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Second Reading Speeches

Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]

Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
42

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Summary

Amends the

Freedom of Information Act 1982
,
Archives Act 1983
,
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
and
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
to: remove the power to issue conclusive certificates; revoke existing conclusive certificates if a new access request is received; implement measures to protect sensitive information in proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and make consequential amendments.