Phillip Sweeney

Dear Australian National Audit Office,

The Auditor-General recently wrote to the Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, advising that the Chairman of ASIC, James Shipton and the Deputy Chairman, Daniel Crennan, had been paid sums of money exceeding their legal entitlements

The document or documents I seek is the letter or letters sent to the Treasurer from the ANAO in relation to this misconduct in public office.

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Sweeney

ag1, Australian National Audit Office

OFFICIAL
Good afternoon Mr Sweeney

The role of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is to provide the Parliament with an independent assessment of selected areas of public administration and assurance about public sector financial reporting, administration and accountability. We do this primarily by conducting financial statement audits, performance audits and assurance reviews of Commonwealth Government entities.

The ANAO is unable to process your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), as under schedule 2 of the FOI Act the Auditor-General is listed as an ‘Exempt agency’ and on the basis that the ANAO is not an entity to which the FOI Act applies. The exemption applies to the discharge of the Auditor-General’s audit function and the administration of the ANAO.

Kind regards
Maureen Greet
Senior Director, External Relations
Australian National Audit Office
www.anao.gov.au
Classification: OFFICIAL
Classified on: 26/10/2020 5:12:15 PM

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Phillip Sweeney

Dear ag1,

Can you please transfer this FOI Request to The Treasury.

If you are unable to do so please advise the reason why

Yours sincerely,

Phillip Sweeney

ag1, Australian National Audit Office

OFFICIAL
Dear Mr Sweeney

As we are exempt from the FOI Act as outlined in the 2nd point in my email, we are unable to transfer or process any FOI request.

Maureen Greet
Senior Director, External Relations
Australian National Audit Office
www.anao.gov.au
Classification: OFFICIAL
Classified on: 27/10/2020 8:40:24 AM

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