The Right to Information (RTI) laws form part of the Queensland Government's initiative to provide the public greater access to information as well as encouraging transparency in government agencies.
Under the RTI framework, more information is being made available to the community, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information. Appropriate protections are still being enforced for an individuals' privacy.
Accessing QLS information
There are two ways to access information held by Queensland Law Society, namely, through administrative and other means or alternatively, by lodging an application under the RTI Act or IP Act.
Check to see if the information you are searching for is already available
Before entering the RTI application process, check whether the information is accessible through other means such as:
If you cannot locate the information, please contact us to find out whether the information you need can be released administratively.
Lodging an application
If you need to make an RTI application, please complete an application form. Submit it by email, post or in person using the details below and an RTI Officer will contact you regarding payment of the application fee of $52.60 to validate your application:
- email RTI@qls.com.au
- post The RTI Officer, Queensland Law Society, GPO Box 1785, Brisbane QLD 4001
- in person Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
The information and documents contained in the Publication Scheme and Disclosure Log are downloadable free of charge. Processing charges apply to formal RTI applications. The processing charge is $8.15 per 15 minutes. Photocopying charge is 25c per page.