Marchetto and Department of Transport

Application number:
1996 S0122
Decision date:
Wednesday, Nov 06, 1996

Marchetto and Department of Transport
(1996 S0122, 6 November 1996) 

Applying the principles set out in B and Brisbane North Regional Health Authority(1994) 1 QAR 279, the Information Commissioner found that the matter in issue (complaints made against the applicant, while he was a tenant of departmental premises) was exempt matter under s.46(1)(a), as its disclosure would found an action for breach of confidence. 

The Information Commissioner also expressed the view that most of the matter in issue may also be exempt under s.44(1), but it was not necessary to decide the case on that basis.