33(1)(b)

contains information or matter: (i) that was communicated in confidence by, or on behalf of, a foreign government, an authority of a foreign government or an international organisation (the foreign entity) to the Government of the Commonwealth, to an authority of the Commonwealth or to a person who received the communication on behalf of the Commonwealth or an authority of the Commonwealth (the Commonwealth entity); and (ii) which the foreign entity advises the Commonwealth entity is still confidential; and (iii) the confidentiality of which it would be reasonable to maintain
Section 33(1)(b) of the Archives Act 1983

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A2031 272/1953 Strategic planning in relation to British Commonwealth Defence - probable form and scale of attack against and within the ANZAM region to mid 1955. 1953 - 1953
A1209 1957/4587 ANZUS staff planners' meeting, Pearl Harbour. Report No.3, 1956 1956 - 1956
A1209 1959/460 SEATO - Intelligence Ad Hoc Committee meeting, Bangkok, December 1958 report. 1958 - 1959
A1945 249/16/21 SEATO - Intelligence (10M) [3cm] 1964 - 1964
AWM54 179/5/8 PART 2 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Munitions Supply Laboratories. Abstract reports indexed in records of Chemical Defence Board [Part 2 of 23] 1944 - 1944
AWM54 179/1/20 PART 18 [Chemical Warfare - General:] Australian Military Forces: Technical Notes and Staff Notes - Chemical Warfare [Part 18 of 19] 1945 - 1945
A5954 2366/10 Area of responsibility of Joint Intelligence Bureau (Melbourne) 1953 - 1953
A816 25/301/555 United States Intelligence - Report by JIB [Joint Intelligence Bureau] Representative - Washington 1953 - 1957
A5954 1727/20 Gibraltar as a link in Imperial Communications - Problem of Establishing an Air Base, Nov 1936 1936 - 1936
A1209 1957/4254 ANZUS Council meeting - Washington, November 1956 1956 - 1956
A1533 1967/182 Traffic in gold stolen from Canadian mines and RCMP booklet 1967 - 1969
A1533 1957/3549 FALLIS, Herbert Elmer - Alleged counterfeiting of US currency 1958 - 1959
A2031 447/1951 Target Selection Committee - Far East 1951 - 1951
A12391 R13 Soviet Intelligence Operations Against Americans and US Installations Abroad: An Analysis of Soviet Doctrine and Practice 1968 - 1968
A1209 1957/5851 SEATO. Report of Combined Civil and Military Conference on counter-subversion. Manila 1955 1955 - 1955
A816 25/301/554 [Intelligence] [modified title, original item title partially exempt] Reports 1953 - 1956
A1838 TS519/3 PART 1 Formosa - External relations - General 1954 - 1956
A1838 563/10/12 Communism - SEATO - economic aspects 1956 - 1957
A816 14/301/540 Probable form and scale of attack against Malaya - Joint Intelligence assessment 1953 - 1954
A1196 29/501/225 Evasion of Customs Regulations - RAAF Station, Rathmines 1944 - 1944