S 28 repealed by No 51 of 2010, s 3 and Sch 3 item 21, applicable in relation to requests for access made under section
Freedom of Information Act 1982
that are received at or after 1 November 2010. S 28 formerly read:
SECTION 28 Information access offices
The Minister administering this Act shall cause to be published, as soon as practicable after the date of commencement of this Part, but not later than 12 months after that date, a statement setting out the addresses of such offices of the Government of the Commonwealth, throughout Australia, as are to be Information Access Offices for the purposes of this section.
A person who is entitled to obtain access to a document of an agency or to an official document of a Minister shall have that access provided, if the person so requests, at the Information Access Office having appropriate facilities to provide access in the form requested that is closest to his or her normal place of residence.
Nothing in this section shall be taken to prevent an agency to which, or a Minister to whom, a request has been made for access to a document in a particular form from giving access to that document, in accordance with subsection
, in a form other than the form requested.
A person who is provided with access to a document at an Information Access Office shall not, by reason of the fact that the provision of access at that office has necessitated the incurring of costs by an agency or a Minister that would not have been incurred had access been provided at another place, be required to pay any charge additional to the charge that he or she would have been required to pay had he or she been provided with access at that other place.