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Freedom of Information (FOI) requests

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) allows members of the public to request access to government documents. We process FOI requests in accordance with the FOI Act and guidelines from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

There is no application fee for an FOI request, however processing charges may apply to specific requests. The applicant will receive a written estimate if charges apply. Exemptions may include personal or confidential material, or other matters set out in the FOI Act.

When submitting an FOI request, include a clear description of the information being sought.

You may submit an FOI request through the following methods.

Via email:

info@asbfeo.gov.au

By post:

Freedom of Information
Office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
GPO Box 1791
CANBERRA ACT 2601

FOI disclosure log

The FOI Act provides that a disclosure log of information accessed under FOI requests must be published, except for personal, business or certain other information set out in section 11C of the FOI Act.

This page contains publicly available information released following a FOI request. If the FOI document or information is not available for download in the disclosure log, please contact info@asbfeo.gov.au or call 1300 650 460 to request access.

Summary of FOI request Documents released Date released
Correspondence between the Ombudsman and dispute complainant

2 documents, total of 3pages (all exempt from public publication due to operation of Section 11C of the FOI Act.

17 documents released administratively.
17/07/2018

The ASBFEO report Australian Taxation Office Practices Regarding Small Business, commissioned by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services on 11 April 2018, following allegations in the Fairfax/ABC Four Corners reporting on 9 April 2018.

1 document, total of 4 pages

The ASBFEO report Australian Taxation Office Practices Regarding Small Business

02/07/2018
Correspondence between the Ombudsman and dispute complainant 58 documents, total of 212 pages (all exempt from public publication due to operation of Section 11C of the FOI Act) 01/06/2018
Correspondence between the Ombudsman and dispute complainant 80 documents, total of 1148 pages (all exempt from public publication due to operation of Section 11C of the FOI Act) 30/05/2018
Correspondence between the Ombudsman and dispute respondent 1 document, total of 5 pages (all exempt from public publication due to operation of Section 11C of the FOI Act) 27/10/2017
Documents obtained by the Ombudsman in response to Section 76 Notice relating to assistance case number 015-01002-Q2K2F6 69 documents, total of 155 pages (all exempt from public publication due to operation of Section 11C of the FOI Act) 05/06/2017