What I Do
The driving force behind what I do is a strong belief in government transparency. After practising in Right to Information and Information Privacy law for several years, I became frustrated with the lack of recognition these areas of law receive, particularly when you consider their importance to democracy and human rights. From my perspective, Queensland needed lawyers specialising in these areas, otherwise the complexities of the legislation were overlooked and client rights were not adequately advocated for.
I’ve always believed that if you have the ability to effect positive change, you must do so. So I did. I set up RTI Consultants – a law firm in Queensland that specialises exclusively in Right to Information and Information Privacy law. I offer expert legal advice and services to all parties involved in Queensland’s information access and privacy system.
My Three Main Objectives
Education is at the heart of what I do. Whether it’s through consulting, training or speaking at events, I am constantly working to ensure everyone can understand Queensland’s information access and privacy legislation.
From a legal perspective, the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009 are young pieces of legislation. As such, it is critical to have expert lawyers interpreting and guiding the legislation’s enforcement. I provide expert legal advice to the government, businesses and individuals to ensure the accurate application of the legislation and fairness for all those involved.
I advocate for reform of the current legislation in Queensland. In my view, improvements can be made to create a simpler system of access to government information that can be easily utilised by the public. A simpler system could also relieve the administrative burden of information release on government agencies.
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