GIPA Review Reports

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) publishes external review reports to assist agencies to comply with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

Not all IPC reports are published on our website. The IPC selects reports for publication based on the issues considered, to provide guidance for agencies and applicants on the IPC’s interpretation of the GIPA Act. The IPC obtains consent from applicants before publishing reports. Where consent is not available, the IPC withholds the applicant's identification from the report.

A full copy of the Public Interest Consideration (PICs) Resource sheets has been developed by the IPC to be considered alongside the IPC’s review reports.  These resources are updated and reviewed from time to time and agencies may wish to refer to these resources in making decisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act). These resources are not intended as legal advice and agencies should obtain their own independent legal advice.

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    Date Review Report Outcome Section Recommendations
    17/11/23

    IPC23/R000527 - Office of the Leader of the Opposition and Office of the Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism

    Refuse to provide access s 80(d)

    Information not held s 80(e)

    Reveal advice and prejudice deliberation (frankness and candour claim) – s 14T, cl 1(e)

    Onus at review – s 97

    Existence of relevant records and reasonable search obligations – s 53

    The reviewer recommends under section 93 of the GIPA Act that the Agency make a new decision by way of internal review
    05/05/23 IPC23/R000071 The Hon. Keith Mason AC KC and Department of Communities and Justice Refuse to provide access s 80(d)

    Prejudice collective Ministerial responsibility consideration – s 14T, cl 1(a)

    Reveal advice and prejudice deliberation (frankness and candour claim) – s 14T, cl 1(e)

    The reviewer recommends under section 93 of the GIPA Act that the Agency make a new decision by way of internal review
    31/01/2023 IPC22/R000549 BR Turner AM and Department of Education Information not held s 80(e)

    Reasonable search obligations – s 53

    Onus at review – s 97

    s 93 – recommend that the agency make a new decision
    01/10/2020 IPC20/R000268 Stephen Morgan and NSW Police Force Refuse to provide access s 80(d)

    s 12

    s 13

    s 14 (3)(a)

    s 14 (3)(b)

    s 14 (6)

    s 93 – recommend that the agency make a new decision

    s 92 – If in making the new decision, if the Agency decides that there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the body-worn video footage, I recommend under section 92 of the GIPA Act that the Agency consider whether pixelation of the identifying features of any third-parties from the footage would avoid there being an overriding public interest against disclosure.

    24/08/2020 IPC20/R000449

    Refuse to provide access s 80(d)

    Refuse to confirm or deny s 80(g)

    s 58(1)(f)

    s 14(2)(a)

    s 14(2)(b)

    s 14(2)(h)

    No recommendations
    03/08/2020

    IPC20/R000419 Thomas Lockley and Infrastructure NSW

    Refuse to provide access s 80(d)

    s 53

    s 14(1)(g)

    s 14 3(a)

    Schedule 1 Clause 2

    No recommendations
    02/09/2020 IPC20/R000289 Big Rob and Lismore City Council

    Refuse to provide access (s80(d))

    Information not held (s80(e))

    Refuse to deal further with an access application because an applicant has failed to pay an advance deposit within the time required for payment (s80(l))

    Decision to impose a processing charge or require an advance deposit (s80(j))

    Section 14 (3)(a)

    Section 14 (3)(f)

    Section 6 – mandatory proactive release of certain government information

    Section 53 – searches

    Section 72 – form of access

    Section 54 – consultation on public interest considerations

    Section 55 – consideration of personal factors of application

    Section 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    Section 92:

    (1) agency make available all open access information to the applicant

    (2) agency take into account guidance in review report

    Section 95:

    (1) agency to conform with the requirements of section 6(2) of the GIPA Act,

    (2) Agency provide advice to the Information Commissioner regarding its procedures to achieve compliance with s6(2) of the GIPA Act by 1 November 2020

