Number of citizenship applicants waiting for a ceremony in all Perth metro region councils

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From: Sana Aima

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to know the total number of applicants, as at 14 August 2020 (or later), that have been approved for conferral of Citizenship and are now waiting to attend a ceremony in the various Perth Metropolitan area councils.

I would like the data to be split and listed for each Local Area Council (total 30 local councils in the Perth metro region). A similar request has been processed for Sydney (FA 20/02/01122) which is available on the Home Affairs disclosure log website, which can be referred to as an example for my request.

I look forward in hearing from you in due course.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Sana Aima

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FOI Request: FA 20/09/01060
File Number: OBJ2020/30422

Dear Ms Aima

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 22 September 2020 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:
I would like to know the total number of applicants, as at 14 August 2020 (or later 22 September 2020), that have been approved for conferral of Citizenship and are now waiting to attend a ceremony in the various Perth Metropolitan area councils.

Your request was received by the Department on 22 September 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/09/01060 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 22 September 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 22 October 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.

The department is continuing to work through its FOI case load as quickly as possible. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. As the Department focuses its efforts on managing 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.

In order for the Department to complete the process of retrieving all the documents that fall within the scope of your request the Department will require additional time to process your request.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This would extend the due date for your request to 21 November 2020.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 02 October 2020.

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI section on the details below.

Yours Sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information Section
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division | Strategy and Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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From: Sana Aima

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Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you for your email.

I agree to the request of extending the deadline for the processing of the following FOI request to 21 November 2020:

FOI Request: FA 20/09/01060
File Number: OBJ2020/30422

Looking forward to getting a response in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Sana Aima

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Good morning Sana,

Could you please advise on which specific council areas you require for the data?

If you could provide a list of the councils you wish to seek data on, that would assist FOI in processing your request.

Thank you

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
Department of Home Affairs
E: [DIBP request email]

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From: Sana Aima

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Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you for your email and the opportunity to provide further details.

I am interested to know the data for the following councils:

- City of Armadale
- Town of Bassendean
- City of Bayswater
- City of Belmont
- Town of Cambridge
- City of Canning
- Town of Claremont
- City of Cockburn
- Town of Cottesloe
- Town of East Fremantle
- City of Fremantle
- City of Gosnells
- City of Joondalup
- City of Kalamunda
- City of Kwinana
- City of Melville
- Town of Mosman Park
- Shire of Mundaring
- City of Nedlands
- Shire of Peppermint Grove
- City of Perth
- City of Rockingham
- Shire of Serpentine–Jarrahdale
- City of South Perth
- City of Stirling
- City of Subiaco
- City of Swan
- Town of Victoria Park
- City of Vincent
- City of Wanneroo

I look forward in hearing from you in due course.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Sana Aima

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