This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Visa Subclass 189 - Submitted and Granted For ICT Occupations'.

8 November 2021 
In reply please quote: 
FOI Request:  FA 21/10/00370 
File Number: 
Dear Dhir 
Freedom of Information (FOI) request - Access Decision 
On 10 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 document: 
1. Data of Skil ed independent visa (Subclass 189) as at 10/10/2021, the total 
number of EOI in submitted status for 2611 and 2613 occupations between  75-105 
points, with/without professional year. 
2. Data of Skil ed independent visa (Subclass 189) granted between 01/01/2021 

and 10/10/2021 for 2611 and 2613 occupations between 75-105 points, 
with/without professional year. 

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 
6 Chan Street Belconnen ACT 2617 
PO Box 25 Belconnen ACT 2616 • Telephone:   • 

• 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

Document in scope of request 
In accordance with section 17 of the FOI Act, in relation to Part 2, 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 10 October 2021 when your FOI request was received.  
In relation to Part 1 of your request, the information on Skill Select EOI is publicly available 
on the Department of Home Affairs’ website at:  Skil Select 
EOI  Data/hSKLS02  Skil Select  EOI  Data.html 

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
• Refuse Part 1 of your request
Section 4(1)(d) of the FOI Act provides that a document for the purpose of the FOI Act 
does not include material maintained for reference purposes that is otherwise publicly 
available. If  the Department did hold any documents falling within  the scope of your 
request, I  consider that you would not be entitled to access to those documents, in 
accordance with section 4(1)(d) of the FOI Act. 

A copy of the FOI Act is available at 
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.   
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Applications for review should be sent to: 
By email to: 
By mail to: 
Freedom of Information Section 
Department of Home Affairs 
PO Box 25 
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

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) 
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 
Yours sincerely 
[signed electronically] 
Position No 60100052  
Authorised Decision Maker  
Department of Home Affairs 
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