Refugees resettled in Australia through UNHCR referal

Asher Hirsch made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Under the FOI Act please provide the following statistics:

How many refugees who have been resettled in Australia through the offshore Refugee and Humanitarian Program have been referred by UNHCR?

Please provide a breakdown by financial year and by visa subclass, for the
financial years 2015/16 to 2017/18, as well as up to 27 March 2019.

I note you have previously provided similar statistics in FA 17/03/00312.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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FOI Request:       FA 19/03/01333

File Number:       OBJ2019/20659 

Dear Mr Hirsch

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 27 March 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:

How many refugees who have been resettled in Australia through the
offshore Refugee and Humanitarian Program have been referred by UNHCR?

Please provide a breakdown by financial year and by visa subclass, for the
financial years 2015/16 to 2017/18, as well as up to 27 March 2019.

I note you have previously provided similar statistics in FA 17/03/00312.
 Documents provided up to 7 March 2017 in FOI request FA 17/03/000312 and
are also available on our website:
[1]https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files...
 -  therefore we will not be considering this part of the request.

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Dear Asher Hirsch,

 

FOI Request: FA 19/03/01333

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 27 March 2019, seeking access to
the following:

 

How many refugees who have been resettled in Australia through the
offshore Refugee and Humanitarian Program have been referred by UNHCR?

Please provide a breakdown by financial year and by visa subclass, for the
financial years 2015/16 to 2017/18, as well as up to 27 March 2019.

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Regards,

FOI Team

Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch

Productivity and Compliance Division  | Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for providing this information.

However, you have not provided data on the 2016-17 Financial year.

I note your correspondence indicating that as I have previously requested earlier years up to 7 March 2017 in FOI request FA 17/03/000312, and therefore you won't be providing what was already released.

While I understand that you will not provide data already released, you have not provided data from 7 March 2017 to 30 June 2017. Therefore, I do not have a complete year for the 2016-17 financial year.

Please can you provide the data for the 2016-17 Financial year, preferably as a whole financial year, or at the very least for 7 March - 30 June 2017.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Please can you tell me if you are considering my previous response under FOI Request: FA 19/03/01333 to provide the data for the 2016-17 Financial year, preferably as a whole financial year, or at the very least for 7 March - 30 June 2017.

If you will not respond to this email I will make a new FOI request for the documents. However, I want to first give you the opportunity to provide it under this existing request.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Asher Hirsch,

To obtain the data for the full 16/17 financial year, it would be more straightforward (in terms of FOI seeking this data from the relevant business area) for you to make a new FOI request.

This is because each application for data requires us to, effectively, open a new 'ticket' with the relevant business area. Procedurally, it will be more efficient for us to open a new ticket than continue chasing up on a closed ticket.

We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Regards,
FOI Team
Freedom of Information Section
Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch
Productivity and Compliance Division  | Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs
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