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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 55P

Decision on IC review--enforcement of decision against agency

             (1)  If the principal officer of an agency or a Minister fails to comply with section 55N, an application may be made to the Federal Court of Australia for an order directing the principal officer or Minister to comply.

             (2)  The application may be made by:

                     (a)  the Information Commissioner; or

                     (b)  the IC review applicant.

             (3)  The court may make any other orders that it thinks fit to secure compliance by the principal officer or the Minister.

             (4)  An application under subsection (1) may only be made if:

                     (a)  the time has ended for making an application to the Tribunal under section 57A for review of the Information Commissioner's decision; and

                     (b)  such an application is not made before the end of the time.



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