18B Duty to consider consulting person if request likely to be refused under section 18(e) or (f)

If a request is likely to be refused under section 18(e) or (f), the department or interdepartmental venture, Minister of the Crown, or organisation must, before that request is refused, consider whether consulting with the person who made the request would assist that person to make the request in a form that would remove the reason for the refusal.

Section 18B: inserted, on 22 October 2003, by section 3 of the Official Information Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 90).

Section 18B: amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).