Skill Select Data Application

Tharun Thatikonda made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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Tharun Thatikonda

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Skill select data website is not available from 1st may 2020 due to privacy concerns raised, when it will be back for public use? In mean time is there any other forum or source to access skill select EOI data online?.

Yours faithfully,

Tharun Thatikonda.

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs


Dear Tharun Thatikonda,

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.

Yours sincerely,
Freedom of Information Section
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division | Strategy and Law Enforcement Group


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