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From: Will

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I saw this page on the Home Affairs website which mentions standard business sponsors:https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/em......

1] I would like to know if it's possible to get a list of all such standard business sponsors as of 1st October 2020 for Australia since it is publicly available for countries like NZ (refer : https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zeal... ). The reason for my request simply being, to be able to confirm an employers claims to have previously sponsored individuals and in a position to sponsor myself.

2] Also, is it possible to get a list of Sponsors who have supported workers through the 186 (under Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Direct Entry stream) and 482 (under Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Medium-term stream) schemes for all occupations under UNIT GROUP 3622?

Many Thanks,

Will

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FOI Request: FA 20/10/00128
File Number: OBJ2020/31330

Dear Mr Will

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 1 October 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

1] I would like to know if it's possible to get a list of all such standard business sponsors as of 1st October 2020 for Australia since it is publicly available for countries like NZ (refer : <https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zeal>... ). The reason for my request simply being, to be able to confirm an employers claims to have previously sponsored individuals and in a position to sponsor myself.

2] Also, is it possible to get a list of Sponsors who have supported workers through the 186 (under Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Direct Entry stream) and 482 (under Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Medium-term stream) schemes for all occupations under UNIT GROUP 3622?.

Your request was received by the Department on 1 October 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/10/00128 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
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Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 1 October 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 31 October 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 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 30 November 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 23 October 2020.

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

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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From: Will

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Dear FOI,

FOI Request: FA 20/10/00128
File Number: OBJ2020/31330

I agree to your request for a extension to your response deadline by 30 days making the new deadline the 30th of November 2020.

Also, is it possible to get a list of Sponsors who have supported workers through the 186 (under Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Direct Entry stream) and 482 (under Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Medium-term stream) schemes for the occupation 399111 BOAT BUILDER AND REPAIRER under UNIT GROUP 3991?

Yours sincerely,

Will

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Dear Will,

Thank you for your email and for agreeing to an extension of time on this request.

Please note that we are unable to amend the scope of your request at this time.

I trust that this information has been of assistance.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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