NSW State Nomination Subclass Visa 190 - EOI Points

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please provide me with the following information for EOIs that were issued with an invite to apply for a 190 Visa, from a nomination provided by the NSW Government, between 1 July 2019 and 31 May 2020. Please show:

1. Date of invitation to the applicant
2a. ANZSCO parent occupation code and occupation name
2b. ANZSCO sub-occupation code and specific occupation name
3. Total points for the applicant (including 5 points from the NSW nomination)
4. Primary applicants Australian work points
5. Primary applicants English points

Kindly provide data in excel format.

Yours faithfully,
Alex

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Hello

You have not yet responded with information on this request, however 30 June is approaching. If you respond on or before 30 June 2020, then kindly include data up to 30 June 2020 (rather than for the earlier date requested).

Thank you.

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Dear Alex,

Thank you for your email.

In order to identify your FOI request, it would assist if you could provide the FA number that was provided to you with your acknowledgement letter.

Yours sincerely,

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FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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Hello

Thank you for your reply. I cannot find an FA number, so it is possible I have not had an acknowledgement yet. Please just add on my request to the original request made.

Original requests are pasted below for ease of reference.

Thank you

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Original request for reference, as on 13 June 2020:

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please provide me with the following information for EOIs that were issued with an invite to apply for a 190 Visa, from a nomination provided by the NSW Government, between 1 July 2019 and 31 May 2020. Please show:

1. Date of invitation to the applicant
2a. ANZSCO parent occupation code and occupation name
2b. ANZSCO sub-occupation code and specific occupation name
3. Total points for the applicant (including 5 points from the NSW nomination)
4. Primary applicants Australian work points
5. Primary applicants English points

Kindly provide data in excel format.

Yours faithfully,
Alex

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Additional top-up for reference, as on 26 June 2020:

Hello

You have not yet responded with information on this request, however 30 June is approaching. If you respond on or before 30 June 2020, then kindly include data up to 30 June 2020 (rather than for the earlier date requested).

Thank you.

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FOI Request:         FA 20/07/00304

File Number:          ADF2020/61138 

Dear Alex

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 13 June 2020 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health
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the impact of COVID-19 on its critical services and employees, other
non-critical services may not be delivered within expected timeframes. We
apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this
period.

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

Please provide me with the following information for EOIs that were issued
with an invite to apply for a 190 Visa, from a nomination provided by the
NSW Government, between 1 July 2019 and 31 May 2020. Please show:
1. Date of invitation to the applicant 2a. ANZSCO parent occupation code
and occupation name 2b. ANZSCO sub-occupation code and specific occupation
name 3. Total points for the applicant (including 5 points from the NSW
nomination) 4. Primary applicants Australian work points 5. Primary
applicants English points.

Your request was received by the Department on 13 June 2020 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 20/07/00304 . Please include your FOI
request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information
Section.

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FOI Officer

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Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs | [5]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

 

Please provide me with the following information for EOIs that were issued
with an invite to apply for a 190 Visa, from a nomination provided by the
NSW Government, between 1 July 2019 and 31 May 2020. Please show:

 

1. Date of invitation to the applicant

2a. ANZSCO parent occupation code and occupation name 2b. ANZSCO
sub-occupation code and specific occupation name 3. Total points for the
applicant (including 5 points from the NSW nomination) 4. Primary
applicants Australian work points 5. Primary applicants English points

 

Kindly provide data in excel format.

 

Yours faithfully,

Alex

 

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Dear FOI,

Yes, I agree to the extension. Please provide the information in due course.

Yours sincerely,
Alex

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FOI Request:         FA 20/07/00304

File Number:          ADF2020/61138 

Good morning,    

Withdrawal of Freedom of Information Access Request

I refer to your correspondence of 13 June 2020 seeking access to documents
held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) and our subsequent acknowledgement
of that request.

 

As you may be aware, earlier this year the Department launched a dashboard
on its SkillSelect website to provide visa Expression of Interest (EOI)
statistics.  The Department has undertaken a review of the SkillSelect
Dashboard to ensure that there is no reasonable chance of an individual
being re-identified from the EOI statistics. 

 

The dashboard is now available again and can be accessed via the
Department’s SkillSelect [1]web page and comprises a comprehensive library
of historic and current statistics in relation to Expressions of Interest
(EOIs).  The dashboard is a one-stop shop for SkillSelect EOI statistics
and is freely available on demand, without any need to formally request
the statistics and wait for such a request to be processed. Bypassing the
FOI process will significantly reduce delays in obtaining the same
information as has previously been provided in response to FOI requests.

 

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Department of Home Affairs
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From: Alex

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Dear FOI,

I would like to proceed with my request. The information requested is detailed and therefore I believe you to be the appropriate source. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Alex

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From: Alex

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Dear FOI,

I have yet to receive a response on this and my request was submitted a long time ago. Is there any update on this? Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Alex

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Dear Alex,

This request is withdrawn. In line with the notice we last sent, the request was closed in our systems after 5 days without reply.

Please refer to published information as this may meet your information requirements. In the event that further information is required, please note that nothing prevents you from making a new FOI application with us.

Regards,
FOI Team | FOI Section
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
E: [DIBP request email]

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