    30/07/20 IPC20/R000413 Applicant and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Refuse to provide access s 80(d)

    s 14 (1)(e)
    s 14 1(f)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    16/07/20 IPC20/R000396 Applicant and Cowra Shire Council Refuse to deal with an application s 80(c)

    s 60 (1)(a)
    s 60 (1)(b)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    s 92 – the Agency review and as appropriate implement staff training

    07/07/20 IPC20/R000302 Donna Page and Newcastle City Council Refuse to provide access s 80(d)

    s 14 (4)(a)
    s 14 (4)(c)
    s 14 (4)(d)
    s 31
    s 32
    s 55

    s 93 – recommend that the agency make a new decision
    s 92 – recommend that the agency consider whether section 31 of the GIPA Act requires the agency to include a copy of the fit-out contract in the agency’s contracts register. Where the agency decides that one or more of the exceptions in section 32(1) applies, it is recommended that the agency ensures the requirements under section 32(2) are adequately met

    21/01/2020 IPC19/R000520 NBN Co. and Canterbury Bankstown Council Refuse to provide access s 80(d)

    s 14 (1)(c)
    s 14 (4)(c)
    s 14 (4)(d)
    s 14 (7)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    s 92 - in any reconsideration of the decision the agency aligns it with the requirements of the GIPA Act. 

    17/10/2019

    IPC19/R000470 Applicant and the Department of Communities and Justice

    Refuse to deal (s 80(c)) s 60(1)(e)

    s 93 - recommend agency make a new decision
    s 92 - recommend consideration of discretionary nature of s 60 in any new decision

    05/07/2018

    IPC18/R000218 Joe Zidar and the Department of Justice

    Attachment: SECTION 53: Searches for information*

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 53 – Searches

    No recommendations

    12/01/2018

    IPC17/R000558 Paul Scully MP and Transport for NSW

    Attachment: SECTION 14: Public interest consideration against disclosure*

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    Clause 1(d), 1(f), 1(g), 4(a), 4(c), 4(d) and 5(e) of the table to section 14 of the GIPA Act

    s93 – make a new decision

    07/12/2017

    IPC17/R000555 Joe Zidar and the Department of Justice

    Attachment: What is the public interest test – Fact Sheet

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    Schedule 1 clause 5

    Schedule 2 clause 2

    No recommendations

    22/08/2017

    IPC17/R000303 Joe Zidar and the Department of Justice

    Application is not a valid access application (s 80(a))

    s 43 – excluded information cannot be applied for

    Schedule 2 – excluded information of particular agencies

    s 6 – open access information

    No recommendations

    17/07/2017

    IPC17R000212 Sandy and the NSW Police Force 

    Attachment - SECTION 14: Public interest consideration against disclosure*

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(h)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (4)(c)
    s 14 (4)(d)

    s93 – make a new decision

    14/07/2017

    IPC17/R000259 Sandy and NSW Police Force 

    Attachment - SECTION 14: Public interest consideration against disclosure*

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(h)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (4)(d)

    s93 – make a new decision

    06/07/2017

    IPC17/R000305 Trevor Jackson and University of NSW

    Attachment - Legal professional privilege Fact Sheet 

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    Schedule 1 clause 5

    s93 – make a new decision

    28/06/2017

    IPC17R/000219 Thompson and the Ministry of Health

    Attachment - Consideration 1(d) – prejudice the supply to an agency of confidential information that facilitates the effective exercise of that agency’s functions*

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(e)
    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (1)(h)

    s93 – make a new decision

    21/06/2017

    IPC17/R000180 Sandy and the Ministry of Health

    Attachment - SECTION 14: Public interest consideration against disclosure*

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))
    Confirm or deny information is held (s 80(g))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(g)
    s 14 (3)(b)
    Schedule 1 clause 1 (1)
    Schedule 1 clause 4
    Schedule 1 clause 5 (1)
    s 74

    s93 – make a new decision

    06/06/2017

    IPC17/R000115 Applicant and the NSW Police Force

     

