Citizenship Approval and Ceremony Scheduling for Blacktown Council May 2024

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Could you please provide the following information:

1. The number of applicants whose citizenship applications were approved before 23 April 2024, but who have not yet been invited to a citizenship ceremony in the Blacktown Council area.

2. The date on which the most recent citizenship application was approved for those who have been invited to the citizenship ceremony scheduled for 2 May 2024 at Blacktown Council.

I appreciate your assistance in this matter

Yours faithfully,
Yann

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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Data Access Request, Department of Home Affairs

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OFFICIAL: Sensitive
Personal-Privacy

 

Dear Yann

The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) has received your request
for data of [INSERT REQUEST DATE]. Your reference number for this request
is [INSERT DA NUMBER]. 

The Department of Home Affairs provides a Data Channel for data requests
such as yours which enables departmental (including the Australian Border
Force) data to be purchased.  While you have lodged a request under the
FOI Act, Section 12(1)(c) of the FOI Act states that a person is not
entitled to access to a document that is available for purchase by the
public in accordance with arrangements made by an agency. As such we
intend to process this request under the Department’s Data Request process
unless you respond to this correspondence requesting a decision on your
request under the FOI Act.

You can find further information about the Data Channel here: [1]Data
requests (homeaffairs.gov.au)

The Department has interpreted your request as follows:

1.            The number of applicants whose citizenship applications were
approved before 23 April 2024, but who have not yet been invited to a
citizenship ceremony in the Blacktown Council area.

 

2.            The date on which the most recent citizenship application
was approved for those who have been invited to the citizenship ceremony
scheduled for 2 May 2024 at Blacktown Council.

If we have misinterpreted your request, please let us know by emailing
[2][email address] quoting the above reference
number so we can reassess your request.

Charge for access

The Department has calculated that a charge of $30 is required for your
request.

Next Steps

You can now choose to:

·         pay the attached invoice for your request to proceed;

·         email [3][email address] to tell us if
your request has been incorrectly interpreted; or

·         email [4][email address] to tell us if
you wish to withdraw your request.

Your request will not be processed until you take one of these actions.

Please note: if you do not respond by 11 June 2024 your request will be
deemed to be withdrawn.

 

Financial hardship

If you believe that paying the charge for access would result in financial
hardship to you, you can request a waiver or reduction of the charge.
Please set out the reasons you believe that you would experience financial
hardship and provide supporting evidence.

An example of financial hardship would be when payment of the charge would
leave you unable to provide food, accommodation, clothing, medical
treatment, education or other necessities for yourself or your family, or
other people for whom you are responsible.

Your request for a waiver or reduction of charge will be considered, and a
response sent to you within 30 business days. Further information on
charges is available on our webpage: [5]Data requests (homeaffairs.gov.au)

Release of requested information

We will try to finalise your request within 30 business days of receiving
your payment. If we need to contact you regarding the clarity or size of
your request, we will contact you in writing.

In some circumstances, release of data may be prohibited by legislation
such as the Privacy Act 1988, Australian Border Force Act 2015 and
Migration Act 1958. If we cannot release the requested data due to
restrictions under legislation, we will notify you in writing. If we
cannot provide any data at all the Department will refund the amount you
have paid.

If you have any feedback about our handling of your data request, please
email [6][email address]

Thank you for your data request. I look forward to your response. 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

David
Position Number 60157647

Privacy, FOI and Records Management Branch

Legal Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [7][email address]

 

 

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Data Access Request, Department of Home Affairs

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OFFICIAL: Sensitive
Personal-Privacy

 

Dear Yann

The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) has received your request
for data of 24 May 2024 Your reference number for this request is
DA-24-05-00300 

The Department of Home Affairs provides a Data Channel for data requests
such as yours which enables departmental (including the Australian Border
Force) data to be purchased.  While you have lodged a request under the
FOI Act, Section 12(1)(c) of the FOI Act states that a person is not
entitled to access to a document that is available for purchase by the
public in accordance with arrangements made by an agency. As such we
intend to process this request under the Department’s Data Request process
unless you respond to this correspondence requesting a decision on your
request under the FOI Act.

