Via email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
14 September 2021
Dear FOI applicant
Third party consultation under the Freedom of Information Act 2016
I refer to your access application under the Freedom of Information Act 2016
28 August 2021.
I am writing to tell you that we have identified information relevant to your application that concerns the
affairs of third parties. This information is expected to be of concern to the third party because it relates to
their personal or business affairs, or the affairs of a government or government agency.
Under section 38 of the FOI Act, I am required to consult with the third parties before making a
decision on the release of this information.
For this reason, as provided for under section 40 of the FOI Act, the period for processing your application
has been extended by 15 working days in order to allow us to consult with the third parties.
A decision on your access application is now due on 15 October 2021.
As Information Officer for the ACT Human Rights Commission, I will take into account any comments
we receive from the third parties. However, the final decision on whether to grant you access to the
information requested rests with me alone.
If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary Budavari on 620 5222 or email email@example.com
Dr Helen Watchirs OAM
President and Human Rights
Commissioner / FOI Information Officer
L1 5 Constitution Ave, Canberra City
T: (02) 6205 2222 | F: (02) 6207 1034
GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601
TTY: (02) 6205 1666