Numbers of 2019 Citizenship Applications approved from the City of Greater Geelong Council

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From: Tucks Linus

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Requesting for communication, briefs, memorandum, statistical summary or any document of the same nature, electronic or otherwise, that contain the following:

a. Number of approved citizenship applications from the City of Greater Geelong for the following months:

January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019

b. Number of approved citizenship applications that were invited for ceremony at the City of Greater Geelong for the following months:

January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019

c. Number of approved citizenship applications for the year 2019 that is from the City of Greater Geelong, as of July 2019

d. Number of approved citizenship applicants for the year 2019 that were invited for ceremony, as of July 2019

e. Redacted communication (electronic or otherwise) between the City of Greater Geelong and the Department of Home Affairs from January 2019 to July 2019 that contains the number of approved citizenship applicants invited to attend the citizenship ceremony in the City of Greater Geelong for the following citizenship ceremony dates proposed by the city of Greater Geelong Council:

26 January
25 February
25 March
29 April
20 May
1 July
29 July
26 August
17 September
28 October

For print documents, please provide the scanned copy.

Thank you

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In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 19/07/01244

File Number:       OBJ2019/43048 

Dear Mr Tucks

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 18 July 2019 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You have requested access to the following:

Requesting for communication, briefs, memorandum, statistical summary or
any document of the same nature, electronic or otherwise, that contain the
following:

1)        Number of approved citizenship applications from the City of
Greater Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019

2)        Number of approved citizenship applications that were invited
for ceremony at the City of Greater Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019

3)        Number of approved citizenship applications for the year 2019
that is from the City of Greater Geelong, as of July 2019

4)        Number of approved citizenship applicants for the year 2019 that
were invited for ceremony, as of July 2019

5)        Redacted communication (electronic or otherwise) between the
City of Greater Geelong and the Department of Home Affairs from January
2019 to July 2019 that contains the number of approved citizenship
applicants invited to attend the citizenship ceremony in the City of
Greater Geelong for the following citizenship ceremony dates proposed by
the city of Greater Geelong Council:

26 January
25 February
25 March
29 April
20 May
1 July
29 July
26 August
17 September
28 October

For print documents, please provide the scanned copy.

Your request was received by the Department on 18 July 2019 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 19/07/01244. Please include your FOI
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In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 19/07/01244

File Number:       OBJ2019/43048 

Dear Mr Tucks

In regards to the scope of your FOI request, where you have requested:

Requesting for communication, briefs, memorandum, statistical summary or
any document of the same nature, electronic or otherwise, that contain the
following:

 

1.    Number of approved citizenship applications from the City of Greater
Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019 -, is this asking for the number of
people who were waiting to attend a ceremony at the City of Greater
Geelong Council as at 21 July 2019 (most recent available data), whose
applications were approved from 1 January 2019 to 21 July 2019? Or, is
this request simply asking for the number of people living within the
Council area who had applications approved, regardless of whether or not
they did/are not going to attend a ceremony at the Council?

2.    Number of approved citizenship applications that were invited for
ceremony at the City of Greater Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019

3.    Number of approved citizenship applications for the year 2019 that
is from the City of Greater Geelong, as of July 2019 this is the same as
Point 1

4.    Number of approved citizenship applicants for the year 2019 that
were invited for ceremony, as of July 2019 – is this only for City of
Greater Geelong, as in Point 2 or ceremonies undertaken at a venue outside
the City of Greater Geelong?

5.    Redacted communication (electronic or otherwise) between the City of
Greater Geelong and the Department of Home Affairs from January 2019 to
July 2019 that contains the number of approved citizenship applicants
invited to attend the citizenship ceremony in the City of Greater Geelong
for the following citizenship ceremony dates proposed by the city of
Greater Geelong Council:

26 January
25 February
25 March
29 April
20 May
1 July
29 July
26 August
17 September
28 October

Please respond by close of business Wednesday 31 August 2019.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

FOI Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch | Productivity and Compliance Division

Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs

 

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In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 19/07/01244

File Number:       OBJ2019/43048 

Dear Mr Tucks

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 18 July 2019 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You have requested access to the following:

