Labour Agreements

Jackson Gothe-Snape made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

If possible, please treat this as an administrative or informal request.

Otherwise, please consider this a request under the FOI Act.

Can you please provide all Labour Agreements agreed to by the Commonwealth under the Migration Act.

I ask that all fees in relation to this request be waived because the release of the documents is in the public interest. The proactive release of such documents has been recommended by a Senate committee, including by Coalition Senators (see recommendation 3 and Coalition Senators' Additional Comments - http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Busi... ).

Can you please provide these documents in a text-searchable format. Can you please also provide an index that covers the parties, the date agreed, the date of commencement and the date of conclusion of each agreement.

Yours faithfully,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

Please find attached the acknowledgement of receipt for your recent FOI
Request.

 

Request for an extension of time

Please be aware that the Department has seen a significant increase in the
number of FOI requests received by this agency. As a result there are
expected delays involved with the processing of FOI requests at the
present time. Generally, requests will be processed in the order that they
are received. The Department will endeavour to finalise your request as
quickly as possible.

 

For this reason the Department seeks your agreement under s.15AA of the
FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30
days.

 

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
provide a response to this request by close of business, Wednesday, 18
January 2017.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Officer

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Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape,

 

Please refer to the attached notice under section 24AB of the FOI Act.
Please note that a response is due by COB 07 February 2017.

 

Yours Sincerely

Karen

 

Karen Chapman

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Hello,

Can I please narrow the scope of my request to a table of entities which have signed a labour agreement with the government, the kind of labour agreement, and the date it was signed.

Yours sincerely,
Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

Thank you for your response. We are now checking with the relevant reporting area whether it can produce the revised data request and will come back to you once we have advice.

Yours sincerely

Ian Campbell
Freedom of Information Section
Information Management Branch
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

The relevant business area advises that it is able to produce reports as requested covering from the commencement of the creation of the labour agreement database in 2011 until the date of your request (4 January 2017). There will be two reports: one for current labour agreements and one for former labour agreements (non-current).

Can you please advise whether you agree to the following revised scope for your request:

'a table of entities which have signed a labour agreement with the government, the kind of labour agreement, and the date it was signed - to include labour agreements captured in the labour agreement database which was created in 2011'.

Please note that if you accept this request it would exclude the labour agreements created before the creation of the labour agreement database.

The Department has also yet to assess whether it would be able to release to you the names of the entities which entered into the labour agreements - there is therefore no guarantee that this information would be released to you.

I look forward to your acceptance or otherwise of the revised scope.

Yours sincerely

Ian Campbell
Freedom of Information Section
Information Management Branch
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Thanks for getting back to me.

Are you also able to include the number of workers approved under each agreement?

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

I have consulted further with the business area. It can include the number of nominations (ie. potential visas) approved under each agreement but not the number of visas actually issued under each agreement. To find the number of actual visas issued would require extensive manual analysis of every agreement against visa systems - this would be an unreasonable diversion of resources for the Department.

The business area advises that generally the number of nominations approved for each agreement are not all utilised. As such, this data would represent the potential maximum number of visas issued under each agreement but not the actual number issued.

If you would still like this information the scope of your request could be as follows:

'a table of entities which have signed a labour agreement with the government, the kind of labour agreement, the date it was signed and the number of nominations approved for each agreement - to include only those labour agreements captured in the labour agreement database which was created in 2011'.

I look forward to your advice.

Ian Campbell
Freedom of Information Section
Information Management Branch
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Hello Ian,

I appreciate this advice. Please consider my revised request as you have drafted below.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

Confirmed, thank you. We are now processing your request under the new scope.

Ian Campbell
Freedom of Information Section
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Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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Our references: FA 17/02/00878; ADF2017/23304

 

Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

Please find attached the acknowledgement of receipt for your recent FOI
Request. 

 

Request for an extension of time

Please be aware that the Department has seen a significant increase in the
number of FOI requests received by this agency. As a result there are
expected delays involved with the processing of FOI requests at the
present time. Generally, requests will be processed in the order that they
are received. The Department will endeavour to finalise your request as
quickly as possible.

 

For this reason the Department seeks your agreement under s.15AA of the
FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30
days.

 

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
provide a response to this request by close of business, Wednesday, 1
February 2017.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julia Wu

FOI Officer/Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch

Corporate Services Division | Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E: [1][DIBP request email]

 

 

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 23 February 2017, seeking access
to the following:

 

The most recent report or briefing document covering any suspension,
cancellation or delay to Australia's

Humanitarian migration and resettlement program targeting people in Syria
imposed by the Syrian government

between 24 November 2007 and 24 June 2010.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the signed decision letter, decision record, schedule of documents and
document released under the FOI Act.    

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Renata Buchanan

Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch

Corporate Services Division | Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Email: [DIBP request email]

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 4 January 2017, seeking access to
data about labour agreements.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the signed decision including schedule of documents and documents released
under the FOI Act.    

 

I apologise for the delay with finalisation of this request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Ian Campbell
Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch

Corporate Services Division / Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
P: 02 6264 3030; E: [1][DIBP request email]

 

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