Right to Information
The Public Trustee is committed to improving public access to information about the services we provide, our priorities, the way we make decisions and more.
By actively supporting the Queensland Governments right to information initiative, we hope to improve peoples understanding of the vital role The Public Trustee plays in accessible justice system and a safe, supportive society.
The Public Trustee publication scheme includes the proactive release of information that previously would only have been available on request. In this section of the site you can see the various pieces of information that we publish on a regular basis.
You can also see some of the information we have released following the consideration of Right to Information (RTI) requests.
Information regarding Cabinet decisions under the Attorney-Generals portfolio is available on the Cabinet website.
What is the Right to Information?
The Right to Information is the Queensland Government’s approach to giving the community greater access to information.
The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the government, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.
New legislation replacing Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely:
The Right to Information reform aim to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals’ privacy.
For more detailed information on the whole-of-government approach, visit the Queensland Government website.
If you are looking for information about The Public Trustee, we encourage you to look for it in our publication scheme or information disclosure log.
If you cannot find it there or elsewhere on our website, contact us and we will see if we can release it to you informally.
To arrange for inspection or the purchase of documents, please write to the following address, clearly describing the document and the method of access e.g. by way of inspection or purchase:
The Right to Information Co-ordinator
The Public Trustee
GPO Box 1449
BRISBANE QLD 4001
If not, you can put in a Right to Information or Information Privacy request which can be downloaded. You can also download the Right to Information and Information Privacy Access Application and the Privacy Application Amendment Form.
For more information about the Right to Information Privacy process, visit Office of the Information Commissioner.
For more information about the freedom of information process, visit the government’s FOI website.