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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AWM54 179/5/5 PART 12 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] CDRE India: Notes and reports (Oct 1943) [Part 12 of 36] 1943 - 1943
A1838 TS1500/1/3/28 PART 6 USSR. Proposed resumption of diplomatic relations 1959 - 1962
A1838 TS690/4/5 PART 2 United Kingdom Defence Organisation - Joint Intelligence Committee - London Reports 1958 - 1960
A5954 2365/11 Intelligence sources and priorities report by Mr STEWART 1954 - 1954
A6712 8 Meeting of Commonwealth prime ministers, January - February 1955. Minutes of meetings and memoranda. PMM (55) 1st - 9th Meetings and PMM (55) 1st - 6th Memoranda [66pp] 1955 - 1955
A2031 243/1947 243/1947 : Exchange of secret information between Australia and the United States : Agendum Number 17/1947 : Date of meeting - 22 July 1947 1947 - 1947
A1838 TS690/4/5 PART 1 Joint Intelligence Committee - London Reports 1958 - 1959
A2539 B1972/23 Report of Australian Delegation on the Conference on certain Seabed Boundaries between Australia and Indonesia and Seabed Boundaries between Australia and Papua New Guinea - Part 2 1972 1972 - 1972
A1838 TS663/4 PART 3 Australian Defence Organisation - Joint Intelligence Committee [5cms] 1956 - 1961
A816 11/301/1081 ANZUS Council - Proposed meeting, November 1956, in Washington 1956 - 1957
A1838 3107/40/116 China - Relations with Thailand 1965 - 1973
A1209 1964/6642 Prospects for Indonesia 1964 - 1964
A1209 1960/285 Brief for Chief of General Staff for discussions with NZ Chiefs of Staff 1960 - 1960
A12389 BB12 ASIS Station [portion of title exempt] Background - January 1975 1955 - 1975
A1838 383/4/1/4 Top secret douments - North Vietnam 1961 - 1961
A9954 SE/13/D9 Nature and extent of the Communist subversive threat in Pakistan: paper contributed by Pakistan 28 Aug 1960 - 28 Aug 1960
A816 11/301/776 Prime Minister's discussions in London January 1951 1951 - 1951
AWM54 179/5/4 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Report on Chemical Warfare Physiological Investigations carried out at Townsville, Queensland 1943 - 1943
A12389 BB3 The [portion of title exempt] Case - January 1975 1970 - 1975
A12389 F12 PART 1 Submission by Department of Foreign Affairs to Royal Commission on Intelligence and Security re Reporting on Developments in Thailand October 1973 - March 1975 1975 - 1975