9 National or State security information

(1) Information is exempt information if its disclosure could reasonably be expected to damage the security of the Commonwealth or a State.

(2) For subsection (1), the security of the Commonwealth includes—

(a) matters relating to detecting, preventing or suppressing activities, whether within or outside Australia, that are subversive of, or hostile to, the interests of the Commonwealth or a country allied or associated with the Commonwealth; and

(b) the security of a communications system or cryptographic system of the Commonwealth or another country used for—

(i) the defence of the Commonwealth or a country allied or associated with the Commonwealth; or

(ii) the conduct of the international relations of the Commonwealth.

(3) For subsection (1), the security of a State includes matters relating to detecting, preventing or suppressing activities, whether within or outside the State, that are subversive of, or hostile to, the interests of the State.