Skillselect policy for invitation rounds 189

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

The number of invitations for each invitation round varies. No information has been provided to explain why the numbers differ.

For the subclass 189 invitations please provide a copy of:
1. Any documents detailing policy or decision making processes/guidance/information around how the number of invitations in each round will be determined
2. Any documents that show proposed or confirmed numbers for invitation rounds for the remainder of the 2019-2020 programme year

Yours faithfully,

jimwong

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The number of invitations for each invitation round varies. No information
has been provided to explain why the numbers differ.

For the subclass 189 invitations please provide a copy of:
1. Any documents detailing policy or decision making
processes/guidance/information around how the number of invitations in
each round will be determined 2. Any documents that show proposed or
confirmed numbers for invitation rounds for the remainder of the 2019-2020
programme year.

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

 

The number of invitations for each invitation round varies. No information
has been provided to explain why the numbers differ.

 

For the subclass 189 invitations please provide a copy of:

1. Any documents detailing policy or decision making
processes/guidance/information around how the number of invitations in
each round will be determined 2. Any documents that show proposed or
confirmed numbers for invitation rounds for the remainder of the 2019-2020
programme year 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

jimwong

 

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