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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 121FS

Statements about decisions of the Minister for Foreign Affairs

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  the Minister for Foreign Affairs makes a decision under subsection 121FD(1) or 121FL(3) or (5); and

                     (b)  a person is entitled to make an application to the Federal Court or the Federal Circuit Court under section 5 of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 in relation to the decision;

the person may, by written notice given to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, request the Minister for Foreign Affairs to give the person a written statement setting out the reasons for the decision.

             (2)  If a person makes a request under subsection (1) in relation to a decision, the Minister for Foreign Affairs must either:

                     (a)  as soon as practicable, and in any event within 28 days, after receiving the request:

                              (i)  prepare a written statement setting out the reasons for the decision; and

                             (ii)  give the statement to the person; or

                     (b)  both:

                              (i)  as soon as practicable, and in any event within 28 days, after receiving the request, prepare a statement about the decision; and

                             (ii)  cause a copy of the statement to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the completion of the preparation of the statement.

   



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