83 Conduct of reviews
(1) Subject to subsection (2), if, during a review, the commissioner proposes to—
(a) allow a participant to make oral submissions; or(b) take evidence on oath or affirmation; that part of the review is to be conducted in public unless the commissioner otherwise determines.
(2) The commissioner may, for the purposes of a review, obtain information from such persons, and make such inquiries, as the commissioner considers appropriate.
(3) In conducting a review, the commissioner must—
(a) adopt procedures that are fair, having regard to the obligations of the commissioner under this Act; and
(b) ensure that each participant has an opportunity to present the participant’s views to the commissioner; but, subject to paragraph (a), it is not necessary for a participant to be given an opportunity to appear before the commissioner.
(4) If the commissioner gives a participant an opportunity to appear before the commissioner, the participant may, with the approval of the commissioner, be represented by another person.
(a) the commissioner has decided not to notify a person of the review; and
(b) it later becomes apparent to the commissioner that documents in which the person has an interest are likely to be released; the commissioner must take reasonable steps to notify the person of the likely release if the release may reasonably be expected to be of substantial concern to the person.