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Naresh Ramamourthy made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Naresh Ramamourthy

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Kindly share the number of applications with 85-100 points for 190 NSW state nominations under the code 261313 SOFTWARE ENGINEER.

Yours faithfully,
Naresh

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FOI Request:         FA 20/07/00491

File Number:          ADF2020/61138 

Dear Naresh

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 4 July 2020 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
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The number of applications with 85-100 points for 190 NSW state
nominations under the code 261313 SOFTWARE ENGINEER. .

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

 

Kindly share the number of applications with 85-100 points for 190 NSW
state nominations under the code 261313 SOFTWARE ENGINEER.

 

Yours faithfully,

Naresh

 

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FOI Request:         FA 20/07/00491

File Number:          ADF2020/61138 

Good morning,   

Withdrawal of Freedom of Information Access Request

I refer to your correspondence of 14 July 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
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