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Freedom of information

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FOI disclosure logs 2019

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
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  • 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.
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12 June 2019FA 19/02/01516Payments to Paladin Solutions PNG Limited under Contract Notice CN3470670

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12 June 2019FA 19/02/01270Order - Deed of Standing Officer - Legal Services - Summary of work undertaken - Maddocks - Probity Adviser - Procurement of garrison and welfare services on Manus Island

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12 June 2019FA 19/02/01089CBS17-19 - Commercial, Financial, Project Support Services - Garrison and Welfare Services - Order - Variation Orders - Payments made to KPMG - 1 January 2017 to 28 February 2019

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11 June 2019FA19/02/00196Statistics for Humanitarian visa holders who have had visas cancelled under s.501(3A) and s.501(2) of the Migration Act

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06 June 2019FA19/04/01357Living Safe Together Grants Programme Guidelines and names of the Omitted Recipients as listed in Grants Register for FY 2014/15

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05 June 2019 FA 19/05/00684Statistics concerning student visa subclass 500 applications from India, 2016-17 to 30 April 2019

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05 June 2019 FA 19/05/01095Procedural Instruction BC-2421: Duty of Care at the Border

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05 June 2019FA 19/05/01587Message from the Secretary - The future of our immigration and citizenship systems - 11 April 2019

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05 June 2019FA 19/03/00155Itemised spending - credit cards - office refurbishments - travel - phone - Comcar - Department Secretary

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03 June 2019FA 19/05/00079Total cost of visa fees paid to Nauru government for allowing transferees to reside in Nauru, and a monthly breakdown of those visa fees for the 12 months to 1 May 2019

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30 May 2019FA 19/04/01503Age statistics for the Department of Home Affairs as at 30 April 2019

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30 May 2019  FA 19/03/00436Documents concerning SkillSelect invitations for visa subclasses 189 and 489, 1 July 2018 to 7 March 2019

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28 May 2019FA 19/04/01473The most recent breakdown of totals on IMMI PAL by Citizenship with risk and alert description and IMMI DAL by nationality of holder

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28 May 2019FA 16/08/00942Briefings to DIBP Secretary since 13/10/14 and to ABF Commissioner since 01//07/15 regarding conditions at Nauru Processing Centre and/or treatment of Asylum seekers there.

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22 May 2019FA 19/05/00693Correspondence relating to SkillSelect invitation round of 9 May 2019

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22 May 2019FA 19/04/01255Selected visa applications by Singaporean residents, 2015-16 to 2017-18

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22 May 2019FA 19/04/01249Selected permanent visa subclass visa applications using a registered migration agent or authorised recipient (2015-2018)

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20 May 2019FA 19/02/00750Self harm, actual threats and incidents for the last two years from 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2019

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17 May 2018FA 18/10/00175Documents relating to contract CN3382961 - a contract for International Security Escort Training for PNG between the Department and C5 Management Solutions Pty Ltd

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16 May 2019FA 19/02/00754Incoming Chief Medical Officer Brief

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15 May 2019FA 18/10/00787Names, statement of duties and professional qualifications of SES who have responsibility for Regional Processing Centres

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15 May 2019FA 19/05/00690Subclass 887 visa applications, March 2018 to March 2019

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15 May 2019FA 19/04/00240Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) holders resident in Queensland, by visa expiry date

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15 May 2019FA 19/05/00313Applications for Citizenship for applicants aged 90 days or under, 2013 to 2018

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8 May 2019FA 19/03/00229Tariff Concession Order 1888239

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7 May 2019FA19/02/00278Documents used to deliver training to the NSW or Victorian state police on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018

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7 May 2019FA 19/02/01329Tariff Concession Order (TCO) 18180210 - Revocation

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01 May 2019FA 18/11/01355Agreement between Department of Home Affairs and Aspen Medical - provision of Health Services on Nauru or Manus Island - 2017-2018

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01 May 2019

FA 19/01/00145

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Questions asked - Transcripts of Interviews - 17 Vietnamese nationals - arrival North Queensland

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29 April 2019FA 18/12/00010KPMG Detention Futures Report - CN3491006

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26 April 2019FA 19/01/00203Emails exchanged between Dr John Brayley, Michael Pezzullo, Michael Outram and Mandy Newton - Dr Brayley's Resignation - August and September 2017

