Decisions and Case Notes

These decisions and case notes are provided as a guide.  They may not reflect all the facts and issues dealt with in a matter and most cases have been de-identified as much as possible.  They are listed under the following headings.

Grants of Authorisation

Item Type Published
Grant of Authorisation No 2 of 2016 PDF File 306.3 KB 29 June 2016
Grant of Authorisation No 1 of 2016 PDF File 3.7 MB 29 June 2016
Grant of Authorisation No 1. of 2005 PDF File 51.3 KB 01 April 2015
Grant of Authorisation No 1. of 2014 PDF File 247.3 KB 01 January 2015
Grant of Authorisation No 1. of 2008 PDF File 219.2 KB 01 January 2015
Grant of Authorisation No 2. of 2005 PDF File 33.5 KB 01 January 2015

Hearing Decisions - FOI

Item Type Published
Phillips and NT Electoral Commission (F20 15-16, No 4 of 2017 Decision on Publication, 8 September 2017) PDF File 355.4 KB 08 September 2017
Phillips and NT Electoral Commission (F20 15-16, No 3 of 2017 Substantive decision, 29 August 2017) PDF File 685.9 KB 29 August 2017
Phillips and NT Electoral Commission (F20 15-16, No 2 of 2017 Decision on Preliminary Issues of Standing, 7 July 2017) PDF File 523.6 KB 07 July 2017
Ferguson and Department of Education (F6 14-15, No 2 of 2016 Supp 2, 3 October 2016) PDF File 184.7 KB 03 October 2016
Ferguson and Department of Education (F6 & F10 14-15, No 2 of 2016 Supp 1, 18 August 2016) PDF File 230.8 KB 18 August 2016
Ferguson and Department of Education (F6 & F10 14-15, No 2 of 2016, 9 March 2016) PDF File 676.7 KB 09 March 2016
Ferguson and Department of Education (F8 13-14, No 1 of 2015, 6 May 2015) PDF File 489.9 KB 06 May 2015
Collie and Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (F7 04-05, No 1 of 2018, 25 March 2008) PDF File 465.0 KB 25 March 2008

Prima facie decision Case Notes - FOI

Item Type Published
s53 - A substantial, adverse effect on management of employees s110 (2016-17) PDF File 240.1 KB 13 September 2017
s57(1)(b) - Information obtained from a business, commercial or financial undertaking s110 (2016-17) PDF File 191.5 KB 12 September 2017
s156(6) - Application for Waiver of Fees s110 (2016-17) PDF File 193.4 KB 11 September 2017
s30 - Third Party Objection to Release of Information s110 (2016-17) PDF File 194.1 KB 10 September 2017
s9 - Information Act prevails in event of inconsistency s110 (2015-16) PDF File 194.2 KB 09 September 2017
s18 - Application Sufficiently Clear and Identity Established s110 (2015-16) PDF File 193.6 KB 08 September 2017
s45(1)(a)(ii) & s55 - Onus on organisations to justify non-disclosure (2015-16) PDF File 193.4 KB 07 September 2017
s5(6) - Applicant seeking MLA emails (2015-16) PDF File 194.1 KB 06 September 2017
s106 - Complaint lodged two months late s106 (2014-15) PDF File 240.9 KB 05 September 2017
s4 - Access to emails on back up tapes s110 (2014-15) PDF File 194.0 KB 04 September 2017
s156 - Dispute over fees when information of significant public interest s110 (2014-15) PDF File 209.3 KB 03 September 2017
s6 - Request for information that originated outside the public sector s110 (2014-15) PDF File 131.8 KB 02 September 2017
s49 & s56(1) - Information sought about a convicted criminal s110 (2014-15) PDF File 209.9 KB 01 September 2017
s53 & s55 - Documents sought about disciplinary process s110 (2014-15) PDF File 193.8 KB 31 August 2017
s25 - A very broad request for information s110 (2014-15) PDF File 194.6 KB 30 August 2017
s49 - Common interest privilege s110 (2013-14) PDF File 192.5 KB 29 August 2017
s46 - Secret law enforcement methodology s110 (2013-14) PDF File 192.2 KB 28 August 2017
s49(d) - Advice of in-house counsel s110 (2013-14) PDF File 192.7 KB 27 August 2017
s55 - Third Party Business Information s110 (2013-14) PDF File 191.8 KB 26 August 2017
s30 - Third Party complaints s109 (2012-13) PDF File 130.4 KB 25 August 2017
s4 - Are Text Messages government records s110 (2012-13) PDF File 191.6 KB 24 August 2017
s47 - Exempt Commonwealth Bodies s110 (2012-13) PDF File 130.1 KB 23 August 2017
s31 - Correcting a Police Alert s110 (2011-12) PDF File 194.3 KB 22 August 2017
s54(a) & s48(e) - Select Committee information sought s110 (2011-12) PDF File 132.1 KB 21 August 2017
s3, s19 & s40 - No decision by the Respondent s110 (2011-12) PDF File 131.6 KB 20 August 2017
s10 & s17 - Inadequate searches s110 (2010-11) PDF File 193.4 KB 19 August 2017
s52, s55 &s56 - Workplace report s110 (2010-11) PDF File 192.9 KB 18 August 2017
s55 - Confidential Information s110 (2010-11) PDF File 194.3 KB 17 August 2017
s47 - Information provided by the Commonwealth s110 (2010-11) PDF File 207.2 KB 16 August 2017
s24 - Organisations to show reasoning s110 (2010-11) PDF File 193.7 KB 15 August 2017
s156(6) - Request for waiver of fees s110 (2009-10) PDF File 192.1 KB 14 August 2017
s45(1)(a) - Cabinet exemption s110 (2009-10) PDF File 131.9 KB 13 August 2017
s56(1)(a) - Anonymity s110 (2009-10) PDF File 192.9 KB 12 August 2017
s34 & s35 - Seeking to correct personal information s110 (2009-10) PDF File 192.8 KB 11 August 2017
s48 - Information about a child in care s110 (2008-09) PDF File 131.4 KB 10 August 2017
s49, s52, s53, s55, s56 &s57 - Incorrect application of Exemptions s110 (2008-09) PDF File 133.3 KB 09 August 2017
s156 - Fees were reasonable s110 (2008-09) PDF File 191.4 KB 08 August 2017
s46 & s56 - Public Interest favoured over identity disclosure s110 (2008-09) PDF File 132.5 KB 07 August 2017
s49 - Client legal privilege s110 (2008-09) PDF File 132.0 KB 06 August 2017
s54 & s48 - Threat to life or health and Secrecy Provision s110 (2008-09) PDF File 134.1 KB 05 August 2017
s17, s19, s38, s27 & s56 - Failure to respond correctly to FOI application s110 (2008-09) PDF File 209.6 KB 04 August 2017
s56(1)(a) - Unreasonable interference s110 (2008-09) PDF File 192.8 KB 03 August 2017
s5 & s30 - Government Business Division s110 (2007-08) PDF File 192.3 KB 02 August 2017
s5 & s30 - Exempt under Coroners Act s110 (2007-2008) PDF File 232.2 KB 01 August 2017
s30 - Third Party objection s110 (2007-08) PDF File 131.4 KB 31 July 2017

