Reat and The University of Queensland

Application number:
2000 S0001
Decision date:
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2000

Reat and The University of Queensland
(2000 S0001, 28 June 2000) 

In this review, the Deputy Information Commissioner determined that the respondent's management deliberations in general (and in the particular circumstances of this case) were "deliberative processes involved in the functions of government" within the meaning of s.41(1)(a) of the FOI Act. 

The Deputy Information Commissioner further determined that disclosure of e-mails comprising deliberations concerning certain issues arising in a dispute between the respondent and the applicant in his capacity as a member of staff, would be contrary to the public interest.  The matter in issue was therefore found to be exempt matter under s.41(1) of the FOI Act.