No of EOI in 491 family sponsored application

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From: ayush

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to know the Number of EOIs in the submitted status for 491 family stream as at 12/02/2020 with respect to their points, for each occupations.

Yours faithfully,
sazan

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FOI Request: FA 20/02/01046
File Number: OBJ2020/5707

Dear Sazan

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 20 February 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You have requested access to the following:
the Number of EOIs in the submitted status for 491 family stream as at 12/02/2020 with respect to their points, for each occupations.

Your request was received by the Department on 20 February 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/02/01046 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
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Yours sincerely,

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Our References: FA 20/02/01046 : OBJ2020/5707

Good afternoon

I refer to your request received on 20 February 2020 for access to
documents under the FOI Act. 

The current due date for your request is 21 March 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.

 

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It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
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23 April 2020

Dear M. Sazan,

Freedom of Information (FOI) request - Access Decision

I refer to the following request for access to a document under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), received by the Department
of Home Affairs (the Department).

 

Reference Scope
Number
FA the Number
20/02/01046 of EOIs in
the
submitted
status for
491 family
stream as at
12/02/2020
with respect
to their
points, for
each
occupations.

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a decision on your
request for access under the FOI Act.

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matters relating to the document to which you sought access

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Section 4 of the FOI Act provides that a document for the purpose of the
Act does not include:

(d) material maintained for reference purposes that is otherwise publicly
available; or

(e) Cabinet notebooks.

The Department has undertaken reasonable searches in relation to the
documents you have requested access to. The information you have requested
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document, for the purposes of the Act.

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The information you have requested is available through a Qlik application
which can be accessed via the Department’s Skillselect [1]web page. The
Qlik application comprises a comprehensive library of historic and current
data in relation to Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in Skillselect, and may
be accessed by any persons wishing to reference EOI data. I therefore
consider that the information you request is available publically, and is
a complete library of EOI reference material. I find that the documents
you have requested are excluded from the operation of the FOI Act.

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