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EOI for 491 family stream

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Dear Department of Home Affair

I would like to know the Number of EOIs in the submitted status for 491 family stream as the latest with respect to their points, for each occupations.

Yours faithfully, 
sazan

Yours faithfully,

xingjia yan

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Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 20/02/01321
File Number: OBJ2020/6259

Dear Yan

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 27 February 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You have requested access to the following:
I would like to know the Number of EOIs in the submitted status for 491 family stream as the latest with respect to their points, for each occupations.

Clarification required:
Please confirm the ANZSCO code you are requesting data for.
Please confirm as at which date you are requesting data for (for example 27 February 2020 – the date your FOI request was received).
Please confirm the points range you are requesting data for (for example 65-80 points).

Please respond by Thursday 5 March 2020 to continue the processing of your FOI request.

Your request was received by the Department on 27 February 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/02/01321 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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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 here.

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The Department’s policy 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.

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Contacting the FOI Section
Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at [DIBP request email].

Kind Regards

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI & Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au
E: [DIBP request email]

UNCLASSIFIED

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From: xingjia yan

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Dear FOI,

can i have the data in 20 Feb 2020 for 491 eoi family stream.
the point range between 105 to 80.
and for all the occupations from 2212 to
3513.
FOI Request: FA 20/02/01321
File Number: OBJ2020/6259

Yours sincerely,

xingjia yan

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Department of Home Affairs

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Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 27 February 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 28 March 2020. Due to the number of requests currently being processed by our office, we will not be able to finalise your request by the original due date.

The department is continuing to work through its FOI case load as quickly as possible. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. As the Department focuses its efforts on managing the impact of COVID-19 on its critical services and employees, other non-critical services may not be delivered within expected timeframes. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this period.

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 27 April 2020.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 27 March 2020.

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

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

UNCLASSIFIED

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Department of Home Affairs

UNCLASSIFIED

14 April 2020

Dear Mr Yan,

Freedom of Information (FOI) request - Access Decision

I refer to the following request for access to a document under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), received by the Department
of Home Affairs (the Department).

 

Reference Scope
Number
FA The Number
20/02/01321 of EOIs in
the
submitted
status for
491 family
stream as
the latest
with respect
to their
points, for
each
occupations.

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a decision on your
request for access under the FOI Act.

Authority to make decision

I am an officer authorised under section 23 of the FOI Act to make
decisions in respect of requests to access document or to amend or
annotate records.

Relevant material

In reaching my decision I referred to the following:

·         the terms of your request

·         the document relevant to the request

·         the FOI Act

·         Guidelines published by the Office of the Information
Commissioner under section 93A of the FOI Act (the FOI Guidelines)

advice from Departmental officers with responsibility for matters relating
to the document to which you sought access

Document in scope of request

Section 4 of the FOI Act provides that a document for the purpose of the
Act does not include:

(d) material maintained for reference purposes that is otherwise publicly
available; or

(e) Cabinet notebooks.

The Department has undertaken reasonable searches in relation to the
documents you have requested access to. The information you have requested
is available publically and as such the Department and has not located a
document, for the purposes of the Act.

Decision

Section 24A of the FOI Act provides that the Department may refuse a
request for access to a document if all reasonable steps have been taken
to find the document and the Department is satisfied that the document
does not exist. As such I am refusing access to the documents requested by
you based on the application of section 24A of the FOI Act.

Reasons for Decision

Detailed reasons for my decision are set out below.

Section 4 of the FOI Act provides that a document for the purpose of the
FOI Act does not include material maintained for reference purposes that
is otherwise publically available.

 

The information you have requested is available through a Qlik application
which can be accessed via the Department’s Skillselect [1]web page. The
Qlik application comprises a comprehensive library of historic and current
data in relation to Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in Skillselect, and may
be accessed by any persons wishing to reference EOI data. I therefore
consider that the information you request is available publically, and is
a complete library of EOI reference material. I find that the documents
you have requested are excluded from the operation of the FOI Act.

 

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FOI Section

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Department of Home Affairs

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