Weber and Department of Police

Application number:
2002 S0128
Decision date:
Thursday, Mar 20, 2003

Weber and Queensland Police Service
(2002 S0128, 20 March 2003) 

The applicant contended that certain documents concerning complaints made by him should be in the possession or under the control of the respondent. 

Applying the principles established in Shepherd and Department of Housing, Local Government & Planning (1994) 1 QAR 464, Assistant Commissioner Moss decided that there were no reasonable grounds for believing that documents falling within the terms of the applicant's FOI access application existed in the possession, or under the control, of the respondent.  AC Moss was also satisfied that the searches and inquiries undertaken by the respondent in an effort to locate all responsive documents had been reasonable in all the circumstances of the case.