The Basics: Third party consultation

This video provides a basic introduction to the formal consultation process when an agency is considering the release of a document which contains information that may be of concern to a third party the agency must obtain the views of the third party before making a decision.

The video will cover:

  • when third parties need to be consulted and when they don't.
  • the purpose of consultation and of notifying the parties.
  • what to do if third parties object to release of documents.

It is designed for agency officers who make decisions under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).


00:00 Introduction
02:10 Consultation is not automatic
03:57 Consider the threshold
07:57 Views not permission
10:40 Notify all parties
14:45 Defer access to the document
16:14 More resources
20:10 End

Transcript (PDF, 140.13 KB)

Want more on consulting third parties? Check out our Consulting with a relevant third party webinar video

Guideline: Consulting with a relevant third party