Official Information Act 1982

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Reprint as at 1 July 2009

Official Information Act 1982

Public Act1982 No 156
Date of assent17 December 1982
Commencementsee section 1(2), (3)


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.



Decisions under Part 2 and section 10

Decisions under Part 3 or Part 4


44 Annual report [Expired]

45 Offences [Expired]

Reprint notes

An Act to make official information more freely available, to provide for proper access by each person to official information relating to that person, to protect official information to the extent consistent with the public interest and the preservation of personal privacy, to establish procedures for the achievement of those purposes, and to repeal the Official Secrets Act 1951