Number of people awaiting Australian citizenship ceremonies at Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to know the number of applicants who are to attended citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council. The requested time period is from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th September 2021. Please send the total number of applicants that attended citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and the Ipswich city council at the end of each month.

Yours faithfully,

Hewa

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FOI Request: FA 21/10/00375
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Dear Hewa,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 8 October 2021 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 know the number of applicants who are to attended citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council. The requested time period is from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th September 2021. Please send the total number of applicants that attended citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and the Ipswich city council at the end of each month.

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Dear Hewa

 

FOI request FA 21/10/00375

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 8 October 2021, seeking access to
the following:

I would like to know the number of applicants who are to attend
citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council.
The requested time period is from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th September 2021.
Please send the total number of applicants that attended citizenship
ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and the Ipswich city council at the
end of each month..

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the documents released under the FOI Act.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Kel

Position No: 60100052

Freedom of Information (FOI) Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

E: [1][Department of Home Affairs request email]

Department of Home Affairs | [2]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,
In my request I asked for the number of applicants "who are to attend "citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th September 2021.

In the reply I received the number of people who were conferred at the ceremonies.

Can you please let me know the number of applicants "who are to attend "citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th September 2021.
Yours sincerely,

Hewa

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FOI request: FA 21/10/00375-R1

File number: OBJ2021/30235

 

Dear Hewa

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information internal review request

This email is to acknowledge that the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) has received your request for an internal review of an access
refusal decision under section 54 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act).

The decision under review is the Department’s decision on 03 November
2021.

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The Department received the internal review request on 03 November 2021.

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Regards,

 

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Good afternoon,

 

We write to you in relation to your request for an internal review of
Freedom of Information request FA 21/10/00375.

The scope provided for the Internal Review is as follows,

In my request I asked for the number of applicants "who are to attend
"citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council 
from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th September 2021.

 

In the reply I received the number of people who were conferred at the
ceremonies.

 

Can you please let me know the number of applicants "who are to attend
"citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council 
from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th September 2021.

 

In order to identify which statistics are being requested, it’s important
to clarify the scope of your request.

 

You are requesting the number of applicants, “who are to attend”, this
terminology is broad and makes it difficult to ascertain what particular
number is required.

 

Can you confirm you are seeking the number of applicants who were invited
to attend citizenship ceremonies held within Brisbane City Council and
Ipswich City Council regions from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th September 2021.

 

Please confirm via reply email within 10 working days.

 

 

FOI Officer, Reviews Team

Position No. 11307

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience Group

Department of Home Affairs

[1]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

 

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FOI request: FA 21/10/00375-R1

File number: OBJ2021/30235

 

Dear Hewa

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information internal review request

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Department) has received your request for an internal review of an access
refusal decision under section 54 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act).

The decision under review is the Department’s decision on 03 November
2021.

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The statutory timeframe for processing an internal review request is 30
days from the date on which the request was received by the Department.
The Department received the internal review request on 03 November 2021.

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available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner [2]here.

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

 

Regards,

 

Dale

Position No. 60107416

FOI Officer, Reviews Team

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [4][email address]

 

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Dear FOI Reviews mailbox,
Than you for your reply.

I am looking for the total number of people who have got their citizenship application approved, but who have not been invited yet to the citizenship ceremonies as at end of each month.

I am looking for this information for Brisbane city council and the Ipswich City Council regions from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th October 2021.

Yours sincerely,

Hewa

Dear FOI Reviews mailbox,

Thank you for your reply.

I am looking for the total number of people who have got their citizenship application approved, but who have not been invited yet to the citizenship ceremonies as at end of each month.

I am looking for this information for Brisbane city council and the Ipswich City Council regions from 1 Jan 2021 to 30th October 2021.

Yours sincerely,

Hewa

Yours sincerely,

Hewa

FOI Reviews mailbox, Department of Home Affairs

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1 December 2021

Hewa

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FOI Request: FA 21/10/00375-R1

File Number: OBJ2021/30235 

Dear Hewa

Decision on Internal Review – Freedom of Information Act 1982

I refer to your correspondence dated 3 November 2021 in which you
requested that the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) review its
decision on access to documents dated 3 November 2021 under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

 

Please find attached decision record and released document in relation to
this matter.

 

 

FOI Officer, Reviews Team

Position No. 11307

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience Group

Department of Home Affairs

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