2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Right to Information Act (RTI Act) and Information Privacy Act (IP Act) in Queensland.
In June 2008, an independent review panel chaired by Dr David Solomon AM produced the Solomon report. This report recommended that the Queensland Government overhaul its approach to information, and lead to the RTI Act and IP Act replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 on 1 July 2009. This change started a fundamental shift in how government provides access to information. Queensland moved to a push model where information is released proactively, unless there is a good reason not to, while protecting and respecting personal information.
The 10th anniversary of the RTI Act and IP Act is a significant milestone for information access and privacy legislation in Queensland. It presents an opportunity to reflect on Queensland’s journey towards a more open, transparent and accountable government that ensures appropriate safeguards for personal information.
View an interactive timeline of historical events which have influenced Queensland’s information access and privacy landscape.
|What's on in May|
Privacy Awareness Week’s theme is ‘Build privacy into your everyday’ and forms part of the overarching theme focused on biometrics, data, de-identification and re-identification.
|What's on in June|
Tell us your story is an opportunity to hear about the benefits and positive outcomes achieved through information access legislation.
|What's on in July|
Did you know offers agencies a range of resources to promote their information access and privacy achievements and services.
|What's on in August|
This event will focus on transparency, openness and accountability in the context of increasing adoption of technologies such as artificial intelligence in government functions and decision-making.
|What's on in September|
Right to Information Day will focus on delivering greater and easier access to government-held information and services through proactive and administrative release of information.