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2017 FOI Disclosure Logs

The information shown in this disclosure log is information to which we gave access in response to a request under section 11A of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). In accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act this information does not include:

  • personal information about any person if publication of that information would be unreasonable
  • information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of that information would be unreasonable
  • other information covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner if publication of that information would be unreasonable
  • any information if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above dot points
  • information removed under s22(1)(a)(ii) [Access to edited copies with exempt or irrelevant matter deleted] of the FOI Act is considered 'out of scope' for the request.
Disclosure date (date decision released to applicant) Reference number TitleAccess
22 December 2017FA 17/10/00267​Independent review for the circumstances of the detention of two Australian citizens

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​22 December 2017​FA 17/09/00524​Security Risk Assessment Tool for assessment of asylum seekers detained in immigration detention centres

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​22 December 2017​FA 17/10/00620​Media Personnel Emails - ABF Commissioner Twitter Account

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22 December 2017​FA 16/07/00589
FA 16/07/01000
FA 16/09/01128
Assistant Minister's Incoming Brief - Freedom of Information Requests

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21 December 2017FA 17/11/00937​Tariff Concession Order (TCO) 9612169

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21 December 2017FA 15/02/00981Student Visas: Fraud Malpractice and error in the international education sector

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​18 December 2017​FA 17/08/00925

​ABF Podcast Series and Communication and Media Framework

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​15 December 2017FA17/11/00905Number of Temporary Work Visa Subclass 400 Grants – January – November 2017

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13 December 2017FA 17/05/00569​Current contract, appendices and amendments between DIBP and Australian Helicopter (known as Babcock) for civil maritime surveillance services

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​6 December 2017​FA17/09/00998189 visa applications and EOI invitations for occupations 2211 and 2212 for FY 2016-2017

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4 December 2017FA 17/07/0905​Documents regarding DIBP funding of IOM Indonesia for Assisted Voluntary Returns

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4 December 2017​FA 16/10/00284​Minister's Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention (MCASD) meeting minutes from 13 February 2014 to 18 May 2016

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4 December 2017FA 17/11/00012 Statistics regarding cancellation of student visa, working holiday visa and work and holiday visas - 2014-2017

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4 December 2017FA17/11/00348

​189 visa applications under New Zealand Stream - 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Oct 2017

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1 December 2017FA17/11/00702​Residents - Communication Access - Mail Service

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1 December 2017FA17/10/01056Statistics for 124 Visa Subclass applications and determination broken down by approved, refused and withdrawn by passport countries and by categories for FY 2012-2017

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28 November 2017​FA 17/04/00529Statistics - reports received and investigated for the Dob-in service and documents relating to the design, purpose and operation of the Dob-in Service from 2015 to 2017

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27 November 2017FA 17/09/00476Position descriptions for positions held at Nauru and Manus for August 2014

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​27 November 2017FA 17/11/00179Tariff Concession Order 1131414

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27 November 2017FA 17/10/01093​Tariff Concession Order 9312795

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21 November 2017FA 17/10/01038The policy document used by the Department to determine SRSS eligibility, in force from April 2017

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17 November 2017 FA 17/09/00022Senate Estimates Brief Cuban Resettlement May 2017

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13 November 2017FA 17/09/00933Communications referencing Papua New Guinea Governor, Manus Province, Charlie Benjamin and the Australian run processing centre on Manus Island

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8 November 2017​FA 16/11/00216A copy of the document 'Secretary's Instruction 10 Legal Services'

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6 November 2017FA 17/08/00517Talking points or similar documents provided to the Minister for Immigration and terrorism cases in the Victorian courts from 1 January 2017

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3 November 2017 FA 17/09/00098Visa applications lodged, granted and refused for visa subclasses 189, 190, 489, 457 for Iran citizens for FY’s 2012-2017

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30 October 2017FA 17/02/00406​First item of correspondence sent and received by the Department in relation to the USA refugee agreement

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26 October 2017FA 17/08/00244Documents regarding the discussion, analysis and results of the latest internal survey showing attitudes to the agency

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26 October 2017​FA 17/05/01120Reports provided by the Independent Health Advice Panel since 01/01/2016 regarding systemic or population type issues in Nauru and Manus Island

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​25 October 2017FA 17/10/00601Employer Sponsored Activity for Visa Subclass 187 for FY 2015-2017

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19 October 2017FA 17/09/01001Number of visa subclass 189 applications lodged for FY2016-17

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18 October 2017 ​FA 17/07/00862​NSW Parliamentary Human Trafficking meeting brief and subclass 457 visa statistics - Massage Therapist - Illegal worker statistics

