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About Right to Information (RTI)

What is Right to Information (RTI)?

The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) gives the community a right to access information held by government and public institutions, including Queensland public universities.

We are committed to publishing or providing access to information that we hold unless disclosure would breach our privacy or confidentiality obligations to others or be against the public interest.

What information does RTI cover?

The RTI Act gives you the right to request access to any type of “document “ that QUT holds. Documents can mean paper or electronic pages in a file, reports, emails, computer printouts, maps, plans, photographs, and audio and video recordings.

You apply under the RTI Act if you want access documents that do not contain your personal information or that contain your own information and the personal information of someone else.

Is any information not available?

We may refuse to provide access to information:

  • if it would be contrary to public interest to disclose the information
  • if dealing with the application would require a substantial and unreasonable workload.

If your request is refused, we’ll give you reasons for the decision in writing and advise you of your right to appeal.

How do I access information about QUT?

Find published information: publication scheme

Our publication scheme helps you to find information we’ve published about the university and our services, finances, priorities, decisions, policies, and lists and registers.

Check information we’ve released under RTI

Our disclosure log lists non-personal information that has been requested and released through the RTI Process, and is considered to be of significant interest to the wider public. You can request copies of released documents.

Request information under RTI

If the information you’re looking for is not available from our website or on request, you should submit a formal Right to Information request.