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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 89H

Complaints to Ombudsman--certain rights not affected by certificates

             (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.



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