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 53

    s93 – make a new decision

    16/05/2017

    IPC17/R000163 Aitken and Central Coast Council

    Attachment - SECTION 14: Public interest consideration against disclosure*

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    Provide access in a particular way (s 80(i))

    s 14 (1)(f)

    s 14 (3)(c)

    s 93 – recommendation to make a new decision

    26/04/2017

    IPC17/R000072 Cincotta and Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (3)(c)
    s 14 (3)(d)
    s 14 (3)(e)
    s 14 (4)(d)

    s93 – make a new decision

    15/03/2017

    IPC17/R000071 Applicant and the State Archives and Records Authority of NSW

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    Schedule 1 clause 5 (1)

    s93 – make a new decision

    22/2/2017

    IPC16/R000698 Applicant and Sydney Water

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    Schedule 1 clause 5 (1)
    Section 54

    s 93 - make a new decision

    02/12/2016

    IPC16/R000607 Applicant and Department of Education

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 53

    No recommendations

    25/11/2016

    IPC16/R000576 Donnelly and Department of Education and Communities

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    s 14 (3)(f)
    s 14 (3)(g)

     s 93 - make a new decision

    22/11/2016

    IPC16/R000581 Applicant and Department of Industry

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(e)
    s 14 (4)(c)
    Clause 4 Schedule 1

    s 93 – recommendation to make a new decision in respect to part of the information

    22/09/2016

    IPC16/R000445 Applicant and Waverley Council

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(e)
    s 14 (1)(g)
    s 14 (1)(h)
    s 14 (2)(a)
    s 14 (2)(b)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (3)(b)
    s 14 (3)(f)

    s 93 – recommendation to make a new decision

    02/08/2016

    IPC16/R000386 Applicant and Wingecarribee Shire Council

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (3)(b)
    s 14 (3)(e)
    s 74

    s 95 – recommendation as to general procedure

    02/08/2016

    IPC16/R000410 Applicant and Transport for NSW

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (1)(g)

    No recommendations

    14/07/2016

    IPC16/R000388 Applicant and Tweed Shire Council 

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 58 (1)(b)

    No recommendations

    11/07/2016

    IPC16/R000318 Applicant and Minister for Industry, Resources & Energy

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 53
    s 45

    s 93 – make a new decision
    s 92 – regard to the guidance provided in the report
    s 95 – recommendation as to general procedure

    27/06/2016

    IPC16/R000199 The Applicant and Sydney Water Corporation

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (1)(g)
    s 14 (1)(h)
    s 14 (4)(d)
    Schedule 1 clause 5

    s 93 – make a new decision

    17/06/2016

    IPC16/R000179 Bright and Eurobodalla Shire Council

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Refuse to deal (s 80(c))

    s 57
    s 63
    Schedule 1 clause 5

    s 92 – recommendation
    s 93 – make a new decision
    s 95 – general recommendation 

    09/06/2016

    IPC16/R000180 Applicant and Transport for NSW

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (6)

    s 95 – general recommendation 

    09/06/2016

    IPC16/R000233 Applicant and NSW Police Force

     

    Invalid application (s 80(a))

    s 51

    s 93 – make a new decision

    27/05/2016

    IPC16/R000445 Applicant and Waverley Council

    Access refused (s 80 (d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(e)
    s 14 (1)(g)
    s 14 (1)(h)
    s 14 (2)(a)
    s 14 (2)(b)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (3)(b)
    s 14 (3)(f)

    s 93 - make a new decision

    19/05/2016

    IPC16/R000104 Applicant and Richmond Valley Council

    Access refused (s 80 (d))
    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 3 (a)
    s 53

    s 93 - make a new decision
    s 95 - general recommendation

    19/05/2016

    IPC16/R000096 Alexander & Sydney Children's Network

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(e)
    s 14 (1)(h)
    s 14 (4)(e)

    s 93 – make a new decision

    17/05/2016

    IPC15/R000588 Applicant & Queanbeyan City Council 

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 14 (3)(a)

    s 93 – make a new decision in relation to part of the decision
    s 95 – general recommendation

