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Procedure for dealing with complaint if conciliation fails

    (1)     This section applies if—

S. 61I(1)(a) amended by No. 20/2017 s. 60(2).

        (a)     the Information Commissioner has tried but failed to conciliate a complaint; and

S. 61I(1)(b) amended by No. 20/2017 s. 60(2).

        (b)     the Information Commissioner is satisfied that there is no reasonable likelihood that the complaint will be resolved by conciliation.

S. 61I(2) amended by No. 20/2017 s. 60(1)(2).

    (2)     The Information Commissioner must allow the complainant and the agency or the principal officer or Minister (as the case requires) a reasonable opportunity to make submissions in relation to the complaint, whether orally or in writing.

S. 61I(3) amended by No. 20/2017 s. 60(2).

    (3)     The Information Commissioner must deal with the complaint with as little formality and technicality as possible.

S. 61I(4) amended by No. 20/2017 s. 60(2), substituted by No. 20/2017 s. 60(3).

    (4)     If, after considering any submissions, the Information Commissioner considers that the complaint is unable to be dealt with in accordance with subsection (3) and that further information is required in order for the Information Commissioner to deal with the complaint, the Commissioner may serve on a principal officer, on the officer's own behalf or on behalf of an agency, or a Minister a notice to produce or attend, in accordance with Part VIC.

S. 61I(5) inserted by No. 59/2014 s. 20, amended by No. 20/2017 s. 60(2)(4).

    (5)     The Information Commissioner may rely on advice and assistance provided by a member of staff of the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner in—

        (a)     conducting preliminary inquiries into a complaint; and

        (b)     otherwise dealing with a complaint; and

        (c)     making recommendations under section 61L in relation to a complaint.

S. 61J inserted by No. 6/2012 s. 24, repealed by No. 20/2017 s. 61.

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S. 61K inserted by No. 6/2012 s. 24, repealed by No. 20/2017 s. 62.

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S. 61L inserted by No. 6/2012 s. 24.

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