Overview of Section 38 FOI Act

Section summary

Matter is exempt if it's reasonable to expect that disclosing the relevant matter would damage relations between the State of Queensland and another government or divulge confidential information communicated by another government. This exemption will not apply if disclosing the matter is in the public interest.


Section 38 of the FOI Act protects relations between the State of Queensland and the governments of other States, Territories, the Commonwealth and foreign governments and allows information to be communicated confidentially between such governments.

Other relevant FOI Act sections
Section 7 FOI Act

Section 7 of the FOI Act defines 'government' to include an agency or Minister.

Last updated: March 1, 2012