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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 21:00)
Part 4 Division 6 Section 77
77   Period within which access rights must be exercised
(1)  When an agency decides to provide access to government information the applicant has a period of 6 months (the access period) to access the information.
(2)  The access period starts from when notice of the decision to grant access is given to the applicant (even if access is conditional on payment of any processing charge). If the agency has decided to defer providing access, the access period starts from the end of the deferral.
(3)  The agency may extend and further extend the access period in a particular case by notice to the applicant.
(4)  An access applicant’s entitlement to access lapses at the end of the access period.