Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
65 Discounted processing charge—financial
(1) An applicant is entitled to a 50% reduction in a processing charge
imposed by an agency if the agency is satisfied that the applicant is
suffering financial hardship.
Note. The discount applies only to the processing charge, not the
application fee. If a 50% reduction in processing charge applies, the
application fee will pay for the first 2 hours of processing time (not just
the first hour). See section 64.
(2) The agency may refuse to allow the discount if satisfied that the
applicant is making the application on behalf of another person in order to
obtain the discount for that person.
(3) The regulations may prescribe circumstances that constitute
Note. A decision to refuse to reduce a processing charge is reviewable
under Part 5.