Review of Decisions

What to do if you are not satisfied

If you are not satisfied with any decision about your Right to Information application or your Information Privacy application you can;

Request an Internal Review (optional)

You may wish to apply to Council for an internal review of the original decision.  Your application for internal review must be made within 20 business days after the date of the written notice of the decision.

A person senior to the original decision-maker will review your application and inform you of the review decision as soon as practicable.  Reasons will be given if access or amendment is still refused.

To apply for an internal review, submit a written application to:

Right to Information
Balonne Shire Council
PO BOX 201
St George   QLD   4487

Request an external review

If you are not satisfied with Council's internal review decision, you may wish to apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner for an external review.

Please also note that you can now apply directly to the Office of the Information Commissioner for an external review of Council's original decision. The Information Commissioner may change or confirm the decision made on your application or try to mediate a settlement between the parties.

For more information about requesting an external review, visit the Office of the Information Commissioner on website http://www.oic.qld.gov.au/external-review.

Further information

All enquiries about Right to Information and Information Privacy should be directed to Council's Right to Information Officers at council@balonne.qld.gov.au or telephone 07 4620 8888.