Media release: Audit of information management maturity

Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner’s audit report on departmental information management was tabled in Parliament today (14 February 2019).

This report presents Queensland Government departments’ reported targets for information management, and their self‑assessed information management maturity.

The Information Commissioner Rachael Rangihaeata said, “This audit demonstrates the importance of more active engagement in information management. As departments increase information management maturity, they will increase their capability, including their ability to be open and accountable, unlock the value of data, and improve service delivery for the community.”

Departments would like to achieve a ‘managed’ level of information management maturity. The average self‑assessed maturity across departments is at the ‘ad hoc’ level.

Higher levels of information management maturity require active engagement across a department. Champions at a senior level must lead this change. The Office of the Information Commissioner will continue to engage with departments to improve information management maturity to meet right to information and information privacy obligations and adopt good practices.

“Good information management helps government to function better. It helps government deliver better quality information services more efficiently. It enables government to engage actively with the community about its information needs, encourages the flow of information to the community, and protects and safeguards personal information.”, Ms Rangihaeata said.

Read the full report here

Media contact: Steve Haigh, Manager Training and Stakeholder Relations
Phone: (07) 3234 7373