Citizenship tests in Sydney NSW from Nov 2021 to Jun 2022

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to know the number of citizenship applicants (by conferral) waiting for test appointments as of 16 June 2022 and the number of citizenship tests from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022 at the following centres:
Citizenship test centre – Sydney
Citizenship test centre - Parramatta

I would like to know the above figures split by council of applicant's residence - for example, number of residents of North Sydney council who gave a test at Parramatta centre from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022; number of residents of North Sydney council who gave a test at Sydney centre from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022.
I am especially interested in the figures for the following councils:
Blacktown City Council
Burwood Municipal Council
Canada Bay Council
City of Parramatta Council
City of Ryde Council
City of Sydney
Hornsby Shire Council
Hunter's Hill Council 
Inner West Council
Ku-Ring-Gai Municipal Council
Lane Cove Municipal Council 
Mosman Council
North Sydney Council
Northern Beaches Council
Randwick City Council
Strathfield Council
Sutherland Shire Council
The Hills Shire Council
Waverley Council
Willoughby City Council

Yours faithfully

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FOI Request: FA 22/06/00932

File Number: OBJ2022/16417

 

Dear John,

 

I refer to your email dated 16 June 2022 in which you request access to
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I would like to know the number of citizenship applicants (by conferral)
waiting for test appointments as of 16 June 2022 and the number of
citizenship tests from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022 at the following
centres:

Citizenship test centre – Sydney

Citizenship test centre - Parramatta

 

I would like to know the above figures split by council of applicant's
residence - for example, number of residents of North Sydney council who
gave a test at Parramatta centre from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022; number
of residents of North Sydney council who gave a test at Sydney centre from
27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022.

I am especially interested in the figures for the following councils:

Blacktown City Council

Burwood Municipal Council

Canada Bay Council

City of Parramatta Council

City of Ryde Council

City of Sydney

Hornsby Shire Council

Hunter's Hill Council 

Inner West Council

Ku-Ring-Gai Municipal Council

Lane Cove Municipal Council 

Mosman Council

North Sydney Council

Northern Beaches Council

Randwick City Council

Strathfield Council

Sutherland Shire Council

The Hills Shire Council

Waverley Council

Willoughby City Council

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Dear Geoff,

I would like to clarify the scope as per your request.

Yes, I require the number of approved applicants.

Yours sincerely,

John

FOI Request: FA 22/06/00932
File Number: OBJ2022/16417

Dear Geoff,

I would like to clarify the scope as per your request.

Yes, I require the number of approved applicants.

Yours sincerely,

John

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FOI Request: FA 22/06/00932
File Number: OBJ2022/16417

Dear John,
Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
This letter acknowledges we received your request on 16 June 2022 to access documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). This letter also provides important information about your request.

Scope of request
You have requested access to the following:
I would like to know the number of approved citizenship applicants (by conferral) waiting for test appointments as of 16 June 2022 and the number of citizenship tests from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022 at the following centres:
Citizenship test centre – Sydney
Citizenship test centre - Parramatta

I would like to know the above figures split by council of applicant's residence - for example, number of residents of North Sydney council who gave a test at Parramatta centre from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022; number of residents of North Sydney council who gave a test at Sydney centre from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022.
I am especially interested in the figures for the following councils:
Blacktown City Council
Burwood Municipal Council
Canada Bay Council
City of Parramatta Council
City of Ryde Council
City of Sydney
Hornsby Shire Council
Hunter's Hill Council
Inner West Council
Ku-Ring-Gai Municipal Council
Lane Cove Municipal Council
Mosman Council
North Sydney Council
Northern Beaches Council
Randwick City Council
Strathfield Council
Sutherland Shire Council
The Hills Shire Council
Waverley Council
Willoughby City Council.

Your request was received by the Department on 16 June 2022 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 22/06/00932. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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-----Original Message-----
From: John <[FOI #9028 email]>
Sent: 16 June 2022 11:43 AM
To: FOI <[Department of Home Affairs request email]>
Subject: CM: Freedom of Information request - Citizenship tests in Sydney NSW from Nov 2021 to Jun 2022

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to know the number of citizenship applicants (by conferral) waiting for test appointments as of 16 June 2022 and the number of citizenship tests from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022 at the following centres:

Citizenship test centre – Sydney

Citizenship test centre - Parramatta

I would like to know the above figures split by council of applicant's residence - for example, number of residents of North Sydney council who gave a test at Parramatta centre from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022; number of residents of North Sydney council who gave a test at Sydney centre from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022.

