The full list of public interest considerations against disclosure can be found within the GIPA Act, PART 2, DIVISION 2, SECTION 14. Some of the most common public interest considerations against disclosure of information are listed below. Where the information would:
- reveal an individual’s personal information,
- contravene an information protection principle under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 or a Health Privacy Principle under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002,
- prejudice any court proceedings by revealing matter prepared for the purposes of or in relation to current or future proceedings,
- prejudice the fair trial of any person, the impartial adjudication of any case or a person’s right to procedural fairness,
- reveal false or unsubstantiated allegations about a person that are defamatory,
- expose a person to a risk of harm or of serious harassment or serious intimidation,
- in the case of the disclosure of personal information about a child—the disclosure of information that it would not be in the best interests of the child to have disclosed, prejudice the prevention, detection or investigation of a contravention or possible contravention of the law or prejudice the enforcement of the law.