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Migration Program planning levels 2021-22 and allocations handed over to state and territories

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Tharun Thatikonda

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

In recent budget documents government announced that 2021-22 Migration program planning levels will be at 160,000, and family and skilled stream places will be maintained at their 2020-21 planning levels.

I request the department to release the details regarding stream and category like how many visas are allocated to SC 189, SC 190, and partner visa etc..., For FY 2021-22.

In addition, I request DHA to release details of allocations given to state and territories for the FY 2021-22.

Finally, I request DHA to release details of consultations made with New South Wales government in deciding state nomination allocations for the FY 2021-22.

Yours faithfully,

Tharun Thatikonda

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 21/06/01437
File Number: OBJ2021/19442

Dear Tharun Thatikonda

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 23 June 2021 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:

In recent budget documents government announced that 2021-22 Migration program planning levels will be at 160,000, and family and skilled stream places will be maintained at their 2020-21 planning levels.

I request the department to release the details regarding stream and category like how many visas are allocated to SC 189, SC 190, and partner visa etc..., For FY 2021-22.

In addition, I request DHA to release details of allocations given to state and territories for the FY 2021-22.

Finally, I request DHA to release details of consultations made with New South Wales government in deciding state nomination allocations for the FY 2021-22.

Your request was received by the Department on 23 June 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/06/01437 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Tharun Thatikonda

Dear FOI,

I requested DHA to release few documents under FOI Act on 23/06/2021, and I recieved an acknowledgement on 25/06/2021 from FOI section officer.

I want to modify my request as few of the documents or details I requested are now available online on department website.

Please see below for my updated request which is already part of previous one.

" I request DHA to release details of consultations made with New South Wales government in deciding state nomination allocations for the FY 2021-22".

FOI reference number FA 21/06/01437

Yours sincerely,

Tharun Thatikonda

Department of Home Affairs

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Dear Tharun Thatikonda

 

FOI request FA 21/06/01437

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 23 June 2021, seeking access to
the following:

In recent budget documents government announced that 2021-22 Migration
program planning levels will be at 160,000, and family and skilled stream
places will be maintained at their 2020-21 planning levels.

I request the department to release the details regarding stream and
category like how many visas are allocated to SC 189, SC 190, and partner
visa etc..., For FY 2021-22.

In addition, I request DHA to release details of allocations given to
state and territories for the FY 2021-22.

Finally, I request DHA to release details of consultations made with New
South Wales government in deciding state nomination allocations for the FY
2021-22.

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Thanks and Regards

 

Karla-FOI Officer | FOI Section

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FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy and Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [1][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

 

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