Case note: FOI access to credit licence application

By David Jacobson In Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2017] AICmr 111 Maurice Blackburn unsuccessfully applied for a review of ASIC’s refusal to provide Freedom of Information Act access to documents relating to Australian Credit Licences held by two Cash Converters entities being sued by Maurice Blackburn’s clients.
Cash Converters argued that disclosure of the documents would found an action for breach of confidence by it against ASIC, and would involve an unreasonable disclosure of personal information and adversely affect their business affairs.
ASIC accepted the exemption claim but Maurice Blackburn argued they were entitled to a copy of one document …read more

Source:: Bright Law

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