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LawJam Preview: Access to Information

17 October, 2018

Attend our Access to Information seminar on November 13 to learn more about what rights you have to access key environmental information held by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

On 13 November 2018, EDO Qld will be hosting a LawJam to help shine a light on concerns we have about how the community can access information that is essential for community participation in decision making and environmental compliance, appeals or objections and enforcement.

Hear from Rachael Rangihaeata, Queensland Information Commissioner about rights to information, and the government’s “push model” of requiring agencies to proactively push information out to the community as much as possible, with the goal of making formal applications a last resort.

Hear from Rachel Burgess-Dean, Executive Director, Regulation Support, Department of Environment and Science about your rights to information under the legislated public registers and how to access public registers.

This is a free event, but bookings are essential. Head here for more information on the event and how to book.

We are also seeking feedback from members of the community who have experience in accessing information from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science. Please fill in our access to information survey to help us identify improvements DES needs to make to its information release process.

EDO Qld is a not-for-profit community legal centre - your donation towards our work is greatly appreciated.

Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) gives a strong legal voice to the environment when needed most.

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