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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 18

(Question No. 4437)


Mr Cadman asked the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 21 August 1986:

(1) How many applications for change of status are held at each regional office of his Department.

(2) How many were held at each of these offices (a) 3 months ago, (b) 6 months ago, (c) 12 months ago, (d) 2 years ago, and (e) 3 years ago.

(3) For each office, what is the average length of time between the date an application is made and the date it is approved or rejected.

(4) What was the average length of time (a) 3 months ago, (b) 6 months ago, (c) 12 months ago, (d) 2 years ago, and (e) 3 years ago.


Mr Hurford —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

CBR

SYD

MEL

HOB

ADL

PER

DRW

BNE

(1)...

210

5564

1778

32

415

637

62

700***

(2) (a)...

246

5536

2264

40

481

611

49

860

(b)...

289

5213

2353

39

698

583

43

885

(c)...

175

5327

2682

24

644

757

37

862

(d)...

134

3868

2007

16

526

799

37

930

(e)...

95

3978

**

13

624

1058

32

654

*(3)...

7.3

13.9

10.8

3.0

7.0

8.4

3.5

6.0

*(4) (a)...

6.2

**

10.9

3.0

7.0

9.8

**

10.0***

(b)...

6.1

**

11.0

3.0

9.0

12.0

**

10.0***

(c)...

8.0

**

15.8

3.0

9.0

13.6

**

8.0***

(d)...

4.8

**

17.6

3.0

10.0

9.0

**

7.0***

(e)...

5.2

**

**

4.5

10.0

8.0

**

6.0***

* Months

** Information unavailable

*** Estimate