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Applications and grants for visa subclasses 132 and 188, 2012-2020

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to request the following statistics:
- Primary visa applications for subclass 188 (Business Innovation & Investment, Provisional), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20
- Primary visa applications for subclass 132 (Business Talent), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20

- Primary visa grants for subclass 188 (Business Innovation & Investment, Provisional), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20
- Primary visa grants for subclass 132 (Business Talent), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20

Yours faithfully,

Fergus Peace

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 20/11/00234
File Number: OBJ2020/34837

Dear Mr Peace

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 3 November 2020 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:

- Primary visa applications for subclass 188 (Business Innovation & Investment, Provisional), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20
- Primary visa applications for subclass 132 (Business Talent), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20

- Primary visa grants for subclass 188 (Business Innovation & Investment, Provisional), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20
- Primary visa grants for subclass 132 (Business Talent), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20.

Your request was received by the Department on 3 November 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/11/00234 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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E: [DIBP request email]

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Dear Mr Peace

 

FOI request FA 20/11/00234

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 3 November 2020, seeking access to
the following:

- Primary visa applications for subclass 188 (Business Innovation &
Investment, Provisional), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for
each financial year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20
- Primary visa applications for subclass 132 (Business Talent), by stream
and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13
through to 2019-20

- Primary visa grants for subclass 188 (Business Innovation & Investment,
Provisional), by stream and sponsoring state/territory, for each financial
year from 2012-13 through to 2019-20
- Primary visa grants for subclass 132 (Business Talent), by stream and
sponsoring state/territory, for each financial year from 2012-13 through
to 2019-20.

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

 

 

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Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you for your reply. I would like to clarify that I would like the table with the total number of applications/grants for each stream and year, in addition to the sub-total for each sponsoring state/territory government. This was the format published in response to previous requests (eg. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files...) and I intended to compare the documents and trend, which is not possible with the table provided as the state subtotals are frequently suprressed and show only '<5'.

Many thanks for your support with this request.

Yours sincerely,

Fergus Peace

FOI Reviews mailbox, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI request: FA 20/11/00234-R1

File number: OBJ2020/34837

 

Dear Mr Peace

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information internal review request

This email is to acknowledge that the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) has received your request for an internal review of an access
refusal decision under section 54 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act).

The decision under review is the Department’s decision of 12 November
2020.

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days from the date on which the request was received by the Department.
The Department received the internal review request on 16 November 2020.

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available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner [1]here.

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Regards,

 

Dale

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request:           FA 20/11/00234-R1

File Number:           OBJ2020/34837

Decision on Internal Review – Freedom of Information Act 1982

Dear Mr Peace,

 

I refer to your correspondence dated 16 November 2020 in which you
requested that the Department of Home Affairs review its decision on
access to documents dated 12 November 2020 under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

Please find attached decision letter.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

FOI Decision Maker

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

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