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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Series Control Symbol Title Contents dates
A1838 TS181/1/4 Middle East. Joint Intelligence Weekly Review of Middle East 1956 - 1961
A12389 BB9 [portion of title exempt] Operations - March 1975 1972 - 1975
AWM54 179/1/20 PART 1 [Chemical Warfare - General:] Allied Land Forces, South West Pacific Area: Technical Notes and Staff Notes - Chemical Warfare, Feb 1942 [Part 1 of 19] 1942 - 1942
A1838 3034/7/7 PART 1 Indonesia - Foreign aid to Indonesia 1951 - 1965
A1838 694/2/4/1 PART 2 [portion of title exempt] Intelligence Estimates [0.5cm] 1971 - 1984
A1209 1961/83 Procedure for handling Soviet and satellite defectors 1950 - 1973
A12909 2825 Submission No 2825 : [Title exempt] 06 Dec 1978 - 06 Dec 1978
AWM54 179/3/3 PART 5 [Chemical Warfare - Types of Agents:] Canada, Sub-Committee on Physiological Aspects of Chemical Warfare, Dec 1943 - Report on Treatment of Phosgene Poisoning 1943 - 1943
A1533 1967/2614 FBI inquiry re MATIONG Florencio Lopez aka Chi Chi MARTINEZ, BOND Victor Gerald, MONTOYA Alfred Arthur, MONTOYA Harold Otto 1967 - 1967
A6980 S250846 Security Screening Procedure - Netherlands 1952 - 1992
AWM54 179/1/20 PART 7 [Chemical Warfare - General:] Australian Military Forces: Technical Notes and Staff Notes - Chemical Warfare, Jun 1944 [Part 7 of 19] 1944 - 1944
A1838 563/10/10/10 PART 1 SEATO - trends and highlights in Communist propaganda 1956 - 1957
AWM54 179/5/8 PART 8 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Munitions Supply Laboratories. Abstract reports indexed in records of Chemical Defence Board [Part 8 of 23] 1944 - 1944
A2031 135/1955 Quinpart Intelligence meetings 1955 - 1955
A1209 1960/17 Main trends in Soviet capabilities and policies 1958-1963 [part of title exempt] 1958 - 1958
A5954 2356/10 Proposals [Portion of title exempt] in Joint Intelligence Bureau (Melbourne) 1953 - 1953
A816 25/301/588 Bilateral information exchange with USA 1955 - 1960
A1533 1955/4670 Frederick Charles SEDDON 1955 - 1956
A432 1969/3072 ATTACHMENT 2 W.G. Burchett 1953 - 1954
A5799 4/1961 Theatre estimate to be used in the development of MPO plan 6/61 [and supplement no. 1] 1961 - 1961