Immigration & Citizenship Portfolio

Additional Estimates 2009-2010 (8-9 February 2010)

Immigration & Citizenship Portfolio

Tabled documents, 9 February 2010

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1

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Corrected answer to Question on Notice No. 65 from Supplementary Budget Estimates 2009-10 (PDF 208KB)

2

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Corrected pages 15-17 , Portfolio Additional Estimates 2009-10, Immigration and Citizenship Portfolio (PDF 542KB)

3

Senator Barnett

Letter from Clerk of the Senate to Senator Barnett, dated 9 February 2010, regarding Claims of Public Interest Immunity (Cabinet Deliberations) (PDF 553KB)

4

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Breakdown by client - Christmas Island (PDF 129KB)

5

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Irregular Maritime Arrivals (by sea) – 1 July 2008 to 9 February 2010 (PDF 591KB)

Letter of correction

Questions on notice

Questions on notice index (PDF 98KB)

Answers to questions on notice were due 26 March 2010. 

QON No.

Hansard Reference/Written

Senator

Program

Question

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1.              

6

Barnett

1.1

MARA website

(PDF 7KB)

2.              

6

Barnett

1.1

MARA website

(PDF 6KB)

3.              

7

Barnett

1.1

Redundancy paid to former CEO of the MARA

(PDF 7KB)

4.              

11

Humphries

Internal Product

Travel budget

(PDF 6KB)

5.              

13

Humphries

1.1

Most recent quarterly report on 457 visas

(PDF 7KB)

6.              

16-18

Humphries

1.1

Ministerial discretion to disclose personal information under s140ZH of the Migration Act

(PDF 10KB)

7.              

17-18

Humphries

1.1

Role of inspectors

(PDF 15KB)

8.              

18-19

Humphries

1.1

New monitoring investigation powers provided by the worker protection amendments in the Migration Act

(PDF 8KB)

9.              

19

Humphries

1.1

Options available to an employer who is issued an infringement notice

(PDF 7KB)

10.           

27

Barnett

1.1

Number of students onshore potentially affected under this new system

(PDF 11KB)

11.           

29

Barnett

1.1

Changes to the General Skilled Migration program

(PDF 7KB)

12.           

30

Barnett

1.1

Feedback from ACPET when advised of the announcement of the changes to the General Skilled Migration program

(PDF 8KB)
Attachment
(PDF 74KB)

13.           

39-40

Trood

1.1

410 visas

(PDF 7KB)

14.           

47

Humphries

2.1

Date the department first become involved with the passengers on board the Oceanic Viking

(PDF 7KB)

15.           

48

Humphries

2.1

Development a manifest of the names of the 78 passengers on board the Oceanic Viking

(PDF 7KB)

16.           

49

Humphries

2.1

Cabinet approval of the agreement with Indonesia in relation to the Oceanic Viking

(PDF 7KB)

17.           

51

Barnett

2.1

Date of the decision by the BPC regarding the settlement of the passengers on the Oceanic Viking

(PDF 7KB

18.           

51

Barnett

2.1

Date of first discussions about the agreement with Indonesia occur with the passengers on board the Oceanic Viking

(PDF 7KB)

19.           

56

Humphries and Barnett

2.1

Date the names of the passengers on board the Oceanic Viking referred to the AFP

(PDF 7KB)

20.           

59

Hanson-Young

2.1

DIAC funding to the IOM

(PDF 11KB)

21.           

62

Hanson-Young

2.1

Letter of agreement with IOM.

(PDF 7KB)

22.           

63-64

Hanson-Young

2.1

Circumstances surrounding the death in December 2009 of a passenger from the Merak vessel

(PDF 7KB)

23.           

66

Barnett

2.1

First communication with ASIO regarding the passengers on board the Oceanic Viking

(PDF 7KB)

24.           

67

Humphries and Barnett

2.1

Formal advice that there were adverse security assessments of four of the passengers on the Oceanic Viking

(PDF 7KB)

25.           

67-68

Humphries

2.1

Date the National Security Committee of Cabinet made decision to transfer the four Tamils with adverse security assessments to Christmas Island

(PDF 7KB)

26.           

68

Humphries

2.1

National Security Committee of Cabinet membership

(PDF 7KB)

27.           

68

Barnett

2.1

Cases of someone with an adverse security assessment taken onto Australian territory

(PDF 7KB)

28.           

