Freedom of Information Act 1982


Division 3 - Complaints to Ombudsman  

SECTION 89H   Complaints to Ombudsman - certain rights not affected by certificates  

This section applies if:

(a) the Ombudsman has commenced an investigation of a decision made under this Act not to grant a request for access to a document; and

(b) the Attorney-General furnishes a certificate to the Ombudsman under paragraph 9(3)(a), (c) or (d) of the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to that investigation.

The certificate does not affect the Ombudsman's right to:

(a) seek from any person the reasons for a decision made under this Act not to give access to an exempt document; or

(b) require any person to give any information or to answer any questions concerning the decision.

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