KPS and WorkCover Queensland
(210168, 29 August 2007)
Section 53(1) & 54E Person may apply for amendment of information - Discretion to amend information
The applicant sought amendments of a report held in her WorkCover Queensland file in relation to information concerning her previous employment, her health and information regarding her family members.
First AC Rangihaeata varied WorkCover Queensland’s decision and directed that a notation be made to the report in relation to the false and misleading information pertaining to the applicant’s personal affairs. However, in relation to information about the family member, First AC Rangihaeata decided that the applicant did not meet the threshold requirements under section 53 of the FOI Act to request the desired amendment, as the information did not relate to the applicant’s personal affairs.