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Publication scheme

Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

It has been developed to give the community greater access to information as part of the response to the review of freedom of information laws.

Information is grouped and accessible through seven classes:

Our services

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General provides numerous services.

Our finances

The department publishes a range of financial information including annual reports, service delivery statements, budget highlight documents and grants. This information relates to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

Our priorities

Our strategy and performance information, plans assessments, inspections and reviews.

Our decisions

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General operates within a corporate governance framework. This framework emphasises ethics, openness and public accountability. It is the basis for the department’s overall purpose and sets our objectives. It also guides us in managing our information and resources.

Our policies

The department has a large number of rules, policies and guidelines that govern the way we work.

Our lists

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General holds a number of public registers. Some we are required to hold by law and others relate to the function of the agency or the laws that we administer. Although privacy and confidentiality issues prevent disclosure of some information, other information may be accessed by the public at no cost or for a fee.


You have the right to complain if information identified in our publication scheme is not available. Complaints about the availability of information under our publication scheme may be lodged via the department's online complaints portal or forwarded to Complaints will be managed in accordance with the department's complaints management policy.

Any personal information you provide when making a complaint, including email addresses, will be collected for the purposes of addressing your complaint about the publication scheme in accordance with the Ministerial Guidelines under the Right to Information Act 2009. Please note you may make an anonymous complaint under the Department's Client Complaint Management Policy.

Your personal information will be used for the purpose of investigating and addressing your complaint, and may be referred to relevant departmental business units or regions for action and response. Email messages may be monitored by the department is information technology staff for system trouble-shooting, maintenance and appropriate usage.

Publication scheme charges

Charges may apply for documents accessed under the publication scheme.


Right to Information and Privacy Unit

Level 17
State Law Building
50 Ann Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Postal address
GPO Box 149
Brisbane QLD 4001

+61 7 3239 3439

+61 7 3006 5929


Last reviewed
22 January 2015
Last updated
22 January 2015

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