FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART III - ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS  

SECTION 12   PART NOT TO APPLY TO CERTAIN DOCUMENTS  

12(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 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.

12(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.

12(3)  


In this section:

enactment
includes a Norfolk Island enactment.




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