Wilson and Education Queensland

Application number:
2003 F0630
Decision date:
Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004

Wilson and Education Queensland
(2003 F0630, 7 January 2004) 

Personal affairs 

The applicant sought access to certain educational records relating to her adult daughter.  The applicant's daughter objected to the disclosure to the applicant of those records. 

Applying the principles in Stewart and Department of Transport (1993) 1 QAR 227, Assistant Commissioner Moss found that the matter in issue was properly to be characterised as information which concerned the daughter's personal affairs, and therefore was prima facie exempt from disclosure under s.44(1) of the FOI Act, subject to the application of the public interest balancing test incorporated within s.44(1).  AC Moss then evaluated the public interest considerations weighing for and against disclosure of the matter in issue, and decided that disclosure of the matter in issue would not, on balance, be in the public interest.