Our reference: RQ17/01178

Agency reference: FOI 159-1617

Mr Stuart McCarthy

By email:  foi+[email address]

Dear Mr Mccarthy

Extension of time under s 15AB

On 13 June 2017, the Department of Health (the Department) applied for further time to make a decision on your FOI request of 3 January 2017.

This application was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex or voluminous.

I have decided to grant the Department an extension of time to process your request to 22 June 2017. This decision has been made under s 15AB(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

By granting further time it is anticipated that the Department will provide a well-reasoned and better managed decision.


If you have any questions regarding this email please contact me on 02 9284 9745 or via email [email address]. Please quote OAIC reference number RQ17/01178 in all correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Carl English | Assistant Review and Investigation Officer | Freedom of Information Dispute Resolution

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 SYDNEY NSW 2001| www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9745 | E-mail: [email address]


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