Number of applicants who attended citizenship ceremonies per month in Brisbane City Council

The request was refused by Department of Home Affairs.

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

In follow-up with request number FA 20/08/01424 and FA 20/11/00016, I would like to seek the update data until the date this request has been processed.

1. Number of Australian citizenship by conferral applicants whose had been approved and were waiting for a citizenship ceremony hosted by the Brisbane City Council.

2. Number of Australian citizenship applicants who attended citizenship ceremonies per month in Brisbane City Council during period June 2020 to July 2021

Yours faithfully,

xiaoly

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FOI Request:         FA 21/06/00100

File Number:          OBJ2021/16474 

Dear Xiaoly

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 2 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:

1. Number of Australian citizenship by conferral applicants whose had been
approved and were waiting for a citizenship ceremony hosted by the
Brisbane City Council.

2. Number of Australian citizenship applicants who attended citizenship
ceremonies per month in Brisbane City Council during period June 2020 to
July 2021.

Your request was received by the Department on 2 June 2021 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 21/06/00100. Please include your FOI
request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information
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Dear Xiaoly,  

 

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 21/06/00100

File Number:        OBJ2021/16474

 

This email refers to your FOI request received on 02 June 2021 seeking
access to:

1. Number of Australian citizenship by conferral applicants whose had been
approved and were waiting for a citizenship ceremony hosted by the
Brisbane City Council. (since October 2020)

2. Number of Australian citizenship applicants who attended citizenship
ceremonies per month in Brisbane City Council during period June 2020 to
July 2021

 

The purpose of this email is to advise you (as required under s.24AB of
the FOI Act) that I consider a 'practical refusal reason' exists under
s.24AA of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) in relation to
your request.  I have set out my reasons in the attached notice. 

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consultation period, which is close of business Australian Eastern
Standard Time (AEST) Monday 12 July 2021.

 

As advised in the notice, you may reply to me at this email address
([1][Department of Home Affairs request email]).

 

Signed electronically

 

Glen

Position number 60081621

Authorised Decision Maker | Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division | Strategy and Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

 

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Dear Glen,

Thank you for your reply.

As FOI FA 20/08/01424 currently published on Department of Home Affairs website (https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files...), the fifth point of that request provides the information of number of applicants who attended citizenship ceremonies per month during period 2018-2020. However, the data show just from January 2018 to September 2020. In order to request updated data from that FOI, I would like to seek the information that number during period 1 June 2020 to 1 June 2021.

In summary, I would like to revise my request as

(1) Total number of applicants who were waiting to attend an Australian citizenship ceremony at Brisbane City Council (QLD) as at 02 June 2021.

(2) In follow-up with FOI FA 20/08/01424 currently published on Department of Home Affairs website, I would like to request updated information for number of applicants who attended citizenship ceremonies per month in Brisbane City Council during period 1 June 2020 to 1 June 2021.

Yours sincerely,

tungly

Department of Home Affairs

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Dear Glen,

Thank you for your reply.

As FOI FA 20/08/01424 currently published on Department of Home Affairs website, the fifth point of that request provides the information of number of applicants who attended citizenship ceremonies per month during period 2018-2020. However, the data show just from January 2018 to September 2020. In order to request updated data from that FOI, I would like to seek the information that number during period 1 June 2020 to 1 June 2021.

In summary, I would like to revise my request as

(1) Total number of applicants who were waiting to attend an Australian citizenship ceremony at Brisbane City Council (QLD) as at 02 June 2021.

(2) In follow-up with FOI FA 20/08/01424 currently published on Department of Home Affairs website, I would like to request updated information for number of applicants who attended citizenship ceremonies per month in Brisbane City Council during period 1 June 2020 to 1 June 2021.

Yours sincerely,

tungly

Department of Home Affairs

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Dear Xiaoly,

 

Freedom of Information Request – FA 21/06/00100

I refer to your email dated 02 June 2021 in which you requested access to
documents held by Department of Home Affairs under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

Your FOI request received sought access to:

 

1. Number of Australian citizenship by conferral applicants whose had been
approved and were waiting for a citizenship ceremony hosted by the
Brisbane City Council. (since October 2020)

 

2. Number of Australian citizenship applicants who attended citizenship
ceremonies per month in Brisbane City Council during period June 2020 to
July 2021

On 28 June 2021, the Department notified you of its intention to refuse
your request on the basis that either the work involved in processing your
request in its current form would substantially and unreasonably divert
the resources of Department from its other operations due to its broad
nature, size and complexity, or that the request does not satisfy the
requirement in section 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act, which requires you to
provide such information concerning the document you are seeking access
to, to enable the Department to be able to identify it.   

In particular, Department notified you that, within 14 days of receipt of
that letter, you must advise Department that:

·         you wish to make a revised request; or

·         indicate that you do not wish to revise your request; or

·         withdraw your request.

The 14 day period has now expired.  As such, in accordance with section
24AB(7) of the FOI Act, Department considers that your request has been
withdrawn.

If you have any enquiries concerning this matter, please do not hesitate
to contact an FOI officer at [1][Department of Home Affairs request email]

Signed electronically

 

Glen

Position number 60081621

Authorised Decision Maker | Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division | Strategy and Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

 

 

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