Dear Department of Home Affairs,

In the Migration Regulations 1994 reference is made to Impairment Tables (Part 1, Division 1.2, Section 1.15AA):

(1)(b)(iii) the impairment has, under the Impairment Tables (within the meaning of subsection 23(1) of the Social Security Act 1991), the rating that is specified in the certificate; and

The Impairment Tables have variously been referenced elsewhere without actual reference to the Table themselves (Migration Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 3) Regulation 2016; Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 47,25 November 1998 and Migration (IMMI 17/126: Impairment Rating) Instrument 2017).

Would you kindly provide documentation pertaining to the Impairment Tables in their current form as used with regards to the assessment for a Carers Visa under the Migration Regulations 1994. Ideally you would provide the Impairment Tables themselves with the scoring system and with reference to their origin.

Yours faithfully,

c.faulk

Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request:         FA 21/05/00526

File Number:          OBJ2021/14419 

Dear C.Faulk

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 11 May 2021 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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You have requested access to the following:

In the Migration Regulations 1994 reference is made to Impairment Tables
(Part 1, Division 1.2, Section 1.15AA):

(1)(b)(iii) the impairment has, under the Impairment Tables (within the
meaning of subsection 23(1) of the Social Security Act 1991), the rating
that is specified in the certificate; and

The Impairment Tables have variously been referenced elsewhere without
actual reference to the Table themselves (Migration Legislation Amendment
(2016 Measures No. 3) Regulation 2016;  Commonwealth of Australia Gazette
No. GN 47,25 November 1998 and Migration (IMMI 17/126: Impairment Rating)
Instrument 2017).

Would you kindly provide documentation pertaining to the Impairment Tables
in their current form as used with regards to the assessment for a Carers
Visa under the Migration Regulations 1994. Ideally you would provide the
Impairment Tables themselves with the scoring system and with reference to
their origin.

Your request was received by the Department on 11 May 2021 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 21/05/00526 . Please include your FOI
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Dear FOI,

Please attand to this FOI request promptly. By law, you should have responded promptly within 30 days which has now passed.

Yours sincerely,

c.faulk

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Dear Rosemary

What is the ETA on this request?

Yours sincerely,

c.faulk

Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request:      FA 21/05/00526

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Impairment tables can be found here: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F...