McMahon and Department of Natural Resources

Application number:
1996 S0135
Decision date:
Friday, Feb 13, 1998

McMahon and Department of Primary Industries / Department of Natural Resources
(1996 S0135, 13 February 1998)


(Note: This application was filed with Department of Primary Industries and later, due to changes within departments, was transferred to the Department of Natural Resources)

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, finding that there were no reasonable grounds to believe that a particular document nominated by the applicant ever existed as a document in the possession or control of either Department.