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. 

Administrative Access Scheme

The Administrative Access Scheme allows access to routine information, held by USQ, without the need for a formal applicaton under the Right to Information Act 2009 or the Information Privacy Act 2009. The Administrative Access Scheme allows students and staff to access, under supervision, their personal staff or student file. 

Published information

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:

  • About us
    Who we are and what we do
  • Ours services
    Services we offer
  • Our finances
    What we spend and how we spend it
  • Our priorities
    What our priorities are and how we are doing
     
  • Our decisions
    How we make decisions
     
  • Our policies
    Our policies and procedures 
  • Our lists
    Lists and registers

Disclosure Log

Commencing 1 July 2009, USQ publishes released documents (non-personal information) to the USQ disclosure log. A disclosure log makes information available (released documents) following a decisin about an application for access under the RTI Act.  'Personal affairs' information, including an individual's name (the applicant) will not be disclosed.