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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A2031 57/1959 South East Asian Trade Organization - Planning to counter communist insurgency 1959 - 1959
A816 14/301/418 Plans for the defence of sea communications in the ANZAM Region 1950 - 1954
A1838 563/10/10 Communism - SEATO committee on information - cultural - educational & labour activities 1956 - 1958
A816 14/301/475 Forward Planning No. 1 1951 - 1955
A1838 3034/12/1 PART 10 Indonesia - Armed Forces & Defence Interests [401pp] 1967 - 1969
A1838 3034/2/1/2 PART 1 Indonesia - Political - Situation Reports 1957 - 1964
A1838 694/2/3 PART 2 Exchange of intelligence material with the United States of America 1956 - 1958
A1209 1961/740 SEATO - Council of Ministers - Verbatim report of 7th Meeting 1961 - 1961
A1945 248/1/5 Indications of communist preparations for early war in South East Asia - UK committee report 1959 - 1959
A1209 1962/3602 Disarmament - NATO Council discussions 1962 - 1964
A2031 14/1955 Exchange of Joint Intelligence Committee papers [modified title, original item title partially exempt] 1955 - 1955
A1209 1958/5994 PART 1 [Modified title: Exchange of intelligence material] - Weekly intelligence summaries 1958 - 1958
A1838 694/2/4 PART 4 [Modified title: Exchange of intelligence material with the United States of America] - Received from Washington 1968 - 1969
A1838 917/2 United Nations Anglo-Argentine dispute Falkland Islands 1964 - 1970
AWM54 179/1/15 [Chemical Warfare - General:] Headquarters Army Service Forces, Office of the Chief of Chemical Warfare, Washington 25 DC - Chemical Warfare Intelligence Bulletins, Nos 39-56, Aug 1944 - Jun 1945 1944 - 1945
A1209 1961/1375 SEATO - Intelligence Committee report of the meeting 1961 - 1962
A1533 1968/1593 Sinking of MV Wahine New Zealand 1968 - 1968
A1209 1960/92 PART 1 JIC London - weekly review of current intelligence 1960 1960 - 1960
A3411 48 South-East Asia Treaty Organisation. Second Meeting of the Council of Ministers held at Karachi (from 6-8 March 1956) 1956 - 1956
A367 C108408 BUDDLE, Thomas Gordon, THOMAS, John Henry 1953 - 1953