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Securities Act of 1933
Schedule B

January 11, 2010

Response of the Office of International Corporate Finance
Division of Corporation Finance


Commonwealth of Australia (the "Commonwealth")
Incoming letter dated January 7, 2009

Based on the facts presented, this Division would raise no objection if the Commonwealth files with the Commission annual reports on Form 18-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and amendments to those annual reports on Form 18-K/A, and incorporates by reference such filings into registration statements for its ADI Guarantee Scheme and State Guarantee Scheme, including shelf registration statements, and related prospectuses filed with the Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, all as described in your letter.

Because this position is based on the representations made to the Division in your letter, it should be noted that different facts might require a different result. Further, this response only expresses this Division's position on enforcement action and does not express any legal conclusion on the questions presented.


Michael Coco
Senior International Counsel

Incoming Letter:

The Incoming Letter is in Acrobat format.


Modified: 01/10/2010