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State Records Act 1998 No 17
Current version for 29 June 2018 to date (accessed 24 August 2019 at 01:17)
Part 6 Section 53
53   Secrecy provisions do not apply after 30 years
(1)  A provision of an Act that prohibits the disclosure or divulging of information or matter does not apply to the disclosure or divulging of that information or matter by means of the giving of access under this Act to a State record that:
(a)  is in the open access period, and
(b)  is the subject of an OPA direction, and
(c)  contains that information or matter.
(2)  This section does not apply to a provision of an Act if the Act provides specifically to the effect that the prohibition concerned applies despite this Act.
(3)  The regulations can exempt a specified provision of an Act from the operation of this section, either generally or in respect of specified records or a specified class of records.