C and Department of Tourism, Small Business and Industry
(1997 S0009, 23 June 1998)
D and Department of Tourism, Small Business and Industry
(1997 S0011, 23 June 1998)
These 'reverse' FOI applications involved the application of s.42(1)(a), s.42(1)(b), s.42(1)(e), s.44(1), s.45(1)(c) and s.46(1) of the FOI Act, to parts of letters of complaint written by the respective applicants to the Liquor Licensing Division of the Department. The applicants had requested that the Department investigate their complaints, which had necessitated disclosure of most of the matter in issue to the subject of the complaint. Moreover, one of the complainants had pursued the complaint directly with the subject of the complaint.
The Information Commissioner found that none of the matter remaining in issue qualified for exemption.