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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

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

Yours faithfully,

mohamed

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 20/11/00163
File Number: OBJ2020/34680

Dear Mohamed

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 1 November 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:

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

Clarification of scope

Please provide the names of the Adelaide metro region councils you wish to seek data for. This will assist FOI in processing your request. Please respond with a list of councils by Wednesday 11 November 2020.

Your request was received by the Department on 1 November 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/11/00163 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner here.

Exclusion of staff details

The Department’s policy is to exclude the personal details of staff not in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the direct contact details of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within scope of an FOI request. If you require personal details of non-SES officers, or direct contact details of SES staff, please inform us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your request.

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Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at [DIBP request email].

Kind regards,

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

OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,

I need details on list of council as follows
1) city of prospect
2) The City of Campbelltown
3) City of Port Adelaide Enfield

That’s all thanks in advance

Yours sincerely,

mohamed

Dear FOI,

Details details on following councils listed below
1) city of prospect
2) city of Campbelltown
3) City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Yours sincerely,

mohamed

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 1 November 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 1 December 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 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 31 December 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 27 November 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
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

OFFICIAL

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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OFFICIAL

12 February 2021

 

Mohamed

BY EMAIL: [FOI #6857 email]

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:          FA 20/11/00163

File Number:           OBJ2020/34680

 

Dear Mohamed

 

Freedom of Information (FOI) request - Access Decision

On 01 November 2020, the Department of Home Affairs (the Department)
received a request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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

 

1           Scope of request

 

You have requested access to the following documents:

 

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

I need details on list of council as follows

1) city of prospect

2) The City of Campbelltown

3) City of Port Adelaide Enfield

2           Authority to make decision

I am an officer authorised under section 23 of the FOI Act to make
decisions in respect of requests to access document or to amend or
annotate records.

3           Relevant material

In reaching my decision I referred to the following:

·         the terms of your request

·         the FOI Act

·         Guidelines published by the Office of the Information
Commissioner under section 93A of the FOI Act (the FOI Guidelines)

·         advice from Departmental officers with responsibility for
matters relating to the document to which you sought access

 

4           Document in scope of request

In accordance with section 17 of the FOI Act, the Department has used its
computer system to produce one document that contains information that
falls within the scope of your request.  The data produced in the document
existed in the possession of the Department on 01 November 2020 when your
initial FOI request was received.

5           Decision

The decision in relation to the documents in the possession of the
Department which fall within the scope of your request is as follows:

·         Release one document in full

6           Legislation

A copy of the FOI Act is available at
[1]https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C.... If you are unable
to access the legislation through this website, please contact our office
for a copy.

7           Your Review Rights

Internal Review

If you disagree with this decision, you have the right to apply for an
internal review by the Department of this decision.  Any request for
internal review must be provided to the Department within 30 days of you
being notified of the decision.  Where possible please attach reasons why
you believe a review of the decision is necessary.  The internal review
will be carried out by an officer other than the original decision maker
and the Department must make a review decision within 30 days. 

Applications for review should be sent to:

By email to: [2][email address]

OR

By mail to:

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Home Affairs

PO Box 25

BELCONNEN   ACT  2617

Review by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

You may apply directly to the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner (OAIC) for a review of this decision.  You must apply in
writing within 60 days of this notice.  For further information about
review rights and how to submit a request for a review to the OAIC, please
see Fact Sheet 12 "Freedom of information – Your review rights", available
online at [3]http://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-inform...

8           Making a Complaint

You may complain to the Australian Information Commissioner about action
taken by the Department in relation to your request.

Your enquiries to the Australian Information Commissioner can be directed
to:

Phone 1300 363 992 (local call charge)
Email  [4][email address]

There is no particular form required to make a complaint to the Australian
Information Commissioner. The request should be in writing and should set
out the grounds on which it is considered that the action taken in
relation to the request should be investigated and identify the Department
of Home Affairs as the relevant agency.

9           Contacting the FOI Section

Should you wish to discuss this decision, please do not hesitate to
contact the FOI Section at [5][Department of Home Affairs request email].

 

 

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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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