Mathews and The University of Queensland

Application number:
1999 S0223
Decision date:
Friday, Mar 31, 2000

Mathews and The University of Queensland
(1999 S0223, 31 March 2000) 

This review concerned a 'sufficiency of search' issue. 

Applying the principles detailed in the decision in Shepherd and Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning (1994) 1 QAR 464, the Information Commissioner found that there were no reasonable grounds to believe that further documents falling within the terms of the relevant access application, existed in the possession or control of the respondent. Further, the Information Commissioner found that the search efforts made by the respondent in an effort to locate any such documents were reasonable in all the circumstances of the case.