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18 October 2017 FA 17/08/00505​Manus and Nauru RPC - Self harm statistics - Financial year 2016 – 17

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​16 October 2017FA 17/09/00682

​Temporary visa holders in Australia as at 31 December 2016

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​16 October 2017FA 17/08/00731

​Migration Programme Outcome 2015-16 by Stream for Singaporeans and intended residence in Queensland

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16 October 2017FA 17/08/00741

​Singaporean citizens applying for Permanent skilled visas in Australia for the financial year 2015/2016

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13 October 2017 FA 17/09/00731

​RSMS/Subclass 187 Direct Entry Nomination Approvals for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 categorised by OCCUPATION

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​13 October 2017 FA 17/08/01178

​Simpler Visa Discussion Paper 2010 and Subclass 400 visa statistics - 30 June 2017

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​13 October 2017 FA 17/09/00130

​Subclass 457 visa applications for Tasmania 2017/18 to 31 August 2017

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​11 October 2017 FA 17/09/00592

​Subclass 186 & 187 applications and visa cancellations under power s137Q, s 109 and s116 between 2012-2017

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29 September 2017FA 17/09/00588Business Innovation and Investment (subclasses 132 and 188) lodgements as at 31 August 2017

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27 September 2017FA 17/07/00478Executive travel expenditure and allowances - 2016/17

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​26 September 2017FA 17/09/00229Phone calls to 131 881 by call topics for financial years 2014/15-2016/17

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22 September 2017FA 17/09/00309Lodgement dates for visa applications of subclasses 132 and 188 currently being processed by the Hong Kong Business Skills Processing Centre

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22 September 2017FA 17/08/00721​Carer visa application subclass 835 statistics from 08/03/2011 to 02/01/2013 and 13/06/2014 to 17/08/2017

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22 September 2017FA 17/09/00135Luxury Car Tax collected - motor vehicles over 30 years of age - 2012/13 - 2016/17

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21 September 2017FA 17/06/00046DIBP SRSS contracts with Adult Multicultural Education Services and Australian Red Cross

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18 September 2017​FA 17/06/00587Standard Operating Procedure for assessment and placement of detainees September 2016

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15 September 2017FA 17/08/01107The Detention Population and Capacity by Immigration Detention Facility as at 25 August 2017


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12 September 2017FA 17/08/00607Information about the effectiveness of registered Migration Agents (RMA) 2012 - 2016

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6 September 2017FA 16/10/00425​Reform and Integration: Measures of Success

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5 September 2017​FA 17/07/00884​Illegal Maritime Arrival (IMA) streamlined reassessment approach

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22 August 2017​FA 16/10/00180​Project Controls Group Minutes for October, November & December 2015

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18 August 2017​FA 17/07/00696​Statistics regarding illegal foreign workers 2016/2017 financial year

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​18 August 2017​FA 17/04/00926​Statistics - citizenship by conferral applications lodged between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2016 broken down by country of origin, year of lodgement and decision outcome

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16 August 2017​FA 17/04/00235​Communications from 1 May 2016 between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Minister regarding garrison and welfare services for Nauru

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14 August 2017​FA 17/04/00843​Syrian Resettlement Program Statistics

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14 August 2017​FA 17/07/00368​Statistics on subclass 132A, 132B, 188A, 188B, 188C, and 188E visa streams for financial years 2012 to 2017

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11 August 2017​FA 16/08/00942​Conditions and treatment of asylum seekers on Nauru

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9 August 2017​FA 17/07/00874Tariff Concession Order 0404142

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8 August 2017​FA 17/07/00585​Tariff Concession Orders 1660232 and 1660234

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4 August 2017​FA 17/05/00456​Tariff Concession Orders 8341133 reissued 0614179 and 8531986 reissued 0614180

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4 August 2017​FA17/01/01172​Chief Medical Officer Reviews of Regional Processing Centres between 2013-2015

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4 August 2017​FA17/05/01274​Statistics on the number of people arriving through Refugee and Humanitarian Program (Class XB) who received Health Waiver under PIC4007 from 2011 until 2016

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4 August 2017​FA17/05/01158​Number of refugee and humanitarian entrants resettled in Australia proposed by a person in Australia from 2011 until 2017

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2 August 2017​FA17/06/00943​Statistics of lodgements and grants of business talent visa or venture capital entrepreneur stream from 01/07/2012 - 31/05/2017

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​28 July 2017FA 17/04/00580Statistics on occupations removed from the list of eligible skilled occupation for 1 July 2015 to 19 April 2017

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​28 July 2017​FA 17/05/00584Weipa Customs House - Asbestos