72

Hanson-Young

2.1

In relation to Indonesia and Malaysia, people found by the UNHCR to be refugees accepted for resettlement

(PDF 7KB)

29.           

73

Hanson-Young

2.1

People currently held on Christmas Island who have already been found to be refugees by UNHCR

(PDF 7KB)

30.           

74

Humphries

2.1

Refugee claims assessed by the department during 2009-10 on Christmas Island

(PDF 7KB

31.           

74

Humphries

2.1

Christmas Island – people who have had their claims refused and how many have been sent elsewhere as a result of their claims being refused

(PDF 9KB)

32.           

74 and 114

Humphries and Barnett

2.1

Christmas Island – people who have had their claims refused, how many sought a merit review and how many have been successful

(PDF 12KB)

33.           

75

Humphries

3.1

ASIO assessments of irregular maritime arrivals

(PDF 8KB)

34.           

76

Barnett

2.1

Dates the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet met to consider the Oceanic Viking situation, or provide advice to the Committee the reasons why the request would be refused.  There needs to be public interest immunity and the detail of that needs to be set out.

(PDF 7KB)

35.           

77

Barnett

2.1

Secretary's attendance at meetings of the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet

(PDF 7KB

36.           

77-78

Humphries

2.1

In the course of negotiations dealing with the passengers on the Oceanic Viking were there any discussions between the Australian and Indonesian governments that brought in the status of the 255 or so Tamils on the boat that is moored at Merak.

(PDF 7KB)

37.           

84

Barnett

3.1

Australians on MAL

(PDF 12KB)

38.           

85

Barnett

3.1

Australians on MAL – surveillance

(PDF 7KB)

39.           

85

Barnett

3.1

DIAC officers access to the MAL database

(PDF 8KB

40.           

85

Barnett

3.1

Recommendation 4 of the ANAO Audit of MAL – provide a copy of the report on the outcome of the inquiry when it is complete

(PDF 6KB)

41.           

85

Barnett

3.1

Privacy impact assessment on MAL – details of consultant

(PDF 7KB)

42.           

87

Humphries

4.3

Christmas Island – break down that cost to the costs associated with the detention contract, interpreting services, air charter, freight charter, health services and so forth

(PDF 12KB)

43.           

95

Barnett and Hanson-Young

4.3

Family groups are on Christmas Island

(PDF 7KB)

44.           

96

Hanson-Young

4.3

Nationalities of the 425 detainees that have been on Christmas Island for more than 120 days

(PDF 11KB)

45.           

96-97

Hanson-Young

4.3

Details of the incidents of activities conducted outside the Christmas Island detention centre

(PDF 7KB)

46.           

98

Hanson-Young

4.3

Number of psychologists, counsellors and psychiatric nurses are working out of the medical facilities on Christmas Island

(PDF 7KB)

47.           

99-100

Hanson-Young

4.3

People removed from Christmas Island as a result of self-harm

Distribution of antidepressants or antipsychotic medication

(PDF 7KB)

48.           

100-101

Hanson-Young

4.3

Mental health checks for immigration detainees

(PDF 9KB)

49.           

101

Barnett

3.1

Update of the table listing boat arrivals

(PDF 26KB)

50.           

101

Barnett

4.3

Detainees departed Christmas Island by month since 1 July of the current financial year

(PDF 9KB)

51.           

101

Humphries

4.3

Christmas Island – bidding for additional estimates revisions confirmation that actual arrivals at that point were 1,018

(PDF 7KB)

52.           

102

Humphries

4.3

Christmas Island – average cost per day per additional person

(PDF 7KB)

53.           

103

Humphries

4.2

Commissioning times for the detention facility on Christmas Island and the Berrimah facility in Darwin

(PDF 7KB)

54.           

103

Humphries

4.2

Staff employed at Berrimah

(PDF 7KB)

55.           

105

Humphries

4.2

Date of the media release from Minister Ruddock on increases to detention accommodation

(PDF 6KB)

56.           

106

Humphries

4.3

Security staff currently employed at the North West Point

(PDF 7KB)

57.           

111-112

Humphries

4.3

Dance teacher on Christmas Island

(PDF 8KB)

58.           

112-113

Barnett

4.3

Staff on Christmas Island

(PDF 7KB)

59.           

113

Barnett

4.3

Charter flights to and from the mainland

(PDF 7KB)

60.           

116

Humphries

4.1

Visas refused under section 501 of the Migration Act

(PDF 11KB)

61.           

