Further Report on compliance with orders for the production of documents

Inquiry into ASIC investigation and enforcement

28 July 2023

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As Chair of the Economics References Committee (the committee), I provide a further report to the Senate regarding Senate orders for the production of documents, relating to the committee’s inquiry into ASIC investigation and enforcement (dated 20 June 2023).

The Treasurer was ordered to provide the documents to the committee by midday, 18 July 2023. In the event of non-compliance, the Minister representing the Treasurer is required to attend the Senate on Wednesday, 2 August 2023, at the conclusion of motions to take note of answers, to provide an explanation of the failure to comply with the orders.

As previously reported, the committee had received no response from the Treasurer or the Minister representing the Treasurer by 18 July 2023. However, on Wednesday, 19 July 2023, the committee received the minister’s response, which stated that the Treasurer was not in possession of documents identified as falling within the scope of the order and referred to previous correspondence to the committee from ASIC.

The committee has considered the response and maintains its view that the orders have not been complied with.

Senator Andrew Bragg

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