Swiatek and The University of Southern Queensland [2017] QICmr 57 (8 December 2017)

Application number:
313127
Applicant:
Swiatek
Respondent:
The University of Southern Queensland
Decision date:
Friday, Dec 08, 2017
Catchwords:

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION -REFUSAL OF ACCESS - CONTRARY TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION - application for access to student assignment marks - names and student numbers removed - whether the identities of other students are reasonably ascertainable - definition of ‘personal information’ in section 12 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION -REFUSAL OF ACCESS - CONTRARY TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION - marks awarded to a student cohort in two assignments - enhance accountability of the University - advance administration of justice for the applicant - effect of disclosure on the University’s reputation and financial affairs - potential prejudice to the University’s deliberative processes and/or testing procedures - whether disclosure would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest - whether access to the information may be refused under section 47(3)(b) of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)

Appeals information:

This decision is the subject of an appeal to QCAT