Publication scheme

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

We have developed to give the community greater access to information. Information is grouped and accessible through seven classes:

About us

We are responsible for administering justice in Queensland. The justice portfolio consists of business units, and numerous government and statutory bodies and officers in the areas of Justice Services.

Our services

We provide numerous services to the Queensland community.

Our finances

We publish a range of financial information including annual report – financial statements, 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 governance committees, drive improvements through their key responsibilities as committee members, as well as ensure transparency and accountability of the department.

Our decisions

We operate within a corporate governance framework. This emphasises ethics, openness and public accountability. It is the basis for our overall purpose and sets our objectives. It also guides us in managing our information and resources.

Our policies

We have a large number of policies, procedures, guidelines and rules that govern the way we work.

Our lists

We keep a number of public registers. Some we have to keep by law while others relate to how we work or the laws that we administer. Although privacy and confidentiality issues prevent us from disclosing some information, you can access other information at no cost or for a fee.


You have the right to complain if information in our publication scheme is not available. If you wish to complain about the availability of information under our publication scheme you can lodge a complaint via the department's online complaints portal or email it to us. We will manage complaints in accordance with the department's Client complaint management policy.

Any personal information you provide when making a complaint, including email addresses, will be collected for addressing your complaint about the publication scheme. This is in accordance with the Ministerial Guidelines under the Right to Information Act 2009. We may refer your complaint appropriate business units or regions for them to respond to you.

Please also note you can make an anonymous complaint under our Client complaint management policy.

Email messages may be monitored by the department’s information technology staff for system trouble-shooting, maintenance and appropriate usage.