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Restrictions on disclosure of certain information etc.

  (1)   Despite anything else in this Act, the Secretary must not give to the Immigration Assessment Authority a document, or information, if the Minister certifies, under subsection   (2), that the disclosure of any matter contained in the document, or the disclosure of the information, would be contrary to the public interest:

  (a)   because it would prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia; or

  (b)   because it would involve the disclosure of deliberations or decisions of the Cabinet or of a committee of the Cabinet.

  (2)   The Minister may issue a written certificate for the purposes of subsection   (1).

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