and Investments Commission
Office address (inc courier deliveries):
Level 7, 120 Col ins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Mail address for Melbourne office:
GPO Box 9827,
Brisbane QLD 4001
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12 March 2019
Dear Mr Sweeney,
Freedom of Information Request No. FOI 027-2019
I refer to your request for access to documents made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982
) dated 18 February 2019 by which you
requested access to documents in the possession of the Australian Securities
and Investments Commission (ASIC
Your request sought access to:
‘The Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP has written to the
Chairman of ASIC, James Shipton, following the release of the Final
Report of the Hayne Royal Commission on 1 February 2019.
The document or documents I seek are copies of such letters as wel
as any correspondence from James Shipton to the Treasurer.
The search period is 1 February 2019 to the present.’
I am the authorised decision-maker for the purposes of section 23 of the Act
and this letter gives notice of my decision.
I have identified 1 document which comes within the terms of your request. This
document is described in the schedule to this letter. Decision
I advise that I have decided to grant access in full to the document listed in
the attached schedule. The document is enclosed with this letter.
In the event that you are dissatisfied with the decision:
1. You may, within 30 days after the day on which you have been notified of
this decision, apply in writing to ASIC for a review of my decision by another
ASIC officer under section 54B of the FOI Act. This request should be
addressed to me or to the Senior Manager, Freedom of Information, GPO
Box 9827, Brisbane QLD 4001 or by email to [email address].
2. You may within 60 days after the day on which you have been notified of this
decision, apply in writing to the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner (OAIC) for a review of my decision under section 54N of the
FOI Act. You may contact the OAIC by post at GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW
2001, by email at [email address]
or by telephone on 1300 363 992.
Right to complain
3. You may lodge a complaint with the OAIC in relation to the conduct of
ASIC in the handling of this request. You may contact the OAIC as
Please contact me on [email address]
or (03) 9280 4156 if you
have any questions.
Yours sincerely Jessica Zhang
(Authorised decision-maker pursuant to subsection 23(1) of the FOI Act)
1. Schedule of documents
SCHEDULE OF DOCUMENTS
Description of document
No. of Decision
Letter from the Hon Josh
Frydenberg MP to James Shipton