The Cabinet Document Guideline provides general advice on the use of the Cabinet documents exemption in clause 1 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act).
This guideline includes information about the following:
- discussion of all parts of the exemption;
- the kinds of documents that may not be captured by the Cabinet documents exemption;
- ministerial certification that Cabinet has approved a Cabinet document for release under FOI; and
- Department of the Premier & Cabinet Circular PC031 – Disclosure of Cabinet Documents 10 Years or Older policy.
Some of the information in this guideline can also be found in Cabinet Guide Number 6 published by the Cabinet Office for the purpose of advising government agencies about the Cabinet process.