Prima facie decision Case Notes - Privacy

Item Type Published
IPP2 & IPP5 - Personal information shared within work organisation s110 (2015-16) PDF File 187.4 KB 14 September 2017
IPP2 & IPP4 - Access to Personal Files s110 (2015-16) PDF File 187.0 KB 13 September 2017
IPP2 - Communication of an Employees Immigration History s110 (2014-15) PDF File 187.5 KB 12 September 2017
IPP2 & IPP4 - Information about a Confidential Residence s110 (2014-15) PDF File 188.3 KB 11 September 2017
IPP2 - Restricting friends from accessing information s110 (2013-14) PDF File 186.9 KB 10 September 2017
IPP2 - Privacy rights after death s110 (2012-13) PDF File 186.3 KB 09 September 2017
IPP2 - Contact addresses for serving documents s110 (2012-13) PDF File 186.4 KB 08 September 2017
IPP1 & IPP10 - Sensitive information s110 (2010-11) PDF File 185.7 KB 07 September 2017
s5, IPP1, IPP2 & IPP10 - Contract service providers and Privacy s110 (2010-11) PDF File 129.0 KB 06 September 2017
IPP2 - Inappropriate Access s110 (2010-11) PDF File 128.1 KB 05 September 2017
IPP1 & IPP2 - Inappropriate disclosure of sensitive information s110 (2010-11) PDF File 188.1 KB 04 September 2017
IPP2 - Unjustifiable disclosure of sensitive information s110 (2009-10) PDF File 187.2 KB 03 September 2017
IPP2, IPP3 & IPP4 - Unauthorised database access s110 (2009-10) PDF File 127.4 KB 02 September 2017
IPP4 - Unnecessary retention of recruitment information s110 (2008-09) PDF File 185.1 KB 01 September 2017
IPP2 - Unauthorised release of sensitive information s110 (2008-09) PDF File 185.2 KB 31 August 2017
IPP2 - Lack of evidence of breach s110 (2007-08) PDF File 185.2 KB 30 August 2017
s104, IPP2 & IPP3 - First complain to the organisation s110 (2007-08) PDF File 126.6 KB 29 August 2017
IPP2 - Identity theft s110 (2007-08) PDF File 225.3 KB 28 August 2017