Right to Information explained
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 public authorities (which includes USQ), 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:
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.
The USQ Publication Scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from USQ. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by government and public authorities, including USQ. Information is grouped and accessible through seven classes:
What our priorities are and how we are doing
How we make decisions
Our policies and procedures
Commencing 1 July 2009, USQ is required to publish documents (non-personal affairs information) released under the Right to Information process, to the USQ disclosure log. 'Personal affairs' information, including an individual's name (the applicant) will not be disclosed.