You can find further information about the Data Channel here: [1]Data
requests (homeaffairs.gov.au)

The Department has interpreted your request as follows:

1.            The number of applicants whose citizenship applications were
approved before 23 April 2024, but who have not yet been invited to a
citizenship ceremony in the Blacktown Council area.

 

2.            The date on which the most recent citizenship application
was approved for those who have been invited to the citizenship ceremony
scheduled for 2 May 2024 at Blacktown Council.

If we have misinterpreted your request, please let us know by emailing
[2][email address] quoting the above reference
number so we can reassess your request.

Charge for access

The Department has calculated that a charge of $30 is required for your
request.

Next Steps

You can now choose to:

·         pay the attached invoice for your request to proceed;

·         email [3][email address] to tell us if
your request has been incorrectly interpreted; or

·         email [4][email address] to tell us if
you wish to withdraw your request.

 

Your request will not be processed until you take one of these actions.

Please note: if you do not respond by 11 June 2024 your request will be
deemed to be withdrawn.

 

Financial hardship

If you believe that paying the charge for access would result in financial
hardship to you, you can request a waiver or reduction of the charge.
Please set out the reasons you believe that you would experience financial
hardship and provide supporting evidence.

An example of financial hardship would be when payment of the charge would
leave you unable to provide food, accommodation, clothing, medical
treatment, education or other necessities for yourself or your family, or
other people for whom you are responsible.

Your request for a waiver or reduction of charge will be considered, and a
response sent to you within 30 business days. Further information on
charges is available on our webpage: [5]Data requests (homeaffairs.gov.au)

Release of requested information

We will try to finalise your request within 30 business days of receiving
your payment. If we need to contact you regarding the clarity or size of
your request, we will contact you in writing.

In some circumstances, release of data may be prohibited by legislation
such as the Privacy Act 1988, Australian Border Force Act 2015 and
Migration Act 1958. If we cannot release the requested data due to
restrictions under legislation, we will notify you in writing. If we
cannot provide any data at all the Department will refund the amount you
have paid.

If you have any feedback about our handling of your data request, please
email [6][email address]

Thank you for your data request. I look forward to your response. 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

David
Position Number 60157647

Privacy, FOI and Records Management Branch

Legal Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [7][email address]

 

 

 

Personal-Privacy
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by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. 
The Department of Home Affairs, the ABF and the National Emergency
Management Agency respect your privacy and have obligations under the
Privacy Act 1988.  

Unsolicited commercial emails MUST NOT be sent to the originator of this
email.

References

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2. mailto:[email address]
3. mailto:[email address]
4. mailto:[email address]
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6. mailto:[email address]
7. mailto:[email address]

Data Access Request, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL: Sensitive
Personal-Privacy

 

Dear Yann

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information access request. 

Information on the total number of approved applicants waiting to attend a
citizenship ceremony and associated waiting times for each local
government area in Australia is published by the Department on a monthly
basis and can be found at: 

[1]https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizens...

Please note that your request has not been de-registered and will not be
actioned further by the Department of Home Affairs.   
Please disregard the email from earlier today with the invoice.  You do
not have to make any payment.

  

Immigration and citizenship Website 

Find out about Australian visas, immigration and citizenship. 

