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Right to Information

What is Right to Information?

Right to Information (RTI) 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.

The Right to Information Act 2009 came into effect on 1 July 2009, replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992. New legislation, the Information Privacy Act 2009, has also been created to provide protection for individuals’ privacy.

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.

For more information about Right to Information, refer to the Right to Information website.

How to access Treasury information

Publication scheme – published information

Our publication scheme describes and categorises information which is routinely published by the department. In most cases, this information is available online and can be accessed directly from the publication scheme.

Disclosure log – Right to Information requests

Our disclosure log provides details of non-personal information released under the Right to Information Act 2009 that is considered to be of significant interest to the wider public.

Administrative access 

Administrative access is where we decide to provide access to certain types of information without the need for a formal application under legislative schemes such as the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009.

Applying for information

While we proactively release much information to the community about our activities, the Right to Information Act 2009 provides a formal means of requesting access to information held by us that is not normally publicly available.

The Information Privacy Act 2009 provides you with the means to access your personal information and to ensure that this information is accurate, complete, up-to-date and not misleading.

Enquiries and feedback

If you have any enquiries or feedback regarding Right to Information, please contact:

Legal and Administrative Review Office
Telephone: +61 7 3035 1863
Email: rti@treasury.qld.gov.au 

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Last reviewed 22 February 2013