    29/04/2016

    IPC15/R000487 Fazli & NSW Police Force

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 14 (2)(b)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 53 – Searches

    s 93 – make a new decision

    23/03/2016

    IPC16/R000027 Mehanna and NSW Police Force

     

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 14 (3)(a)

    s 93 – make a new decision
    s 92 – recommendation

    23/03/2016

    IPC15/R000558 Applicant and Landcom trading as UrbanGrowth NSW

     

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Cabinet information

    Schedule 1 clause 2

    No recommendation made on decision
    s 95 – general recommendation 

    16/03/2016

    IPC15/R000613 Wilson and Inverell Shire Council 

     

    Information not held (s 80(e))
    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 53
    s 14 (4)(c)
    s 14 (4)(d)

    s 93 – make a new decision in relation to the decision to refuse access only

    01/03/2016

    IPC15/R000545 Applicant and Roads and Maritime Services

     

    Refuse to deal (s 80(c))

    s 53
    s 60 (1)(a)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    18/02/2016

    IPC15/R000546 Bissett and Clinical Excellence Commission

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 74

    No recommendation on decision
    s 95 – recommendation as to general procedure

    25/01/2016

    IPC15/R000431 Kaye and Ministry of Health

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 53 No recommendations made
    09/12/2015

    IPC15/R000505 Russell and NSW Police Force

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 14 (3)(a) No recommendations made
    01/12/2015 IPC15/R000373 The Applicant and Sydney Water Corporation

    Refuse to provide access (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (1)(h)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (4)(d)

    s 93 – make a new decision
    23/10/2015 IPC15/R000392 Mallon & Cowra Shire Council

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 80 (d)
    s 80 (e)
    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    s 95
    02/11/2015

    IPC15/R000414 Seven Network & Family and Community Services

    Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 80 (e)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    07/09/2015

    IPC15/R000277 Applicant and Richmond Valley Council

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 53 – Searches

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    14/08/2015

    IPC15/R000145 Applicant and Southern Cross University

    Decision to impose a processing charge (s 80(j))
    Decision to refuse a reduction in processing charge (s 80(k))
    Refuse to deal (s 80(c)

    s 64
    s 68
    s 70

    No recommendations made
    15/07/2015

    IPC15/R000253 Applicant and Palerang Council

     

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(f)

    No recommendations
    15/07/2015

    IPC15/R000144 Anonymous and Fire & Rescue NSW

     

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (1)(g)
    s 14 (3)(a)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    14/07/2015

    IPC14/R000735 Cotsis and Richmond Valley Council

    Access refused in part (s 80(d))

    Schedule 1 clause 2
    Schedule 1 clause 6

    No recommendations
    14/07/2015

    IPC14/R000375 Hon Sophie Cotsis and Office of Local Government

     

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    Schedule 1 clause 2
    Schedule 1 clause 6

    No recommendations
    09/07/2015

    IPC15/R000200 The Applicant and Wyong Shire Council

     

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (3)(a)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    03/07/2015

    PC14/R000716 Mr Kelvin Bissett and NSW Police Force

     

    Access refused (s 80(d)) 
    Not held (s 80(e))

    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (3)(g)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    23/06/2015

    IPC14/R000714 The Applicant & Wyong Shire Council

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Form of Access (s 80(i))

    s 14 (3)(f)

    Section 72

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    23/06/2015 IPC15/R000186 Mr McDonald & NSW Police Force Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (3)(a)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    09/06/2015 IPC14/R000742 Applicant and Department of Premier and Cabinet Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (1)(g)
    s 14 (4)(c)
    s 14 (4)(d)
    s 14 (7)(1)

    No recommendations 
    30/04/2015 IPC15/R000143 Cranwell and Leichardt Municipal Council Form of Access (s 80(i)) s 72 s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision
    14/04/2015

