Figure of 489 and 491 visa holders outside Australia

Jaswinder Singh made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Jaswinder Singh

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

question 1: I would like to request the figure of how many 489 & 491 visa holders – including Secondary– are currently not in Australia?
a. Please break down into visa subclasses.

Question 2: How many 489 visa holders not in Australia will have their visa expire in the next six months? a. Please break down into month of expiry.

Question 3: why 489 and 491 visa holders are not included in the list of temporary visa holders in other requested Freedom of Information results?
a. if they are different from other temporary visa subclasses, then under the category they fall?
b. if they are same, then why they are excluded from other requested applications's outcomes?

Thanks in Advance

Yours faithfully,
Jaswinder Singh
East Maitland, NSW

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FOI Request: FA 20/07/01241
File Number: OBJ2020/24828

Dear Jaswinder Singh

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

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Question 1: I would like to request the figure of how many 489 & 491 visa holders - including Secondary- are currently not in Australia?
a. Please break down into visa subclasses.

Question 2: How many 489 visa holders not in Australia will have their visa expire in the next six months? a. Please break down into month of expiry.

Question 3: why 489 and 491 visa holders are not included in the list of temporary visa holders in other requested Freedom of Information results?
a. if they are different from other temporary visa subclasses, then under the category they fall?
b. if they are same, then why they are excluded from other requested applications's outcomes?

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Dear Mr Singh,

 

FOI Request: FA 20/06/00480 OBJ2020/24828

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 23 July 2020, seeking access to
the following:

 

Question 1: I would like to request the figure of how many 489 & 491 visa
holders - including Secondary- are currently not in Australia?

a. Please break down into visa subclasses.

 

Question 2: How many 489 visa holders not in Australia will have their
visa expire in the next six months? a. Please break down into month of
expiry.

 

Question 3: Why 489 and 491 visa holders are not included in the list of
temporary visa holders in other requested Freedom of Information results?

a. if they are different from other temporary visa subclasses, then under
the category they fall?

b. if they are same, then why they are excluded from other requested
applications' outcomes?

 

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

 

Regards,

 

FOI Decision Maker

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

[1]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

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