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Relationship with the Archives Act 1983

             (1)  For the purposes of the Archives Act 1983 , a record:

                     (a)  that contains information obtained at a private session; or

                     (b)  that relates to a private session and identifies a natural person who appeared at a private session; or

                     (c)  that contains information that was given by a natural person to a member, or member of the staff, of a Royal Commission for the purposes of a private session (whether or not a private session was, or is to be, held for the Commission) and identifies the person who gave the information;

is in the open access period on and after 1 January in the year that is 99 years after the calendar year that the record came into existence.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, subsection (1) applies in relation to a record whether it came into existence before, during or after a private session (if any) was held.

             (3)  Subsection 3(7) and section 56 of the Archives Act 1983 do not apply to a record referred to in subsection (1).

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