Documentation related to "Scoping study into future ownership options for the operation and ownership of the registry functions of the ASIC Registry"

james horton made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Finance

The request was refused by Department of Finance.

From: james horton

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Dear Department of Finance,

Notwithstanding your decision in relation to FOI 16/97 to refuse the request for access to the Scoping Study in question on basis of it being classified as a cabinet document (Sect 34 of the FOI Act), I am seeking to obtain related documentation that may assist in developing an understanding of the underlying rationale and justification for the subsequent tender process.

I note that the 2014-15 Annual Report references the role of the Registry and Licencing Business Advisory Committee:

"During 2014–15, the (Registry and Licensing Business Advisory) committee was actively engaged by the Department of Finance Scoping Study working group in providing feedback on and input into the future ownership options being considered for the registry business." (2014-15 Annual Report pg 160)

While not to be limited by this, I am seeking documentation provided to the committee and associated meeting minutes as they relate to the Scoping Study.

I am also seeking any other briefing documents, extracts or versions of the study provided to committee or otherwise that are not deemed to be cabinet documents.

The absence of this information has contributed to a growing level of public concern from a wide range of interest groups (including journalism & media, academic & research, data brokers, and public advocacy). I hope that this FOI might result in a more open and transparent assessment of decision process to date and lead to outcomes most able to address our national interests.

Yours faithfully,

James Horton

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Thank you for your email, which has been forwarded to the Department’s FOI
Team for their consideration. A member of the FOI Team will respond to
your email in the next couple of days.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Coordinator

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Good afternoon Mr Horton

Following your FOI request, please find attached a s24AB notice for your consideration.

Please don't hesitate to contact the FOI team with any questions or concerns.

Kind regards

Meagan Wilson
Assistant Director | Legal Services Branch
Business Enabling Services
Department of Finance
T:  (02) 6215 1783 | E: [email address]
A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

UNCLASSIFIED

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Dear Mr Horton,

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI 16/108

Thank you for your email, to the Department of Finance (Finance)
requesting access to the following under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

I note that the 2014-15 Annual Report references the role of the Registry
and Licencing Business Advisory Committee:

 

"During 2014–15, the (Registry and Licensing Business Advisory) committee
was actively engaged by the Department of Finance Scoping Study working
group in providing feedback on and input into the future ownership options
being considered for the registry business." (2014-15 Annual Report pg
160)

 

While not to be limited by this, I am seeking documentation provided to
the committee and associated meeting minutes as they relate to the Scoping
Study.

 

I am also seeking any other briefing documents, extracts or versions of
the study provided to committee or otherwise that are not deemed to be
cabinet documents.

 

In a letter of 27 October 2016, Finance provided you with a section 24AB
notice.  The letter outlined that Finance deemed the scope of your request
too large to process as the work involved would substantially and
unreasonably divert the resources of the agency from its other
operations.   The letter indicated that within 14 days after the day you
received the notice, you were required to either withdraw the request;
make a revised request or indicate that you did not wish to revise the
request. 

 

As Finance has not received a response from you within the timeframe
indicated, your request is now deemed withdrawn as prescribed by
subsection24AB(7) of the FOI Act. 

 

Please contact the Finance FOI Team, on the below details, if you have any
queries regarding this request.

 

Regards,

Kira

 

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Kira Minary-Bland | FOI Officer

Legal Services Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [2][email address]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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FOI Requests would like to recall the message, "FOI 16/108 Deemed Withdrawn - No Response to s24AB Notice [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]".

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Good morning Mr Horton,

 

Further to the below, to avoid any confusion, your FOI 16/108 has been
deemed withdrawn as you did not clarify the terms of your request within
the 14 day timeframe. 

 

Regards,

Kira

 

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FOI Officer, Legal Services Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [2][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

UNCLASSIFIED

 

From: FOI Requests
Sent: Friday, 11 November 2016 10:19 AM
To: [FOI #2313 email]
Cc: FOI Requests <[email address]>
Subject: FOI 16/108 Deemed Withdrawn - No Response to s24AB Notice
[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Horton,

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI 16/108

Thank you for your email, to the Department of Finance (Finance)
requesting access to the following under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

I note that the 2014-15 Annual Report references the role of the Registry
and Licencing Business Advisory Committee:

 

"During 2014–15, the (Registry and Licensing Business Advisory) committee
was actively engaged by the Department of Finance Scoping Study working
group in providing feedback on and input into the future ownership options
being considered for the registry business." (2014-15 Annual Report pg
160)

 

While not to be limited by this, I am seeking documentation provided to
the committee and associated meeting minutes as they relate to the Scoping
Study.

 

I am also seeking any other briefing documents, extracts or versions of
the study provided to committee or otherwise that are not deemed to be
cabinet documents.

 

In a letter of 27 October 2016, Finance provided you with a section 24AB
notice.  As Finance has not received a response from you within the
timeframe indicated, your request is now deemed withdrawn. 

 

Please contact the Finance FOI Team, on the below details, if you have any
queries regarding this request.

 

Regards,

Kira

 

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FOI Officer

Legal Services Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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