I am especially interested in the figures for the following councils:

Blacktown City Council

Burwood Municipal Council

Canada Bay Council

City of Parramatta Council

City of Ryde Council

City of Sydney

Hornsby Shire Council

Hunter's Hill Council 

Inner West Council

Ku-Ring-Gai Municipal Council

Lane Cove Municipal Council 

Mosman Council

North Sydney Council

Northern Beaches Council

Randwick City Council

Strathfield Council

Sutherland Shire Council

The Hills Shire Council

Waverley Council

Willoughby City Council

Yours faithfully

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In reply please quote:

FOI Request:   FA 22/06/00932

File Number:   OBJ2022/16417 

 

Dear John,

I refer to your request received on 16 June 2022 for access to documents
under the FOI Act. 

The current due date for your request is 18 July 2022. 

In order for the Department to complete the process of retrieving all 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 Monday 15 August 2022. 

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
provide a response to this request by close of business, Thursday 14 July
2022

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to
contact me on the details below.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Officer - Geoff

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FOI Request: FA 22/06/00932

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Dear Geoff,

I agree to extend the due date for the request to Monday 15 August 2022.

Yours sincerely,

John

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FOI Request: FA 22/06/00932

File Number: OBJ2022/16417

Dear Geoff,

As the deadline has been extended, I would like to check if the request can be modified to include data:
- from 27 Nov 2021 (no change from the original request)
- to the latest available information at the time of releasing the document (atleast upto 16 June 2022 as per the original request, or upto a later date such as 31 July)

Yours sincerely,

John

FOI Request: FA 22/06/00932

File Number: OBJ2022/16417

Dear Joanne,

I have completed the payment and mentioned the reference number.

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Your payment was successful - Receipt 2521 6363 238
Date of payment 13/07/2022 02:46 PM
You have paid Department of Home Affairs
Biller Code 1252055 - Online Payment
Reference Number 100011973596592
Amount paid today AUD 40.00
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Yours sincerely,

John

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FOI Request: FA22/06/00932

File Number: OBJ2022/16417

 

Dear John,                                           

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 16 June 2022. You have requested
access to:

 

I would like to know the number of approved citizenship applicants (by
conferral) waiting for test appointments as of 16 June 2022 and the number
of citizenship tests from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022 at the following
centres:

Citizenship test centre – Sydney

Citizenship test centre - Parramatta

 

I would like to know the above figures split by council of applicant's
residence - for example, number of residents of North Sydney council who
gave a test at Parramatta centre from 27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022; number
of residents of North Sydney council who gave a test at Sydney centre from
27 Nov 2021 to 16 June 2022.

I am especially interested in the figures for the following councils:

Blacktown City Council

Burwood Municipal Council

Canada Bay Council

City of Parramatta Council

City of Ryde Council

City of Sydney

Hornsby Shire Council

Hunter's Hill Council 

Inner West Council

Ku-Ring-Gai Municipal Council

Lane Cove Municipal Council 

Mosman Council

North Sydney Council

Northern Beaches Council

Randwick City Council

Strathfield Council

Sutherland Shire Council

The Hills Shire Council

Waverley Council

Willoughby City Council

 

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

This request has been closed in our system.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Joanne

Position Number: 60100057

Authorised Decision Maker

Department of Home Affairs

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I have made a payment of AUD 40 on 14 July.

What is this new payment for AUD 30 on 28 July for?

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Due to the current high volume of requests, we will not provide progress
up-dates on current FOI requests.  This is to ensure we are able to
process as many requests as possible, including yours.

 

If processing your request is going to take us a lot of time and because
it is large or unspecific, it may be refused.  

 

Still have a question or request?

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is about the work of the Department, use our general enquiries web page

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You may be able to resolve your enquiry faster using these other resources

 

We only action and respond to FOI requests that are valid under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982. You may be able to resolve your enquiry
faster by using these resources:

 

General information about travelling to Australia:

 

The Department of Home Affairs, “Entering Australia” site
[3]https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/entering...

 

·       For visa and our requirements for entry to Australia
[4]https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/ge...

For a copy of your visa refusal or visa grant letter you should contact
the office where you lodged your visa application. 

·       To check your current visa details and conditions use the
Department’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal which can
be accessed [5]here

·       If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your
visa application through ImmiAccount, submit your concerns through the
ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [6]here.

·       For evidence of your Australian Citizenship please refer [7]here.
The FOI Section does not process these requests.

·       For movement records or travel history complete the online
International Movement Records form [8]here. The FOI Section does not
process these requests.

·       To update your details, including your Passport details, you can
notify the Department [9]here. The FOI Section does not process these
requests.

 

 

We appreciate your feedback         

We appreciate your feedback to help improve our services.

 

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Hi John,

We received your payment $30 on 28/07/2022 RE: FOI request FA 22/07/00242.

FOI Request FA22/07/2022 document and decision letter was sent to you on 28/07/2022.

