FOI decision reviews

An FOI applicant has the right to request a review of the decision regarding their request. Requests for review can be either an Internal Review conducted by the organisation (ANU); or an Information Commissioner (IC) Review conducted by the Australian Information Commissioner.

FOI internal review (s54A)

Under the FOI Act you have the right to seek internal review of the University's decision to refuse to provide access to, or provide partial access to, the documents sought in your request.

A senior ANU officer, who had no involvement in the original decision, will undertake an internal review of the decision. There is no charge to request internal review.

An application for an internal review should be made within 30 days of receiving the decision. An independent review will take place and a decision made within 30 days.

The application should be addressed to Freedom of Information at

Information Commissioner (IC) review (s54F)

An applicant has the option to apply directly to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner for review of an FOI decision.

Requests to the Information Commissioner can be made via an online form or in writing and sent via:

post: GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001
fax: +61 2 9284 9666
in person: Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000