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Extension of time for complex or voluminous requests

             (1)  An agency or Minister may apply to the Information Commissioner for an extension of the period referred to in paragraph 15(5)(b) for dealing with a request if the agency or Minister considers that the period is insufficient to deal adequately with a request because the request is complex or voluminous.

             (2)  If the Information Commissioner is satisfied that the application is justified, the Information Commissioner may, by written instrument, extend the period by a further period of 30 days, or such other period as the Information Commissioner considers appropriate.

Note:          For variation and revocation of the instrument, see subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (3)  The Information Commissioner must, as soon as practicable, inform the following persons of the period for which the extension has been given:

                     (a)  the applicant;

                     (b)  the agency or Minister.

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