Public Interest Test

Section 35 of the FOIA states “Notwithstanding any law to the contrary a public authority shall give access to an exempt document where there is reasonable evidence that significant:

  • Abuse of authority of neglect in the performance of official duty; or
  • Injustice to an individual; or
  • Danger to the health or safety of an individual or of the public; or
  • Unauthorised use of public funds has or is likely to occur.”