Dear Department of Home Affairs,
Under the Freedom Of Information Act, can I please get the number of people who have been brought to Australia through the offshore Humanitarian Programme for the last 10 years, who have Sri Lanka as their country of origin? Can this information be filtered by the specific years, thank you.
In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 20/10/00633
File Number: OBJ2020/32131
Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 13 October 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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Under the Freedom Of Information Act, can I please get the number of people who have been brought to Australia through the offshore Humanitarian Programme for the last 10 years, who have Sri Lanka as their country of origin?
Your request was received by the Department on 13 October 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/10/00633 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
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Dear Barathan Vidhyapathy
FOI Request: FA 20/10/00633
I refer to your FOI request received on 13 October 2020, seeking access to
Under the Freedom Of Information Act, can I please get the number of
people who have been brought to Australia through the offshore
Humanitarian Programme for the last 10 years, who have Sri Lanka as their
country of origin?
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.
FOI Decision Maker
FOI and Records Management Branch
Strategy and Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au
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