Where access is refused we will provide details of the reasons in writing.
An applicant who has been refused has three options of review available.
Apply for an internal review
- This is review by someone more senior than the original decision maker.
- Applicants have 20 working days from receiving notice of a decision to ask for an internal review.
- Cost - $40
Review by Information Commissioner
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.
Administrative Decisions Tribunal
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