We are entitled to restrict access to personal information in accordance with the Act.
You may not be allowed access to personal information we hold where access would reveal evaluative information generated by us in connection with a commercially sensitive decision-making process. Instead, we may give you an explanation for the decision, rather than direct access to the information.
If we have given you such an explanation and you believe that direct access to the evaluative information is necessary to provide a reasonable explanation of the reasons for the decision, we will, at your request, review the decision. Personnel other than the original decision-maker will conduct the review.
Wherever direct access by you is impractical or inappropriate, we should consider together whether the use of a mutually agreed intermediary would allow sufficient access to meet both our needs and concerns.
Other instances where it may not be appropriate to provide you with access to the personal information we hold, include where:
(a) providing access would pose a serious and imminent threat to the life, health or safety of any individual;
(b) providing access would have an unreasonable impact upon the privacy of others;
(c) the request for access is frivolous or vexatious; or
(d) the information relates to an anticipated or existing legal dispute between you and us and would not be accessible by the process of discovery in that dispute.