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Australia. Interdepartmental Committee on Proposed Freedom of Information Legislation
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Policy proposals for freedom of information legislation : report of Interdepartmental Committee, November 1976
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Canberra : Govt. Printer, 1977
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POLICY PROPOSALS FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LEGISLATION Report of Interdepartmental Committee November 1976 1
SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION 5
SECTION 2 SUMMARY OF GENERAL CONCLUSIONS 8
SECTION 3 THE QUESTION OF LEGISLATION 16
SECTION 4 MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION 21
SECTION 5 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LEGISLATION 25
SECTION 6 DOCUMENTS RELATING TO NATIONAL SECURITY, DEFENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING INFORMATION RECEIVED IN CONFIDENCE FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTS, AND DOCUMENTS AFFECTING COMMONWEALTH-STATE RELATIONS 28
SECTION 7 CABINET DOCUMENTS 35
SECTION 8 DOCUMENTS IN THE POSSESSION OF A MINISTER 40
SECTION 9 DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OR TO PROCEEDINGS OF THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 43
SECTION 10 INTERNAL WORKING DOCUMENTS 46
SECTION 11 LAW ENFORCEMENT DOCUMENTS 53
SECTION 12 EXEMPTIONS FOR OTHER CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS 57
SECTION 15 OTHER PUBLIC INTERESTS 62
SECTION 14 DEFERMENT OF ACCESS 65
SECTION 15 PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AFTER DELETION OF EXEMPT MATERIAL 67
SECTION 16 PUBLICATION OF DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION. RULES AND PROCEDURES 69
SECTION 17 PRIOR DOCUMENTS 73
SECTION 18 GENERAL MATTERS RELATING TO ACCESS 76
SECTION 19 CHARGES 85
SECTION 20 TIME LIMITS 88
SECTION 21 REVIEW BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL AND THE COMMONWEALTH OMBUDSMAN 90
SECTION 22 COST AND IMPACT ON DEPARTMENTAL RESOURCES 94
SECTION 23 MISCELLANEOUS 99
SECTION 24 ADMINISTRATIVE SCHEME FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION PENDING LEGISLATION 103
APPENDIX A UNITED STATES FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 105
APPENDIX B Extracts from 1974 Report, Appendix B, paragraph 9 (Documents Excluded from the Act) 114

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