116

Humphries

4.1

Section 501 cases

(PDF 11KB)

62.           

117

Humphries

6.1

Citizenship ceremonies held in Canberra

(PDF 8KB)

63.           

118

Fifield

6.1

Citizenship –number of applications, number granted, average processing times

(PDF 14KB)

64.           

119

Fifield

6.1

Backlogs at the moment at the Melbourne and Dandenong offices

(PDF 7KB)

65.           

124

Barnett

5.1

Trialling of service delivery models through the funding of a number of pilot projects

(PDF 15KB)

Written Questions on Notice

 

66.           

Written

Hanson-Young

2.1

Support Australia currently provides to Indonesia, Malaysia and other States in the Asia-Pacific to assist them to ensure effective protection of asylum seekers and refugees in their jurisdiction

(PDF 16KB)

67.           

Written

Hanson-Young

2.1

Funding for legal aid services in the Asia-Pacific to support independent legal advice for asylum seekers and refugees

(PDF 7KB)

68.           

Written

Hanson-Young

2.1

Financial support the Australian Government provides to the UNHCR and IOM for refugee protection activities in the Asia-Pacific region

(PDF 7KB)

69.           

Written

Hanson-Young

2.1

Refugee resettlement intake in 2010/2011

(PDF 7KB)

70.           

Written

Hanson-Young

4.3

Christmas Island – language used in induction process

(PDF 14KB)

71.           

Written

Hanson-Young

2.1

Christmas Island – migration lawyers

(PDF 10KB)
Attachment
(PDF 27KB)

72.           

Written

Hanson-Young

2.1

Christmas Island – interviews conducted by lawyers, migration agents

(PDF 9KB)
Attachment
(PDF 15KB)

73.           

Written

Hanson-Young

2.1

Christmas Island – interpreters

(PDF 12KB)

74.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Staffing

(PDF 10KB)

75.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Temporary positions

(PDF 13KB)

76.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Employees on contract

(PDF 12KB)

77.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Staff numbers reduced as a result of the efficiency dividend and/or other budget cuts

(PDF 23KB)

78.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Staff reductions

(PDF 7KB)

79.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Graduate recruitment

(PDF 12KB)

80.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Government advertising

(PDF 7KB)

81.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Department's hospitality expenditure

(PDF 7KB)

82.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Minister/Parliamentary Secretary – hospitality expenditure

(PDF 7KB)

83.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

FOI requests

(PDF 7KB)

84.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Cost of Ministers travel and expenses for the Community Cabinet meetings

(PDF 13KB)

85.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Consultancies

(PDF 8KB

86.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Board appointments

(PDF 7KB)

87.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Grants

(PDF 7KB)

88.           

Written

Barnett

Internal Product

Reports commissioned by the Minister

(PDF 7KB)

89.           

Written

Humphries

2.1

Manifest of those aboard the Ocean Viking

(PDF 7KB)

90.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Staff working in the Christmas Island IDC’s kitchen

(PDF 7KB)

91.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Meal plans and food sources for the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 8KB)

92.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Bread sourced for the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 7KB)

93.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Cost of flying in food for the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 7KB)

94.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Special requirements for food preparation at the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 6KB)

95.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Christmas Island IDC – number of meals prepared each day, menu plans

(PDF 10KB)

96.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Itemised list of what is provided in the detainees rooms in the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 5KB)

97.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Curfew at the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 6KB)

98.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Ballet teacher/dance classes at the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 7KB)

99.           

Written

Humphries

4.3

Activities provided to detainees at the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 7KB)

100.         

Written

Humphries

4.3

Gym facility at the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 7KB)

101.         

Written

Humphries

4.3

Cost of providing an internet service to detainees at the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 7KB)

102.         

Written

Humphries

4.3

What is the electricity bill of the Christmas Island IDC over the last 12 months?

(PDF 6KB)

103.         

Written

Humphries

4.3

Pool tables at the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 7KB)

104.         

Written

Humphries

4.3

Cap on spending at the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 7KB)

105.         

Written

Humphries

4.3

Frequency lawn is mowed at the Christmas Island IDC

(PDF 6KB)

106.         

Written

Humphries

5.1 and 6.1

Settlement services programs

(PDF 114KB)

107.         

Written

Humphries

5.1

Humanitarian entrants settled in regional areas

(PDF 16KB)

108.         

Written

Humphries

6.1

Citizenship test

(PDF 16KB)

109.         

