Decisions

 

The PATI Act gives requesters a right to have the Information Commissioner conduct a review of any decision (or failure to decide) made by the head of the public authority on an internal review.

The Information Commissioner shall investigate the application and, when required, has the authority to order a record disclosed. She may also make other orders that she considers appropriate and consistent with the Act. The Information Commissioner's decision are legally enforceable in the same manner as an order of the Supreme Court.

The Information Commissioner's Decisions are published below, and do not reference the requester's identity.

Status of applications for review received, as of 31 October 2019

Total Applications

130

Pending Investigations

41

Applications pending validation

1

Closed: Decided

49*

Closed: Resolved (settled)

14

Closed: Abandoned

7

Closed: Invalid

18

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* The number in the ‘Closed: Decided’ category does not represent the number of decisions issued. Decision 14/2019 addressed two separate, but related, cases.

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