and Investments Commission
Office address (inc courier deliveries):
Level 7, 120 Collins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Mail address for Melbourne office:
9 October 2019
GPO Box 9827,
Brisbane QLD 4001
Tel: +61 1300 935 075
Fax: +61 1300 729 000
Via email: foi+request‐5653‐
Dear Mr Sweeney
Freedom of Information Request No. 211‐2019
Acknowledgement of Request
I refer to your request dated 28 September 2019
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
) in which you seek access to documents in the possession of the Australian Securities
and Investments Commission (ASIC
Your request seeks access to the following:
‘copies of any emails, letters or other correspondence between the Chair of the House
of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics, Mr Tim Wilson MP and James
Shipton (or other ASIC Commissioner or staff member).’
You have identified a search period of 5 August 2019 to present.
As your request was received on 28 September 2019 and the 30‐day statutory period for
processing the request commenced on the day after the date of receipt, you should therefore
expect a decision to be made by 29 October 2019
The 30‐day processing period may be extended should ASIC find it is necessary to consult other
third parties, where a charge is to be imposed on the processing of the request or for other
reasons. You will be advised if there are changes to the 30‐day processing period.
Please note that any documents released to you under the FOI Act may later be published
online on the ASIC disclosure log in accordance with our obligation to do so under the Act.
This requirement to publish released documents is subject to certain exceptions for example,
personal or business information will not be published where it would be unreasonable.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss, please contact me via return email.
Freedom of Information Officer
(Authorised decision maker under section 23(1) of the FOI Act)