    IPC14/R000624 Iggleden and Department of Family and Community Services

     

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(g)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (3)(g)
    Schedule 1 clause 10

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    10/04/2015

    IPC15/R000160 Applicant and Legal Aid NSW

    Information already available (s 80(f)) 

    s 53

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    10/04/2015

    IPC14/R000627 Purvis and RMS

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14(4)(a)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    07/04/2015

    IPC14/R000573 McCallum & Department of Education and Communities

     

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(f)
    s 14 (1)(g)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    s 14 (3)(e)
    s 14 (1)(h)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    10/03/2015

    IPC14/R000636 Borg and Housing NSW

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 (3) (a)
    s 14 (4)(a)
    s 14 (4)(c)
    s 53

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    20/03/2015

    IPC14/R000640 Applicant and Department of Trade and Investment

     

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 4(a)
    s 4(c)
    s 4(d)
    s 4(e)

    No recommendations

    20/03/2015

    IPC14/R000713 Applicant and Department of Premier and Cabinet

     

    Refuse to deal (s 80(c))

    s 58(1)(e)
    s 60(1)

    No recommendations

    16/03/2015

    IPC15/R000056 Young and Ku-ring-gai Council

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Already Available (s80 (f))

    s 14(4)(c) and (d)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    19/01/2015

    IPC14/R000520 Applicant and Newcastle City Council (PDF, 85kb)

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    Schedule 1 clause 5

    Decision justified 

    16/01/2015

    IPC14/R000524 Banks and City of Sydney Council (PDF, 1.16MB)

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14(3)(a)
    s 14(3)(b)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision 

    09/01/2015

    IPC14/R000422 Applicant and Medical Council of NSW (PDF, 87kb)

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    Schedule 1 clause 1
    Schedule 1 clause 6
    s 14(1)(g)
    s 14(3)(a)

    Decision justified
    s 95 – recommendation as to general procedure

    03/12/2014 IPC14/R000433 Samuel and Canterbury City Council (PDF, 6mb)

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14(1)(e)
    s 14(1)(f)
    s 14(4)(c)
    s 14(4)(d)
    s 14(6)(1)
    Schedule 1 clause 5

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    27/11/2014 IPC14/R000079 Applicant and Cancer Institute NSW (PDF, 86kb)

    Form of Access (s 80(i))

    s 72

    Agency decision justified
    s 92 – general Recommendation

    30/09/2014 IPC14/R000347 Miller and Sydney Trains (PDF, 84kb)

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14(3)(a)
    s 14(3)(b)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    25/09/2014

    IPC14/R000410 O'Sullivan and Medical Council of NSW (PDF, 91kb)

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Refuse  to deal (s 80(c))
    Already Available (s 80(f))

    Schedule 1 clause 1
    s 14(3)(a)
    s 14(3)(e)
    s 14(3)(f)
    s 59
    s 60

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision in respect of specific items only

    11/09/2014

    IPC13/R000382 Planning Assessment Commission and Shellharbour City Council (PDF, 80kb)

    Not held (s 80(e))
    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Refuse to deal (s 80(c)) 
    Processing charges (s 80(j)) 

    s 14(3)(c)
    s 64
    s 53
    s 62
    Schedule 1 clause 5 (1)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    05/09/2014

    IPC13/R000332 Anonymous and Waverley Council (PDF, 110kb)

    Access refused (s 80(d))
    Not Held (s 80(e))

    Schedule 1 clause 5 (1)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    07/08/2014

    IPC14/R000439 McPherson and Office of Environment and Heritage

    Validity of application (s 80(a)) Section 41(1)(e)

    s 93 – recommend agency make a new decision

    22/07/2014 IPC14/R000010 Anonymous and NSW Police Force (PDF, 111kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14(1)(f)
    s 14(4)(h) 

    s 93 – recommendation to remake the decision
    s 95 – recommendation as to general procedure

