Right to Information

The Right to Information is the Queensland Government’s approach to giving the community greater access to information.

The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government and public authorities (which includes QIMR), unless on balance, it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely:

The Right to Information reforms aim to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals’ privacy.


The Publication Scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by government and public authorities, including QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Information is grouped and accessible through seven classes:

    1. About us.
    2. Our services.
    3. Our finances.
    4. Our priorities.
    5. Our decisions.
    6. Our policies.
    7. Our lists.


The Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2009. Documents released to applicants under the Act will be progressively published via our disclosure log. If you have any questions, please contact:

Right to Information
QIMR Berghofer
300 Herston Road,
Herston QLD 4006

OR send an email to: qimr.enquiries@qimrberghofer.edu.au.