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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1992 - SECT 17

17 .         Charge for access, applicant may request estimate of etc.

        (1)         When making the access application the applicant may request an estimate of the charges that might be payable for dealing with the application.

        (2)         If a request is made under subsection (1) the agency has to notify the applicant of its estimate, and the basis on which its estimate is made, as soon as is practicable.

        (3)         If the agency estimates that the charges for dealing with the access application might exceed $25, or such greater amount as is prescribed, then, whether or not a request has been made under subsection (1), the agency has to notify the applicant of its estimate, and the basis on which its estimate is made, and inquire whether the applicant wishes to proceed with the application and notify the applicant of the requirement of section 19(1)(b).



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