    01/07/2014 IPC14/R000304 Anonymous and City Of Sydney Council (PDF, 115kb) Access refused in part (s80(d))

    s 14(1)(e)
    s 14(4)(c)
    s 14(4)(d) 

    s 93 – recommendation to remake the decision
    s 95 – recommendation as to general procedure

    16/04/2014

    IPC13/R000395 Anonymous and Department of Trade and Investment Regional Infrastructure and Services (PDF, 177kb)

    Access refused (s 80(d)) s14(3)(a) No recommendations
    27/03/2014 IPC14/R000016 Sheely and Eurobodalla Shire Council (PDF, 147kb) Deemed refusal s 63(1)
    s 6(1)
    Part 3
    s 92 – recommendation at to general procedure
    07/03/2014 IPC13/R000132 Bryce and Sydney Opera House (PDF, 111kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14(1)(e)
    Schedule 1 clause 5(1)
    s 93 – recommendation to remake the decision
    04/02/2014 IPC13/R000324 Anonymous and Department of Family and Community Services (PDF, 94kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) Schedule 1 clause 10
    s 14 (1)(d)
    s 14 (1)(g), 3(g), 4(c) and 4 (d)
    s 93 – recommendation to remake the decision
    23/01/2014 IPC13/R000099 Southern Highlands Ratepayers Association and Wingecarribee Shire Council (PDF, 93kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14 (4)(4d)
    s 14 (3)(a)
    Schedule 1 clause 5 (1)
    s 93 – recommendation to remake the decision
    22/01/2014 IPC13/R000291 Anonymous and Department of Education and Communities (PDF, 97kb) Not Held (s 80(e)) s 53 s 92 – agree with agency decision
    17/01/2014 IPC13/R000080 Anonymous and Department of Trade and Investment Regional Infrastructure and Services (PDF, 57kb) Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14T 3 (a)
    s 14T 4
    Schedule 1 clause (5)

    s 93 – recommendation to remake the decision
    23/12/2013 IPC13/R000097 McGill and Great Lakes Council (PDF, 76kb) Access refused s 14(6)(1) s 93 – recommendation to remake the decision
    10/12/2013 IPC13/R000095 Applicant and NSW Trade and Investment (PDF, 141kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14(1)
    Schedule 1 clause 1
    s 95 – recommendation at to general procedure
    22/11/2013 IPC/R000266 Applicant and NSW Police (PDF, 78kb) Provide access in alternative form (s 80(i)) s 72(1) (a) s 93 – recommendation to remake the decision
    s 95 – recommendation at to general procedure
    08/11/2013 IPC12/R000150 Hallam and Clarence Valley Council (PDF, 150kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14T 3(a), (b) and (e) s 93 – make a new decision
    s 95 – revise procedures to comply with s. 61
    06/11/2013 IPC12/R000172 Donnellan and Ku-ring-gai Council (PDF, 93kb) Access refused
    (s 80(d))
    s 14T 3(a),  4(d) and 5(c) s 92 – recommend withhold personal information
    06/11/2013 IPC12-R000173 Smolenski and NSW Police Force (PDF, 165kb)  Access refused in part (s 80(d)) s 14T 1(d), 1(f) and 3(a) s 93 – make a new decision
    04/11/2013 IPC12/R000199 Minahan and Port Macquarie Hastings Council (PDF, 120kb) Information not held (s 80(e)) s 53 s 93 – make a new decision
    28/10/2013 IPC13/R000193 Applicant and South Western Sydney Local Health District (PDF, 253kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14T 1(d)
    Schedule 2 clause 2
    s 93 – make a new decision
    28/09/2013 11-431 Lawrence and Fire and Rescue NSW (PDF, 138kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d)) s 14T 1(e)
    s 14T 1(f)
    s 14T 1(h)
    s 55
    s 61
    s 93 – Make new decision
    30/08/2013 IPC13/R000348 Applicant and Wyong Shire Council (PDF, 247kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14T – 3(a)
    s 14T – 3(b)
    s 92 – agree with agency decision
    29/08/2013 IPC13/R000002 Scandrett and Wingecarribee Shire Council (PDF, 198kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d)) s 14T – 1(d)
    s 14T – 1(e)
    s 14T – 1(f)
    s 14T – 1(g)
    s 14T – 3(a)
    s 93 – make a new decision
    s 94 – recommend against agency decision in part
    25/07/2013 IPC12/R000108 Birrell and NSW Department of Education and Communities (PDF, 287kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14T – 1(e)
    s 14T – 1(f)
    s 14T – 1(h)
    s 14T – 4(c)
    s 14T – 4(c)

