Media release: Queensland Health Compliance Review Report—11 October 2011

Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner tabled a compliance review report of Queensland Health in Parliament today. The review outlines Queensland Health Corporate Office, Metro North and Metro South Health Service Districts’ compliance with the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

All twenty recommendations were accepted by Queensland Health.

Information Commissioner, Julie Kinross, said, “Overall, in terms of implementing the reforms, Queensland Health is progressing well.”

Key findings include:

  • Queensland Health publishes a wealth of significant information as a matter of course, including performance information.
  • Push model strategies are in place, e.g. the publication scheme and disclosure log.
  • The Information Asset Register provides an opportunity for Queensland Health to identify and publish further information holdings.
  • The national health reforms will present a challenge for Queensland Health in ensuring that the new service delivery model provides for statewide consistency.

“Transparency in the public sector can be a key driver of performance. Through this review, Queensland Health has demonstrated a commitment to proactively releasing information and improving performance”, Ms Kinross said.

View the report (PDF, 1019.95 KB)

An audio grab (MP3, 1039.75 KB) containing comments from the Information Commissioner

Media contact: Mr Steve Haigh, Manager, Training and Stakeholder Relaitons
Phone: 07 3405 1111