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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to request the most updated count of citizenship applicants who are approved and are waiting to complete the citizenship ceremony in Burwood council NSW and Strathfield Council NSW.

Yours faithfully,

Joe

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL: Sensitive
Personal-Privacy

In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 22/01/00693
File Number: OBJ2022/1540

Dear Joe,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 15 January 2022 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 request the most updated count of citizenship applicants who are approved and are waiting to complete the citizenship ceremony in Burwood council NSW and Strathfield Council NSW.

Your request was received by the Department on 15 January 2022 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 22/01/00693 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Charges are based on the amount of time the Department spends on your request. Charges can range from $15 to over $1,000 depending on the complexity and scope of your request. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner reported that across the public service, the average charge notified was $335.50 in 2020-21. If a charge applies, you will be issued with a Notice of Charge that explains the charge and your options.

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Withdraw your request or reduce your scope - contact the FOI Section
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Kind regards,

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL: Sensitive

In reply please quote:

Our Reference: FA 22/01/00693

File Reference: OBJ2022/1540

 

Dear Joe

Request for Extension of Time under section 15AA

I refer to your request received on 15 January 2022 for access to
documents under the FOI Act. The current due date for your request is 14
February 2022. The scope of your request is as follows:

I would like to request the most updated count of citizenship applicants
who are approved and are waiting to complete the citizenship ceremony in
Burwood council NSW and Strathfield Council NSW.

 

In order for the Department to complete the document search and retrieval
in relation to the documents that fall within the scope of your request,
the Department will require additional time to process your request.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to
extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This
would extend the due date for your request to 17 March 2021.

Please provide a response to this request by close of business, 11
February 2022.

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to
contact me by return email at [1][Department of Home Affairs request email] .

 

Kind regards,

 

Karen

Position: 60114871

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [2][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

 

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Dear FOI,

I am ok for the extension of time.

Yours sincerely,

Sam

Dear FOI,

Hi I am ok for the extension of time.

Yours sincerely,

Sam

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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OFFICIAL

Dear Joe,

 

FOI request: FA 22/01/00693

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 15 January 2022.

 

Preliminary assessment of charges

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Kind Regards,

 

Olivia

Position number: 60094781

Authorised FOI Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience Group

Department Of Home Affairs

E: [2][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

 

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Dear Joe,

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

You have requested access to:

I would like to request the most updated count of citizenship applicants
who are approved and are waiting to complete the citizenship ceremony in
Burwood council NSW and Strathfield Council NSW.

On 11 March 2022, Department notified you of a requirement to pay a
processing charge of $18.75 in respect of your request. 

In particular, Department notified you that, within 30 days of receipt of
that letter, you must either:

·       agree to pay the charge; or

·       contend that the charge has been wrongly assessed, should be
reduced, or should not be imposed; or

·       withdraw the request.

Department notified you that if, within 30 days of receipt of that letter,
you failed to notify Department of one of the above matters, your request
would be considered to have been withdrawn.

As the Department has not received any additional information since this
request was made, in accordance with section 29 of the FOI Act, the
Department considers that your request has been withdrawn.

If you have any enquiries concerning this matter, please do not hesitate
to contact me via [1][Department of Home Affairs request email].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Olivia

Position number: 60094781

Authorised FOI Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience Group

Department Of Home Affairs

E: [2][Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

 

 

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