Irregular Maritime Arrivals (Total, Deportations, and Deaths & Reason) from 2008-2013

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Barathan Vidhyapathy

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Do you collect data on the total irregular maritime arrivals from 2008 onwards?

If so, could I please have data (sorted by year) from 2008-2013 (inclusive), which includes:
> Total number of irregular maritime arrivals
> Total number of deportations
> Total number of deaths

In regards to the deaths: for each specific person, may I have the age of the person as well as reason of death. If it is not possible to identify the specific persons age with their reason of death, could I please get the top 10 reasons for death for these people (in both % and actual no. of people) - correlation to age groups would be very helpful.

Yours faithfully,
Barathan Vidhyapathy

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 20/12/00631
File Number: OBJ2020/39367

Dear Barathan Vidhyapathy

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 16 December 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:

Data (sorted by year) from 2008-2013 (inclusive), which includes:

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In regards to the deaths: for each specific person, may I have the age of the person as well as reason of death. If it is not possible to identify the specific persons age with their reason of death, could I please get the top 10 reasons for death for these people (in both % and actual no. of people) - correlation to age groups would be very helpful

Your request was received by the Department on 16 December 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/12/00631 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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