Smith and Department of Police

Application number:
1993 S0078
Decision date:
Thursday, May 21, 1998

Smith and Criminal Justice Commission
(1993 S0073, 21 May 1998)


Smith and Queensland Police Service
(1993 S0078, 21 May 1998)


In these related cases, the applicant sought access to police files concerning him, and documents created in the course of investigations by the QPS and the CJC of complaints by the applicant against police officers.

I applied principles established in Godwin and Queensland Police Service(1997) 4 QAR 70 and McCann and Queensland Police Service(1997) 4 QAR 30, in finding that information concerning third parties was exempt, but statements by police officers which concerned their dealings with the applicant were not exempt from disclosure to the applicant.