Right to InformationNew Privacy Laws were enacted in Queensland on 1 July 2009. The Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009 have replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1992.
Right to Information Act 2009(RTI)
The RTI Act creates a right for access to documents held by Government Departments, Ministers and Agencies unless the release of information could, on balance be contrary to the public interest.
It aims to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for the privacy of the individual.
Information Privacy Act 2009(IP)
The IP Act creates a right for individuals to apply for their own personal information. In addition to allowing access to and amendment of personal information, the IP Act also provides safeguards for the handling of personal information in the public sector environment.
Ports North supports the Queensland Government's approach to giving individuals greater access to information through the Right to Information Act 2009 and The Information Privacy Act 2009.
- Right to Information & Information Privacy Procedures
For more information relating to applications under the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009 please contact the Right to Information Officer by telephone on (07) 4052 3888 or email email@example.com.