Niall and Department of Police
Niall and Queensland Police Service
(1999 S0118; 3 June 1999)
The applicant had sought internal review by the QPS of an initial decision requiring him to pay a $30.00 application fee in respect of an FOI access application. The internal reviewer overturned the initial decision, finding that a $30.00 application fee was not payable.
Inexplicably, the applicant then applied for external review of the internal review decision, which was entirely in his favour. Under s.77(1) of the FOI Act, the Information Commissioner decided not to deal with the application for external review because it was frivolous, vexatious, misconceived and lacking in substance.