Dekker and The University of Queensland

Application number:
1994 S0107
Decision date:
Thursday, Dec 16, 1999

Dekker and The University of Queensland
(1994 S0107, 16 December 1999) 

The applicant sought amendment, under s.53 of the FOI Act, of a statement contained in a letter to her from the Workers' Compensation Board of Queensland. 

The Information Commissioner found that the applicant was not entitled to apply to the respondent for amendment of the letter in issue as she had not obtained that document from the respondent but from the Workers' Compensation Board.  The Information Commissioner also expressed the view that, in any event the statement contained in the letter was not inaccurate, incomplete, out-of-date or misleading but a statement of fact made by the officer who wrote the letter.