[2]Ceremony wait times (homeaffairs.gov.au) 

 

 

Kind Regards

David
Position Number 60157647

Privacy, FOI and Records Management Branch

Legal Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [3][email address]

 

Personal-Privacy
OFFICIAL: Sensitive

 

 

From: Data Access Request
Sent: Tuesday, 28 May 2024 10:56 AM
To: '[FOI #11447 email]'
<[FOI #11447 email]>
Subject: Invoice for data request: DA-24-05-00300 - Payment due 11 June
2024 [SEC=OFFICIAL:Sensitive, ACCESS=Personal-Privacy]

 

OFFICIAL: Sensitive
Personal-Privacy

 

Dear Yann

The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) has received your request
for data of 24 May 2024 Your reference number for this request is
DA-24-05-00300 

The Department of Home Affairs provides a Data Channel for data requests
such as yours which enables departmental (including the Australian Border
Force) data to be purchased.  While you have lodged a request under the
FOI Act, Section 12(1)(c) of the FOI Act states that a person is not
entitled to access to a document that is available for purchase by the
public in accordance with arrangements made by an agency. As such we
intend to process this request under the Department’s Data Request process
unless you respond to this correspondence requesting a decision on your
request under the FOI Act.

You can find further information about the Data Channel here: [4]Data
requests (homeaffairs.gov.au)

The Department has interpreted your request as follows:

1.            The number of applicants whose citizenship applications were
approved before 23 April 2024, but who have not yet been invited to a
citizenship ceremony in the Blacktown Council area.

 

2.            The date on which the most recent citizenship application
was approved for those who have been invited to the citizenship ceremony
scheduled for 2 May 2024 at Blacktown Council.

If we have misinterpreted your request, please let us know by emailing
[5][email address] quoting the above reference
number so we can reassess your request.

Charge for access

The Department has calculated that a charge of $30 is required for your
request.

Next Steps

You can now choose to:

·         pay the attached invoice for your request to proceed;

·         email [6][email address] to tell us if
your request has been incorrectly interpreted; or

·         email [7][email address] to tell us if
you wish to withdraw your request.

 

Your request will not be processed until you take one of these actions.

Please note: if you do not respond by 11 June 2024 your request will be
deemed to be withdrawn.

 

Financial hardship

If you believe that paying the charge for access would result in financial
hardship to you, you can request a waiver or reduction of the charge.
Please set out the reasons you believe that you would experience financial
hardship and provide supporting evidence.

An example of financial hardship would be when payment of the charge would
leave you unable to provide food, accommodation, clothing, medical
treatment, education or other necessities for yourself or your family, or
other people for whom you are responsible.

Your request for a waiver or reduction of charge will be considered, and a
response sent to you within 30 business days. Further information on
charges is available on our webpage: [8]Data requests (homeaffairs.gov.au)

Release of requested information

We will try to finalise your request within 30 business days of receiving
your payment. If we need to contact you regarding the clarity or size of
your request, we will contact you in writing.

In some circumstances, release of data may be prohibited by legislation
such as the Privacy Act 1988, Australian Border Force Act 2015 and
Migration Act 1958. If we cannot release the requested data due to
restrictions under legislation, we will notify you in writing. If we
cannot provide any data at all the Department will refund the amount you
have paid.

If you have any feedback about our handling of your data request, please
email [9][email address]

Thank you for your data request. I look forward to your response. 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

David
Position Number 60157647

Privacy, FOI and Records Management Branch

Legal Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [10][email address]

 

 

 

 

Personal-Privacy
OFFICIAL: Sensitive

 

 

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The Department of Home Affairs, the ABF and the National Emergency
Management Agency respect your privacy and have obligations under the
Privacy Act 1988.  

Unsolicited commercial emails MUST NOT be sent to the originator of this
email.

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https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizens...
2. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizens...
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizens...
3. mailto:[email address]
4. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/access-an...
5. mailto:[email address]
6. mailto:[email address]
7. mailto:[email address]
8. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/access-an...
9. mailto:[email address]
10. mailto:[email address]

Dear Data Access Request,

My FOI is something that can’t be retrieved from the website advised. My questions are specific to range of dates that can be filtered on the website you recommended.

Furthermore, I have also already sent a payment of $30 as per the invoice sent to me on 2 occasions by your system/team.

Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Yann

Department of Home Affairs

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