Thursday, 30 November 2023
Treasury; Order for the Production of Documents
We have been advised that, as stated by the Treasurer in his previous letter, Treasury officials have undertaken an initial review and identified documents relevant to the request made by Senator Smith. This request continues to be progressed, and work is being undertaken to review relevant documents to ensure that content is suitable for public disclosure. As this matter relates to an appointment process, the department is ensuring that the appropriate and reasonable levels of privacy for any individual named within the identified documents are respected. The department is consulting with affected individuals. The government anticipates being able to respond to the order as soon as practicable once these steps are complete.