FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART IV - EXEMPT DOCUMENTS  

Division 2 - Exemptions  

SECTION 47A   Electoral rolls and related documents  

47A(1)  


In this section:

"Electoral Act"
means the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 ;

"electoral roll"
means:


(a) a Roll of the electors of:


(i) a State or Territory; or

(ii) a Division (within the meaning of the Electoral Act); or

(iii) a Subdivision (within the meaning of the Electoral Act);

prepared under the Electoral Act; or


(b) any part of a Roll referred to in paragraph (a).


(c) - (d) (Repealed by No 59 of 2015)

47A(2)  
Subject to this section, a document is an exempt document if it is:


(a) an electoral roll; or


(b) a print, or a copy of a print, of an electoral roll; or


(c) a microfiche of an electoral roll; or


(d) a copy on tape or disk of an electoral roll; or


(e) a document that:


(i) sets out particulars of only one elector; and

(ii) was used to prepare an electoral roll; or


(f) a document that:


(i) is a copy of a document referred to in paragraph (e); or

(ii) contains only copies of documents referred to in paragraph (e); or


(g) a document (including a habitation index within the meaning of the Electoral Act) that:


(i) sets out particulars of electors; and

(ii) was derived from an electoral roll.

47A(3)  
The part of an electoral roll that sets out particulars of an elector is not an exempt document in relation to the elector.

47A(4)  
Any print, copy of a print, microfiche, tape or disk, that sets out or reproduces only the particulars entered on an electoral roll in respect of an elector is not an exempt document in relation to the elector.

47A(5)  
A document that sets out only the particulars of one elector and:


(a) is a copy of a document referred to in paragraph (2) (e), or


(b) is a copy, with deletions, of a document referred to in paragraph (2) (e), (f) or (g);

is not an exempt document in relation to the elector.




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