Number of RN waiting for long term Visas like 190, 189

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please let me know of the number of applicants(point wise that is number of candidates with 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90 points) who meet following criteria till 1st of November, 2020.
1. who have currently applied for 190 and 189 and 489 visa under profession Registered Nurses ANZSCO code 2544. That is those who have filed EXPRESSION OF INTEREST in skillselect.
2. Those who are not yet granted the invitation to apply for 189, 190 and 489. In other words those who are waiting to get the invitation to apply for the visa.

Yours faithfully,

Saroj

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I just want to have a rough idea how many nurses are waiting to get a long term visa like 190, 189 and 491.

Please provide me information as on date 1st November 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Saroj

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 20/11/00034
File Number: OBJ2020/34295

Dear Saroj

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 1 November 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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You have requested access to the following:

How many nurses are waiting to get a long term visa like 190, 189 and 491.

Please provide me information as on date 1st November 2020.

Your request was received by the Department on 1 November 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/11/00034 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
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Freedom of Information
Department of Home Affairs
E: [DIBP request email]

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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 20/11/00045

Good afternoon

Offer to Withdraw Freedom of Information Access Request

I refer to your correspondence of 01 November 2020 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 [DIBP request email]

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information Section
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

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Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 1 November 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 1 December 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 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 31 December 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 27 November 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
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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Dear Saroj,

 

FOI Request: FA 20/11/00034

                          OBJ2020/34295

                            

I refer to your FOI request received on 01 November 2020, seeking access
to the following:

 

How many nurses are waiting to get a long term visa like 190, 189 and 491?

 

Please provide me information as on date 1st November 2020.

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Regards,

 

FOI Decision Maker

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

[1]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

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