Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information. This approach applies to the University.
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.
Relevant legislation may be accessed via the following links:
- Right to Information Act 2009
- Right to Information Regulation 2009
- Information Privacy Act 2009
- Information Privacy Regulation 2009
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 the government’s policy, including the legislation and application forms, is available from the Queensland Government’s - Right to Information website.
Queensland’s privacy regime is set out in the Information Privacy Act 2009. Under this Act, the University is legally required to comply with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs), which are set out in Schedule 3 to the Act. The IPPs cover the collection, storage, use, disclosure and access obligations of agencies. Under the Act, agencies are required to take reasonable steps to protect the personal information they hold from misuse and loss, from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
The University is committed to the objectives of the IP Act and has implemented a Privacy Plan that is based on the following principles:
- the University supports responsible and transparent handling of personal information;
- the University respects an individual's right to know how their personal information will be collected, used, disclosed, stored and disposed of; and
- adequate privacy protection is a necessary condition for the University to participate in e-communications and e-transactions.
The University welcomes community engagement about access to information held by the University. Further information can be obtained from the Griffith University Privacy Plan.
Information Asset Register
Listing our Information Assets in an Information asset register ensures that the University's information is identified, defined and organised in a way that will facilitate access and re-use of this information. The Information Asset Register will assist to avoid any unnecessary duplication of information, systems and processes.