The Right to Information 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 and local councils, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.
New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely;
· Right to Information Act 2009
· Right to Information Regulation 2009
· Information Privacy Act 2009
· Information Privacy Regulation 2009
The Right to Information aims to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy. Further information about whole of Government policy and the new legislation, including application forms, is available from www.rti.qld.gov.au.