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Legal Discovery

On a regular basis the University receives legal discovery requests from third parties to produce documents held by the University. The University has varying legal obligations to process and respond to these requests in a timely manner (i.e. within a stipulated timeframe).  Examples of legal discovery instruments may include, but not limited to:

  • Request for documents (Insurance companies, lawyers, Work Cover);
  • Notices of Non-Party Disclosure (Lawyers);
  • Subpoena (Courts of Law); and
  • Search Warrants (Police)

Corporate Records has responsibility for management of legal discovery requests relating to USQ students and employees which are processed in close consultation with USQ Legal Services.


Enquiries concerning the above matters should be directed to:


All other enquiries, irrespective of format (email, letter, telephone or campus visit), received from:

  • Commonwealth, State or Territory Police Services, or the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation must be referred, in the first instance, to the :
  • University’s Privacy Officer (if seeking Personal Information held by the University).

Note: If a matter is urgent and you are satisfied on reasonable grounds that a disclosure to a law enforcement agency is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious threat to the life, health, safety or welfare of an individual, or to public health, safety or welfare, the request can be responded to and subsequently notified to the Privacy Officer.


In all other cases, the USQ Legal Office


In the absence of the Privacy Officer please contact the University Secretary.


In the absence of above staff members please contact Enterprise Information Management Services