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Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 9827, Sydney NSW 2001
DX 653 Sydney
Telephone: +61 2 9911 2000
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9 May 2016
Mr Ben Fairless By email only to: [FOI #1885 email]
Dear Mr Fairless Acknowledgment of Freedom of Information Request
I refer to your email dated 21 April 2016 received by this office on 21 April 2016 in
which you sought access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to:
All documents related to the FOI File for the FOI request reference
"SPEAR 09-20044/FOI Request".
Your request constitutes a valid application from 21 April 2016. Subject to certain
exceptions (for example where it becomes necessary to consult with affected third
parties in respect to the disclosure of documents caught by the terms of the request)
which may extend the processing time period, the FOI Act provides that an
application must be processed within 30 days after receipt of a valid application.
You should note that, while the first five hours of decision making is free of charge,
charges may be assessed for time spent in searching for and retrieving relevant
documents, decision-making time in excess of five hours, photocopying and postage.
You will be provided with a preliminary assessment of the charges before the final
decision is made about access to the documents you have requested. You will be told
the final assessment of the amount to be charged at the time of the decision about
access. Agency Publication Obligations
You are advised that Section 11C of the FOI Act requires ASIC to publish, on our
public website, copies of any documents which may ultimately be released to you,
with the exception of personal information about any person, or information
pertaining to the business, commercial or financial of any organisation or information
pertaining to the business or professional affairs of any person, where it would be
unreasonable to publish that information or documents in respect to which, the
necessary modifications to the document to be released would make the release of the
remainder of the document impractical. You are referred to the terms of section 11C.
Should you have any questions concerning the processing of your request please
contact me by telephone on 02 9911 2847.
Financial Services Enforcement
(Authorised Decision-maker pursuant to section 23(1) of the FOI Act)