Compliance with Section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) - Warren Scott - APRA

Phillip Sweeney made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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From: Phillip Sweeney

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

The Head Office of the Australian Prudential Regulation Commission (APRA) is located in Sydney, New South Wales and the staff of APRA are subject to the laws of New South Wales including Section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

Warren Scott, the General Counsel, of APRA is privy to information that falls within the scope of Section 316 related to the granting of registration of a superannuation fund in breach of Section 29M of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993.

Fund Registration number R1004830 was granted on 20 April 2006. without obtaining a copy of the founding Trust Deed dated 23 December 1913.

A purported "Deed" dated 26 August 1986 was misrepresented to APRA as the "Trust Deed", even though this document recited the genuine Trust Deed dated 23 December 1913.

This contravention of the law has enlivened multiple offences under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), which fall under the jurisdiction of the Australian Federal Police..

In order to comply with his statutory duty pursuant Section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), Warren Scott should have provided the Australian Federal Police with copies of a letter dated 16 March 2006 addressed to Mr Julian Marks, Manager- South West Region APRA (plus attached documents) and a copy of a letter dated 29 March 2006 to Mr David McNair - Specialist Institutions Division, South West Region, APRA (plus attached documents).

The first letter of the surname of the signatory to these letters starts with "B".

The document I seek is a copy of the covering letter that should have been sent by Warren Scott to the Australian Federal Police providing this "information" to the Australian Federal Police, and which confirms compliance with Section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) by Warren Scott.

The names of any alleged wrongdoers can be redacted if necessary.

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Sweeney

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Dear Mr Sweeney,

         

Your Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application dated 26 October 2017 in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

“In order to comply with statutory duty, Warren Scott should have sent two
letter dated 16 march 2006 and 29 march 2006 to the AFP.

I seek a copy of the covering letter that should have been sent by Warren
Scott to the AFP providing this "information" to the AFP, and which
confirms compliance with section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) by
Warren Scott.

See request for full scope.”

 

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From: Phillip Sweeney

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Dear Jones, Elise,

A response to this FIO request is now overdue. Can you please expedite

Yours sincerely,

Phillip Sweeney

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Dear Mr Sweeney,

Thank you for your email below regarding your FOI request CRM 2018/261.

Unfortunately this office was unable to make a decision on your request by 26 November 2017. The FOI team has experienced a significant increase in the volume of FOI applications at this time. The team are currently the AFP is consulting with 3rd parties in relation to information owned by another government department.

We apologise for the delay in finalising your request, however, please be assured that we are endeavouring to complete the request as soon as possible.
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Elise (AFP12830)
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CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

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From: Phillip Sweeney

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Dear FOI,

Another month has now gone by and still no response has been provided by the Australian Federal Police.

Might I again ask you to expedite a response.

Yours sincerely,

Phillip Sweeney

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From: Phillip Sweeney

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Australian Federal Police's handling of my FOI request 'Compliance with Section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) - Warren Scott - APRA'.

I wish to lodge a FOI response from the Australian Federal Police to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry in relation to this matter.

An Internal Review will also confirm to the Royal Commissioner that the Australian Federal Police have a commitment to complying with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and The Rule of Law above any desire to protect white-collar criminals .

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Sweeney

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Dear Mr Sweeney

Thank you for your email.

I refer to your request CRM 2018/261 made to the AFP on 26 October 2017. As you may be aware, the statutory timeframe for the AFP to process your request has now expired without you receiving notification of a decision, and the request is now deemed refused under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

The AFP is continuing to process your request, in accordance with its obligations as set out in Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) Guidelines. However, as your request is now a deemed refusal you may wish to seek a review by the OAIC. Information concerning the FOI Review Process can be found at the following link:

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We apologise for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, however, your request is receiving attention and a decision will be made in due course.

Regards,

JACQUELINE ELLERY
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CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
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Dear Mr Sweeney

 

Please find attached a decision in relation to your FOI request.

 

Regards

 

 

JACQUELINE ELLERY
PRINCIPAL FOI OFFICER/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 6131 6131

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