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28 July 2017FA17/04/00832 FA17/04/00833 FA17/04/00865 FA17/04/00953 FA17/05/00006 FA17/05/00285 FA17/05/00822Incident - Manus Island - 14 April 2017

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27 July 2017​FA 17/05/01160Tariff Concession Orders 1536373, 1403432 and 0304371

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25 July 2017​FA 17/06/00834​Statistics on Business Innovation & Investment and Business Talent visa grants - 1 July 2012 to 31 May 2017

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20 July 2017​FA 17/07/00006​Various Immigration Detention Statistics for Italian Citizens for Financial Years 2010-2017

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18 July 2017​FA 17/05/01279​Statistics on partner visa applications processed at Amman Post

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17 July 2017​FA 17/01/00878​Statistics on partner visa family violence claims from 2000 to 2016

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12 July 2017​FA 17/05/01184
  1. Data as at June 2017 regarding Higher Duties and Flex accumulated by Department Staff
  2. Data between April 2015 to May 2017 regarding Flex payments, Executive Extended Committee Allowance and Travel by Department Staff

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12 July 2017​FA 17/01/00475Expired and active labour agreements as at 14 March 2017

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6 July 2017​FA 17/05/00563​Statistics - Visa subclass 132 and 188 lodged and refused in 2012-31/05/2017 where the Citizenship Country is Malaysia

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5 July 2017​FA 17/03/00254​Adler A110 Safety Testing

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3 July 2017​FA 17/05/00081​Statistics - Form 47SP - Application for Migration – 2016

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3 July 2017​FA 17/05/00092​Statistics on Resident Return visas received in 2016

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21 June 2017​FA 17/05/00435​Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 Second Reading Speech

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19 June 2017FA 17/05/01159Statistics on the importation of cannabis and cocaine between 1980 and 2005

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15 June 2017FA 17/04/00542Statistics on unlawfulness and visa cancellations for Italian citizens

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15 June 2017FA 17/04/00916Key findings and analysis of APS Employee Census on Staff Engagement for 2014, 2015 and 2016

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14 June 2017FA 17/04/00226Subclass 457 nominations lodged between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016

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6 June 2017FA 17/05/00644Tariff Concession Order 0303104

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6 June 2017FA 17/02/00878Processing requirements for humanitarian visa applicants in Syria – Ministerial Submission of 20 January 2010

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6 June 2017FA 17/04/00288Subclass 457 visas in the ICT sector granted between 1 October 2015 and 31 March 2017

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2 June 2017FA 17/04/00312Subclass 457 standard business sponsorship granted between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2017

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2 June 2017FA 17/02/00489Top conditions identified by a Medical Officer of the Commonwealth for certain skilled visas in 2015-16

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1 June 2017FA 16/10/00977The Immigration Detention Facilities and Detainee Services Contract as at August 2016

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30 May 2017FA 17/02/00602Review of IHMS working with children checks referred to in the departmental review of allegations about IHMS following Guardian Australia's reports in 2015

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26 May 2017FA 17/02/00110Protection visa and returns and removals data 2005 to 2016

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25 May 2017FA 16/11/01346457 visa nomination outcomes by skilled occupation 1 January 2014 to 31 October 2016

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22May 2017FA 17/03/01116Training for decision makers - assessment of LGBT+ asylum seekers

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19 May 2017FA 17/02/00884Passenger clearance course – convention travel documents

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19 May 2017FA 17/04/00025Tariff Concession Order 0601602 (reissued as 0804886)

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16 May 2017FA 17/03/00312 Statistics on Australian resettled refugees referred by the UN Refugee Agency – Financial years from 2011 to 2017

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10 May 2017FA 16/10/01759Review documents regarding the 2000 published incident reports from Nauru

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10 May 2017FA 16/10/01730 Correspondence to and from the Secretary regarding the 2000 published incident reports from Nauru

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5 May 2017FA 17/02/00462Statistics on Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visas lodged in 2015-16

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5 May 2017FA 17/01/00360Documents to and from the Minister’s Office regarding Reza Barati and Faysal Ahmed

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4 May 2017FA 17/03/00367 Statistics on Australian residency From United States residents – Financial years from 2006 to 2017

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4 May 2017FA 17/03/00303 Statistics on Australian citizenship and website visits by United States residents – 2011-2017

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2 May 2017FA 16/11/00582-R1 Tariff Concession Order 1107178

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2 May 2017FA 17/03/00593Statistics on Partner (subclasses 820 and 801) visas for the financial years 2014-15 and 2015-16

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26 April 2017FA 17/02/00562The number of boat turnbacks in 2016

