Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to know the total number of citizenship applicants from the Brisbane City Council that are/were waiting for their citizenship ceremony. The requested time period is from 1 July 2020 to 20 July 2021. Please send the total number of applicants that were waiting at the end of each month.

Yours faithfully,

tungly

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FOI Request: FA 21/07/01434
File Number: OBJ2021/23268

Dear Tungly,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 27 July 2021 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:

I would like to know the total number of citizenship applicants from the Brisbane City Council that are/were waiting for their citizenship ceremony. The requested time period is from 1 July 2020 to 20 July 2021. Please send the total number of applicants that were waiting at the end of each month..

Your request was received by the Department on 27 July 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/07/01434 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
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Client Name:     Tungly

FOI Request:    FA 21/07/01434

File Number:     OBJ2021/23268

FOI due date:    26 August 2021

 

Good afternoon

 

Request for an extension of time:

 

This correspondence refers to an access request received by the Department
of Home Affairs (‘the Department’) under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (the FOI Act) on 27 July 2021, seeking access to:

 

I would like to know the total number of citizenship applicants from the
Brisbane City Council that are/were waiting for their citizenship
ceremony. The requested time period is from 1 July 2020 to 20 July 2021.
Please send the total number of applicants that were waiting at the end of
each month.

 

Timeframe for processing your request

The FOI Act provides a statutory period for processing your request of 30
calendar days unless an extension of time is agreed to, or provided for,
under a provision of the FOI Act.

 

The due date for a decision on your request is 26 August 2021.

 

Request for an extension of time

Unfortunately, the search and retrieval of documents related to the scope
of your request is taking longer than anticipated. The Department
therefore seeks your agreement (under section 15AA of the FOI Act) to
extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. The
additional time will support completing this process, and assist us in
making a decision on access within statutory timeframes.

 

If you agree to the extension of time please advise the Department before
24 August 2021 close of business, by email at: [1][Department of Home Affairs request email].

 

If you are unable or unwilling to provide an extension of time you are not
required to respond to this email.

 

For more information on section 15AA and the FOI Act:

[2]The Australian Information Commissioner FOI Guidelines

[3]Freedom of Information Act 1982

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to consider my request and I look forward to
hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Adelie

Position: 60114871

Assistant Director | Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response. I agree to extend the timeframe for the processing time of this request.

Yours sincerely,
tungly

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Dear Tungly

Thank you for agreeing to the extension of time, we greatly appreciate it.

Kind regards,

Adelie
Position: 60114871
Assistant Director | Freedom of Information
Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs
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FOI Request:         FA 21/07/01434

File Number:          OBJ2021/23268

 

Dear Tungly,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 27 July 2021 

 

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

 

This request has been closed in our system.

 

 

Signed electronically

 

Glen

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Authorised Decision Maker | Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division | Strategy and National Resilience Group

Department of Home Affairs
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