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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 23 August 2018) . . Page.. 3625 ..


(5) On which date in each of the following years were applications for 190 Skilled—Nominated visas closed by the ACT Government in (a) 2017-2018, (b) 2016-2017, (c) 2015-2016, (d) 2014-2015 and (e) 2013-2014.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1)

The ACT is allocated a set number of places by the Department of Home Affairs in each financial year.

Financial Year

Places allocated by Home Affairs

2017/18

*900

2016/17

750

2015/16

750

2014/15

550

2013/14

850

*the financial year allocation from the Department of Home Affairs for 2017/18 was 750. The ACT was granted an increase of 50 places to the baseline allocation during the year. The ACT was also granted a temporary increase of 100 places. The final allocation of places in 2017-18 was 900.

(2)

The number of applications submitted to the ACT Government in each financial year is as follows:

Financial Year

Applications Received

2017/18

1331

2016/17

929

2015/16

639

2014/15

644

2013/14

1026

(3)

The number of applications supported by the ACT and confirmed with the Department of Home Affairs in each financial year is as follows:

Financial Year

Nominations Granted & confirmed with Home Affairs

2017/18

*900

2016/17

750

2015/16

545

2014/15

550

2013/14

850

*the financial year allocation from the Department of Home Affairs for 2017/18 was 750. The ACT was granted an increase of 50 places to the baseline allocation during the year. The ACT was also granted a temporary increase of 100 places.

(4)

The ACT is allocated a set number of places by the Department of Home Affairs each financial year. Once that allocation is met, it cannot be exceeded. The allocation is reset at the start of the next financial year. Any unused portion of the previous year is not able to be rolled over.

(a) – (e) No


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