Beneficial Ownership Register

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From: Evelyn Doyle


Dear Treasury FOI Team,

I am following up on the government's early proposal to establish a Beneficial Ownership Register (BOR), which was raised in an article in the Guardian newspaper on Monday 11 February 2019 titled 'Coalition abandons plan for register to help beat tax avoidance'.

I also note the BOR is being considered under the Australian Government Partnership recommendations and as of April 2019 implementation has been marked as delayed (not abandoned).

In the above mentioned article, the response from Treasury was noted as: “The government is considering what action may be needed to increase the transparency of beneficial ownership of companies.”

I would like to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, any documents that relate to the government's plans to increase transparency of beneficial ownership of companies including those that refer to establishment of the BOR.

Please include emails, ministerial correspondence, briefings and any relevant file notes from January 2017 to the present day.

Please exclude the submissions from the consultation which ran from 12 February 2017 - 13 March 2017 and are already publicly available on your website.

Yours faithfully,

Evelyn Doyle

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