Statutory interpretation

Queensland legislation

Acts Interpretation Act 1954
Legislative Standards Act 1992
Reprints Act 1992
Statutory Instruments Act 1992

Proclamations

Proclamation for Right to Information Act 2009
Proclamation remaining provisions Right to Information Act 2009
Proclamation for Information Privacy Act 2009
Proclamation for Part 5 of the Information Privacy Act 2009

Extrinsic materials

General
Section 14B Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld) sets out what constitutes extrinsic material
Bills and Explanatory notes - select the year that the bill was introduced
Hansard published by Queensland Parliament - includes second reading speeches

Right to Information reformsThe Report by the FOI Independent Review Panel - Solomon Report
A response to the review of Queensland's Freedom of Information Act - the Queensland Government's response

Extrinsic materials for Right to Information Act 2009

Explanatory notes for Right to Information Bill 2009
Second reading speech (page 308, Hansard, 19 May 2009)
House amendments
Explanatory notes to House amendments (page 626, Hansard, 2 June 2009)

Extrinsic materials for Information Privacy Act 2009

Explanatory notes for Information Privacy Act 2009
Second reading speech (page 310, Hansard, 19 May 2009)
House amendments
Explanatory notes to House amendments (page 634, Hansard, 2 June 2009)

Extrinsic materials for Freedom of Information Act 1992

Second reading speech Part 1 (page 3847-3850, Hansard, December 1991) (PDF, 273KB)
Second reading speech Part 2 (page 6146-6207, Hansard, August 1992)   (PDF, 300KB)
Report on FOI, December 1990 by Electoral and Administrative Review Commission Qld (PDF, 10.7MB)

Key cases

Purposive approach
Project Blue Sky Inc v Australian Broadcasting Authority [1998] HCA 28; (1998)194 CLR 355
CIC Insurance v Bankstown Football Club Ltd [1997] HCA 2; (1997) 187 CLR 384
Palgo Holdings Pty Ltd v Gowans [2005] HCA 28; 221 CLR 249

What use can be made of extrinsic materialNetstar Pty Ltd v Caloundra City Council [2003] QSC 298; [2004] 3 QPELR 410
Hurren and Anor v Keencrest Pty Ltd and Anor [2008] QSC 194

Examples of construction by Queensland Courts
MNM Developments Pty Ltd v Gerrard [2005] QCA 230
Menniti and Ors v Winn and Anor [2008] QCA 66