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Right to Information

The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI) deals with applications for non-personal information.

The Right to Information has a positive bias in favour of giving the community greater access to information. For more information see the Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland's website.

The Queensland Government is committed to provide access to information held by the Government, including Councils, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

The Right to Information Act aims to make more information available, enables any person to apply to access information and at the same time provides appropriate protection for individual privacy.

Confidentiality

While Council will respect your wishes about confidentiality in relation to (if applicable) consulting with external Third Parties i.e. whether you want to release your name and/or reason(s) for applying to an external Third Parties. Please be aware that Council will advise its relevant Councillors and officers of the details of an RTI/IP application and will comply with our disclosure log obligations e.g. we will send a copy of your application to relevant officers so they can conduct searches for the relevant document. We may also send a copy of the application to our insurance, media and/or legal representatives.

Where do I find information?

If you are looking for information about how Logan City Council operates, a good starting point is the Publication Scheme which sets out key information and how it can be accessed.

Another source of information is Council's Disclosure Log. The Disclosure Log describes the documents that have been provided in response to requests for information under the RTI Act since 1 July 2009. Once released, these documents are available to everyone. Having said that, care still needs to be taken when re-publishing information from the Disclosure Log as defamation may apply.

Publication Scheme

Section 21 of the Right to Information Act 2009 requires Council to have in place a Publication Scheme. The purpose of this is to present in a user-friendly way, a comprehensive overview of Council's organisation, its relationship to the community and the various means for access to Council's administrative and political processes.

Please click on the link for Council's Publication Scheme (not available in hard copy format)

Disclosure Log

The Disclosure Log lists details of the requests that have been made since 2009 and the information provided in response to those requests. It does not include identifying details of the applicants.

Disclosure Logs are available below:

Should you have any questions or wish to obtain a copy of the released documents, please contact Council's Administrative Review and Ethics Program on (07) 3412 3412.