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GIPA - Rights of Review and Appeal

Where a member of the public is refused access under a formal application under GIPA Act, staff will provide details of the reasons for refusal to the member of the public in writing. An applicant who has been refused access by Council to information requested under a formal request for access to information under the GIPA Act has three options of review available.

  1. Applicants can apply to Council for an internal review. This is review by someone more senior than the original decision maker and there is a $40 fee. Applicants have 20 working days from receiving notice of a decision to ask for an internal review.
  2. If an applicant is not satisfied with the internal review, or does not want one, they can ask for a review by the Information Commissioner. Applicants have eight weeks from being notified of a decision to ask for this review.
  3. If an applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the Information Commissioner or the internal reviewer or if they do not want to take these options they can apply to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT). If the applicant has already had a review by the Information Commissioner they have four weeks from notification of the decision to make this application. If they haven't had a review by the Information Commissioner they have eight weeks from notification of the decision to make this application.

It is noted that there are no rights of review in respect of informal applications, but the applicant may make a formal application at any time.

GIPA - Accessing Information

Gunnedah Shire Council is subject to NSW legislation that requires it to be open and accountable in the exercise of its functions, and to handle personal and health informatio...

GIPA - Information Available

Council will publish mandatory release, information on its website unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure or do so would impose an unreasonable addit...

GIPA - Exemptions To Access

Council may refuse a request for information if there is an overriding public interest against disclosure or if searching for the requested information would require unreasona...

GIPA - Accessing Information and Making an Application

The public may obtain access to information as follows: by searching the Council's website to see if it is already available by contacting Council and requesting the informati...

GIPA - Time Limits

In respect of formal applications, Council will notify applicants of the decision on an application within 20 working days, unless the applicant agrees to extend the time. Cou...

GIPA - Rights of Review and Appeal

Where a member of the public is refused access under a formal application under GIPA Act, staff will provide details of the reasons for refusal to the member of the public in...

Keep in Touch

GIPA - Rights of Review and Appeal

Where a member of the public is refused access under a formal application under GIPA Act, staff will provide details of the reasons for refusal to the member of the public in writing. An applicant who has been refused access by Council to information requested under a formal request for access to information under the GIPA Act has three options of review available.

  1. Applicants can apply to Council for an internal review. This is review by someone more senior than the original decision maker and there is a $40 fee. Applicants have 20 working days from receiving notice of a decision to ask for an internal review.
  2. If an applicant is not satisfied with the internal review, or does not want one, they can ask for a review by the Information Commissioner. Applicants have eight weeks from being notified of a decision to ask for this review.
  3. If an applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the Information Commissioner or the internal reviewer or if they do not want to take these options they can apply to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT). If the applicant has already had a review by the Information Commissioner they have four weeks from notification of the decision to make this application. If they haven't had a review by the Information Commissioner they have eight weeks from notification of the decision to make this application.

It is noted that there are no rights of review in respect of informal applications, but the applicant may make a formal application at any time.

GIPA - Accessing Information

Gunnedah Shire Council is subject to NSW legislation that requires it to be open and accountable in the exercise of its functions, and to handle personal and health informatio...

GIPA - Information Available

Council will publish mandatory release, information on its website unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure or do so would impose an unreasonable addit...

GIPA - Exemptions To Access

Council may refuse a request for information if there is an overriding public interest against disclosure or if searching for the requested information would require unreasona...

GIPA - Accessing Information and Making an Application

The public may obtain access to information as follows: by searching the Council's website to see if it is already available by contacting Council and requesting the informati...

GIPA - Time Limits

In respect of formal applications, Council will notify applicants of the decision on an application within 20 working days, unless the applicant agrees to extend the time. Cou...

GIPA - Rights of Review and Appeal

Where a member of the public is refused access under a formal application under GIPA Act, staff will provide details of the reasons for refusal to the member of the public in...