The Right to Information Act 2009 replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1992. The Act gives you the right to access documents about your personal affairs and the activities of government agencies and ministers. It also gives you the right to request that incorrect or misleading information held by an agency about you be amended or removed. However, right of access may be denied if certain documents or information about people are judged to be contrary to the public interest. This act has the full title "An Act about rights to government and other information" (Act no.13/2009).
1992 - 2009 Freedom of Information Act 1992
2009 - Right to Information Act 2009
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Queensland Legislation', 4 April 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 4 December 2013, Last modified: 23 January 2018