Self-assessed electronic audit

As part of their audit activities, OIC’s Audit and Evaluation team (A&E) assesses agency publication schemes against set criteria. A&E look at publication schemes from a different perspective than that of the community. Where a member of the public reviews a publication scheme to learn about the agency, A&E reviews a publication scheme to ensure it is effective and compliant.  OIC has made A&E’s tools, available to agencies who may want to assess their own publication scheme and find ways to improve it. Some agencies have already incorporated such checks into their internal audit program.

The self-assessed electronic audit is a self report by all public sector agencies, including departments, local governments, universities, Government Owned Corporations and statutory authorities, which assesses agency implementation of all of the obligations contained in the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld), and related instruments.

The presentation will step participants through the process.


OIC’s Compliance and audit reports can give useful insight into how A&E applies these tools and the key things considered in an agency audit. In addition to tools and reports, OIC has guidelines available to assist agencies in developing, refining, and maintaining their publication schemes and the push model generally: