Right To Information

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.

The Right to Information Act 2009

www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/R/RightInfoA09.pdf

(RTI Act) and the

Information Privacy Act 2009

www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/I/InfoPrivA09.pdf

(IP Act) aims to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.

The right of information www.qld.gov.au/righttoinformation gives you the right of access to and amendment of information held by public sector agencies in Queensland, unless there is a good reason for it not to be provided.  You have a right to access your personal information held by government under the Information Privacy Act 2009.  You have a right to access personal and non-personal information held by government under the Right to Information Act 2009.

The legislation replaces the former Freedom of Information Act 1992.

How do I access information?

If you are unable to find the information you are searching for, please contact us before lodging a request through the RTI process.

Documents held by The Townsville Hospital Foundation maybe accessed through a variety of mechanisms.  The most appropriate method of seeking information will depend on what type of information is sought.

Information of the Townsville Hospital Foundation is commonly accessed through the following avenues:

Publication Scheme

Our Publication Scheme describes and categorises information routinely available.  It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by the Townsville Hospital Foundation.

www.thfoundation.org.au/about-us/annual-reports.php

Administrative Access

If you have been unable to find what you are looking on our website please contact our Office Manager who will advise whether it can be released administratively.

Alternatively, it may be necessary to lodge an application under the RTI Act.  You may direct general enquiries regarding Right to Information to Office Manager:

www.thfoundation.org.au/contact-us/contact-thf.php

Employee Records

Current employees are entitled to access their own employee records in accordance with Part 3 of the Public Service regulation 2008.  For details on how to apply for administrative access to employee records, please refer to:

www.thfoundation.org.au/about-us/privacy-policy.php

Apply for Information

If you are seeking access to information not limited to your own personal information that is not available in our Publication Scheme or by Administrative Access Schemes you should apply under the Right to Information Act 2009.  For information on how to make an application for information, please refer to:

www.rti.qld.gov.au/right-to-information-act

If you are seeking access to documents limited to your own personal information, you can apply under the Information Privacy Act 2009.  For information on how yo make an application for information, please refer to:

www.rti.qld.gov.au/information-privacy-act