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
A2031 36/1952 Deception Planning 1952 - 1952
A1838 3027/2/1 PART 25 Malaysia - Political - General [3cm] 1965 - 1966
A816 41/301/176 [Title of item withheld] 1952 - 1952
A12391 R98 New Scotland Yard Special Branch Annual Report 1974 1974 - 1974
A1209 1957/5697 USSR. Weapons development - general 1957 - 1962
A4311 626/SE/10/D2 [South East Asia Treaty Organisation - Security Experts - the communist insurgent threat to the treaty area - paper by UK] 1959 - 1959
A1838 TS694/2/3/4 PART 3 [Modified title: Exchange of information] 1969 - 1970
A432 1969/3072 ATTACHMENT 1 W.G. Burchett 1953 - 1954
A1838 694/2/3/4 PART 8 [Modified title: Exchange of information] 1973 - 1973
A1838 TS694/2/3/4 PART 7 [Modified title: Exchange of information] 1972 - 1973
A452 1966/2447 West Irian - Reports from [part of title exempt], 1966 [3cms] 1965 - 1966
A2031 61/1953 Probable form and scale of attack against Malaya - Agreement of joint intelligence assessments 1953 - 1953
D1915 SA3064 RASCHELLA Vincenzo - naturalization 1931 - 1950
A1838 TS851/12/23 Joint Intelligence Committee weekly review of current intelligence on Middle East 1956 - 1957
A1838 3034/10/1/8 PART 1 ANNEX Indonesia - Relations with Australia - Official discussions with Indonesia 1972 - 1979
AWM54 179/5/8 PART 17 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Munitions Supply Laboratories. Abstract reports indexed in records of Chemical Defence Board [Part 17 of 23] 1945 - 1945
AWM54 179/5/8 PART 10 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Munitions Supply Laboratories. Abstract reports indexed in records of Chemical Defence Board [Part 10 of 23] 1944 - 1944
A1533 1967/182 Traffic in gold stolen from Canadian mines and RCMP booklet 1966 - 1969
A1209 1960/430 Main trends in Soviet capabilities and policies 1959-1964 1960 - 1960
A3269 R14/D [SRD (Services Reconnaissance Department) Technical Section -] [The Sabotage Handbook] Supplement "D" to Shipping Handbook Volume 4 1942 - 1942