Right to Information

Information requests are one of the few areas Gibbs Wright Lawyers assist people with that are not necessarily a dispute. The reason we assist is that:

  • Government departments rarely want to give out information easily;
  • Information requests are usually the first step in litigation; and
  • Information requests often assist in capturing disclosure not otherwise required by law to be disclosed in regulatory litigation matters against businesses.

If you want to make an Information Request or have been denied access to a document contact Gibbs Wright Lawyers today.

Information requests are common ways to obtain information, in particular with respect to government organisations.

Definitions

Freedom of Information – requests for information from the Commonwealth (Federal) Government;

Right to Information – requests from the Queensland Government; and

Privacy Act – requests for information that is held by the government and most businesses about you.