Conclusive reasons for refusing requests: A guide to the conclusive withholding grounds in section 6 of the OIA and LGOIMA

Maintenance of the law
Law enforcement
Security or defence
Defence
International relations
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Refuse
confidentiality
conventions of international diplomacy
international relations
investigation and detection of offences
maintenance of the law
national security
New Zealand's economy
right to a fair trial
safety
Legislation:
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Section 6
Official Information Act 1982
Section 6
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English

This is a guide to section 6 of the OIA and LGOIMA, which provides conclusive reasons for withholding official information. These reasons are not subject to a public interest test.

Conclusive reasons for withholding include:

  • National defence and security
  • International relations
  • Confidential information supplied by other Governments
  • Maintenance of the law
  • Individual safety
  • Serious damage to the NZ economy
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