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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A4529 10/1/2/1954 Indo-China: Information for JIB [Joint Intelligence Bureau] 1954 - 1954
A518 IA16/2/1 Information about Australia and the territories. Requests by US Service Attache. 1955 - 1955
A1838 TS686/4 PART 5 ANZUS Military Machinery 1956 - 1957
A816 11/301/930 Brief for the Canadian Delegation to the Geneva Convention 1954 - 1954
A816 14/301/731 South East Asia Treaty Organisation. Concept for the defence of South-East Asia in global war 1956 - 1957
A1209 1957/4096 JIB [Joint Intelligence Bureau] - liaison with New Zealand 1949 - 1952
A1209 1961/569 Report of SEATO military advisers - 14th Conference 1961 - 1961
A1533 1959/382 Security of official documents 1949 - 1974
A1838 563/10/3 PART 5 Communism - SEATO - Information Committee 1956 - 1956
AWM54 179/5/17 PART 4 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Far Eastern Technical Unit, Research Section, Pacific Warfare Board - Reports No 4, 5 and 6 1945 - 1945
A5799 276/1952 JIB - [portion of title exempt] 1952 - 1952
A1533 1967/1296 List of criminals wanted for murder by Italian authorities 1967 - 1977
A5799 208/1953 Antarctica 1953 - 1953
A1209 1957/5676 ANZAM Military Staff Planners Meeting - Pearl Harbour - October 1955 1955 - 1956
A1838 3027/2/1 PART 39 Malaysia - Political - General 1969 - 1969
A1838 193/12/2 Iran - Defence - Army 1961 - 1962
A816 25/301/609 Probable communist courses of action in Asia up to 1960. 1956 - 1956
A1209 1957/5858 Commonwealth Defence Ministers' Conference June 1951. Minutes and memoranda 1951 - 1951
AWM54 179/5/1 PART 5 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Reports from the Chemical Defence Board, Research and Experimental Section, Innisfail, Queensland [Part 5 of 10] 1944 - 1944
A1838 3032/2/9 PART 11 Sarawak - Internal Security 1972 - 1972