Consolidate Revenue Yearly Financial Reports

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From: Jason Blake

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Dear Department of the Treasury,

I required the documents of Financial Reports showing the revenue in the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the Commonwealth of Australia in accordance with the;

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act
Chapter IV – Finance And Trade

81. All revenues or moneys raised or received by the Executive Government of the Commonwealth shall form one Consolidated Revenue Fund, to be appropriated for the purposes of the Commonwealth in the manner and subject to the charges and liabilities imposed by this Constitution.

I required reports dating from 1966 until 2018/2019 financial years.
The reason for this is as an informed registered elector, I must determine the fiscal policy claims by the Executive Parliament and be able to question my Federal Member on amounts collected against Budget claims.

I also require the document that was the Ministers and Secretaries decision to list COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA as a Corporation on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. To be accompanied with all financial reports where payments are paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund from COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Corporation (US).

Yours faithfully,
Jason John Blake

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Department of the Treasury

Good afternoon Jason John Blake

 

We write to acknowledge receipt of the following FOI request and to seek
your agreement to a section 15AA extension of time to process this
request:

 

I required the documents of Financial Reports showing the revenue in the
Consolidated Revenue Fund for the Commonwealth of Australia in accordance
with the;

 

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act Chapter IV – Finance And Trade

 

81. All revenues or moneys raised or received by the Executive Government
of the Commonwealth shall form one Consolidated Revenue Fund, to be
appropriated for the purposes of the Commonwealth in the manner and
subject to the charges and liabilities imposed by this Constitution.

 

I required reports dating from 1966 until 2018/2019 financial years.

The reason for this is as an informed registered elector, I must determine
the fiscal policy claims by the Executive Parliament and be able to
question my Federal Member on amounts collected against Budget claims.

 

I also require the document that was the Ministers and Secretaries
decision to list COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA as a Corporation on the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission. To be accompanied with all
financial reports where payments are paid into the Consolidated Revenue
Fund from COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Corporation (US).

 

As you may be aware, the Treasury closes between Christmas and New Year
and a large number of staff schedule additional leave around this time.
Your request was received by the Treasury on 18 December 2019. The current
statutory deadline is 15 January 2020.

 

We would be grateful if you would agree extend the statutory timeframes by
16 days to 31 January 2020. Under section 15AA of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) you can agree to extensions of up to 30 days.
Your early consideration and response would be appreciated.

 

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Kind regards

 

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From: Jason Blake

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Dear FOI,

Hello,

I am satisfied with an extension required to fill the FOI.

Date requested 16 days to 31 January 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Blake

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