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26 April 2019FA 18/11/00306Cost of transferring children from Nauru to Australia for medical treatment from January 2017 to November 2018 and total number of transfers

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17 April 2019FA 19/03/00623 Remaining Relative applications (visa subclasses 115 and 835) queued in between 2 August 2011 and 27 August 2012

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16 April 2019FA19/02/00274Names of people who have expressed firm interest for the role of judicial assessor contained in section 317WA of Telecommunications Act

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15 April 2019FA 18/11/00300Briefs regarding the impact of sending refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru to New Zealand in people smuggling trade

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15 April 2019FA 18/12/00835Statistics and planning levels for each permanent and provisional residence visas by regional office and overseas post

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15 April 2019FA19/02/00276Names of people who have expressed interest for the role of technical expert assessor contained in Section 317WA(4) of Telecommunications Act 2018

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15 April 2019FA19/03/00903Documents regarding the issue of Australian citizenship wrongly issued to people born in Papua New Guinea

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12 April 2019FA 19/02/00466Security Risk Assessment (SRAT) independent review brief 2018

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12 April 2019FA 19/03/00580
Situation Report - asbestos - imported children's crayons

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12 April 2019FA 19/01/00423Policy documents - Health Care in Regional Processing Countries

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12 April 2019FA 19/02/00479Report relating to missing shipments of lawfully imported firearms into Australia - named entities - since 2008

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11 April 2019FA 18/09/00661Emails - 12-14 June 2018 - transfers of people from Nauru for health purposes

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10 April 2019FA 19/02/00449 Statistics for visa subclasses 190 and 489: number of invitations issued; and occupation (July 2018 – March 2019)

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10 April 2019FA 19/02/00617 Subclass 189 visa applications for ANZSCO code 253111 (General Practitioners) from the United Kingdom, 1 January 2018 - 31 January 2019

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08 April 2019FA 18/12/00015 Whole of Nation Report - Australian Electoral Maturity Review - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CN3550609

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05 April 2019FA 19/02/01088Weekly figures of boats and asylum seekers entering Australia via Christmas Island from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013

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05 April 2019FA 19/03/00574Documents containing information about the Illicit Tobacco Taskforce including any monthly progress reports from Jan 2018 to Feb 2019

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05 April 2019FA 19/02/00479Consultations - Freedom of Information Section with Elizabeth Hampton - January 2017

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05 April 2019FA 19/01/00136Emails - Minutes of meetings - mention of Abul Rizvi - August 2016 to 25 December 2018

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04 April 2019FA 18/08/01356
FA 18/08/01631
FA 18/09/00530
Incoming Minister's Brief - August 2018

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03 April 2019FA 19/02/00616EOI SkillSelect invitation results in 11 February 2019 invitation round

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03 April 2019FA 19/03/00768 Business Skills and General Skilled Migration visa activity, 2013-14 to 31 December 2018, where the citizenship country is India

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03 April 2019 FA 18/11/01547Policies and procedures regarding protection claims made before, or at, immigration clearance in airports

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28 March 2019FA 18/11/01011 Proposals to increase South Australia’s population or migration

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28 March 2019FA 18/11/01574 Labour Agreement refusals 2018

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28 March 2019FA 09/02/00266 Monthly reports provided to Minister for Home Affairs in relation to Victorian youth gang associates 30 June 2018 to 31 January 2019

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27 March 2019FA 19/03/00715 Offshore Humanitarian visa grants to applicants proposed by a person in Australia, 2015-2016 to 2018-19 (to 13 March 2019)

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27 March 2019FA19/01/01007Documents relating to the movement of boat No. 599 which arrived in Australia on 17 March 2013

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27 March 2019FA19/01/00060 Statistics for years 2015/16 to 2018/19, for each power within subsections of s501 and s116 of the Migration Act

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27 March 2019 FA 19/03/00775 Visitor visa holders in New South Wales removed from onshore immigration detention - January, February and March 2014

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22 March 2019FA 19/02/00469Guidelines for interpreters in protection visa interviews (2017) and Quality Control checks – protection obligations assessment – Humanitarian Program (2018)

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22 March 2019FA18/11/01487Annual figures of the total applications and approval for the Significant Investor Visa programme broken down by country of origin

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21 March 2019FA18/12/00137Name and interception details of the Vessel

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20 March 2019FA 19/01/00172Variable outgoings in relation to the lease of the Dampier District Office, 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2018

