FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART VI - INTERNAL REVIEW OF DECISIONS  

SECTION 53A   53A   What is an access refusal decision ?  


An access refusal decision is any of the following decisions:


(a) a decision refusing to give access to a document in accordance with a request;


(b) a decision giving access to a document but not giving, in accordance with the request, access to all documents to which the request relates;


(c) a decision purporting to give, in accordance with a request, access to all documents to which the request relates, but not actually giving that access;


(d) a decision to defer the provision of access to a document (other than a document covered by paragraph 21(1)(d) (Parliament should be informed of contents));


(e) a decision under section 29 relating to imposition of a charge or the amount of a charge;


(f) a decision to give access to a document to a qualified person under subsection 47F(5) ;


(g) a decision refusing to amend a record of personal information in accordance with an application made under section 48 ;


(h) a decision refusing to annotate a record of personal information in accordance with an application made under section 48 .

Note:

If a decision is not made on a request under section 15 within the time required by that section, a decision is taken to have been made to refuse to give access to a document in accordance with the request (see section 15AC ).




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