Review of the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009
The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) are an important part of Queensland Government’s integrity framework. The Acts aim to make more Queensland Government information available and ensure protection of an individual’s privacy in the public sector environment.
The Acts require the Minister to undertake a review. In August 2013, two discussion papers were released as part of this review process.
The purpose of this consultation paper is to seek further feedback on key issues raised by the RTI and IP Acts including whether the Acts are meeting their primary objectives and whether the provisions of the Acts are appropriate.
While previous responses to the 2013 discussion papers will continue to be taken into consideration during this review, the consultation paper does raise some new issues not raised in the 2013 discussion papers. The consultation paper also contemplates the possibility that the views of those who have previously made submissions may have changed and provides the opportunity to raise further issues that may have arisen since 2013.
All interested persons are encouraged to make a submission to inform the Government’s consideration of these important issues.
Written submissions can be made by email or post. All submissions should refer to the relevant question number and provide reasons and supporting information.
Post: RTI and Privacy Review
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
GPO Box 149
Brisbane QLD 4001
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 3 February 2017.