FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART IV - EXEMPT DOCUMENTS  

Division 1 - Preliminary  

SECTION 31B   31B   Exempt documents for the purposes of this Part  


A document is exempt for the purposes of this Part if:


(a) it is an exempt document under Division 2 ; or


(b) it is conditionally exempt under Division 3 , and access to the document would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest for the purposes of subsection 11A(5) .

Note 1:

A document is an exempt document for the purposes of this Act (see subsection 4(1) ) if:

  • (a) it is exempt under this section; or
  • (b) it is exempt because of section 7 (exemption of certain persons and bodies); or
  • (c) it is an official document of a Minister that contains matters not relating to the affairs of an agency or a Department of State.
  • Note 2:

    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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