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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 54B

Internal review--application for review

             (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).

             (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.

             (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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