W and Department of Police
W and Queensland Police Service
(1994 S0002, 20 March 1998)
Applying the principles stated in B and Brisbane North Regional Health Authority(1994) 1 QAR 279, McCann and Queensland Police Service(1997) 4 QAR 30 and Godwin and Queensland Police Service(1997) 4 QAR 70, the Information Commissioner found that matter which would disclose information supplied to QPS officers for the purposes of an investigation into alleged perjury by a member of the public, and information which would enable the sources to be identified, was exempt matter under s.46(1)(b) of the FOI Act.
Applying the principles stated in McEniery and Medical Board of Queensland (1994) 1 QAR 349, the Information Commissioner found that most of that information would also be exempt under s.42(1)(b). In addition, the Information Commissioner found that the names of two individuals appearing in police documents in connection with alleged wrongdoing, and personal information about one of the individuals, was exempt under s.44(1). The Information Commissioner also found that a statement given to the QPS by a person who had been an Informant in respect of the issue of a warrant under the Mental Health Act 1974, in response to an allegation of perjury by the subject of the warrant, was exempt matter under s.44(1).