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13 April 2017FA 16/11/01718Planning the 2016-17 Migration Programme

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12 April 2017FA 16/12/00958Statistics regarding persons in detention on character grounds - 16 December 2016

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12 April 2017FA 17/03/00539Job profile for visa processing officers

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11 April 2017FA 17/03/00438Subclass 457 visa nominations refused from July 2013 to February 2017

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30 March 2017FA 16/11/01068Legislative Instrument identifying countries of concern for Child and Adoption visas

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30 March 2017FA 17/02/00939Ballot results for Enterprise bargaining during 2015 and 2016

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28 March 2017FA 17/02/00475Position titles of EL2 and EL1 officers in “Immigration and Citizenship Policy Division” and “Visa and Citizenship Management Division”

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27 March 2017FA 16/09/00074Review of Customs Licensing Regimes

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24 March 2017FA 17/03/00389Tariff Concession Order 0802471

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23 March 2017FA 17/02/000349Cost of litigation regarding the use of the song “I am Australian”

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23 March 2017FA 17/03/00012Applications for Australian citizenship by descent in 2016

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22 March 2017FA 17/02/00030Termination of Protected Industrial Action 2016

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21 March 2017FA 17/01/00250Tariff Concession Order 1647043

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10 March 2017FA 16/09/02892Processing of FOI Request FA 16/05/01387

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9 March 2017FA 17/02/00049FOI Weekly Report - 15 January 2017

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9 March 2017FA 17/01/00996Revocation of Tariff Concession Order 1647286

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7 March 2017FA 17/02/00166Offshore humanitarian visa grants - people displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq - 1 July 2015 to 6 January 2017

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3 March 2017FA 16/12/00787Detection and disposal of firearms - July 2011 to June 2016

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3 March 2017FA 17/01/01034IHMS Health Data Sets for Onshore Detention and Regional Processing Centres – Quarter 2 and 3 2016

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28 February 2017​FA 16/07/00303Statistics for Unauthorised Air Arrivals UAAs from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016

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28 February 2017​FA 17/02/00610 Resident Return Visas lodged - 1 January 2015-31 December 2015

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21 February 2017​FA 16/12/01048 ​Business Innovation & Investment Visa (subclass 188/888) statistics - 1 July 2012 to 30 November 2016

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15 February 2017​FA 17/01/00660 ​Visa holders in Australia on the 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa as at 30 June 2013; 30 June 2014; 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016

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13 February 2017​FA 16/11/01320 ​Tourist Refund Scheme data - 2015-2016

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8 February 2017​FA 16/11/01872Tariff Concession Order 0704735

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7 February 2017​FA 16/10/02057 ​Back pocket brief - Staff members undertaking mandatory drug and alcohol tests

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6 February 2017​FA 16/10/02310 ​Proposed streamlined visa processing for providers in non-university sectors August 1 July 2012 to 22 March 2014

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3 February 2017​FA 16/04/01146 ​Fraud allegations made against International Health and Medical Services

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3 February 2017​FA 16/06/00790 ​Summary incident reports for detention centres in Australia and Reginal Processing Centres 1 February 2016 - 30 April 2016

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3 February 2017​FA 16/06/00783 ​Summary incident reports for detention centres in Australia and Regional Processing Centres 1 November 2015 to 31 January 2016

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3 February 2017FA 16/06/00774 ​Summary incident reports for detention centres in Australia and Regional Processing Centres 1 August 2015 - 31 October 2015

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23 January 2017FA 16/01/00478Review into allegations of misconduct at the Manus Regional Processing Centre

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23 January 2017​FA 16/11/00648 Documents relating to the scope of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security – Immigration visit to DIBP Immigration Detention Centres in 2013

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19 January 2017​FA 16/12/00853 ​2016-2017 Budget Figures for DIBP Media and FOI Functions

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18 January 2017​FA 16/10/01801 ​Correspondence with Safework South Australia relating to the importation of building products containing asbestos

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17 January 2017​FA 16/08/00237 ​IHMS Health Data Sets for Onshore Detention and Regional Processing Centres – Quarter1 2016

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16 January 2017​FA 16/11/01500 ​Data on Syrian applicants for visitor visas and refugee and humanitarian visas from July to September 2016

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11 January 2017​FA 16/11/01873 ​Tariff Concession Order 0607741

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10 January 2017​FA 16/10/00257Tariff Concession Order 9102149

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4 January 2017​FA 16/09/01005​Consultation with the Department of Education about regulation changes for education providers

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3 January 2017​FA 16/10/01647Minutes from the Streamlined Visa Processing Roundtable, August 2012

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