(1) This section applies if:
(a) the Ombudsman has commenced an investigation of a decision made under this Act not to grant a request for access to a document; and
(b) the Attorney-General furnishes a certificate to the Ombudsman under paragraph 9(3)(a), (c) or (d) of the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to that investigation.
(2) The certificate does not affect the Ombudsman's right to:
(a) seek from any person the reasons for a decision made under this Act not to give access to an exempt document; or
(b) require any person to give any information or to answer any questions concerning the decision.