Introduction to Right to Information, Information Privacy and Public Records – Webinar Series


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Introduction to Right to Information, Information Privacy and Public Records – Webinar Series

Register your interest – this webinar series will be scheduled in mid - late 2021


Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

The regulatory framework surrounding the amendment, access, storage and management of government information has been the subject of significant reform in recent times.

This workshop will provide you with an understanding of the regulatory frameworks established by the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act), the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) and the Public Records Act 2002 (Qld). It will explore the key elements of the three Acts and provide you with an understanding of the how they inter-relate and operate to collectedly establish the Queensland Government’s information law regulatory framework.

Who should attend this webinar series (including state/territory exemptions)?

  • Information / Right to Information (RTI) officers and decision-makers
  • Officers responsible for recordkeeping and file management
  • In-house lawyers
  • Corporate services managers and staff
  • Operations managers
  • Human resources managers.

What you'll learn

You’ll develop an understanding of:

  • The Queensland Government information law regulatory framework including the operation of the RTI, Information Privacy and Public Records Acts
  • The relationship between the three Acts
  • The emerging issues and trends in the information law context.

Session 1 – RTI Act

  • Key concepts and definitions
  • The application process including the procedures in processing an application
  • The exemption process and the key exemptions
  • The public interest test exemptions
  • Role and powers of the Information Commissioner
  • Recent developments and emerging issues.

Session 2 – IP Act

  • Key concepts and definitions
  • Chapter 2 – Privacy Principles
  • Chapter 3 – Personal information access and amendment regime
  • The relationship between the RTI Act and the IP Act
  • Available exemptions under Chapter 3
  • Privacy complaints
  • Roles and powers of the Information Commissioner.

Session 3 – Public Records Act

  • What is a record?
  • Managing electronic messages and electronic records
  • Role of the State Archivist
  • Information Standards and Best Practice Guidelines
  • Emerging issues.

Dates: Dates will be scheduled in mid 2021. To register your interest please click the 'register' button below or email [email protected]

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm (AEST Brisbane)

Cost (inc GST): $300 per person (complete 3 session series package)

Unable to participate in one or more webinars from this series? We will be recording each session and we welcome you to register directly with us for the series. Just let us know which webinar/s you are unable to be a participant. Phone 1800 882 110 or email [email protected]

Further information: Phone 1800 882 110 or email [email protected]

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Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 1 point per webinar (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.