Our Principal Lawyer is Rebecca Murray, LLB(Hons).
I believe accountability and transparency are a fundamental doctrine of a democratic government.
Rebecca has dedicated her legal career to the public service, specialising in right to information (RTI) and information privacy (IP) law.
Rebecca is well respected within the RTI sector in Queensland and is known for her expert decision making and clear legal advice. She has experience working in RTI at an agency level at the Department of Environment and Science (DES), processing applications for four major government departments and Ministerial offices. From this practice, she understands the unique difficulties that come with processing RTI applications at a departmental level including, compliance with statutory timeframes and internal briefing requirements. Rebecca has extensive experience dealing with high profile matters, particularly Ministerial matters, with national media coverage.
Rebecca has also worked in RTI at an appeal level, reviewing decisions made by government agencies at the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC). She understands the intricacies of the external review process and submission requirements of the OIC and has written several precedent decisions in RTI including:
Rebecca was recently recognised as one of the top 10 young leaders in the public service in Queensland by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA).