Cuttler and Department of Police

Application number:
2004 F0680
Decision date:
Monday, Jun 20, 2005

Cuttler and Queensland Police Service
(2004 F0680, 20 June 2005)

Sufficiency of search  

The applicant sought access to documents held by the Queensland Police Service (the QPS) in relation to his recruitment application and associated information. The applicant raised concerns that documents provided to him by the QPS were incomplete and other documents were missing. 

Applying the principles stated in Shepard and Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning (1994) 1 QAR 464, Information Commissioner Taylor was satisfied that the searches and inquiries by QPS to locate additional documents had been reasonable in all the circumstances of the case, and that there were no reasonable grounds for believing that additional documents existed in the respondent's possession or under their control.