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2019 FOI review decisions summary

Below is the table showing the decisions that have been made in 2019, with summary details for each one. The links in the first column take you to the decision on the AustLII AICmr database.

To view summaries for other years go to: IC review decisions.

The table below refers to provisions of the FOI Act unless otherwise specified.

 

2019 FOI review decisions
Decision Legislative provision/s Catchword summary Decision under review IC review decision
‘PU’ and Merit Protection Commissioner (Freedom of information) [2019] AICmr 4 (18 January 2019) ss 11A(5) and 47C Freedom of Information — Whether documents contain deliberative matter prepared for a deliberative purpose — Whether contrary to public interest to release conditionally exempt documents Access refusal Set aside and substituted
‘PT’ and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Freedom of information) [2019] AICmr 3 (18 January 2019) s 47F(5) Freedom of Information — Whether access is to be given to a qualified person Access refusal Set aside and substituted
'PR' and Comcare (Freedom of information) [2019] AICmr 2 (18 January 2019) ss 11A(5) and 47F Freedom of Information — Whether disclosure of personal information unreasonable — Whether contrary to the public interest to release conditionally exempt documents Access refusal Affirmed
'PQ' and Australian Taxation Office (Freedom of information) [2019] AICmr 1 (16 January 2019) s 42 Freedom of Information — Whether documents subject to legal professional privilege Access refusal Affirmed