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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 38

Documents to which secrecy provisions of enactments apply

             (1)  Subject to subsection (1A), a document is an exempt document if:

                     (a)  disclosure of the document, or information contained in the document, is prohibited under a provision of an enactment; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  that provision is specified in Schedule 3; or

                             (ii)  this section is expressly applied to the document, or information, by that provision, or by another provision of that or any other enactment.

          (1A)  A person's right of access to a document under section 11 or 22 is not affected merely because the document is an exempt document under subsection (1) of this section if disclosure of the document, or information contained in the document, to that person is not prohibited by the enactment concerned or any other enactment.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), if a person requests access to a document, this section does not apply in relation to the document so far as it contains personal information about the person.

             (3)  This section applies in relation to a document so far as it contains personal information about a person if:

                     (a)  the person requests access to the document; and

                     (b)  disclosure of the document, or information contained in the document, is prohibited under section 503A of the Migration Act 1958 as affected by section 503D of that Act.

             (4)  In this section:

"enactment" includes a Norfolk Island enactment.



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