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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 47B

Public interest conditional exemptions--Commonwealth-State relations etc.

                   A document is conditionally exempt if disclosure of the document under this Act:

                     (a)  would, or could reasonably be expected to, cause damage to relations between the Commonwealth and a State; or

                     (b)  would divulge information or matter communicated in confidence by or on behalf of the Government of a State or an authority of a State, to the Government of the Commonwealth, to an authority of the Commonwealth or to a person receiving the communication on behalf of the Commonwealth or of an authority of the Commonwealth; or

                     (d)  would divulge information or matter communicated in confidence by or on behalf of an authority of Norfolk Island, to the Government of the Commonwealth, to an authority of the Commonwealth or to a person receiving the communication on behalf of the Commonwealth or an authority of the Commonwealth; or

                      (f)  would divulge information or matter communicated in confidence by or on behalf of the Government of a State or an authority of a State, to an authority of Norfolk Island or to a person receiving the communication on behalf of an authority of Norfolk Island.

Note:          Access must generally be given to a conditionally exempt document unless it would be contrary to the public interest (see section 11A).



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