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Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
Current version for 7 January 2019 to date (accessed 25 June 2019 at 13:21)
(1) Key definitions In this Act:access application means an application for access to government information under Part 4 that is a valid access application under that Part.agency means any of the following:(a) a Public Service agency,(b) a Minister (including a person employed by a Minister under Part 2 of the Members of Parliament Staff Act 2013),(c) a public authority,(d) a public office,(e) a local authority,(f) a court,(g) a person or entity that is an agency pursuant to regulations under clause 5 of Schedule 4.Note.Schedule 4 contains definitions of Public Service agency, public authority, local authority, public office and court. The Information Commissioner publishes a list of agencies and their contact details.government information means information contained in a record held by an agency.Note.Record is defined in clause 10 of Schedule 4.(2) Other interpretative provisions Expressions used in this Act that are defined in Schedule 4 have the meanings set out in that Schedule.