This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Number of people awaiting Australian citizenship ceremonies at Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council'.


 
 
 
3 November 2021 
Hewa 
BY EMAIL:  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
In reply please quote: 
FOI Request:  FA 21/10/00375 
File Number: 
OBJ2021/30235   
Dear Hewa 
Freedom of Information (FOI) request - Access Decision 
On 8 October 2021, 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 documents: 
I would like to know the number of applicants who are to attend citizenship 
ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council. The requested time 
period is from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th September 2021.  
Please send the total number of applicants that attended citizenship ceremonies in 
Brisbane City Council and the Ipswich city council at the end of each month

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) 
 
6 Chan Street Belconnen ACT 2617 
PO Box 25 Belconnen ACT 2616 • Telephone:   • www.homeaffairs.gov.au 
 
 


 
•  advice from Departmental officers with  responsibility for matters relating to the 
document to which you sought access 

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 8 October 2021 when your FOI request was received.  

Decision 
The decision in  relation to  the document in  the possession of  the Department which  fall 
swithin 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: xxx.xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
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 https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-information/reviews-and-
complaints/information-commissioner-review/.  
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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  xxxxxxxxx@xxxx.xxx.xx 
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 xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx.  
 
Yours sincerely 
 
[signed electronically] 

 
Kel  
Position No 60100052  
Authorised Decision Maker  
Department of Home Affairs 
 
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