The role of the Ombudsman in investigating complaints about Freedom of Information matters has now substantially been transferred to the office of the Information Commissioner. However, under s 74 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) the Information Commissioner can transfer an investigation to the Ombudsman if satisfied that the complaint could be more appropriately dealt with by the Ombudsman. Examples include, complaints about the way in which the Information Commissioner has dealt with a review, and complaints relating to an FOI application which also relate to other matters that would be more appropriately dealt with by the Ombudsman.
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