Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
131 Review of public interest provisions by Joint Committee
(1) The Joint Committee is to keep the following provisions of this Act under review to determine whether the policy objectives of those provisions remain valid and whether the content of those provisions remains appropriate for securing those objectives:(a) Schedule 1 (Information for which there is conclusive presumption of overriding public interest against disclosure),(b) Schedule 2 (Excluded information of particular agencies),(c) Table to section 14 (Public interest considerations against disclosure).(2) The Joint Committee is to consult with the Information Commissioner on any review under this section and the Information Commissioner may assist the Joint Committee and provide advice in connection with the review.(2A) The Joint Committee is to consult with the Privacy Commissioner on any review under this section that concerns a privacy-related public interest consideration (being a public interest consideration referred to in clause 3 (a) or (b) of the Table to section 14), and the Privacy Commissioner may assist the Joint Committee and provide advice in connection with any such review.(3) The Joint Committee may report to both Houses of Parliament on any change that the Joint Committee considers should be made to the provisions reviewed under this section.