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Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 15:40)
Part 2 Division 3 Section 17
17   Role of Information Commissioner
The Information Commissioner has the following functions in connection with the operation of this Act:
(a)  to promote public awareness and understanding of this Act and to promote the object of this Act,
(b)  to provide information, advice, assistance and training to agencies and the public on any matters relevant to this Act,
(c)  to assist agencies in connection with the exercise of their functions under this Act, including by providing services to assist with the lodgment, handling and processing of access applications,
(d)  to issue guidelines and other publications for the assistance of agencies in connection with their functions under this Act,
(e)  to issue guidelines and other publications for the assistance of the public in connection with their rights under this Act (including rights of review),
(f)  to review decisions of agencies pursuant to Part 5,
(g)  to monitor, audit and report on the exercise by agencies of their functions under, and compliance with, this Act,
(h)  to make reports and provide recommendations to the Minister about proposals for legislative and administrative changes to further the object of this Act.