Our reference: MR18/00544
Agency reference: 2017/001196
By email: [FOI #4720 email]
Your application for IC review of an FOI decision
I refer to your application for IC review of a decision made by the Australian Radiation
Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) on 17 August 2018 under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act).
The Information Commissioner has decided to commence review of ARPANSA’s decision of
17 August 2018. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is currently
considering your IC review application and is conducting inquiries with ARPANSA.
At this stage, your matter is awaiting allocation to a review officer. Once allocated, the
review officer will review any documentation or submissions provided by ARPANSA in
support of its decision. The review officer will then contact you to advise you of their view on
the next appropriate steps in the matter.
The current allocation timeframe to a review officer can take up to four months from the
date of commencement of review, depending on the number and complexity of other IC
review matters received prior to your application for IC review. The OAIC will endeavour to
have your matter allocated as soon as practicable.
Please note, during an IC review the OAIC will generally share the submissions you provide
with the respondent.
If you would like to discuss this matter in the meantime, please contact the Enquiries Line on
1300 363 992 and quote the reference number above.
Assistant Review Officer
Freedom of Information Dispute Resolution
17 September 2018
1300 363 992
T +61 2 9284 9749
GPO Box 5218
F +61 2 9284 9666
Sydney NSW 2001
ABN 85 249 230 937