Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
11 Act overrides secrecy provisions in other
This Act overrides a provision of any other Act or statutory rule
that prohibits the disclosure of information (whether or not the prohibition
is subject to specified qualifications or exceptions), other than a provision
of a law listed in Schedule 1 as an overriding secrecy law.
Note. For overriding secrecy laws it is conclusively presumed that there
is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information. Other
secrecy laws are to be taken into account as considerations against disclosure
in determining whether there is an overriding public interest against
disclosure. See section 14.