Our reference: RQ18/02970
Agency reference: FOI 24465 Julie
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Extension of time under s 15AB
On 12 October 2018, the Department of Veterans' Affairs (the Department) applied for further
time to make a decision on your FOI request to 11 November 2018.
This application was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient to deal adequately
with your request, because it is complex.
On 15 October 2018, I contacted you to seek your view on the Department’s request. On 17
October 2018, you responded to my inquiries and provided comments which I have taken into
As a delegate of the Information Commissioner, I am authorised to make decisions on
applications for extensions of time under s 15AB of the FOI Act. I have decided to decline the
The effect of this decision means that the Department is deemed to have refused your request. It
is now open to you to apply for an Information Commissioner review of the deemed decision of
your FOI request.
If you have any questions about this email, please contact me on 02 8231 4292 or via email at
email@example.com. In all correspondence please include OAIC reference number RQ18/02970.
Assistant Review Officer
Freedom of Information Dispute Resolution
18 October 2018
1300 363 992
T +61 2 9284 9749
GPO Box 5218
F +61 2 9284 9666
Sydney NSW 2001
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