The total number of EOIs in submitted status 190 NSW state nomination for the ANZSCO code 261313(Software Engineer) as at 3rd March 2020

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Could I get data of the total number of EOIs in submitted status in the skill select system for Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)- NSW state nomination for the ANZSCO code 261313(Software Engineer) across 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100 and 105 points who are living in NSW, and have been employed in NSW as at 3rd March 2020

Yours faithfully,

sandy

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FOI Request: FA 20/03/00364
File Number: OBJ2020/7502

Dear Sandy

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 4 March 2020 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:
Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Could I get data of the total number of EOIs in submitted status in the skill select system for Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)- NSW state nomination for the ANZSCO code 261313(Software Engineer) across 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100 and 105 points who are living in NSW, and have been employed in NSW as at 3rd March 2020

Yours faithfully,
sandy.

Your request was received by the Department on 4 March 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/03/00364 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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I refer to your request received on 4 March 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.
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The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This would extend the due date for your request to 3 May 2020.
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Hi FOI officer,

Thank you for your email, I agree with your purpose of extending the time frame. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future .

Yours sincerely,

sandy

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12 April 2020

Dear Sandy

Freedom of Information (FOI) request - Access Decision

I refer to the following request for access to a document under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), received by the Department
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+---------------------------+
|Reference |Scope |
|Number | |
|-----------+---------------|
|FA |Data of the |
|20/03/00364|total number of|
| |EOIs in |
| |submitted |
| |status in the |
| |skill select |
| |system for |
| |Skilled |
| |Nominated visa |
| |(subclass 190)-|
| |NSW state |
| |nomination for |
| |the ANZSCO code|
| |261313(Software|
| |Engineer) |
| |across 70, 75, |
| |80, 85, 90, 95,|
| |100 and 105 |
| |points who are |
| |living in NSW, |
| |and have been |
| |employed in NSW|
| |as at 3rd March|
| |2020. |
+---------------------------+

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