McMahon and Environmental Protection Agency

Application number:
2000 S0105
Decision date:
Friday, Jun 28, 2002

McMahon and Environmental Protection Agency
(2000 S0105, 28 June 2002) 

In this case, the Deputy Information Commissioner applied principles stated in Baldwin and Department of Education (1996) 3 QAR 251,in finding that matter in issue, which would identify unsuccessful candidates for advertised vacancies in the respondent agency, qualified for exemption under s.44(1) of the FOI Act. 

Some appointments had required consideration by Executive Council, and the Deputy Information Commissioner decided that relevant documentation in that regard qualified for exemption under s.37(1) of the FOI Act.  He also applied principles stated in Shepherd and Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning (1994) 1 QAR 464in dealing with 'sufficiency of search' issues raised by the applicant.