Overview of Section 42(1)(f) FOI Act
Matter is exempt if there is a reasonably based expectation that its disclosure could prejudice the maintenance or enforcement of a lawful method or procedure for protecting public safety. This exemption is subject to section 42(2) of the FOI Act.
Other relevant FOI Act sections
Section 42 FOI Act
Section 42(1) of the FOI Act contains other exemptions for matter relating to law enforcement or public safety.
Section 42(2) of the FOI Act excludes certain matter from being exempt under section 42(1) of the FOI Act. Matter is not exempt if:
- it consists of any of the specific types of matter listed in section 42(2)(a) of the FOI Act; and
- its disclosure would, on balance, be in the public interest.
Last updated: March 5, 2012