Publishing blank pages on disclosure logs

In some cases, deleting information under section 78B will result in no text remaining on a document. Similarly, blank pages may exist due to redaction through the decision-making process, for example, where a page contains irrelevant information or access to the document was refused. There is no public benefit in publishing documents containing only blank pages, or only deletions, particularly as their publication impacts on the capacity of the web to publish other, more useful material. On this basis, departments and Ministers are not expected to publish blank pages on disclosure logs. Where pages are blank as a result of decision-making processes, these pages are not included on the disclosure log.

Reasons for not publishing documents

Where the released documents are not attached to the relevant entry (from 3 January 2014), the following information will help you identify the department’s reason for not including the documents:

(a) No documents released, or pages would be blank after the removal of personal information.
(b) Documents not published due to privacy or confidentiality considerations.
(c) Documents contain information that could be defamatory.
(d) Documents not published due to copyright or contractual considerations, or prevented by law.
(e) Publication of documents may cause substantial harm to an entity.
(f)  No documents.
(g) Due to size constraints, copies of actual CCTV footage for this application cannot be published on the Disclosure Log.  You can obtain copies of the released footage by emailing a request with the details of the information requested, including the application reference number to rti@psba.qld.gov.au.   

Alternatively, you can send a written request to:

Publication Scheme Coordinator
Right to Information and Privacy Unit
Public Safety Business Agency
GPO Box 1440
Brisbane Qld 4001  

If you have any questions about the disclosure log, please contact the publication scheme coordinator on (07) 3364 4666 or by email to: rti@psba.qld.gov.au