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20 March 2019FA 19/02/00747Revocation of already approved leave at half pay following implementation of workplace determination

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20 March 2019FA19/01/01346 For subclass 189 visa for each round from Feb 2019 to June 2019 the total number of invitations to be issued and any Department correspondence including decisions on number

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18 March 2019FA19/01/00169Total number of Visitor visa applications lodged and total number of visitor visa holders who applied for asylum to Australia

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18 March 2019FA18/11/00985Five recent complaints from transferees in Nauru RPC

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15 March 2019FA19/01/00421Documents related to calibration of detectors for trace explosives and narcotics at immigration detention centres

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15 March 2019FA 18/12/00180Request from Paul Pisasale to Minister Dutton - support of Ministerial Intervention

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12 March 2019FA 18/12/00526Statistics regarding section 501 visa cancellation revocation request decisions, 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018 - Ministerial Direction nos. 65 and 79

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5 March 2019 FA 18/08/01348Emails created - development of a response - Questions on Notice - BE18/100 and BE18/013 - Budget Estimates hearings - 21/05/2018 and 22/05/2018

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5 March 2019FA 19/01/00048

Number of 188 and 132 visas all streams submitted and approved in the past 12 months by month, nomination state and country of origin of the applicant and the available spaces for nomination by the states

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4 March 2019FA18/10/00715

Information regarding the Vessel named "Fowler"

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4 March 2019FA 18/10/01186

Total number of 457 and 482 visa nomination outcomes by skilled occupation from 1 November 2016 to date

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4 March 2019FA18/11/01002 Secretary's Directive - 24 June 2015 - Health transfers

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Medical transfers from PNG to Nauru, 4 March 2019
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1 March 2019 FA 17/11/00141 Resignation Letter from Former Chief Medical Officer John Brayley

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1 March 2019FA19/01/00418

Length of time spent in onshore detention facilities by children in the previous 10 years

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28 February 2019FA181000532

Correspondence with the Minister's office relating to a refugee protection claim in Canada by an Australian citizen

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28 February 2019FA 19/01/00018Number of people resettled to Australia through the Refugee and Humanitarian Programme from Indonesia by visa subclass

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27 February 2019FA 18/11/00304 Number of staff currently employed in the National Character Consideration Centre

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27 February 2019FA 19/01/01309Total number of unfinalised subclass 143, 864, 103 and 804 lodged between FY July 2010, FY 2014 and FY 2016 to current

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27 February 2019FA 19/01/00074Copy of Employment Extension Process Map trim file ADD2008/941655 as mentioned current publication of PAM 3

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26 February 2019FA 19/01/01227Standard Business Sponsorships refused between 1 January 2009 and 31 January 2019 and ministerial intervention outcome

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22 February 2019 FA 19/02/00270 Detection reports - asbestos in imported products - 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

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21 February 2019FA18/09/01357

Documents related to Secretary Michael Pezzullo's overseas travel between 24 September 2016 and 24 September 2018

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19 February 2019 FA 19/01/01304 Total number of EOI invitations issued for round of Dec 2018 and Jan 2019 for 189 Skilled Independent and 489 Family Sponsored Skilled Migration

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11 February 2019FA19/01/00367Information regarding requirements to meet Migration regulations, Schedule 1, item 1224A(3)(b)(iii) and Schedule 2, criterion 462.213.

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8 February 2019FA18/11/00299Statistics regarding Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)

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6 February 2019FA19/01/00704Statistics regarding visa subclass 188 and 482 – Number of visas lodged and granted – From commencement to 31 January 2019

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6 February 2019FA18/11/00293Statistics of applications lodged and refused for Visitor visa (subclass 600) submitted by Chinese Passport holders - 1 Jul 17 to 30 Jun 18 and 1 Jul 17 to 31 Oct 18

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6 February 2019FA19/01/00738 Total number of Chinese students on subclass 500 sent to detention whose visas were cancelled for 2017-18 financial year

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6 February 2019FA19/01/00995Statistics on visa compliance and non-compliance and percentage of visa refusals/grants processed for Lebanese nationals

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5 February 2019FA18/10/00388Documents on SkillSelect invites for subclass 189 and 489 for the 2018/19 program year

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4 February 2019FA18/12/00489 Total of applications lodged, approved and refused for subclasses 188, 189, 190, 489, 887 for financial years 2013 to 2018

