This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Number of Citizenship Applications Waiting For Ceremony in QLD's Brisbane Council Area'.


 
 
 
30 December 2020 
Hemanth 
BY EMAIL:  [FOI #6853 email] 
In reply please quote: 
FOI Request:  FA 20/11/00016 
File Number: 
OBJ2020/34259   
Dear Hemanth 
Freedom of Information (FOI) request - Access Decision 
On 31 October 2020, the Department of Home  Affairs (the Department) received a request for 
access to document under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). 
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with a decision on your request for access under the 
FOI Act. 

Scope of request 
You have requested access to the following document: 
I would like to know the total number of applicants, as at 31 October 2020 (or later), 
that have been approved for conferral of Citizenship and are now waiting to attend 
a Citizenship Ceremony in the Queensland's BRISBANE Council area. 

Authority to make decision 
I  am an officer authorised under section 23 of the FOI Act to make decisions in respect of 
requests to access document or to amend or annotate records. 

Relevant material  
In reaching my decision I referred to the following:  
•  the terms of your request 
•  the document relevant to the request 
•  the FOI Act 
•  Guidelines published by the Office of the Information Commissioner under section 93A 
of the FOI Act (the FOI Guidelines) 
•  advice from Departmental officers with  responsibility for matters relating to the 
document to which you sought access 
 
6 Chan Street Belconnen ACT 2616 
PO BOX 25 Belconnen ACT 2616 • Telephone: 02 8666 6565 • Fax:  • www.homeaffairs.gov.au 
 
 


 

Document in scope of request 
In accordance with section 17 of the FOI Act, the Department has used its computer system 
to produce one document that contains information that falls within  the scope of your 
request. The data produced in the document existed in the possession of the Department 
on 31 October 2020 when your FOI request was received.  

Decision 
The decision in  relation to  the document in  the possession of  the Department which  fall 
within the scope of your request is as follows: 
•  Release one document in full 

Legislation 
A copy of the FOI Act is available at https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C2004A02562. 
If  you are unable to access the legislation through this website, please contact our office 
for a copy. 

Your Review Rights 
Internal Review 
If  you disagree with this decision, you have the right to apply for an internal review by the 
Department of this decision.  Any request for internal review must be provided to the 
Department within 30  days of  you being notified of the decision.   Where possible please 
attach reasons why you believe a review of the decision is necessary.  The internal review 
wil   be carried out by an officer other than the original decision maker and the Department 
must make a review decision within 30 days.   
Applications for review should be sent to: 
By email to: [email address] 
OR 
By mail to: 
Freedom of Information Section 
Department of Home Affairs 
PO Box 25 
BELCONNEN   ACT  2617 
Review  by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 
You may apply directly to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) for 
a review of this decision.  You must apply in writing within 60 days of this notice.  For further 
information about review rights and how to submit a request for a review to the OAIC, 
please see Fact Sheet 12 "Freedom of information – Your review rights", available online 
at https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-information/foi-review-process.   
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Making a Complaint 
You may complain to the Australian Information Commissioner about action taken by the 
Department in relation to your request. 
Your enquiries to the Australian Information Commissioner can be directed to: 
Phone 1300 363 992 (local call charge) 
Email  [email address] 
There is no particular form required to make a complaint to the Australian Information 
Commissioner. The request should be in writing and should set out the grounds on which 
it is considered that the action taken in relation to the request should be investigated and 
identify the Department of Home Affairs as the relevant agency. 

Contacting the FOI Section 
Should you wish to discuss this decision, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Section 
at [DIBP request email].  
 
 
 
 
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Position Number: 60007884 
Authorised Decision Maker 
Department of Home Affairs 
 
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