FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART VII - REVIEW BY INFORMATION COMMISSIONER  

Division 8 - Information gathering powers  

SECTION 55W   Information gathering powers - obliging persons to appear  

Notice to appear

55W(1)  
The Information Commissioner may, by written notice, require a person to appear before the Information Commissioner to answer questions for the purposes of an IC review.

55W(2)  
The notice must:


(a) be in writing; and


(b) state that the person must comply with the notice at a specified time that is not less than 14 days after the time at which the person is given the notice; and


(c) specify the place at which the person must comply with the notice. Offence for failure to comply

55W(3)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person is subject to a requirement specified in a notice under subsection (1); and


(b) the person engages in conduct; and


(c) the person's conduct breaches the requirement.

Penalty for a contravention of this subsection: 6 months imprisonment.

Note:

Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.




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