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Australian Securities 
and Investments Commission 

Office address (inc courier deliveries): 
Level 5, 100 Market Street, 
Sydney NSW 2000 
Mail address for Sydney office: 
GPO Box 9827, 
Brisbane QLD 4001 
Tel: +61 1300 935 075 
Mr Phillip Sweeney 
Fax: +61 1300 729 000 
By email: foi+request-7609- 
Our Reference:  132 - 2021 
28 July 2021 
Dear Mr Sweeney
Freedom of Information Request - Ref 132-2021  
Notice under s 24AB of the FOI Act
I refer to your request received on 17 July 2021 in which you seek access to 
documents in the possession of the Australian Securities and Investments 
Commission (ASIC) pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).  
Your request seeks access to the following:  
(i) correspondence from the new ASIC Chairman, Joseph Longo, to 
Wayne Byres, the Chairman of APRA (or to Deputy Chair Helen 
(ii) copies of any documents provided by APRA to Joseph Longo or 
ASIC by Wayne Byres or APRA 
The search period is from 1 June 2021 until the date APRA responds 
to this FOI request. 

I am an officer authorised under section 23(1) of the FOI Act to make decisions 
in relation to FOI requests. 
Identification of documents: Section 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act 
Section 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act states that a request for access to a document 
must ‘provide such information concerning the document as is reasonably 
necessary to enable a responsible officer of an agency… to identify it
I am writing to advise you that the following aspect of your request does not 
satisfy the requirement set out in s 15(2)(b): 
(ii) copies of any documents provided by APRA to Joseph Longo or 
ASIC by Wayne Byres or APRA 

Based on a review of the terms of the request and preliminary inquiries 
conducted with business areas, it is not possible to identify the documents 
sought in this aspect of your request because of the ambiguity in the term 
documents provided by APRA to Joseph Longo or ASIC by Wayne Byres or 

APRA’, and ‘The search period is from 1 June 2021 until the date APRA responds 
to this FOI request
Specifically, it is not clear whether you consider that documents ‘provided by 
APRA to Joseph Longo or ASIC by Wayne Byres or APRA
’ comprises: 
  documents provided by Wayne Byres or APRA to Joseph Longo and 
documents provided by Wayne Byres or APRA to ASIC; or 
  documents provided by APRA to Joseph Longo and ASIC; and 
documents provided by Wayne Byres or APRA to any other 
unnamed parties. 
In addition, the timeframe within which you are seeking documents is unclear 
as this FOI request was made to ASIC rather than APRA.  
Hence, for the purposes of s 15(2)(b) it appears that additional information 
concerning the documents is ‘reasonably necessary’ to enable an ASIC officer 
to identify the documents. 
Having regard to the discussion above, it would be of assistance if you would 
please clarify whether you are seeking: 
  documents provided by Wayne Byres or APRA to Joseph Longo 
  documents provided by Wayne Byres or APRA to ASIC; and/or 
  documents provided by Wayne Byres or APRA to any other parties 
that are internal or external to APRA.  
Noting that the FOI Act only applies to documents that are in existence at the 
date of the request, it would be of assistance if you would please clarify 
whether you are seeking documents between 1 June 2021 until the date of the 
FOI request (17 July 2021). 
Practical refusal reason: Section 24AA(1)(b) FOI Act 
I am writing to advise you that I believe that for the reasons stated above, your 
request in its current form does not adequately identify the documents sought. 
This is called a ‘practical refusal reason’ (section 24AA(1)(b)). 
On this basis, I intend to refuse access to the documents you requested given 
that a practical refusal reason exists within the meaning of section 24AA(1)(b) 
of the FOI Act.  
However, before I make a final decision to do this, you have an opportunity to 
revise your request. This is called a ‘request consultation process’ as set out 
under section 24AB of the FOI Act.  
You have 14 days to respond to this notice in one of the ways set out below. 
Request consultation process 
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an opportunity to revise your 
request so that the practical refusal reason no longer exists before a final 
decision is made.  
Should you wish to submit a revised request please take into consideration the 
issues raised in this notice to ensure that they are addressed. 

Before the end of the consultation period, you must do one of the following, 
in writing: 
  withdraw your request 
  make a revised request  
  tell us that you do not wish to revise your request. 
The consultation period runs for 14 days and starts on the day after you 
receive this notice.  
During this period, you are welcome to seek assistance from me as the contact 
person listed below to revise your request. If you revise your request in a way 
that adequately addresses the practical refusal ground outlined above, we will 
recommence processing it. Please note that the time taken to consult you 
regarding the scope of your request is not taken into account for the purposes 
of the 30-day time limit for processing your request. 
If you do not do one of the three things listed above during the consultation 
period or you do not consult me as the contact person during this period, 
your request will be taken to have been withdrawn. 
Contact officer 
As discussed above, during the consultation period you may contact me if you 
wish to seek assistance in reframing your request.  
If you have any questions about this process, please contact me on 02 9911 
5716 or 0466 133 258 or by email at  
Yours sincerely 
Dr Rachel Ranjan 
Lawyer - FOI & Privacy, Chief Legal Office 
Australian Securities and Investments Commission  
Phone: 02 9911 5716