Kind Regards,

Joanne
Position Number: 60100057
Authorised Decision Maker
Department of Home Affairs
E:[Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

-----Original Message-----
From: John <[FOI #9028 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 4 August 2022 8:06 AM
To: FOI <[Department of Home Affairs request email]>
Subject: Re: Customer, Receipt [SEC=OFFICIAL]

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I have made a payment of AUD 40 on 14 July.

What is this new payment for AUD 30 on 28 July for?

Yours faithfully,

John

-----Original Message-----

Dear Customer,

Please see attached Receipt for your recent payment.

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Dear FOI,

My FOI request is FA 22/06/00932

I did not raise FA 22/07/00242

Yours sincerely,

John

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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The FOI section only responds to valid FOI requests and other matters
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can be accessed under the FOI Act 1982.

 

What is a valid FOI request?

 

A valid FOI request may be for:

- documents you previously provided to the Department as part of a visa
application

- a copy of a decision record made by the Department

- statistical information held by the Department

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If your email is a valid FOI request, the Department will contact you
shortly to acknowledge your request.

 

A valid FOI request must:

o Be in writing and state the request is for consideration under the FOI
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Do not send duplicate emails as this may cause longer delays in processing
times.

 

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Invalid FOI requests may include:

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If your email is not specific an FOI request or FOI related matter, the
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Once we receive and have registered your FOI request, we will send you an
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for further instructions.

 

FOI requests are generally processed in the order they are received.

 

We will contact you as soon as the Department has assessed your request
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We’re responding to a large volume of requests

Due to the current high volume of requests, we will not provide progress
up-dates on current FOI requests.  This is to ensure we are able to
process as many requests as possible, including yours.

 

If processing your request is going to take us a lot of time and because
it is large or unspecific, it may be refused.  

 

Still have a question or request?

If you still have a question, which has not been answered above, and which
is about the work of the Department, use our general enquiries web page

[2]https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-sup...

 

You may be able to resolve your enquiry faster using these other resources

 

We only action and respond to FOI requests that are valid under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982. You may be able to resolve your enquiry
faster by using these resources:

 

General information about travelling to Australia:

 

The Department of Home Affairs, “Entering Australia” site
[3]https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/entering...

 

·       For visa and our requirements for entry to Australia
[4]https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/ge...

For a copy of your visa refusal or visa grant letter you should contact
the office where you lodged your visa application. 

·       To check your current visa details and conditions use the
Department’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal which can
be accessed [5]here

·       If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your
visa application through ImmiAccount, submit your concerns through the
ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [6]here.

·       For evidence of your Australian Citizenship please refer [7]here.
The FOI Section does not process these requests.

·       For movement records or travel history complete the online
International Movement Records form [8]here. The FOI Section does not
process these requests.

·       To update your details, including your Passport details, you can
notify the Department [9]here. The FOI Section does not process these
requests.

 

 

We appreciate your feedback         

We appreciate your feedback to help improve our services.

 

If you would like to provide feedback to us please use our Compliments,
complaints and suggestions form.
[10]https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-and-...

 

 

Thank you

Information updated 11 January 2022

 

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Hi John,

Please see the below acknowledgement letter RE: FA22/07/00242 sent to you via [email address] on 06/07/2022. This case is closed as the documents were released to you on 28/07/2022.

Regarding FA 22/06/00932 this FOI decision and documents were released to you on 14/07/2022

Kind Regards,

Joanne
Position Number: 60100057
Authorised Decision Maker
Department of Home Affairs
E:[Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL: Sensitive
Personal-Privacy

In reply please quote:
FOI Request:FA 22/07/00242
File Number:OBJ2022/17929

Dear John,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request This letter acknowledges we received your request on 3 July 2022 to access documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). This letter also provides important information about your request.

Scope of request
You have requested access to the following:
May you please provide number of 482 Visa applications for motor mechanic in Victoria from 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2022. Can you provide number of visa applications approved and granted.

Your request was received by the Department on 3 July 2022 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 22/07/00242. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

Timeframe for receiving your decision
The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date upon which your application was received by the Department.

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Fees and Charges
Charges do not apply to requests from individuals seeking access to documents about themselves. However, a charge may apply to all other requests for access to documents.
Charges are based on the amount of time the Department spends on your request. Charges can range from $10 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.
Detailed information about FOI charges that may apply to your FOI request is available on the Department’s website.

We do not provide personal details of staff The Department’s practice is to exclude the personal details of staff not in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the direct contact details of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within scope of an FOI request. If you require personal details of non-SES officers, or direct contact details of SES staff, please inform us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your request. However names of staff that have previously been released in departmental correspondence may be disclosed.

We do not provide duplicated documents
If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exist.

Released documents you request may be published to our website Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the Department may be required to publish these documents on its website within 10 working days in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act. Publication will not be required where the documents contain personal or business affairs information.

