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Right to Information

The Queensland Government is committed to giving the community greater access to information. The Right to Information reforms strengthen the community’s right to access government-held information, unless, on balance, releasing the information would be contrary to the public interest.

The Right to Information reforms are the result of an independent and comprehensive review of Queensland’s freedom of information legislation. The review panel, chaired by Dr David Solomon AM, delivered The Right to Information (the Solomon Report) in June 2008.

The Solomon Report (PDF, 2.8 MB) recommended the Government overhaul its approach to information. It proposed moving to a “push” model, with greater proactive and routine release of information, new right to information and privacy legislation and maximum disclosure of non-personal information.

In its response (PDF, 836 KB) to the Solomon Report, the Government supported in full, in part, in principle all but two of the Report’s 141 recommendations and committed to sweeping reforms to make Queensland the most open and accountable government in Australia.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2009.

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Last reviewed
28 November 2013
Last updated
22 January 2014

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