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Right to Information

The Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.

Effective 1 July 2009 the Queensland government introduced the Right to Information Act (2009) and Information Privacy Act (2009) which replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1992.  Through this new legislation, the Government is committed to providing access to information held by the Government and by public authorities and agencies, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

The Right to Information reforms aim 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 whole-of government policy and new legislations can be viewed from the Queensland Government's Right to Information website. 

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has developed the publication private i - your ultimate privacy survival guide for youth on privacy issues.

CQUniversity is a public authority under the Right to Information Act and as such, section 19 of the Right to Information Act requires that the University publish a web-based Publication Scheme which sets out the University's key information holdings which are significant, appropriate and accurate.

CQUniversity is committed to making its relevant information routinely available to the public.  If you have any queries or complaints regarding the information available on CQUniversity's Publication Scheme, please address them in writing or via e-mail to: 

Ms Jenny Roberts
University Secretary
CQUniversity Australia
Rockhampton  Qld 4702
Ph:  07 4930 9368
E-mail: j.roberts@cqu.edu.au

Accessing Information

If you wish to lodge an information access application under the Right to Information Act or the Information Privacy Act for information which is not available on CQUniversity's website, please do so in writing to:

Ms Kylie White
Associate Director
Governance Directorate
CQUniversity Australia
Rockhampton  Qld  4702
Ph:  07 4923 2551
E-mail: privacyrti@cqu.edu.au

Application forms can be accessed from the Queensland Government's Right to Information website:

Right to Information and Information Privacy Access Application

Information Privacy Personal Information Amendment Application

Publication Scheme

As prescribed by the Act, our Publication Scheme describes and categorises the information routinely available from CQUniversity. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by government. The Publications Scheme is grouped and accessible through seven classes of information as follows:

About Us (Who we are and what we do)

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What's in a name?
  • Profile of the Council of Central Queensland University
  • Functions and Constitutions
  • Functions of the University
  • Statutory Obligations
  • Internal Audit and Risk Management
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Entities controlled by the University
  • Other bodies (not controlled entities)

Our Services (The services we offer)

Our Finances (What we spend and how we spend it)

Our Priorities (What our priorities are and how we are doing)

  • Documents of Interest
  • Planning Process

Our Decisions (How we make decisions)

  • Council
  • Decisions of Council
  • Academic Board
  • CQUniversity's Committee Meeting Structure
  • Documents of Interest

Our Policies (Our policies and procedures)

Our Lists (Lists and registers)

  • CQUniversity Registers and Lists 

CQUniversity's Disclosure Log

CQUniversity's Disclosure Log provides details of information that has been released in response to non-personal Right to Information requests since the Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2009. It also contains non-personal information released by CQUniversity under the former Freedom of Information Act in the past two years.  The Disclosure Log contains a description of the information released and, where possible, a link to the relevant documents. Please note that the Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2009 and documents released to applicants under the Act will be progressively published via our disclosure log. Should you have any questions please contact:

Ms Kylie White
Associate Director
Governance Directorate
CQUniversity Australia
Rockhampton  Qld  4702
Ph:  07 4923 2551 
E-mail: privacyrti@cqu.edu.au