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If a decision is made to refuse the request, or if the public authority fails to provide the information on time or grants access to only part of the records requested, or if you have a dispute in relation to the fees charged, you may appeal under the FOI Law.

The Information Manager must advise the applicant of the reasons for refusal and what he or she can do to appeal the decision by internal review to the Chief Officer, Principal Officer or Minister, or thereafter appeal to the Information Commissioner.

If an applicant is unsatisfied with the response received, or receives no response, he or she must apply for an appeal within thirty days of receiving a response or from the date a response should have been received.

Review and subsequent decision by the Chief Officer or Information Commissioner must be completed within thirty days after the application for review has been made.

Last Updated: 2008-11-20