The following information is available from our agency to give the community greater access to information as a part of the Right to Information Act 2009.
- About us
Who we are and what we do.
- Our services
Services we offer.
- Our finances
What we spend and how we spend it.
- The financial performance of the Office of the Independent Assessor is consolidated within the audited Financial Statements of the annual report of the Department of Local Government, Racing, and Multicultural Affairs (DLGRMA).
- The DLGRMA Service Delivery Statement incorporates the OIA service performance information.
- Our priorities
What are our priorities.
- Our decisions
How we make decisions.
- Our policies
- Our lists
Gifts or benefits received or given with a retail value of more than $150 are recorded in the OIA’s gifts and benefits register. The register is published under the Right to Information Act 2009 as part of the OIA’s publication scheme. The register is updated within 10 calendar days of the end of each quarter. Nil to report.
- We provide advice on how to make a complaint about councillor conduct. See how to make a complaint.
- We assess all complaints received. Read more about the complaints process.
- We refer misconduct matters to the Councillor Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for hearing and may prosecute in the Magistrates Court. Read about the CCT and prosecution process.
- We provide education and training for councillors to help them avoid being the subject of a complaint. See the resources for councillors.
- We produce a quarterly report on the management and outcome of councillor conduct complaints. View our Insight publication.
The OIA’s strategic plan highlights the OIA’s objectives, strategies and performance indicators.
The OIA is subject to a range of accountability mechanisms.
The OIA reports to Queensland’s Minister for Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs on its efficiency, transparency and effectiveness. The Minister is also responsible for the allocation of the OIA budget.
The OIA is headed by the Independent Assessor and supported by a Deputy Independent Assessor. They set corporate policy and strategic direction and have primary oversight responsibility for budget, performance and risk management.
Read how the OIA assesses complaints here.
OIA decisions are subject to review.
- OIA complaints management and internal review policy (PDF, 0.5MB)
- Public Interest Disclosure policy (PDF, 0.3MB)
- Media policy