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.
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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