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Thursday, 14 February 2013
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Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minor Program

(Question No. 1299)


Ms Gambaro asked the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, in writing, on 26 November 2012:

By way of monthly breakdown, in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11, (e) 2011-12, and (f) 2012-13 (to date), how many Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors (UHMs) in the UHM Program arrived in Australia as (i) Irregular Maritime Arrivals, (ii) Irregular Maritime Arrivals that have been granted a Protection (subclass 866) Visa, and (iii) on an offshore humanitarian visa (i.e. Class XB visa - subclass 200, 201, 202, 203 or 204).


Mr Brendan O'Connor: The answers to the honourable member's question is:

Please note, the figures provided under 1299 capture arrivals only and is not a reflection of the overall numbers in the UHM program.

(a) (i), (ii) and (iii) The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the Department) is unable to provide data for the 2007-08 financial year.

(b) (i) and (ii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived as IMAs and were granted a Protection (subclass 866) visa for the 2008-09 financial year, from January 2009. The Department is unable to provide data for the period July - December 2008.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jan-09

10

Feb-09

1

Mar-09

14

Apr-09

4

May-09

4

Jun-09

17

Total

50

(iii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived on an offshore humanitarian visa for the 2008-09 financial year, from January 2009. The Department is unable to provide data for the period July - December 2008.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jan-09

8

Feb-09

11

Mar-09

3

Apr-09

24

May-09

17

Jun-09

7

Total

70

 

(c) (i) and (ii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived as IMAs and were granted a Protection (subclass 866) visa for the 2009-10 financial year.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jul-09

10

Aug-09

3

Sep-09

54

Oct-09

4

Nov-09

24

Dec-09

15

Jan-10

14

Feb-10

17

Mar-10

45

Apr-10

25

May-10

2

Jun-10

7

Total

220

 

(iii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived on an offshore humanitarian visa for the 2009-10 financial year.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jul-09

19

Aug-09

21

Sep-09

23

Oct-09

29

Nov-09

16

Dec-09

10

Jan-10

0

Feb-10

5

Mar-10

1

Apr-10

13

May-10

10

Jun-10

14

Total

161

 

(d) (i) and (ii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived as IMAs and were granted a Protection (subclass 866) visa for the 2010-11 financial year.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jul-10

5

Aug-10

27

Sep-10

14

Oct-10

8

Nov-10

14

Dec-10

9

Jan-11

18

Feb-11

23

Mar-11

14

Apr-11

39

May-11

50

Jun-11

34

Total

255

 

(iii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived on an offshore humanitarian visa for the 2010-11 financial year.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jul-10

1

Aug-10

17

Sep-10

16

Oct-10

13

Nov-10

13

Dec-10

14

Jan-11

4

Feb-11

0

Mar-11

4

Apr-11

2

May-11

1

Jun-11

3

Total

88

 

(e) (i) and (ii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived as IMAs and were granted a Protection (subclass 866) visa for the 2011-12 financial year.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jul-11

25

Aug-11

46

Sep-11

18

Oct-11

31

Nov-11

18

Dec-11

14

Jan-12

31

Feb-12

34

Mar-12

32

Apr-12

32

May-12

40

Jun-12

39

Total

360

 

(iii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived on an offshore humanitarian visa for the 2011-12 financial year.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jul-11

10

Aug-11

8

Sep-11

6

Oct-11

8

Nov-11

12

Dec-11

3

Jan-12

2

Feb-12

6

Mar-12

0

Apr-12

4

May-12

6

Jun-12

4

Total

69

 

(f) (i) and (ii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived as IMAs and have been granted a Protection (subclass 866) visa for the 2012-13 financial year, to 31 October 2012.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jul-12

34

Aug-12

41

Sep-12

37

Oct-12

54

Total

166

 

(iii) The table below provides a monthly breakdown of the number of UHMs who arrived on an offshore humanitarian visa for the 2012-13 financial year, to 31 October 2012.

Month

Number of new entrants to program

Jul-12

2

Aug-12

2

Sep-12

0

Oct-12

1

Total

5