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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Can you please provide the following information for the period from October 2020 to October 2021 for citizenship applications by conferral related to Brisbane city council?

1. In a tabular format with 3 columns with (a) month, (b) no. of citizenships by conferral applications approved in the corresponding month (c) no. of approved citizenship by conferral that are waiting for a ceremony at the end of the corresponding month.

2. In a separate table with 3 columns having (a) ceremony dates in the first column (b) no. of attendees in the second column (c) month in which citizenship application was approved for majority of the attendees for that particular ceremony date

Yours faithfully,
Anonymous

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 21/10/00525
File Number: OBJ2021/30532

Dear Anonymous

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 12 October 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:

Can you please provide the following information for the period from October 2020 to October 2021 for citizenship applications by conferral related to Brisbane city council?
1. In a tabular format with 3 columns with (a) month, (b) no. of citizenships by conferral applications approved in the corresponding month (c) no. of approved citizenship by conferral that are waiting for a ceremony at the end of the corresponding month.
2. In a separate table with 3 columns having (a) ceremony dates in the first column (b) no. of attendees in the second column (c) month in which citizenship application was approved for majority of the attendees for that particular ceremony date

Your request was received by the Department on 12 October 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/10/00525. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

The Department is unable provide the complete data set that you have requested, as the requested reporting period is incomplete. The Department will process your request to the nearest completed reporting milestone, which is the end of September 2021.

If you would prefer to withdraw your request and resubmit it when the full data set is available, please advise the Department via return email.

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Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at [Department of Home Affairs request email].

Kind regards

Jade
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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]

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