Our reference: RQ19/00140
Agency reference: CRM2019/332
Mr Jackson Gothe-Snape
Sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Extension of time under s 15AB
Dear Mr Gothe-Snape
On 9 January 2019, the Australian Federal Police (the AFP) applied for further time to make a
decision on your FOI request of 12 December 2018.
This application was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient to deal adequately
with your request, because it is complex.
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 grant the
AFP an extension of time under s 15AB(2) of the FOI Act to 10 February 2019
By granting an extension of time it is anticipated that the AFP will provide a well-reasoned
and better managed decision.
If you have any questions about this email, please contact me on 02 9284 9745 or via email
email@example.com. In all correspondence please include OAIC reference number
Assistant Review and Investigation Officer
Freedom of Information
10 January 2019
1300 363 992
T +61 2 9284 9749
GPO Box 5218
F +61 2 9284 9666
Sydney NSW 2001
ABN 85 249 230 937
If you disagree with the OAIC’s decision you can apply to the Federal Court of
Australia or the Federal Circuit Court for a review of a decision of the Information
Commissioner if you think that a decision by the Information Commissioner to grant
an extension of time is not legally correct. You can make this application under the
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977.
The Court will not review the merits of your case but it may refer the matter back to
the Information Commissioner for further consideration if it finds the decision was
wrong in law or the Information Commissioner’s powers were not exercised properly.
An application for review must be made to the Court within 28 days of the OAIC
sending the decision to you. You may wish to seek legal advice as the process can
involve fees and costs. Please contact the Federal Court registry in your state or
territory for more information, or visit the Federal Court website at http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/.