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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A1838 3034/11/161 PART 17 Indonesia - Relations with USA 1972 - 1975
A1209 1959/861 11th SEATO Military Advisers Meeting MPO Plan 2B/59 1959 - 1959
A1838 3032/2/9 PART 11 Sarawak - Internal Security 1972 - 1972
A1209 1957/5858 Commonwealth Defence Ministers' Conference June 1951. Minutes and memoranda 1951 - 1951
A816 25/301/609 Probable communist courses of action in Asia up to 1960. 1956 - 1956
A432 1969/3072 ATTACHMENT 2 Wilfred Graham Burchett 1953 - 1954
A2031 300/1952 Tripartite military talks on South East Asia - Intelligence talks 1952 - 1952
A1838 193/12/2 Iran - Defence - Army 1961 - 1962
A1209 1957/5676 ANZAM Military Staff Planners Meeting - Pearl Harbour - October 1955 1955 - 1956
A1533 1959/446 PART 1 Commonwealth Bank of Australia - Exchange Control - Sustenance remittances 1958 - 1966
A1533 1967/1296 List of criminals wanted for murder by Italian authorities 1967 - 1977
A1838 3034/2/1 PART 2 ANNEX Indonesia - Political - General 1959 - 1959
A1533 1959/382 Security of official documents 1949 - 1974
A1209 1961/569 Report of SEATO military advisers - 14th Conference 1961 - 1961
A1209 1957/4096 JIB [Joint Intelligence Bureau] - liaison with New Zealand 1949 - 1952
A1838 TS686/4 PART 5 ANZUS Military Machinery 1956 - 1957
A1209 1960/285 Brief for Chief of General Staff for discussions with NZ Chiefs of Staff 1960 - 1960
A1209 1964/6642 Prospects for Indonesia 1964 - 1964
A518 IA16/2/1 Information about Australia and the territories. Requests by US Service Attache. 1955 - 1955
A4529 10/1/2/1954 Indo-China: Information for JIB [Joint Intelligence Bureau] 1954 - 1954