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Right to Information

What is right to information?

The Queensland Government is committed to providing access to information held by the Government unless, on balance, it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information. Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) is therefore committed to providing the Queensland public with easier access to our information. The Right to Information Act 2009 came into effect on 1 July 2009, replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992. The Information Privacy Act 2009 was created in order to protect the privacy of individuals. The Right to Information Act 2009:

  • gives you the right to apply for access to documents held by Government agencies and Ministers, and
  • establishes the Information Commissioner and Right to Information Commissioner to oversee the Right to Information in Queensland

For more information about Right to Information, refer to the Office of the Information Commissioner Right to Information.

How to access Trade and Investment Queensland information

Publication scheme – published information. Trade and Investment Queensland’s (TIQ) publication scheme describes and categorises information which is routinely published by the agency. In most cases, this information is available online and can be accessed directly from the publication scheme page.

Disclosure log – right to information requests

TIQ’s 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 and Privacy Act 2009.

Applying for information

While we proactively release information to the community about our activities, the Right to Information Act 2009 provides a formal means of requesting access to information held by TIQ that is not normally publicly available. The Information Privacy Act 2009 provides members of the public with the means to access personal information and to ensure that this information is accurate, complete, up-to-date and is not misleading.

How to access information

The process for requesting access to Treasury documents under the Right to Information Acts 2009 or the Information Privacy Act 2009

How to amend personal information

The process for requesting an amendment to your personal information is under the Information Privacy Act 2009

Fees and charges

Application fees, processing charges and payment options for applications to access information

What to do if you are not satisfied

How to request a review of a Right to Information or an Information Privacy decision

Enquiries and feedback

If you have any queries or feedback regarding Right to Information, please contact: Strategy and Reporting Unit Telephone: +61 7 3514 3074 Email: rti@tiq.qld.gov.au

Related information

Right to Information Right to Information Act 2009 – Queensland Legislation Information Privacy Act 2009 – Queensland Legislation