TerraCom Limited and Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy; Lock the Gate Alliance Limited [2018] QICmr [31] (2 July 2018)

Application number:
313446
Applicant:
TerraCom Limited
Respondent:
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Other parties:
Lock the Gate Alliance Limited
Decision date:
Monday, Jul 02, 2018
Catchwords:

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - REFUSAL OF ACCESS - EXEMPT INFORMATION - DISCLOSURE PROHIBITED BY AN ACT - documents considered in making a decision to grant indicative approval for the transfer of a mining lease - whether disclosure prohibited by an Act - sections 47(3)(a) and 48 and schedule 3, section 12 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - REFUSAL OF ACCESS - EXEMPT INFORMATION - BREACH OF CONFIDENCE - documents considered in making a decision to grant indicative approval for the transfer of a mining lease - whether disclosure would found an action for breach of confidence - sections 47(3)(a) and 48 and schedule 3, section 8(1) of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - RIGHT TO INFORMATION - REFUSAL OF ACCESS - CONTRARY TO PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION - documents considered in making a decision to grant indicative approval for the transfer of a mining lease - accountability, transparency and informed public debate on important issues - impact of disclosure on business affairs, deliberative process and future supply of information - whether disclosure would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest - sections 47(3)(b) and 49 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)

Appeals information:

This decision is the subject of an appeal to QCAT