Dear Australian Financial Security Authority,
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).
Dear Mr Morrison-Francis
In order to assist processing your request:
1 Are you able to provide more detail about what exemptions or waivers might be operative with respect to this agency's dealings with the various superannuation schemes you list below?
2 Do you have in mind a specific statutory provision that relates to such an exemption or waiver in this context?
I should also add that AFSA is not a 'superannuation provider' in any sense that is generally recognised. As a Commonwealth agency our HR area would have a number of arrangements to facilitate payments to such schemes, either by virtue of voluntary payments or to ensure compliance with their duties as an employer in respect of the payment of statutorily mandated payment amounts.
To be honest and upfront I am expecting that our office provides an statement under the act saying no documents exist.
We are looking at and for documents from government departments in relation to how the CSC is run and exceptions they have been given to ignore, throw out or ignore rules or legislation.
As your department is only dealing with insolvencies and the like this request was out of an abundance of caution incase you have some power that could have been used in the L above.
To remove any confusion please remove the PSS from this request to your office. I am 99.99% sure that the amended scope will now result in an “no documents exist / can be found decision”
Dear Mr Morrison-Francis
I apologise for the delay in providing a final response to your FOI request. Based on the wording of your original request, and the further clarification/information provided in your email of 13 January 2022 below, I confirm that AFSA has been unable to locate any documents that are relevant to your request.