About Right to Information and Privacy
  • Last updated:
  • 25 May 2016

Right to Information was introduced by the Queensland Government to give the community greater access to information.

The following legislation replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1992, and came into effect on 1 July 2009.

When an application is received, access is sometimes given. Sometimes it is not given. This may be because it has been decided that to release that information would be contrary to public interest.


Right to Information aims to:

  • make more information available
  • provide equal access to information across the community
  • protect an individuals’ personal information.

The right to information legislation gives you the right to access and amend information held by council unless there is a good reason for it not to be provided. You have a right to access your personal information held by council under the Information Privacy Act 2009.  You have a right to access personal and non-personal information held by government under the Right to Information Act 2009.

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