Attachment A - FOI Review Rights
If you are dissatisfied with the decision of the Attorney-General’s Department (the
department), you may apply for internal review or Information Commissioner review of the
The department encourages applicants to consider seeking internal review as a first step as
it may provide a more rapid resolution of your concerns. Internal review
Under section 54 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(FOI Act), applications for internal
review must be made in writing within 30 days of the date of the decision letter.
Applications for internal review must be lodged by email or post.
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section
Strategy and Governance Branch
3-5 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600
An officer of the department other than the officer who made the original decision wil
complete the internal review within 30 days of receipt of your request.
Providing reasons you believe internal review of the decision is necessary will facilitate the
completion of the internal review. Information Commissioner review
Under section 54L of the FOI Act, you may apply to the Australian Information
Commissioner to review this decision. An application for review by the Information
Commissioner must be made in writing within 60 days of the date of the decision letter, and
can be lodged in one of the fol owing ways:
GPO Box 5218, SYDNEY NSW 2001
in person: Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000
More information about Information Commissioner review is available on the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner website.
Go to http://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-information/foi-reviews.
FOI Review Rights