Our Reference: 41053/17
9 November 2017
GPO Box 9827
Mr Phillip Sweeney
In your capital city
By email: [FOI #4173 email]
Dear Mr Sweeney Freedom of Information Request - Acknowledgement
We refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (FOI Act)
Your request is for:
" … any correspondence between ASIC and the Committee (or Committee
Secretariat) in relation to this Approach to the Commonwealth Ombudsman".
You have clarified that:
The "Approach" you are referring to is a complaint lodged with the
Commonwealth Ombudsman in 2011 in relation to the administration of
section 1017C of the Corporations Act 2001
The relevant search period is from 1 March 2017 to the present.
We received your request on 26 October 2017 and the 30 day statutory time frame for
processing your request started from the day after that date. You should expect a
decision from us by Friday 25 November 2017
. The 30 day time frame may be
extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons, such as charges. It is
likely that we will consult with third parties, but we will advise you if this happens.
Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be published online
on our disclosure log on our website, subject to certain exceptions. For example,
personal information will not be published where this would be unreasonable.
If you have any questions, please contact me on 03 9280 4638 or by email at [email address].
Authorised decision-maker under subsection 23(1) of the FOI Act
Australian Securities and Investments Commission