Number of people who claimed points for 3 years experience

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I request to release following documents:

1) Howmany people claimed points for minimum of 3 years experience in the following occupations and submitted their expression of interest under subclass 190, I request to release those details individually for each and every state/territory.

a) Software engineer
b) Developer programmer
c) Computer Network and System Engineer.

Yours faithfully,
Tharun Thatikonda.

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OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 21/12/01141

File Number:       OBJ2021/36952 

Dear Tharun Thatikonda

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 26 December 2021 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:

1) How many people claimed points for minimum of 3 years experience in the
following occupations and submitted their expression of interest under
subclass 190, I request to release those details individually for each and
every state/territory.
a) Software engineer
b) Developer programmer
c) Computer Network and System Engineer.

Your request was received by the Department on 26 December 2021 and has
been allocated FOI request number FA 21/12/01141. Please include your FOI
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Dear FOI,

FOI reference no: 21/12/01141

I would like to thank department for acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request I made.

I want to add more details to my request, revised request will be as follows.

1) How many people claimed points for minimum of 3 years experience in the following occupations and submitted their expression of interest under subclass 190, I request to release those details individually for each and every state/territory.

a) Software engineer
b) Developer programmer
c) Computer Network and System Engineer.
d) Analyst Programmer
e) Business Analyst
f) Systems Analyst
g) Database Administrator
h) ICT security specialist
I) Systems Administrator

I am extremely sorry for the inconvenience created.

Yours sincerely,
Tharun Thatikonda.

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:

FOI Request: FA 21/12/01141
File Number: OBJ2021/36952

Dear Tharun Thatikonda,

The FOI request (FA 21/12/01141) was received on 26 December 2021. Since then, it was registered and search and retrieval of any relevant documents within scope has commenced.

Amending the scope of this existing FOI request would impact the Department’s ability to meet its 30 day statutory requirement.

Therefore, the Department refuses your request to amend the scope of this FOI request.

You are welcome to submit a new and separate FOI request with the scope amendment, or to withdraw the current FOI request, and lodge a new FOI request with the consolidated/revised scope.

Kind regards,

Karen
Position: 60114871
Freedom of Information
Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs
E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,

Thanks for your reply.

I would like to inform that I will continue with original request as you said amendment is not possible at this point of time.

Yours sincerely,

Tharun Thatikonda

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 21/12/01141

Dear Tharun Thatikonda,

Offer to Withdraw Freedom of Information Access Request

I refer to your correspondence of 26 December 2021 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Your request has been allocated the FOI reference number referred to above. Please include your FOI reference number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

As you may be aware, earlier this year the Department launched a dashboard on its SkillSelect website to provide visa Expression of Interest (EOI) statistics. The Department has undertaken a review of the SkillSelect Dashboard to ensure that there is no reasonable chance of an individual being re-identified from the EOI statistics.

The dashboard is now available again and can be accessed via the Department’s SkillSelect web page and comprises a comprehensive library of historic and current statistics in relation to Expressions of Interest (EOIs). The dashboard is a one-stop shop for SkillSelect EOI statistics and is freely available on demand, without any need to formally request the statistics and wait for such a request to be processed. Bypassing the FOI process will significantly reduce delays in obtaining the same information as has previously been provided in response to FOI requests.

As this information is now publically available, you may wish to withdraw you FOI request. If you do not advise the Department that you wish to continue with this FOI request within 5 days of this email, your request will be taken to have been withdrawn.

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The Department’s view is that the current controls are appropriate to reduce the risk that an individual can be re-identified from the statistics accessible from the SkillSelect Dashboard to very low.

Contacting the FOI Section

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at [Department of Home Affairs request email]

Kind regards,

FOI Officer - Geoff
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OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,

FOI reference: FA 21/12/01141.

I would like to bring to your attention that details I requested are not available on online dashboard and under current system it's not possible find data I requested using that dashboard.

My request was accepted my FOI department and started processing it and on 4th January 2022 I requested for amendment to request and it was rejected by department as it will delay 30 days response time.

Now I got an offer to withdraw my request, I don't understand why it is accepted and now asked to withdraw.

I want to make it clear that those details I requested can't be found using online dashboard, so I can't withdraw my FOI request.

I request FOI department to process my original request as per your regulations.

Yours sincerely,
Tharun Thatikonda.

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA21-12-01141

File Number:       OBJ2021/36952

 

Dear Tharun,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 26 December 2021. You have
requested access to:

 

1) How many people claimed points for minimum of 3 years experience in the
following occupations and submitted their expression of interest under
subclass 190, I request to release those details individually for each and
every state/territory.

a) Software engineer

b) Developer programmer

c) Computer Network and System Engineer.

 

 

 

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

 

This request has been closed in our system.

 

 

Joanne

FOI Decision Maker | FOI Section

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience Group

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

 

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