)(e) of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)

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