Dear Services Australia,
Please take this request for any documents that your department holds in relation to any "Exemptions" or "Wavers" as defined by the Webster Dictionary or socially accepted definitions of the words in the country of Australia to comply with any legislation that your office has powers, authority or manages under legislation for its management as a superannuation provider.
To remove any doubt we are asking for all schemes that Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation manages including
ABN: 19 415 776 361
ABN: 39 798 362 763
ABN: 50 925 523 120
ABN: 90 302 247 344
ABN: 64 250 674 722
The period for the request relates to all documents created on or after the 01st January 2017 by either your office and or the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (where practicable if your office is not the creator of the documents).
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Dear Mr Morrison-Francis
Please find attached correspondence relevant to your Freedom of
Information request dated 7 January 2022.
Information Access Branch
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I object to your transfer. It’s Pathetic if it’s the departments view that CSC is BETTER to provide exemptions that were provided by services Australia mainly Centrelink and Child Support Etc. These documents would have been created by your document therefore the transfer notification is ill-conceived and not in accordance with the act.
If you claim that no documents exist then you should issue notifications as such.
If you do not confirm you have retained control of this matter then I will reach out to the courts or OAIC for action.