    s 93 – make a new decision

    s 94 – recommend against agency decision in part

    28/03/2013 12-000221 Whan and the Office of the Premier of NSW (PDF, 311kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d)) Schedule 1 clause 4(c)
    s 14T (6)(1)
    s 14T (3)(a)
    s 14T (4)(d)
    s 93 – Reconsider and make new decision
    16/11/2012 12-000289 Haire and Leichhardt Council (PDF, 109kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14T (4)(a)
    s 14T (4)(d)
    s 54
    s 93 – Reconsider and make new decision
    31/05/2012 11-374 Applicant and Sydney Water Corporation (PDF, 65kb)  Access refused in part (s 80(d)) Schedule 5 clause 1 s 61 s 92 – general guidance
    30/05/2012 11-156, 11-270 First applicant, second applicant and University of Newcastle (PDF, 151kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d)) s 14T 3(a)
    s 14T 3(c)
    s 14T 4(d)
    s 54
    Agree with most of agency decision
    Agree with internal review decision s 93 – Make a new decision
    21/05/2012 11-162 Power and Murrumbidgee Local Health District (PDF, 108kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d)) s 14T (1)(d)
    s 14T (1)(h)
    s 14T (3)(a)
    s 14T (3)(d)
    s 14T (3)(e)
    s 14T (3)(f)
    s 54
    s 61
    s 73
    s 93 – Reconsider and make new decision
    14/05/2012 11-260 McLennan and University of New England (PDF, 140kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d))
    Information already available (s 80(f))
    s 14T 3(a)
    s 14T 4(d)
    s 54
    s 59
    s 78
    s 93 – Make new decision
    04/05/2012 11-359 Iles and WorkCover NSW (PDF, 93kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d)) s 14T (3)(a),
    s 14T (4)(a),
    s 14T (4)(b),
    s 14T (4)(c),
    s 14T (4)(d),
    s 14T (4)(e),
    Schedule 1 clause 5 
    s 61
    s 93 – Reconsider and make new decision
    01/05/2012 11-246 Applicant and University of New England (PDF, 118kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d)) s 14T 3(a)
    s 54
    s 92 – uphold agency decision (in part)
    ss 92 and 93 – make a new decision (in part)
    30/04/2012 11-302 Law and Wollondilly Shire Council (PDF, 91kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) Sch 1 cl 5 Unable to make recommendations
    26/04/2012 11-138 Kaye and University of NSW (PDF, 82kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14T 3(a)
    s 14T 3(b)
    s 54
    s 93 – Make new decision
    17/04/2012 11-187 Shaw and NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (PDF, 124kb)

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    Schedule 1 clause 2
    Schedule 1 clause 5 
    s 14T (4)(d),
    s 14T (5)(e)
    s 92 – Unable to make recommendation (part)
    s 93 – Reconsider and make new decision
    02/04/2012 11-358 Branley (Newcastle Herald) and University of Newcastle (PDF, 118kb) Refusal to grant reduction in processing charges (s 80(k)) s 66

