Neill and Queensland University of Technology

Application number:
2002 S0083
Decision date:
Monday, Sep 23, 2002

Neill and Queensland University of Technology
(2002 S0083, 23 September 2002) 

The Deputy Information Commissioner decided that documents which recorded communications between the respondent and its solicitors concerning the way in which the respondent should respond to complaints and a grievance lodged by the applicant, qualified for exemption under s.43(1) of the FOI Act.  He decided that disclosure by the respondent of other non-privileged information did not constitute waiver of privilege in the matter in issue.  He also decided that the applicant had not demonstrated a prima facie case that the relevant communications were made in furtherance of an illegal or improper purpose.