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Right to Information Bill and Information Privacy Bill release of exposure drafts
On 10 June 2008, the Independent Review Panel (the Panel), chaired by Dr David Solomon released The Right to Information: Reviewing Queensland’s Freedom of Information Act (the Report). On 20 August 2008, the Government released its response to each of the 141 recommendations contained in the Report. In its response the Government gave a commitment to provide exposure drafts of the Right to Infor

Right to Information and Information Privacy Bills 2009
On 4 December 2008, the Government released exposure drafts of the Right to Information Bill, the Right to Information Regulation and the Information Privacy Bill 2009. The draft Bills were released for public consultation for a period of almost four months until 31 March 2009. The Bills implement recommendations of the review of the operation of Queensland’s Freedom of Information Act 1992 und

Review Right to Information and Information Privacy Acts 2009
Cabinet noted the issues raised in the review of the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009. Cabinet approved the release of two discussion papers: Review of the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009: RTI Act and Chapter 3 of the IP Act and Review of the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009: Privacy provisions of the IP Act

Appointments Information and Right to Information Commissioners
Section 123 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) establishes the Information Commissioner and Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC). Under the RTI Act and Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), the Information Commissioner is an independent statutory office holder appointed by the Governor in Council to exercise functions under the RTI Act and IP Act. Such functions include, b

Appointment of Privacy Commissioner
Section 141 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Act) states there is to be a Privacy Commissioner. The term of appointment of the former Privacy Commissioner, Ms Linda Matthews, ended in 2011. Section 142(1) of the Act provides that the Privacy Commissioner’s role is that of a deputy to the Information Commissioner, with particular responsibility for matters relating to the Information Commis

Review of the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009
The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) gives a right of access to documents held by government agencies and Ministers. It also requires government agencies to proactively make information available through publication schemes and disclosure logs. The Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) provides a right of access to and amendment of personal information and details privacy principles that g

Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The justice portfolio encompasses the administration of over 150 statutes which are periodically reviewed to identify amendments to ensure that the Acts continue to operate in the manner intended. The Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 makes miscellaneous amendments to various statutes in the justice portfolio, including amendments to: the Classification of Computer Games and Images

Report of the Review of Right to Information and Information Privacy Act 2009
Section 183 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) and section 192 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the IP Act) require the Minister to commence a review of the Acts by 1 July 2011. The review must consider whether the primary objects of the Acts remain valid, whether the Acts are meeting their primary objects and whether the provisions of the Acts are appropriate for meeting their

Appointment of Privacy Commissioner
Section 141 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Act) states there is to be a Privacy Commissioner. Section 142(1) of the Act provides that the Privacy Commissioner’s role is that of a deputy to the Information Commissioner, with particular responsibility for matters relating to the Information Commissioner’s functions under the Act. Section 143 of the Act provides that the Privacy Commissione

Motor Accident Insurance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
In July 2018, at the Parliamentary Estimates Hearing, the Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships committed to bringing legislation to Parliament to stop claim farming in Queensland’s Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme. Claim farming involves anonymous persons cold-calling members of the public about whether they, or their family members,

Queensland Law Reform Commission Report on Civil Surveillance
On 20 July 2018, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Leader of the House (Attorney-General) asked the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) to review Queensland’s laws relating to civil surveillance and the protection of privacy in the context of current and emerging technologies. On the same date, the Attorney-General also asked the QLRC to review laws relating to workplace survei