Public Records Act 2005

Part 4
Appeal process and miscellaneous provisions

Subpart 1Appeal process

51 Appeal to Minister by public office or by local authority
  • (1) The administrative head of a controlling public office may appeal to the Minister against a decision of the Chief Archivist—

    • (a) declining a request to defer the transfer of a public record under section 22(1)(b):

    • (b) instructing a public office under section 22(1)(c) to maintain and control its electronic public records beyond the expiry of the 25-year period referred to in that provision:

    • (c) declining a request for an exemption under section 30.

    (2) The administrative head of a controlling local authority may appeal to the Minister against a decision of the Chief Archivist to decline a request for an exemption under section 30.

    (3) Sections 52, 53(3), and 54 to 56 apply, with the necessary modifications, to an appeal by a controlling local authority under this Act.