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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please provide the following information

Number of 309 visa finalisations made in July 2021 at Colombo processing office

Number of 309 visa finalisations made in August 2021 at Colombo processing office

Yours faithfully,

Ned

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054

Dear Ned,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 31 August 2021 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

Please provide the following information

Number of 309 visa finalisations made in July 2021 at Colombo processing office

Number of 309 visa finalisations made in August 2021 at Colombo processing office.

Your request was received by the Department on 31 August 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/09/00079 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

Timeframe for receiving your decision
The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date upon which your application was received by the Department.

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner here.
Exclusion of staff details

The Department’s policy is to exclude the personal details of staff not in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the direct contact details of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within scope of an FOI request. If you require personal details of non-SES officers, or direct contact details of SES staff, please inform us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your request.

Duplicate documents

If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exists.
Publication of document

Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the Department may be required to publish these documents on its website within 10 working days in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act. Publication will not be required where the documents contain personal or business affairs information.

Contacting the FOI Section

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at [Department of Home Affairs request email].

Kind regards,

FOI Officer - Geoff
Freedom of Information
Department of Home Affairs

E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,
RE FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054
This request is now overdue and I would like to check about the progress. The data is very simple and easy to access for this one and I don’t anticipate that it will take more than a few minutes to fulfil.

Yours sincerely,

Ned

Dear FOI,

RE FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054

Please fulfil this request as it is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Ned

Dear FOI,
RE FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054

This request is now 15 days past the statutory period. This is a very simple request. Please fulfil asap.

Yours sincerely,

Ned

Dear FOI,

RE FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054

This response is now 22 days overdue. Please action this as a matter of priority.

Yours sincerely,

Ned

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

RE FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Home Affairs's handling of my FOI request '309 finalisations'.

The request is now 29 days past due and has not been attended.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/3...

Yours faithfully,

Ned

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Reviews mailbox, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:

FOI request: FA 21/09/00079

File number: OBJ2021/27054

Dear Ned

 

Notification of invalid Freedom of Information internal review request

 

I refer to your email received by the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) on 29 October 2021 in which you requested an internal review
in relation to your Freedom of Information request FA 21/09/00079.

 

Whether internal review request valid

 

Under s54E(b) of the FOI Act, internal review does not apply to a decision
in relation to a provision of access to a document upon a request that is
taken to have been made under s15AC or 51DA.  Under s15AC, a decision that
is not made within the statutory time for making a decision is a deemed
refusal. This deemed refusal is reviewable by the Information
Commissioner.

 

Consequently your internal review request is invalid and we cannot review
the decision.

 

Option for review: Review by the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner

 

You may instead apply for a review of the Department’s access decision by
the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. For further
information about review rights and how to submit a request for a review
to the OAIC, please see
[1]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

 

More information about Information Commissioner review is available on the
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website at
[2]www.oaic.gov.au.

 

Contacting the FOI Section

 

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at
[3][email address].

 

Regards,

 

Dale

Position No. 60107416

FOI Officer, Reviews Team

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [4][email address]

 

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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OFFICIAL

 

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:      FA21/09/00079

File Number:      OBJ2021/27054

 

Dear Ned,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 31 August 2021.  

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record and any documents released under the FOI Act.  

 

This request has been closed in our system. 

 

Signed electronically

 

Derek

Position number. 60007884

Freedom of Information

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience Group

Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

 

 

Important Notice: The content of this email is intended only for use by
the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received
this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and
attachments immediately.  This email, including attachments, may contain
confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information.
 

Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. 
The Department of Home Affairs and ABF respect your privacy and have
obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.  

Unsolicited commercial emails MUST NOT be sent to the originator of this
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