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Right to Information

State Library of Queensland is making it easier for you to access information about our organisation. This includes information about our policies, financial records, correspondence, registers and documents relating to our decisions.

What is Right to Information

The Right to Information reforms implement the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information held by government.

The public has a right to access 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 (FOI) laws came into effect from 1 July 2009, namely:

The Right to Information Act 2009
The Information Privacy Act 2009

Right to Information reforms promote a culture of openness, accountability and transparency within the Queensland Government, balanced with appropriate protections for certain information, including personal information. 

You can find more about the Right to Information on the Queensland Government’s website.

We are making it easier to access information about the State Library of Queensland, our services, finances, policies, registers and lists, as well as information released through Right to Information (RTI) requests.

Options available to access information

Before making an RTI application you can check to see if the information is already available.

Check the website

Check to see if the information you are looking for is already available from:

  • our publication scheme below - information about the State Library, our services, finances, priorities, decisions, policies, lists and registers
  • our disclosure log (Released Information) below – non-personal information released through the RTI legal process

Contact us

We will help determine if the information is accessible through an administrative release process or we will advise if you need to make an RTI request to access it.

Submit an RTI request

If you need to make an RTI request, you can access the information by downloading an application form and submitting it by post, fax, email or in person to State Library (contact details below). Please note that applications submitted through the Smart Service Queensland website cannot be accepted by State Library. RTI staff will contact you to obtain payment if a fee is deemed payable for your information request.

Postal address:

Right to Information
C/- FFA
State Library of Queensland
PO Box 3488
South Brisbane Q 4101
AUSTRALIA

Fax +61 7 3840 7873

Email rti@slq.qld.gov.au

In person

Deliver to level 1 reception desk
Mark attention to: Lead, Finance and Administration, Corporate Governance and Operations

Information requested and released through the Right to Information (RTI) process is made available to the public through our disclosure log.

In our disclosure log, you will find details of non-personal information released under the Right to Information Act 2009 that has a wider public interest.

Reference Number Date of decision on application Number of pages Topic/Information released
SLQ 09/10-02 Administrative release: 1 July 2010 58 p. YourTutor Online Homework Help Service – Market Research Report [PDF 4 MB], by FootPrints Market Research, 20 May 2009
635/395/015 24/10/2014  67 p.  Collection Release (PDF 8.7 MB)
635/395/016 22/4/2015  9 p. Ask a Librarian (PDF 299.6 KB)

You can obtain copies of the documents released and detailed in our disclosure log by contacting:

Lead, Finance and Administration
C / - Finance, Facilities and Administration
State Library of Queensland
PO Box 3488
South Brisbane Q 4101

Ph: +61 7 3842 9052

Email: rti@slq.qld.gov.au

The State Library of Queensland’s publication scheme details information we routinely make available to the public.

Our publication scheme describes and categorises the information routinely available from the State Library. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information.

Accessing this information

Where possible, these documents are available for you to download. Some PDF versions of scanned documents may not be readable by accessibility devices, such as 'screen readers'. If you are having difficulty accessing any of these documents, contact us on 07 3842 9052, email at rti@slq.qld.gov.au or complete the online feedback form, and we will provide the information in a suitable format.

Our publication scheme

Information in our publication scheme is grouped and accessible through six classes:

About us - who we are and what we do

Our services

Our finances - from the annual report 

Our priorities - from the strategic plan

Our governing body

Our policies - our policies and procedures

We will help determine if the information is accessible through an administrative release process, or we will advise if you need to make an RTI request to access it.