Cheung Kong Infrastructure - Claim, evidence and resolution documentation (2013-2015)
The request was refused by Australian Taxation Office.
From: Dan Monceaux
Dear Australian Taxation Office FoI Officers,
I am writing to request copies of all documentation related to the claim made in 2013 by the ATO against Cheung Kong Infrastructure regarding unpaid taxes, fines and interest associated with the business activities of SA Power Networks.
Such documentation should include (but not be limited to: the claim itself, relevant substantiating evidence, the agreement subsequently entered into between CKI and the ATO, and the resolution ultimately reached in 2015.
PUBLIC INTEREST CASE FOR A FEE WAIVER/REDUCTION
I am also writing to request a fee reduction or waiver, owing to the public interest nature of this request. The future management of electricity supply in South Australia has been a topic of intense public discussion and debate at State and Federal levels, stimulated by the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission in 2015-16 and more recently by blackouts and load-shedding events this summer, and loss of transmission infrastructure during storm events.
Examining the business conduct of the sole operator of South Australia's electricity distribution network (SA Power Networks) and its parent company (CKI) are critical to these discussions. It is equally critical in the national context, owing to CKI's ownership of Victoria Power Networks (though their operations lie beyond the scope of this request) and the present uncertainty surrounding the future of the national electricity market. This matter is being currently considered by the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, headed by Dr Alan Finkel.
I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
Australian Taxation Office
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