Written

Humphries

Internal Product

Advisory councils

(PDF 26KB)

110.         

Written

Humphries

1.1

Permanent Skilled Migration

(PDF 17KB)

111.         

Written

Humphries

1.1

Subclasses 487, 885, 886

(PDF 16KB)

112.         

Written

Humphries

1.1

Student visa program

(PDF 10KB)

113.         

Written

Humphries

1.1

International students currently on 485

(PDF 8KB)

114.         

Written

Humphries

1.1

Working Holiday Maker visa program

(PDF 8KB)

115.         

Written

Humphries

1.1

Family reunion visas

(PDF 16KB)

116.         

Written

Humphries

2.1

Where have the refugee and humanitarian visa grants been made in the past year and what numbers in each post

(PDF 9KB)

117.         

Written

Humphries

2.1

Afghanis issued visas from offshore posts

Applications for the refugee and humanitarian program out of Pakistan

(PDF 8KB)

118.         

Written

Humphries

2.1

Humanitarian visas granted out of Indonesia from the caseload of asylum seekers processed by the UNHCR

(PDF 7KB)

119.         

Written

Humphries

2.1

Places in the humanitarian and refugee program provided to onshore asylum claims

(PDF 7KB)

120.         

Written

Humphries

2.1

Places in the humanitarian and refugee program provided to the family members of onshore asylum claimants, including by those who have arrived by boat

(PDF 7KB)

121.         

Written

Humphries

4.1

Current budget for the conduct of compliance activities in the department

(PDF 14KB)

122.         

Written

Humphries

4.1

Portion of the budget allocated to compliance activities in the 2009-2010 budget transferred to other output areas

(PDF 6KB)

123.         

Written

Humphries

1.1

Bona fide checks are undertaken in high risk posts

Overstay rate of visitors from those overseas posts

(PDF 21KB)

124.         

Written

Humphries

3.1

Verification of documents

(PDF 8KB)

125.         

Written

Humphries

3.1

Department’s interviews of unauthorised arrivals and protection visa

(PDF 7KB)

126.         

Written

Humphries

4.1

Unlawful non citizens located as a result of compliance activities

(PDF 7KB)

127.         

Written

Humphries

2.1

Percentage of detainees that were successful with their application for asylum were able to substantiate their claim with supplementary documentation

(PDF 7KB)

128.         

Written

Humphries

2.1

Off-shore protection visas granted to Myanmar refugees from Thailand

(PDF 8KB)

129.         

Written

Humphries

4.1

Temporary or permanent visa holders, who have had their visas cancelled because they provided fraudulent or false information

(PDF 5KB)

130.         

Written

Humphries

4.2

Detainees subject to interest by the Ombudsman, ie those who have been detained for more than six months, and subsequently granted permanent visas

(PDF 8KB)

131.         

Written

Humphries

3.1

Use of ministerial discretion under s501

(PDF 8KB)

132.         

Written

Humphries

3.1

Cost to remove failed asylum seekers from Christmas Island and the Mainland

(PDF 7KB)

133.         

Written

Humphries

4.2

Upgrades to the Perth detention centre

Status of the lease at the detention centre at Perth Airport

(PDF 7KB)

134.         

Written

Humphries

3.1

Bridging Visa E’s

(PDF 10KB)

135.         

Written

Humphries

5.1

Foreign aid budget allocated to refugee resettlement processes

(PDF 13KB)

136.         

Written

Eggleston

Internal Product

Staffing

(PDF 11KB)
Attachment
(PDF 40KB)

137.         

Written

Eggleston

Internal Product

Status of each election commitment within the portfolio

(PDF 11KB)

138.         

Written

Eggleston

Internal Product

Electorate level reports

(PDF 7KB)

139.         

Written

Eggleston

Internal Product

Expenditure on consultancy services

(PDF 7KB)

140.         

Written

Eggleston

Internal Product

Advertising and marketing expenditure

(PDF 8KB)

141.         

Written

Eggleston

Internal Product

Discretionary grants

(PDF 7KB)
Attachment
(PDF 131KB)

142.         

Written

Eggleston

Internal Product

Reports commissioned by the Government

(PDF 23KB)

143.         

108

Humphries

4.3

Copy of the Minister for Home Affairs’ press release etc. announcing a $50 million infrastructure package for Christmas Island

(PDF 7KB)
Attachment
(PDF 69KB)

For further information, contact:

Estimates Officer
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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