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number of EOIs for visa 189 & 491 family in the submitted status as of 14 March 2020

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to receive information about the number of EOIs in the submitted status as of 14 March 2020 for the following sub classes for each occupation for subclass 189 and 491 family categorised by their points claimed .

Yours faithfully,

Forough Ebrahimi

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FOI Request: FA 20/03/01045
File Number: OBJ2020/8800

Dear Ebrahimi

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

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

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I would like to receive information about the number of EOIs in the submitted status as of 14 March 2020 for the following sub classes for each occupation for subclass 189 and 491 family categorised by their points claimed .

Your request was received by the Department on 13 March 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/03/01045 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Freedom of Information
FOI & Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au
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Dear FOI,

Thanks for update

Yours sincerely,

Forough Ebrahimi

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Department of Home Affairs

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Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 13 March 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 12 April 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 12 May 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 10 April 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
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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