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Dear Chris H,  
I refer to your application in which you seek access to documents under the Freedom of Information 
Act 1982 (FOI Act) 
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a document with names of FOREIGN entities who are creditors of the economy 's debt
Your request was received by the ABS on 20 December 2019 and the 30 day statutory period for 
processing your request commenced from that date.  
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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics ,
This request is an application for the purpose of the Freedom of  

Information Act 1982.
I am writing to request a document with names of FOREIGN entities who are  
creditors of the economy's debt.
Yours faithfully,
Chris H
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