Legislation

The Right to Information Act 2009 

From 1 July 2009, the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and is part of a broader 'push' model of greater proactive and routine release of information. This Act:

  • gives you a right to apply for access to documents held by government agencies and Ministers
  • requires each government agency to publish a publication scheme on its website which may include an online disclosure log of documents that have been released in response to Right to Information applications
  • establishes the Information Commissioner and the Right to Information Commissioner to oversee Right to Information in Queensland

Information Privacy Act 2009

The primary objective of this Act is to provide for the fair collection and handling in the public sector environment of personal information and a right of access to, and amendment of, personal information in the government’s possession or under the government’s control unless, on balance, it is contrary to the public interest to give the access or allow the information to be amended.