How to reduce or withdraw your request
Reducing the scope of your request can reduce the time and charges associated with processing your FOI request.
To reduce or withdraw your request, contact the FOI section at [Department of Home Affairs request email] and include your FOI request number.

Kind regards,

FOI Officer - Geoff
Freedom of Information
Department of Home Affairs

E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

Personal-Privacy
OFFICIAL: Sensitive

-----Original Message-----
From: John <[email address]>
Sent: 3 July 2022 10:34 AM
To: FOI <[Department of Home Affairs request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - 482 visa application motor mechanic in Victoria

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

May you please provide number of 482 Visa applications for motor mechanic in Victoria from 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2022. Can you provide number of visa applications approved and granted.

Yours faithfully,

John

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-----Original Message-----
From: John <[FOI #9028 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 4 August 2022 11:36 AM
To: FOI <[Department of Home Affairs request email]>
Subject: RE: Customer, Receipt [SEC=OFFICIAL]

Dear FOI,

My FOI request is FA 22/06/00932

I did not raise FA 22/07/00242

Yours sincerely,

John

-----Original Message-----

OFFICIAL

Hi John,

We received your payment $30 on 28/07/2022 RE: FOI request FA 22/07/00242.

FOI Request FA22/07/2022 document and decision letter was sent to you on 28/07/2022.

Kind Regards,

Joanne
Position Number: 60100057
Authorised Decision Maker
Department of Home Affairs
E:[Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,

As mentioned, I did not raise FA22/07/00242 and did not receive an email with the released document. You seem to have contacted the wrong "John"

Please recheck and contact the correct "John".

Yours sincerely,

John

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Hi John,

Yes I agree there is some confusion here. Please send through the information you received regarding $30 payment on 28/07 as you mentioned below so I can look in to it further.

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I have made a payment of AUD 40 on 14 July.

What is this new payment for AUD 30 on 28 July for?

Yours faithfully,

John

Kind Regards,

Joanne
Position Number: 60100057
Authorised Decision Maker
Department of Home Affairs
E:[Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

-----Original Message-----
From: John <[FOI #9028 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 4 August 2022 1:10 PM
To: FOI <[Department of Home Affairs request email]>
Subject: Re: Closed FOI requests FA22/07/00242 & FA 22/06/00932 [SEC=OFFICIAL]

Dear FOI,

As mentioned, I did not raise FA22/07/00242 and did not receive an email with the released document. You seem to have contacted the wrong "John"

Please recheck and contact the correct "John".

Yours sincerely,

John

-----Original Message-----

OFFICIAL

Hi John,

Please see the below acknowledgement letter RE: FA22/07/00242 sent to you via [email address] on 06/07/2022. This case is closed as the documents were released to you on 28/07/2022.

Regarding FA 22/06/00932 this FOI decision and documents were released to you on 14/07/2022

Kind Regards,

Joanne

Position Number: 60100057

Authorised Decision Maker

Department of Home Affairs

E:[Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL: Sensitive

Personal-Privacy

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:FA 22/07/00242

File Number:OBJ2022/17929

Dear John,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request This letter acknowledges we received your request on 3 July 2022 to access documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). This letter also provides important information about your request.

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

May you please provide number of 482 Visa applications for motor mechanic in Victoria from 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2022. Can you provide number of visa applications approved and granted.

Your request was received by the Department on 3 July 2022 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 22/07/00242. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date upon which your application was received by the Department.

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Fees and Charges

Charges do not apply to requests from individuals seeking access to documents about themselves. However, a charge may apply to all other requests for access to documents.

Charges are based on the amount of time the Department spends on your request. Charges can range from $10 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.

Detailed information about FOI charges that may apply to your FOI request is available on the Department’s website.

We do not provide personal details of staff The Department’s practice is to exclude the personal details of staff not in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the direct contact details of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within scope of an FOI request. If you require personal details of non-SES officers, or direct contact details of SES staff, please inform us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your request. However names of staff that have previously been released in departmental correspondence may be disclosed.

We do not provide duplicated documents

If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exist.

Released documents you request may be published to our website Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the Department may be required to publish these documents on its website within 10 working days in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act. Publication will not be required where the documents contain personal or business affairs information.

How to reduce or withdraw your request

Reducing the scope of your request can reduce the time and charges associated with processing your FOI request.

To reduce or withdraw your request, contact the FOI section at [Department of Home Affairs request email] and include your FOI request number.

Kind regards,

FOI Officer - Geoff

Freedom of Information

Department of Home Affairs

E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

Personal-Privacy

OFFICIAL: Sensitive

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This request has been made by an individual using Right to Know. This message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet. More information on how Right to Know works can be found at:

https://www.righttoknow.org.au/help/offi...

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If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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