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Contents (1974 - 80)
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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 26 October 2018 to date (accessed 28 February 2020 at 11:12)
Part 14 Section 161
161   Restriction on release of certain information
(1)  The Chief Executive may, by notice in writing, advise the Minister that the Chief Executive is of the opinion that specified documents in the possession of the Service relating to:
(a)  the location of threatened species, populations or ecological communities or Aboriginal objects, or
(b)  the cultural values of an Aboriginal place or Aboriginal object,
should be withheld in the public interest.
(2)  The Chief Executive may declare in the notice that information contained in the documents concerned is information for which there is a conclusive presumption of overriding public interest against disclosure for the purposes of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.
(3)  The Chief Executive must not give a notice under this section in relation to documents relating to the location of Aboriginal objects or the cultural values of an Aboriginal place or Aboriginal object unless the Chief Executive has consulted with the Aboriginal people who the Chief Executive is aware have an interest in the documents concerned.