6 Conclusive reasons for withholding official information

Good reason for withholding official information exists, for the purpose of section 5, if the making available of that information would be likely—

(a)

to prejudice the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand; or

(b)

to prejudice the entrusting of information to the Government of New Zealand on a basis of confidence by—

(i)

the Government of any other country or any agency of such a Government; or

(ii)

any international organisation; or

(c)

to prejudice the maintenance of the law, including the prevention, investigation, and detection of offences, and the right to a fair trial; or

(d)

to endanger the safety of any person; or

(e)

to damage seriously the economy of New Zealand by disclosing prematurely decisions to change or continue government economic or financial policies relating to—

(i)

exchange rates or the control of overseas exchange transactions:

(ii)

the regulation of banking or credit:

(iii)

taxation:

(iv)

the stability, control, and adjustment of prices of goods and services, rents, and other costs, and rates of wages, salaries, and other incomes:

(v)

the borrowing of money by the Government of New Zealand:

(vi)

the entering into of overseas trade agreements.

Section 6(d): replaced, on 1 April 1987, by section 3 of the Official Information Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 8).

Section 6(e): inserted, on 1 April 1987, by section 3 of the Official Information Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 8).