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Schedule 2—Consequential amendments

Schedule 2 Consequential amendments

   

Freedom of Information Act 1982

1  Paragraph 7(2E)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a document that has originated with, or has been received from, a Royal Commission to which Part 4 of the Royal Commissions Act 1902 applies and:

                              (i)  that contains information obtained at a private session for the Commission; or

                             (ii)  that relates to a private session for the Commission and identifies a natural person who appeared at a private session for the Commission; or

                            (iii)  that contains information that was given by a natural person to a member, or member of the staff, of the Commission for the purposes of a private session (whether or not a private session was, or is to be, held for the Commission) and identifies the person who gave the information; or

                            (iv)  that contains information to which section 6ON of that Act (which deals with certain information given to the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission) applies;

2  At the end of section 7

Add:

             (5)  An expression used in subsection (2E) that is also used in Part 4 of the Royal Commissions Act 1902 has the same meaning as in that Part.

3  Application provision

            The amendments of section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 made by this Schedule apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  a request for access, made under section 15 of that Act, that is received on or after the commencement of this item;

                     (b)  an application, made under section 48 of that Act, that is received on or after the commencement of this item.