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    What is Right to Information and Information Privacy?

    Legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely:

    Right to Information (RTI) and Information Privacy (IP) legislation 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, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

    The Right to Information reforms aim to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.

    International Access to Information Day

    International Access to Information Day is a global initiative held every year on 28 September. On this day, citizens, governments and organisations promote open, accountable and transparent government.

    The theme for International Access to Information Day 2023 is Digital inclusion: Connecting people to information, which is about ensuring that all Australians can access and use the internet and technology to improve their daily lives. This extends to using digital technologies to access government-held information or exercise information access rights.

    For more information about right to information, visit the Office of the Information Commissioner's website.

    Privacy Awareness Week

    Find out more about Privacy Awareness Week.

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    Last updated:
    27 September, 2023
    Last reviewed:
    23 September, 2022