    Agree with agency decision
    Other recommendations

    30/03/2012 11-109 Applicant and Strathfield Council (PDF, 93kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d))  s 14(1)
    Schedule 1
    clause 5
    s 61
    s 93 – Make new decision
    28/03/2012 11-209 Applicant and Transport for NSW (PDF, 107kb) Access refused (s 80(d)) s 14(1)
    Schedule 1
    clause 2
    s 60
    s 92 – conduct new searches
    s 92 – other recommendations
     
    19/03/2012 11-027 Applicant and NSW Police Force (PDF, 626kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d))  s 14T 1(d)
    s 14T 1(f)
    s 14T 1 (h)
    s 14T 3(a)
    s 54
    s 93 – Make new decision
    08/02/2012 11-361 Saggers and Office of Environment and Heritage (PDF, 176kb) Complaint (under s 17 of GIIC Act) regarding conduct of internal review s 84
    s 55
    s 93 – Make new decision
    31/01/2012 11-392 Applicant and NSW Trade and Investment (Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing) (PDF, 78kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d))  Schedule 1 clause 1 No recommendations
    17/01/2012 11-106 Besser (Sydney Morning Herald) and Corrective Services NSW (PDF, 76kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d)) 

    s 14T (1)(g)
    s 54
    s 75
    s 113
    s 126 (1)(e)

    s 93 – Make new decision
    22/12/2011 11-044 Hill and Port Stephens Council (PDF, 91kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d))

    s 14T (3)(b)

    s 93 – Make new decision
    28/11/2011 11-324 Applicant and NSW Trade and Investment (PDF, 78kb) Provide access in alternative form (s 80(i))

    s 7
    s 54

    s 93 – Make new decision
    14/12/2011 11-051 Svir and Blacktown City Council (PDF, 85kb) Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14 T (1)(e)

    s 94 – Disagree with agency decision
    s 92 – Conduct further searches
    s 93 – Make new decision
    17/11/2011 11-168 Beal and City of Newcastle Council (PDF, 101kb)

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14T (1)(d)
    s 14T (1)(f)
    s 14T (1)(g)
    s 74
    Schedule 1 clause 6(2)
    Schedule 2 clause 2

    s 92 – Release in redacted form
    15/11/2011 11-129 Redman and Gloucester Shire Council (PDF, 75kb) Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14T 3(a)
    s 14T 3(f)
    s 54
    s 61

    s 92 – Agree with agency decision
    31/10/2011 11-255 Applicant and NSW Police Force (PDF, 138kb) Information not held (s 80(e))

    s 53(2)
    s 76

    s 92 – Agree with agency decision
    14/10/2011 11-095 Bonner and Shoalhaven City Council (PDF, 93kb) Access not provided in way requested (s 80(i))

    s 14T (3)(a)
    s 72 (2)(d)

    s 92 – Agree with agency decision
    28/09/2011 11-127 Bissett (Channel 9) and NSW Police Force (PDF, 113kb) Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 14T (4)(a)
    s 14T (4)(d)
    s 54

    s 94 – Disagree with agency decision
    s 93 – Make new decision
    21/09/2011 11-098, 11-099, 11-104, 11-111, 11-117 Australian Financial Review and Various (NSW Government Blue Books) (PDF, 189kb)

    Access refused (s 80(d))

    s 60(1)(a)
    Schedule 1 clause 2(1)
    Schedule 1 clause 2(4)
    s 93 – Make new decision
    s 92 – Consult with applicant regarding scope
    07/09/2011 10-165 Clarke and Blacktown City Council (PDF, 337kb) Access refused in part (s 80(d)) s 14T (3)(a)
    s 14T (3)(b)
    s 14T (3)(f)
    s 54
    s 61
    Schedule 4 clause 4(3)(b)
    s 94 – Disagree with agency decision
    s 93 – Make new decision

    Please note:

    • On 1 January 2011, the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) became the Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC).
    • On 1 January 2014, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT) became the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) and can be contacted on 1300 006 226 (press 3 for the Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division).

    * NOTE: Attachments to the above cases as marked * are valid as per their original publishing date. These public interest considerations may have been updated since the time of their original publishing.