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4 February 2019FA18/08/00039Statistics for the shortest, longest and mean processing time for the 11,382 partner visa refusals for the program year 2016/17

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31 January 2019 FA 19/01/00191Detection Reports - Asbestos - 1 January to 30 July 2018

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31 January 2019 FA18/11/01330Number of subclass 476 visa grants for 2017/18 (Financial Year)

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31 January 2019FA18/06/00357Documents about the employment of foreign workers at solar farms in Queensland

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30 January 2019FA18/12/00530Subclass 189 and 190 invitations issued by state and territory government agency for financial year 2018/19

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29 January 2019FA18/11/00989Freedom of Information Act - Section 23 – Delegation of decision making powers - Minister for Home Affairs

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29 January 2019FA19/01/00339Subclass 482 nominations refused or withdrawn under a standard business sponsorship - 14 Aug 18 to 31 Dec 18.

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29 January 2019FA19/01/00023Number of New Zealand citizens granted Australian citizenship and Resident return visas since January 1985 and 1 January 2013 respectively.

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29 January 2019FA 18/10/01395Number of Australian citizenship by conferral applications approved from 1 July 2018 - 30 November 2018
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25 January 2019FA19/01/00052Visa grants for subclasses 186, 187, 189, 190 for ANZSCO Minor Group 233 Engineering Professionals for 2016/17 and 2017/18 Financial Years

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24 January 2019FA 18/11/00694Forced marriages brought to the attention of the Department including state of Victoria - 2016/17 and 2017/18

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22 January 2019FA 18/11/01241Asbestos Interdepartmental Committee - Minutes including tabled documents - September 2016 -November 2018 - Review into changes to penalties for unlawful import/export of asbestos

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22 January 2019FA 18/11/01351Correspondence - Roman Quaedvlieg - Cindy Briscoe - Transitory Persons Committee - offshore medical transfers - 2016

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22 January 2019FA 18/11/01349Policy - Health Care in Regional Processing Countries

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21 January 2019FA 18/11/01353Minutes - Teleconference - ABF and IHMS - 13 December 2017

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18 January 2019FA 18/10/00085Number of applications by source countries under visa streams and number of finalisation by top 10 countries of origin under the visa streams, the number of cancellations under s134 by visa subclasses by state and source countries and visa approvals by age of the applicants at time of application for 2013-2018 financial year

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16 January 2019FA18/11/01327Total number of invitations for period 1/01/2018 to 31/10/2018 for ANZSCO code 262111 for subclass 190

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16 January 2019FA 18/10/00650Position statements for Case Managers, Detention Review Managers, Superintendent Christmas Island and Yongah Hill and Blank Departmental forms used for recording conduct or outcomes of monthly case reviews and recording transition of detainees from one Case Manager to another in relation to transfer of custody between officers and reference to s196(4) or 196(5)b of the Act

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15 January 2019FA 18/11/01319The total amount of EOIs for each pro-rata and non rata occupation group for subclass 189 that have not been invited to apply for a visa with the total points of 65,70,75,80 and 85 up to 22 Nov 2018

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15 January 2019FA 18/11/00302Afghan nationals removed to country of origin or a third country 1 Jan - 31 Oct 2018

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15 January 2019FA 18/10/00526Pactum Dairy Group Pty Ltd – Freedom Foods – Subclass 457 visas

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11 January 2019FA 18/10/01725Number of new citizens by Local Government Authority and the proportion and percentage of oaths vs affirmations in swearing the pledge of commitment for each Local Government Authority in 2018

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11 January 2019FA 18/11/00988Freedom of Information Act - section 23 - Delegation

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10 January 2019FA 18/10/00384Number of Temporary Resident (Skilled) sponsors who have lodged standard business sponsorships or had standard business sponsorships refused between 1 July 2008 - 30 June 2018

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10 January 2019FA 18/11/00194KPMG review of government-funded migration advice - Programs for Asylum Seekers

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9 January 201918/08/00299 Statistics - Visa Subclass 188 - Business Innovation and Investment - Entrepreneur stream - Primary and Secondary applications lodged and granted - 1 July 2016 - 30 November 2018

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7 January 2019FA 16/09/02045

OAIC matter MR16/00506 - Refer to the IC Decision AICmr68 (15 November 2018) and AAT order of 21 December 2018, reference number 2018/7276
Table denoting the top 20 largest importers of firearms in Australia

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