Dear Department of Home Affairs,
Please let me know the number of quota for 189 and 190 Victoria ANZSCO code 263111 for points range 80-100 From 01/06/2021 till 30/12/2021
May I please request you to share the data for each month starting from 01/01/2021 for points ranging from 80 to 100 (80,85,90,95,100 individually for each month) along with status of EOI i.e. submitted, lodged, invited and hold.
In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 21/06/01193
File Number: OBJ2021/18981
Dear Mr Rehman
Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 22 June 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:
Please let me know the number of quota for 189 and 190 Victoria ANZSCO
code 263111 for points range 80-100 From 01/06/2021 till 30/12/2021
May I please request you to share the data for each month starting from
01/01/2021 for points ranging from 80 to 100 (80,85,90,95,100 individually
for each month) along with status of EOI i.e. submitted, lodged, invited
Your request was received by the Department on 22 June 2021 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 21/06/01193 . Please include your FOI
request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information
Timeframe for receiving your decision
The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date
upon which your application was received by the Department.
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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there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only
one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exists.
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Department may be required to publish these documents on its website
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Publication will not be required where the documents contain personal or
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Contacting the FOI Section
Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at
[Department of Home Affairs request email].
FOI Officer - Iris
Freedom of Information Section
Department of Home Affairs
Email: [Department of Home Affairs request email]
Reference: FA 21/06/01193
Please provide additional information in simplified format
I refer to your correspondence of 22 June 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.
The Department’s handling of personal information is regulated by the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act). Guidance published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is that information will be de-identified, and therefore not subject to the protections in the Privacy Act, where the risk of an individual being re-identified is very low. De-identification is not a fixed state. Rather, re-identification risks and their controls require ongoing monitoring and review.
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]
FOI Officer - Geoff
Freedom of Information
Department of Home Affairs
E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]