(1) A complaint has
in writing; and
particulars of the decision to which the complaint relates; and
an address in Australia to which notices under the Act can be sent; and
any other information or details required under the regulations; and
lodged at the office of the Commissioner.
(2) An access
applicant or applicant for amendment may lodge a complaint within 60 days
after being given written notice of the decision.
(3) A third party may
lodge a complaint within 30 days after being given written notice of the
(4) The Commissioner
may allow a complaint to be lodged after the period mentioned in
subsection (2) or (3) has expired.
(5) Subject to
subsection (6), if internal review of a decision is available under Part
2 or 3 a complaint is not to be made in respect of the decision unless
internal review has been applied for and completed.
(6) The Commissioner
may allow a complaint to be made even though internal review has not been
applied for or has not been completed if the complainant shows cause why
internal review should not be applied for or should not be completed.