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Our policies and procedures

The department has a large number of rules, policies and guidelines that govern the way we work.

The Right to Information pages are constantly being added to. Documents in the publication scheme can either be downloaded directly from these pages or a request can be made to access them.

You can browse all documents that fall into this category below or you can narrow the results by selecting a type.

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Fact sheets

Protecting your privacy (PDF, 215.9 KB)

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG) is required to collect and use personal information as part of its day to day activities. The Information Privacy Act 2009 (the IP Act) regulates how Queensland Government agencies such as DJAG handle this personal information. The IP Act requires that personal information held by DJAG be collected, stored, used and disclosed in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) contained in the IP Act.

Protecting your privacy (PDF, 90.1 KB)

Like most areas of government, the Department of Justice and Attorney-General is required to collect and use personal information as part of its day to day activities.


DJAG privacy guide (DOCX, 252.0 KB)

The Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) commenced on 1 July 2009. The IP Act contains 11 Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) which apply to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. IPP 5 places an obligation on agencies to take steps to ensure that people are aware of the types of personal information held by an agency, why they are held, and how an individual can access their personal information. This document is designed to meet the obligations imposed by IPP 5, and contains information about the structure of the department, the differing types of personal information held, the reasons such personal information is held, and how you may access your own personal information.


DNA guidelines (PDF, 380.8 KB)

These guidelines have been developed to give convicted prisoners the opportunity to request testing of DNA in very limited circumstances including where their appeal options have been exhausted. They were released on 5 August 2010. The guidelines set rigorous application criteria while also acknowledging significant developments in forensic science.

Director's Guidelines (PDF, 1.6 MB)

A decision to prosecute or not must be based upon the evidence, the law and the director’s prosecution guidelines


Waste reduction and recycling plan 2017-2020 (PDF, 367.0 KB)

We are committed to efficiently using resources and minimising waste. To achieve this, we focus on avoiding waste in the first instance, and reusing and recycling


Publication scheme approval policy (DOC, 408.0 KB)

This policy applies to all documents to be published on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General’s website.

Public interest disclosure policy (PDF, 368.4 KB)

The reporting of suspected misconduct within the Queensland public sector is fundamental to its ongoing integrity and health.

Fraud and corruption control policy (PDF, 1.2 MB)

The Fraud and Corruption Control Policy identifies the minimum requirements and responsibilities for the governance, prevention, detection, and the response to suspected fraud and corruption within DJAG.

Client complaint management policy (PDF, 729.9 KB)

This policy sets the direction for client complaint management in DJAG.

Administrative review policy (PDF, 409.9 KB)

This policy is intended to guide Queensland government officers and agencies when considering whether a decision should be subject to a merits review and what merit review mechanisms should be available in relation to decisions made under a legislative power.


Right to Information and Privacy Unit

Level 17
State Law Building
50 Ann Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Postal address
GPO Box 149
Brisbane QLD 4001

+61 7 3227 7618

+61 7 3006 5929


Last reviewed
24 February 2012
Last updated
18 December 2018
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