FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA
LAW COURTS BUILDING
SYDNEY NSW 2000
28 February 2022
By email: email@example.com
Request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
I acknowledge receipt of your request, dated 19 February 2022 and communicated by email to
for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act
(Cth) (FOI Act
At least some of the documents you have requested contain personal information about
individuals. It appears that the individuals concerned might reasonably wish to contend that
the documents are conditionally exempt under section 47F of the FOI Act and access to the
documents would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest under the FOI Act. In
accordance with subsection 27A(3) of the FOI Act, the Federal Court of Australia (Court
must give those individuals a “reasonable opportunity to make submissions in support of the
” before making a decision on the release of the documents that contain
personal information about those individuals.
The Court will have regard to any submissions it receives from the individuals concerned, but
the final decision about whether to grant you access to the documents you have requested rests
with the Court.
For this reason, the Court has determined that the requirements of section 27A of the FOI Act
make it appropriate to extend the period for processing your request by a further period of 30
days in accordance with subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act.
The processing period for your request will now expire on Wednesday 20 April 2022.