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, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.
The Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009 came into effect on 1 July 2009 and replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1992.
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 Right to Information legislation prescribes a publication scheme that describes and categorises information routinely available. It also prescribes a disclosure log which records requests for information.
Administratively the Wet Tropics Management Authority is a unit within the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP).
As part of the Queensland public sector, we are subject to established public sector legislation, regulations, standards and guidelines governing administrative functions and arrangements.
The Director- General of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is our accountable officer under the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1997. We are responsible to the Director-General regarding compliance with State Government administrative and financial standards.
For more information about the administrative regulations, standards and guidelines governing the Wet Tropics Management Authority please follow the links on the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection website.
This publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from the Wet Tropics Management Authority. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information as a part of the response to the review of Freedom of Information laws.
Information is grouped and accessible through seven classes:
About us - who we are and what we do
Our services - services we offer
Our finances - what we spend and how we spend it
Our priorities - what our priorities are and how we are doing
Our decisions - how we make decisions
Our policies - our policies and procedures
Our lists - lists and registers