Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
48 Effect of transfer of application
(1) The agency that transfers an application is not required to refund or transfer the application fee to the other agency but cannot impose any processing charges.(2) The agency that transfers an application has no obligation to decide the application.(3) An application that is transferred to an agency is deemed to have been received by that agency (on the date that it is received by that agency) as an application made by the applicant to that agency, and is to be acknowledged accordingly by that agency.(4) The agency to which an application is transferred is not entitled to charge an application fee for the application but is entitled to impose processing charges in accordance with this Act.