Review of freedom of information decisions: Guide for agencies
Reviews by the Information Commissioner are designed to be a practical and cost efficient method of external review of decisions made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). The review process is intended to be timely, efficient and fair, and as required by section 49H of the FOI Act, the Information Commissioner will endeavour to finalise a review with as little formality and technicality as possible.
Section 49I of the FOI Act requires agencies to assist the Information Commissioner in undertaking the review. This guide outlines the review process.