Figure of 489 and 491 visa holders outside Australia

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to enquire the statistics of the following visa holders as per question below:-

Q1: The total number of 489 & 491 visa holders - including Secondary- are currently not in Australia into visa subclasses.?

Q2: The total number of 489 visas was expired, while these visa holders were outside Australia in the past six months?

Yours faithfully,

Jaswinder Singh
East Maitland, 2323

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FOI Request:       FA 21/03/00028

File Number:       OBJ2021/7309  

Dear Singh

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 26 February 2021 seeking access
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You have requested access to the following:

Q1: The total number of 489 & 491 visa holders - including Secondary- are
currently not in Australia into visa subclasses.?

Q2: The total number of 489 visas was expired, while these visa holders
were outside Australia in the past six months?.

Your request was received by the Department on 26 February 2021 and has
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Dear Singh,

 

FOI request FA 21/03/00028

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 26 February 2021, seeking access
to the following:

 

           

Q1: The total number of 489 & 491 visa holders - including Secondary- are
currently not in Australia into visa subclasses.?

Q2: The total number of 489 visas was expired, while these visa holders
were outside Australia in the past six months?.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Freedom of Information Officer

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of the Department of Home Affairs' handling of my FOI request 'Figure of 489 and 491 visa holders outside Australia'.

I have requested the information about how many 489 and 491 visa holders, which are outside Australia, but my request hasn't completed and got a reply department do not have information. Last year, I requested the same information I got the requested document and how it can be possible that the department does not have figures of visa holders.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Jaswinder Singh

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The decision under review is the Department’s decision on 19 March 2021

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