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Right to Information Day 2017 - Open and accountable government and the media's role'.

Right to Information Day will be held on 28 September and we are an Official Partner of the 2017 event. We confirm our commitment to improving access to information for the community consistent with the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act). The RTI Act and IP Act are part of a broader framework supporting us to meet community expectations for a more open, transparent and accountable government.

This year's theme is 'Right to Information: Open and accountable government and the media's role' and will draw on the 30th anniversary of the Fitzgerald Inquiry as an opportunity to revisit the lessons learnt over the past three decades around open government including the media's role.

RTI is more than just a right to access government-held information: we are committed to releasing more information to the community, and in a way that makes it easy for people to access.

Our agency's publication scheme, disclosure log and administrative access arrangements, such as online services, are examples of how we proactively release information to the community. However, certain sensitive information may not be released where the RTI Act and IP Act recognise to do so would be contrary to the broader public interest, for example certain law enforcement information.

More information about right to information is available at www.rti.qld.gov.au or alternatively you can visit the Office of the Information Commissioner's website www.oic.qld.gov.au.

 
WHAT IS THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION?

Right to Information aims to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.  Further information about Whole of Government policy and the relevant legislation is available from www.rti.qld.gov.au.

For further information or enquiries, please contact our office on (07) 3364 4666 or email rti@police.qld.gov.au. Should you wish to make a right to information application, please go to Apply for Information.

Subpoenas and Civil Actions - court documents

The Subpoena Team is attached to Right to Information & Privacy. The Subpoena Team:
  • Is the authorised delegate to accept service of summonses and subpoenas and other formal notices to produce records on behalf of the Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service (QPS).
  • Ensures that legal process served on the Commissioner is complied with and records are produced to courts and tribunals within required timeframes;
  • Processes requests for information under statutory record release schemes other than Right to Information (RTI) legislation e.g. section 134A Evidence Act 1977;
  • Provides information to the public as well as legal practitioners who wish to obtain QPS documents for the purposes of court proceedings.
If you are a party to court proceedings, and require QPS documents please refer to the relevant court or process below:

Fees and payment: Currently the conduct money payable is $77.65 (as of 1/7/2015). Payment can be made by cheque or money order payable to the Queensland Police Service.

Should you require documents for court, please contact the Subpoena Team on Phone: (07) 3364 6093. Please note that the Subpoena Team require 10-14 business days to process an application.

How Do I access Information?

Publication Scheme IconPublication Scheme

Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from the department. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by the Queensland Police Service. The information has been grouped into the following seven classes:

All information and documents accessible via our publication scheme are provided free of charge. We will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests for an alternate hardcopy format of the document.

The QPS Publication Scheme was last updated on 20 September 2017.

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Documents released under the Right to Information Act is are progressively published via our disclosure log. Our disclosure log provides details of information released in response to non-personal Right to Information requests made to the Queensland Police Service. It contains a description of the information released and, where possible, a link to that information The information has been categorised fortnightly.

 Latest Information Released

 

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Apply for Information

If you are seeking access to your own personal information, you can apply under the Information Privacy Act 2009. If you are seeking access to non-personal information not available in our Publication Scheme, Disclosure Log or by Administrative Access Schemes you should apply under the Right to Information Act 2009. Information on how to make an application for information is provided in this link.

Accessing Information Held By Government

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YouTube Animation - How to Access Queensland Government-Held Information

Feedback and Complaints

If you wish to provide feedback or make a complaint in relaiton to the content published, please complete our online feedback form.

 

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Our administrative access schemes provide information available for purchase on application to either the Queensland Police Service or other agency holding the information. Please exhaust the following administrative access schemes prior to applying through Right to Information. Fees associated with the purchase of documents within administrative access schemes are provided on our QPS Schedule of Fees and Charges 1 July 2017.

 Do you require documents for Court? 

If you are a party to court proceedings, and require QPS documents please refer to the relevant court or process below:

 

Contact Us: You may direct general enquiries regarding Right to Information and Information Privacy to either rti@police.qld.gov.au, by telephone (07) 3364 4666 (9am to 5pm) or facsimile +61 7 3364 4675. Note: For all overseas residents, please use our email address or facsimile.