Pending and invited EOIs for subclass 189,190.

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Dear Minister for Home Affairs,

I would like to request below mentioned information for the following occupation:

233511 Industrial Engineer,
233512 Mechanical Engineer,
233513 Production or Plant Engineer.

- Invited EOIs for subclass 190 visa nominated by the NSW government for period between 01 July 2020 to 11 June 2021.
- Pending EOIs for subclass 190 and 189 for point score of 85,90,95,100, without state points.

Please include the following details:

a. date of invitation (for invited EOIs)
b. cutoff dates (for invited EOIs)
c. EOI lodge date (Pending EOIs)
d. total points (Both invited and Pending EOIs)

Thanks for your time and effort.

Yours faithfully,

FOI, Minister for Home Affairs

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FOI, Minister for Home Affairs


In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 21/06/00710

Good Afternoon

Offer to Withdraw Freedom of Information Access Request

I refer to your correspondence of 14 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 [Minister for Home Affairs request email]

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer Position no.1383
Freedom of Information Section
Department of Home Affairs

Email : [Minister for Home Affairs request email]


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Good Morning,

FOI Request: FA 21/06/00710

Dear FOI,

I am aware of the dashboard available on DHA website but the dashboard is limited to 02/2021, and I am looking for latest figures. Please do consider my request and release the afro mentioned statistics.
Thank you for you time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,


FOI, Minister for Home Affairs

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In reply please quote:

FOI Request:     FA 21/06/00710

File Number:      ADF2020/61138


Dear Ahmed,


I refer to your FOI request received on 14 June 2021.  


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


This request has been closed in our system.



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Department of Home Affairs






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