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
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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