Maurice-Potter and Department of Health

Application number:
1997 S0133
Decision date:
Thursday, Mar 19, 1998

Maurice-Potter and Royal Brisbane Hospital and District Health Service (Department of Health)
(1997 S0133, 19 March 1998)

The applicant raised 'sufficiency of search' issues which the Information Commissioner dealt with according to the principles stated 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 the documents falling within the terms of the applicant's FOI access application (i.e., records concerning the applicant's medical treatment at the respondent agency in the period from 1952-1956) still existed in the possession or control of the agency.  Accordingly, the Information Commissioner affirmed the decision under review.