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Contents (2009 - 52)
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
Current version for 1 July 2018 to date (accessed 16 July 2018 at 18:55)
Part 4 Division 4 Section 59
59   Decision that information already available to applicant
(1)  An agency can decide that information is already available to an applicant only if the information is:
(a)  made publicly available by the agency or some other agency in accordance with a legislative instrument other than this Act, whether or not availability of the information is by inspection only and whether or not availability is subject to a charge, or
(b)  available to the applicant from, or for inspection at, the agency free of charge in accordance with this Act or the agency’s policies and practices, or
(c)  contained in a document that is usually available for purchase.
(2)  An agency is not required to provide access to information that the agency has decided is already available to the applicant, but notice of the decision must indicate how the information can be accessed by the applicant.