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Your right to information

The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel is making it easier for you to access information about the office. This includes information about our policies, codes of conduct, financial records, correspondence, registers, and documents relating to some government decisions.

What is Right to Information?

Learn about the Right to Information approach and what it means for access to information

Accessing information

The options available to access information released by the office, both routinely and through the RTI process.

Disclosure Log

Access to documents and information released through the RTI process.

Publication Scheme

Access information routinely published by the department including; information about the office, our services, finances, priorities, decisions, policies, lists and registers.

Please note that documents subject to legal professional privilege are not published.

How to make an RTI application

The RTI application process and other options for accessing information.

Please note that legal professional privilege applies to legislative drafting and that, under the Right to Information Act, access to a document may be refused because it is subject to legal professional privilege.





What is Right to Information?

The Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.
The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.
New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely:

The Right to Information reforms aim to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.

More about right to information for the whole of Queensland Government


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Accessing Information

We're making it easier to access information about the office, our services, finances, policies, as well as information released through Right to Information (RTI) requests.

There are several options available to access this information. You can:

If you need to make an RTI request, you can access the information through one of the following options:



Amending personal details in documents

Under the IP Act, you may apply to amend documents containing personal information where you believe that the relevant information is inaccurate, misleading, out of date or incomplete.

Download the Information Privacy Personal Amendment Application form (PDF, 91KB) and submit it via email to rti@oqpc.qld.gov.au or by fax to (07) 3235 4513.

 

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Disclosure log

Information requested and released through the Right to Information (RTI) process, is made available to the public through our disclosure log.

In our disclosure log you will find details of non-personal information released under the Right to Information Act 2009 that has a wider public interest. The log lists documents in date order with a brief description of each document and a link to download it if possible.

Note: The Right to Information Act 2009 came into effect from 1 July 2009 and at this time our disclosure log does not contain any requested information.

Our disclosure log will be updated as information is released under the RTI process.


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Publication scheme

The office's publication scheme details information we routinely make available to the public.

Our publication scheme describes and categorises the information routinely available from the office. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information.

Accessing this information
Where possible these documents are available for you to download. Some PDF versions of scanned documents may not be readable by accessibility devices, such as screen readers. If you're having difficulty accessing any of these documents, contact us on (07) 3003 9600 or email rti@oqpc.qld.gov.au and we'll provide the information in a suitable format.

Our publication scheme
Information in our publication scheme is grouped and accessible through four classes:

About us
Who we are and what we do

Our finances
What we spend and how we spend it

Our priorities
What our priorities are and how we are doing

Our policies
Our policies and procedures



Publication scheme of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet

You can also access the publication scheme for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

 

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How to make an RTI application

Before making an RTI application you can check to see if the information is already available. You can:

If you need to make an RTI request, you can access the information through one of the following options:



Amending personal details in documents

Under the IP Act, you may apply to amend documents containing personal information where you believe that the relevant information is inaccurate, misleading, out of date or incomplete.

Download the Information Privacy Personal Amendment Application form (PDF, 91KB) and submit it via email to rti@oqpc.qld.gov.au or by fax to (07) 3235 4513.

 

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This page last updated: 25 November, 2015