Review of Decisions
If someone is not satisfied with any decision relating to a Right to Information or Information Privacy application, they can ask for a review. Refer to the options below.
Option 1 – request an internal review
An individual can apply to Council for an internal review. This will be a review of the original decision. The person must apply within 20 business days after the date of the written decision notice.
A person who is senior to the original decision-maker will review the application. They will inform the individual of the review decision no later than 20 business days after the internal review application is made.
Reasons will be given if access or amendment is still refused.
To apply for an internal review, email or write to:
Noosa Shire Council
PO Box 141
Tewantin QLD 4565
Option 2 – request an external review
A person may wish to request an external review of either:
- Council's original decision or
- Council's internal review decision.
The person will have to apply directly to the Office of the Information Commissioner for an external review of a Council decision. The person must apply within 20 business days after the date of the written decision notice.
The Information Commissioner may change or confirm the decision made on the person's application or try to mediate a settlement between the parties.