Taylor and Brisbane City Council

Application number:
1999 L0001
Decision date:
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2001

Taylor and Brisbane City Council
(1999 L0001, 20 November 2001) 

This review raised many issues similar to those dealt with in the Information Commissioner's decision in Gill and Brisbane City Council (2001) 6 QAR 45.  The applicant sought access to a report by the Corporate Investigation Unit of the Council arising from its investigation of a complaint about non-payment of monumental permit fees at a Council administered cemetery. 

The Deputy Information Commissioner found that two statements by Council employees, and a summary of one of those statements, were exempt under s.46(1)(a) of the FOI Act (because they comprised factual matter, and were the subject of express, written promises of confidential treatment), but rejected other exemption claims made by the Council under s.40(a), s.40(b), s.40(c), s.42(1)(b), s.42(1)(e), s.42(1)(h), s.43(1), s.45(1)(b), s.45(1)(c), s.46(1)(a) and s.46(1)(b) of the FOI Act.