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Number of International Year 11&12 students who requested the exmemption of COVID-19 travel restrictions

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From: Roger Stone

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to request the number of International Year 11&12 students who submitted their request to be exempted from COVID-19 travel restrictions and the number of students who successfully been exempted from the restrictions at the date of 30/04/2020.

I would also like to request any sort of written communication between the ADF commissioner and relevant federal government agencies and the relevant state agencies regarding the process of the exemption of travel arrangements for Year 11/12 students returning back to Australia.

Yours faithfully,

Roger Stone

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UPDATED: 17 March 2020

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health
Organisation ([1]link). 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.

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FOI Request: FA 20/04/01289

Dear Mr Stone,
Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 30 April 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (link). 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.

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I would like to request the number of International Year 11&12 students who submitted their request to be exempted from COVID-19 travel restrictions and the number of students who successfully been exempted from the restrictions at the date of 30/04/2020.

I would also like to request any sort of written communication between the ADF commissioner and relevant federal government agencies and the relevant state agencies regarding the process of the exemption of travel arrangements for Year 11/12 students returning back to Australia.

Your request was received by the Department on 30 April 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/04/01289. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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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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Good afternoon

I refer to your below request received on 30 April 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 30 May 2020.

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 29 June 2020.

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

With kind regards
Freedom of Information Section
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division | Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs
E: [DIBP request email]

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