We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Anthea Vogl please sign in and let everyone know.

Evaluations of the Community Sponsorship Program and the Community Proposal Pilot

Anthea Vogl made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

This request has an unknown status. We're waiting for Anthea Vogl to read a recent response and update the status.

From: Anthea Vogl

Delivered

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I am writing to request access to the following documents or information:

[1] All documents relating to the review or evaluation of both the Community Sponsorship Program (CSP) and the Community Proposal Pilot (CPP), including the final report of any formal evaluation, or internal or external review, undertaken of either program.

[1.1] In particular, I request access to the documents (including reports, outcomes, recommendations and Departmental responses) arising from the following evaluations, undertaken either by the Department or external organisations including ARTD Consultants:
a. The Stage 1 evaluation of the CPP conducted in early 2014 and finalised by mid-2014;
b. The Stage 2 evaluation of the CPP, completed in December 2014; and
c. The Stage 3 comprehensive evaluation of the CPP, which assessed the CPP after the first entrants under the program had spent up to 12 months in Australia.

Yours faithfully,
Anthea Vogl

Link to this

From: FOI
Department of Home Affairs

** This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email **

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Your email has been received by the Department of Home Affairs Freedom of
Information (FOI) Section. Please note that we will only action and
respond to FOI requests and other matters relating to the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

If your email is a valid FOI request, the Department will contact you
shortly to acknowledge your request. Please do not send duplicate emails
as this may cause delays in processing times.

 

For matters not relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, please
refer to the information below to assist in the resolution of your
enquiry.

 

General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [2]here.

 

Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

If you have lost or misplaced correspondence regarding your Visa Refusal
or Visa Grant, or you wish to confirm the authenticity of your Visa
Refusal or Visa Grant, you should contact the office where you lodged your
visa application. 

Details of our offices located around the world can be found [3]here.

 

Queries regarding your current Visa status

You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal.  If you do not have the
necessary reference numbers to access the VEVO portal, you should contact
the office where you lodged your visa application for further information.

 

Refund of Visa fees

If you are seeking a refund of fees associated with your Visa, you should
contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
offices located around the world can be found [4]here.

 

Making a Visa application

Registered migration agents are authorised to provide immigration advice
or assistance, including advice regarding the lodgement of visa
applications. Further information on migration agents may be found
[5]here.  Please note that the Department is unable to assist you in this
regard.

 

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

 

Australian Citizenship

If you are seeking evidence of your Australian Citizenship, you should
complete Form 119, which can be found [7]here.  Details on where to send
your completed form may be found on page 8 of the Form.  This form will
not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [8]here.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [9]here. Details on where to
send your request may be found on page 1 and 2 of the Form. This request
will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

If you are seeking evidence of your own immigration status for
superannuation purposes, you should complete Form 1194, which can be found
[10]here. Details on where to send your completed form may be found on
page 1 of the Form. This request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Update Passport Details

Information on how to update your address or passport details can be found
[11]here.

 

Notification of Change in Circumstances

If you have lodged a visa application and your circumstances have changed,
you should submit [12]Form 1022 to the office where you lodged your visa
application. Details of our offices located around the world can be found
[13]here. The FOI Section does not process these forms. 

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [14]here.

 

General Enquiries

If you have a question, which has not been answered above, and which is
about visa, citizenship, travel or trade, including bringing goods in and
out of Australia, please refer to our general enquiries web form [15]here.

 

 

Thank you

 

Information updated 21 October 2019

 

Important Notice: The content of this email is intended only for use by
the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received
this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and
attachments immediately.  This email, including attachments, may contain
confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information.
 

Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. 
The Department of Home Affairs and ABF 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

Visible links
1. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi
2. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
3. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
4. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
5. https://www.mara.gov.au/
6. https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Immi...
7. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
8. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Citi
9. http://www.border.gov.au/FormsAndDocumen...
10. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
11. http://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/Form/...
12. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
13. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
14. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Duty-...
15. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/m...

Link to this

From: FOI
Department of Home Affairs

UNCLASSIFIED

In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 20/03/00704
File Number: OBJ2020/8086

Dear Vogl

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 9 March 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 am writing to request access to the following documents or information:

[1] All documents relating to the review or evaluation of both the Community Sponsorship Program (CSP) and the Community Proposal Pilot (CPP), including the final report of any formal evaluation, or internal or external review, undertaken of either program.

[1.1] In particular, I request access to the documents (including reports, outcomes, recommendations and Departmental responses) arising from the following evaluations, undertaken either by the Department or external organisations including ARTD Consultants:
a. The Stage 1 evaluation of the CPP conducted in early 2014 and finalised by mid-2014; b. The Stage 2 evaluation of the CPP, completed in December 2014; and c. The Stage 3 comprehensive evaluation of the CPP, which assessed the CPP after the first entrants under the program had spent up to 12 months in Australia.

Your request was received by the Department on 9 March 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/03/00704 . 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 here.

Exclusion of staff details
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.

Duplicate 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 exists.

Publication of document
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.

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

Yours sincerely

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

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: FOI
Department of Home Affairs

UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 9 March 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 8 April 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 8 May 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 10 April 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

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Anthea Vogl

Delivered

Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you for this update.

I am happy to agree, under section 15AA of the FOI Act, to extend the timeframe for the processing of my request by 30 days to 10 April 2020

Yours sincerely,

Anthea Vogl

Link to this

From: FOI
Department of Home Affairs


Attachment Documents released FA 20.03.00704 1.pdf
6.5M Download View as HTML

Attachment Decision FA20.03.00704.pdf
451K Download View as HTML


OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 20/03/00704

File Number:       OBJ2020/8086

 

Dear Dr Vogl,   

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI
Act) received on 09 March 2020, seeking access to the following:

 

I am writing to request access to the following documents or information:

[1] All documents relating to the review or evaluation of both the
Community Sponsorship Program (CSP) and the Community Proposal Pilot
(CPP), including the final report of any formal evaluation, or internal or
external review, undertaken of either program.

[1.1] In particular, I request access to the documents (including reports,
outcomes, recommendations and Departmental responses) arising from the
following evaluations, undertaken either by the Department or external
organisations including ARTD Consultants:

a. The Stage 1 evaluation of the CPP conducted in early 2014 and finalised
by mid-2014; b. The Stage 2 evaluation of the CPP, completed in December
2014; and c. The Stage 3 comprehensive evaluation of the CPP, which
assessed the CPP after the first entrants under the program had spent up
to 12 months in Australia

 

Please see attached a final decision on this request and any documents
released under the FOI Act.

 

This request has been closed.    

 

 

Signed electronically

Position number 60081621

Authorised Decision Maker | Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division | Strategy and Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

 

OFFICIAL

 

Important Notice: The content of this email is intended only for use by
the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received
this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and
attachments immediately.  This email, including attachments, may contain
confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information.
 

Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. 
The Department of Home Affairs and ABF respect your privacy and have
obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.  

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

Link to this

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Anthea Vogl please sign in and let everyone know.

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Department of Home Affairs only: