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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

As at 15th May 2022,

Can you please tell me how many people have attended citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane in 2022 at the end of each month in 2022?

How many people in total approved for citizenship are waiting for a ceremony?

How many people whose application for citizenship approved on or after July 2021 are waiting for a ceremony?

Yours faithfully,
Anon

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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 22/05/00718
File Number: OBJ2022/12162

Dear Anon,

I refer to your email dated 15 May 2022 in which you request access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

I am writing to advise that your request is not valid for the purposes of section 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act in its current form, and to provide you with an opportunity to revise your request so that it is a valid request. This is called a ‘request consultation process’. Please respond to this notice in one of the ways set out below.

Scope of Request

You have requested access to the following:

Can you please tell me how many people have attended citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane in 2022 at the end of each month in 2022?

How many people in total approved for citizenship are waiting for a ceremony?

How many people whose application for citizenship approved on or after July 2021 are waiting for a ceremony?

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Section 24 of the FOI Act provides that if the Department is satisfied that a practical refusal reason exists in relation to a request, the Department must undertake a consultation process with you, and if, after that consultation process, the Department remains satisfied that the practical refusal reason still exists, the Department may refuse to give you access to the documents subject to the request.

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In order to process your request in a timely manner, FOI and the relevant business area require your assistance to clarify the scope of your request.

Please clarify which specific city councils you are seeking statistics for.

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Strategy and National Resilience Group
Department Of Home Affairs
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Dear FOI,

Please clarify which specific city councils you are seeking statistics for: Brisbane City Council with the date of stats requested same as the original request but until the end of May 2022

Yours sincerely,

Anon

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 22/05/00718
File Number: OBJ2022/12162

Dear Anon,

Thank you for your email and revising the scope of your request.

We will re-commence processing your request, and you will be notified of the outcome.

Kind Regards,

Michael
Position number: 60097355
Authorised FOI Officer
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy and National Resilience Group
Department Of Home Affairs
E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

Personal-Privacy
OFFICIAL: Sensitive

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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Dear Anon,

 

FOI request: FA 22/05/00718

 

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