Outcome statistics of visa subclass 820/801 (partner) for 2015-2016

Steven Larkson made this Freedom of Information request to Minister for Home Affairs

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From: Steven Larkson

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Dear Minister for Immigration and Border Protection,

Could you please send the documents showing the detail for processed visa subclass 820 and 801 applications for the financial years of 2015 and 2016. If 2016 is not yet available, then please send for 2014 and 2015. Specifically, the documents containing the following information:

- Percentage of applications approved / rejected
- Reasons for rejected applications
- Amount of rejections sent to tribunal and the percentage of those that were then approved or rejected

Thank you very much for your time!

If possible, please treat this as an informal / administrative request. Otherwise, please proceed with my request as a formal information request under the act.

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Yours faithfully,

Steven Larkson

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Luke Bacon left an annotation ()

The agency is asking for a time extension.

Sadly I'd recommend accepting it at this point, because probably the information commissioner will grant it to them if they ask.

This agency has been sending this through as a standard response for quite a while. I wonder if they are planning to increase their FOI capacity in response, or if they plan to just keep failing to meet the required deadlines?

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From: Steven Larkson

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Dear FOI,

Thank you very much for your reply. I understand the high workload and appreciate your quick feedback. It would be great to get this information as soon as possible, but I would be happy to extend the deadline. Would an extra 15 days (45 days in total from time of submission) be adequate?

Thanks again, have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Larkson

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Dear Mr Larkson,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 15 March 2017, seeking access to
the following:

 

The detail for processed visa subclass 820 and 801 applications for the
financial years of 2015 and 2016. If 2016 is not yet available, then
please send for 2014 and 2015. Specifically, the documents containing the
following information:

 

[1] - Percentage of applications approved / rejected

[2] - Reasons for rejected applications

[3] - Amount of rejections sent to tribunal and the percentage of those
that were then approved or rejected

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the signed decision letter, decision record, schedule of documents and
documents released under the FOI Act.    

 

This request has now been closed.

 

 

with regards,

Helen Simons

FOI Officer|Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information, Privacy and Records Management Branch | Corporate
Support Division

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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