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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 33

Documents affecting national security, defence or international relations

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

                     (a)  would, or could reasonably be expected to, cause damage to:

                              (i)  the security of the Commonwealth;

                             (ii)  the defence of the Commonwealth; or

                            (iii)  the international relations of the Commonwealth; or

                     (b)  would divulge any information or matter communicated in confidence by or on behalf of a foreign government, an authority of a foreign government or an international organization 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.

Note:          See also subsection 4(10).



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