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Right to Information Act

This website provides information about Right to Information in Queensland.

The Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act):

  • gives you a right to apply for access to documents held by government agencies and Ministers
  • you must submit a separate application to each agency or Minister you seek information from. There is an application fee for every RTI Act application
  • requires each government agency to publish a publication scheme on its website which may include an online disclosure log of documents that have been released in response to Right to Information applications
  • establishes the Information Commissioner and Right to Information Commissioner to oversee Right to Information in Queensland

The RTI Act applies to:

  • Queensland Government departments
  • Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries
  • local governments
  • public authorities
  • certain government-owned corporations

From 1 July 2009, the Right to Information Act 2009 replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and is part of a broader “push” model of greater proactive and routine release of information.


Last reviewed
19 November 2013
Last updated
19 November 2013

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