FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART VI - INTERNAL REVIEW OF DECISIONS  

SECTION 54B   Internal review - application for review  

54B(1)  
An application for internal review must be in writing and must be made:


(a) within 30 days, or such further period as the agency allows, after the day the decision is notified to the applicant for internal review (the internal review applicant ); or


(b) in the case of an access refusal decision of a kind mentioned in paragraph 53A(b) , (c) or (f), within whichever of the following is the longer period:


(i) 30 days, or such further period as the agency allows, after the day the decision is notified to the internal review applicant;

(ii) 15 days after the day the access referred to in that paragraph was given (or purported to be given).

54B(2)  
A decision by an agency to allow a further period for making an application may be made whether or not the time for making such an application has already expired.

54B(3)  
The agency's power to allow a further period for making an application may be exercised by an officer of the agency who is:


(a) acting within the scope of authority exercisable by him or her; and


(b) acting in accordance with arrangements approved by the responsible Minister or principal officer of the agency.


 

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