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Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Act 2010

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Year of current version:2010
Date of Text (Enacted):May 31, 2010
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
This Law amends the law relating to access to information and provides for related matters.

In particular refer to the amendments of the following Acts regarding the IPRs protection :
-Schedule 2 'Publication of information' with the amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 relating to undisclosed information (see Division 2, Section 8 (2)(g) (ii), page 14)
-Schedule 3 'Exemptions', Part 2 'Main exemption amendments' to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 relating to documents disclosing trade secrets or commercially valuable information (see Division 2, Section 47, page 41; Division 3, Section 47G, page 45)

-Schedule 3 'Exemptions', Part 1 'Open access period amendments', 'Archives Act 1983' (see page 20)
-Schedule 5 'Amendments consequential on the establishment of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner' for the following Acts:
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (see page 135); Fisheries Management Act 1991 (see page 136); Telecommunications Act 1997 (see page 138); Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 (see page 140)

-Schedule 6 'Other amendments', Part 3 'Amendment of other Acts'; Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (see page 157)

-Date of entry into force: see Section 2 'Commencement', page 8
Available Texts: 
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Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Act 2010 Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Act 2010, Complete document (pdf) [501 KB] Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Act 2010, Complete document (htm) [990 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:AU306

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