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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Page: 8613

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

(Question No. 892)

Mr Tony Smith asked the Treasurer, in writing, on 29 February 2012:

Was Mr Greg Medcraft's availability for his appointment (on 13 May 2011) as Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission verified before he was recommended to Cabinet, if so,

(a) on what date;

(b) by whom; and

(c) on what date did Mr Medcraft indicate he was available for this appointment.

Mr Swan: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a), (b) & (c) The government was entitled to consult Mr D'Aloisio on which commissioners might be interested in taking on the chair role. Mr Medcraft indicated that he would be available to Mr D'Aloisio as did others through the course of the appointment processes.