Finalising the interview

Our notice may require you to produce documents. Whether we examine these documents during the interview, copy them or retain them for later examination will depend on the number of documents and the complexity of the issues under examination.

After examining your documents, we may have further questions in relation to them. We usually ask you at the time of your interview how you would prefer to answer those questions. We generally ask these questions in writing, by informal interview or by issuing another notice.

At the conclusion of the interview, we will usually:

  • ask if you have any comments on what has been asked during the interview, or if you have any general comments about the interview
  • confirm what follow-up action (if any) each party needs to take, and clearly set out how and when the follow-up action is expected.

In most cases, where an interview has not been electronically recorded but a written record was made, we will:

  • read the record back to you at the end of the interview
  • give you a copy of the record
  • ask you to confirm the accuracy of the record or make any necessary corrections later – you are not required to sign it.

Example – Written record of an interview

An informant, Bruce, is prepared to give anonymous information under the protection of a formal interview but refuses to give us information while being recorded.

Our officer, Braddon, decides that it is better to continue the interview without recording it in order to obtain the information Bruce is offering.

Braddon makes a written record during the interview, which he reads back to Bruce at the end of the interview.

End of example
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