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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 12

Part not to apply to certain documents

             (1)  A person is not entitled to obtain access under this Part to:

                     (a)  a document, or a copy of a document, which is, under the Archives Act 1983 , within the open access period within the meaning of that Act unless the document contains personal information (including personal information about a deceased person); or

                     (b)  a document that is open to public access, as part of a public register or otherwise, in accordance with another enactment, where that access is subject to a fee or other charge; or

                   (ba)  a document that is open to public access, as part of a land title register, in accordance with a law of a State or Territory where that access is subject to a fee or other charge; or

                     (c)  a document that is available for purchase by the public in accordance with arrangements made by an agency.

             (2)  A person is not entitled to obtain access under this Part to a document or a part of a document that became a document of a Norfolk Island agency more than 5 years before the commencement of this subsection unless:

                     (c)  the document, or that part of the document, contains information that is:

                              (i)  personal information about that person; or

                             (ii)  information relating to that person's business, commercial or financial affairs; or

                     (d)  the document, or that part of the document, is a document or a part of a document access to which is reasonably necessary to enable a proper understanding of a document of a Norfolk Island agency to which that person has lawfully had access.

             (3)  In this section:

"enactment" includes a Norfolk Island enactment.



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