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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A1533 1968/1593 Sinking of MV Wahine New Zealand 1968 - 1968
A5954 1458/5 Probable Communist Courses of Action in Asia up to 1960 1956 - 1956
A1838 3032/2/9 PART 12 Sarawak - Internal Security 1972 - 1973
D1915 SA2065 WAALKES Frederik Jan 1928 - 1950
AWM54 179/5/5 PART 15 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] CDRE India: Notes and reports (Jan 1944) [Part 15 of 36] 1944 - 1944
A1209 1960/882 SEATO 12th Military Advisers Conference, Washington, May 1960. Report. 1960 - 1960
AWM54 179/1/20 PART 6 [Chemical Warfare - General:] Australian Military Forces: Technical Notes and Staff Notes - Chemical Warfare, May 1944 [Part 6 of 19] 1944 - 1944
A5799 217/1955 Antarctica - proposed soviet expedition 1955 - 1955
A1838 694/2/4/1 PART 1 [portion of title exempt] Intelligence Estimates [2cm] 1956 - 1971
A1838 3004/12/16 PART 2 South East Asia - General - Joint Intelligence Committee - Far East Review of Current Intelligence [JIC FE] 1957 - 1961
A12389 BB14 The [portion of title exempt] Case - November 1975 1975 - 1975
A1838 3032/2/9 PART 6 Sarawak - Internal Security 1970 - 1971
M1509 28 London conference, 1948. 1947 - 1952
AWM54 179/5/1 PART 7 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Reports from the Chemical Defence Board, Research and Experimental Section, Innisfail, Queensland [Part 7 of 10] 1944 - 1944
A12389 BB8 The [portion of title exempt] Case - January 1975 1972 - 1975
A6283 146 Liaison with overseas intelligence services Vol.4 01 Jan 1800 - 01 Jan 1800
AWM54 179/5/1 PART 3 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Reports from the Chemical Defence Board, Research and Experimental Section, Innisfail, Queensland [Part 3 of 10] 1944 - 1944
A1209 1960/92 PART 2 JIC London - weekly review of current intelligence - 1960 1960 - 1960
A4311 686/11 [Research Methods Conference, Melbourne, November 1958]. On Processing Intelligence Information by [portion of title exempt] 5th September 1958 1958 - 1958
A12909 2032 [Reference copy of] Submission No 2032 : [Title exempt] - Decision 5011(IS) 09 Mar 1978 - 06 Apr 1978