Australia: NSW Government Bulletin - 25 March 2015

Last Updated: 13 April 2015
Article by Sylvia Fernandez (formerly with Holding Redlich), Christine Jones and Kim Nguyen

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The recent decisions in Pittwater Council v Walker [2015] NSWCATAD 34 (Walker) and Palerang Council, Queanbeyan City Council & Goulburn Mulwaree Council v Powell [2015] NSWCATAD 44 (Powell) provide insights into the interpretation of section 110 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) and the factors that the Tribunal will consider in such applications.

Section 110(1) provides that the Tribunal may order that a person is not permitted to make an access application without first obtaining approval of the Tribunal if the Tribunal is satisfied that the person has made at least three access applications in the previous two years that lack merit, defined as where:

Christine Jones
Kim Nguyen
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