Requesting for communication, briefs, memorandum, statistical summary or
any document of the same nature, electronic or otherwise, that contain the
following:

1)    Number of approved citizenship applications from the City of Greater
Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019

2)        Number of approved citizenship applications that were invited
for ceremony at the City of Greater Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019

3)        Number of approved citizenship applications for the year 2019
that is from the City of Greater Geelong, as of July 2019

4)        Number of approved citizenship applicants for the year 2019 that
were invited for ceremony, as of July 2019

5)        Redacted communication (electronic or otherwise) between the
City of Greater Geelong and the Department of Home Affairs from January
2019 to July 2019 that contains the number of approved citizenship
applicants invited to attend the citizenship ceremony in the City of
Greater Geelong for the following citizenship ceremony dates proposed by
the city of Greater Geelong Council:

26 January
25 February
25 March
29 April
20 May
1 July
29 July
26 August
17 September
28 October

For print documents, please provide the scanned copy.

Your request was received by the Department on 18 July 2019 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 19/07/01244. Please include your FOI
request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information
Section.

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.

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your request.

Publication of document

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Department may be required to publish these documents on its website
within 10 working days in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act.
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
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Department of Home Affairs

 

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From: Tucks Linus

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for the opportunity to clarify, please refer to responses below.

1. Number of approved citizenship applications from the City of Greater
Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019 -, is this asking for the number of
people who were waiting to attend a ceremony at the City of Greater
Geelong Council as at 21 July 2019 (most recent available data), whose
applications were approved from 1 January 2019 to 21 July 2019? Or, is
this request simply asking for the number of people living within the
Council area who had applications approved, regardless of whether or not
they did/are not going to attend a ceremony at the Council?

RESPONSE:
This asks for the number of people living within the City of Greater Geelong whose applications had been approved per month, regardless of attendance or non-attendance to a ceremony.

2. Number of approved citizenship applications that were invited for
ceremony at the City of Greater Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019

3. Number of approved citizenship applications for the year 2019 that
is from the City of Greater Geelong, as of July 2019 this is the same as
Point 1

RESPONSE:
This asks for the total of all approved applications

4. Number of approved citizenship applicants for the year 2019 that
were invited for ceremony, as of July 2019 – is this only for City of
Greater Geelong, as in Point 2 or ceremonies undertaken at a venue outside
the City of Greater Geelong?

RESPONSE:
This asks for the number of invitations sent out by the Department per month

5. Redacted communication (electronic or otherwise) between the City of
Greater Geelong and the Department of Home Affairs from January 2019 to
July 2019 that contains the number of approved citizenship applicants
invited to attend the citizenship ceremony in the City of Greater Geelong
for the following citizenship ceremony dates proposed by the city of
Greater Geelong Council:

26 January
25 February
25 March
29 April
20 May
1 July
29 July
26 August
17 September
28 October

Thank you very much

Yours sincerely,

Tucks Linus

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Dear Mr Tucks

 

FOI request FA 19/07/01244

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 18 July 2019, seeking access to
the following:

 

Requesting for communication, briefs, memorandum, statistical summary or
any document of the same nature, electronic or otherwise, that contain the
following:

 

1) Number of approved citizenship applications from the City of Greater
Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019

 

2) Number of approved citizenship applications that were invited for
ceremony at the City of Greater Geelong for January 2019 - July 2019

 

3) Number of approved citizenship applications for the year 2019 that is
from the City of Greater Geelong, as of July 2019

 

4) Number of approved citizenship applicants for the year 2019 that were
invited for ceremony, as of July 2019

 

5) Redacted communication (electronic or otherwise) between the City of
Greater Geelong and the Department of Home Affairs from January 2019 to
July 2019 that contains the number of approved citizenship applicants
invited to attend the citizenship ceremony in the City of Greater Geelong
for the following citizenship ceremony dates proposed by the city of
Greater Geelong Council:

 

26 January

25 February

25 March

29 April

20 May

1 July

29 July

26 August

17 September

28 October

 

For print documents, please provide the scanned copy.

 

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.

 

Thanks and Regards

 

FOI Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [1][DIBP request email]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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