Amount of Chinese nationals immigrated to Australia during 2010 and 2015

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

I would like to request information pertaining to the amount of Chinese nationals which sucessfully and unsucessfully immigrated to the Australian mainland (inc. Tasmania) from the years of 2000 and 2015 (those two years only).

More detailed information such as general age groups and gender would be appreciated, however are not necessary.

'Chinese nationals' refers to citizens of the People's Republic of China, and not the Republic of China (Taiwan).

This should not include illegitimate immigration.

Yours faithfully,
Cody Avery

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Dear Mr Avery

 

On 8 October 2016, the Department received your FOI request, seeking
access to:

 

'[sic]...I would like to request information pertaining to the amount of
Chinese nationals which successfully and unsuccessfully immigrated to the
Australian mainland (inc. Tasmania) from the years of 2000 and 2015 (those
two years only).

 

More detailed information such as general age groups and gender would be
appreciated, however are not necessary.

 

'Chinese nationals' refers to citizens of the People's Republic of China,
and not the Republic of China (Taiwan).

 

This should not include illegitimate immigration.'

 

Access to documents in the public domain

 

The Department of Social Services has some of the information relevant to
your request published on their website:

[1]https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilit...
As this information is publicly available, that part of your request is
not valid for the purposes of the FOI Act, and you should obtain the
information from the link above.

 

In relation to the remainder of your request, we have received advice from
the relevant business area within the Department that they do not
ordinarily report on that type of information, and that generating a
report that would include that information would result in a substantial
and unreasonable diversion of the Department’s resources.

 

As such, could you please consider whether the publicly available
information referred to above satisfies your request and confirm whether
you will be happy to withdraw your request?

 

In would assist the Department with the processing of you request if you
could respond by Thursday 27 October 2016 to [2][DIBP request email].

 

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Section

Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

 

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Our references: FA 16/10/00905

 

Dear Mr Avery

 

Thank you for your FOI request received on 8 October 2016, seeking access
to:

 

'[sic]...I would like to request information pertaining to the amount of
Chinese nationals which successfully and unsuccessfully immigrated to the
Australian mainland (inc. Tasmania) from the years of 2000 and 2015 (those
two years only).

 

More detailed information such as general age groups and gender would be
appreciated, however are not necessary.

 

'Chinese nationals' refers to citizens of the People's Republic of China,
and not the Republic of China (Taiwan).

 

This should not include illegitimate immigration.'

 

Purpose of this email

 

I am writing to you regarding an earlier email which was sent to you on 20
October 2016.  (please find a copy below).

 

In that email, the Department advised you, The Department of Social
Services has some of the information relevant to your request published on
their website:

[1]https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilit...
As this information is publicly available, that part of your request is
not valid for the purposes of the FOI Act, as outlined in section 12 of
the FOI Act, and you should obtain the information from the link above.

 

In relation to the remainder of your request, we have received advice from
the relevant business area within the Department that they do not
ordinarily report on that type of information, and that generating a
report that would include that information would result in a substantial
and unreasonable diversion of the Department’s resources.   It was also
suggested that you could respond by Thursday 27 October 2016.

 

As I have not yet received a response from you, I have determined that you
no longer wish to proceed with your FOI request.  As such, this FOI
request has now been deemed as withdrawn, and will be closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Email: [2][email address]

 

 

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Subject: FOI request FA 16/10/00905 - publicly available information
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Our references: FA 16/10/00905 ; ADF2016/59485

 

Dear Mr Avery

 

On 8 October 2016, the Department received your FOI request, seeking
access to:

 

'[sic]...I would like to request information pertaining to the amount of
Chinese nationals which successfully and unsuccessfully immigrated to the
Australian mainland (inc. Tasmania) from the years of 2000 and 2015 (those
two years only).

 

More detailed information such as general age groups and gender would be
appreciated, however are not necessary.

 

'Chinese nationals' refers to citizens of the People's Republic of China,
and not the Republic of China (Taiwan).

 

This should not include illegitimate immigration.'

 

Access to documents in the public domain

 

The Department of Social Services has some of the information relevant to
your request published on their website:

[3]https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilit...
As this information is publicly available, that part of your request is
not valid for the purposes of the FOI Act, and you should obtain the
information from the link above.

 

In relation to the remainder of your request, we have received advice from
the relevant business area within the Department that they do not
ordinarily report on that type of information, and that generating a
report that would include that information would result in a substantial
and unreasonable diversion of the Department’s resources.

 

As such, could you please consider whether the publicly available
information referred to above satisfies your request and confirm whether
you will be happy to withdraw your request?

 

In would assist the Department with the processing of you request if you
could respond by Thursday 27 October 2016 to [4][DIBP request email].

 

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Section

Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

 

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