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Tuesday, 13 June 2006
Page: 241


Senator Nettle asked the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, upon notice, on 18 January 2006:

(1)   Can a list be provided of the number of Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) holders in Australia, including a breakdown by state, local government area, gender, nationality and age; and

(2)   Can a list be provided of the number of TPV holders who have been refused a permanent visa after their original TPV has expired.


Senator Vanstone (Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1)   DIMA records as at 20 January 2006 indicate that there were some 1966 temporary protection visa (TPV) and offshore temporary humanitarian visa (THV) holders in Australia. The breakdown of the 1966 TPV and THV holders in Australia (including those who have not yet lodged a further protection visa application, those who are awaiting a primary decision on a further protection visa, and those who have been refused and have either not yet lodged a request for review, or have lodged a review request but are awaiting a review decision) is as follows: Gender

Male

Female

Total

1499

467

1966

Nationality

Nationality

Number of Holders

IRAQ

892

AFGHANISTAN

536

IRAN

196

VIETNAM

56

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

42

CHINA, PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF

37

STATELESS

25

BURMA

15

TURKEY

14

INDONESIA

12

SRI LANKA

11

OTHER* (51)

130

TOTAL

1966

*Nationalities of visa holders are aggregated where the estimated number of any nationality is fewer than ten and the number of countries so treated is shown in brackets. Age Group

Age Group

Number of Holders

0 to 5

121

6 to 10

128

11 to 17

154

18 to 25

344

26 to 45

1055

46 to 60

137

>60

27

Total

1966

Indicative* Percentage for State and Local Government Areas

Region

State

Percentage

BARWON

VIC

<1%

DARWIN

NT

<1%

KIMBERLEY

WA

<1%

MIDLANDS

WA

<1%

MURRAY

NSW

<1%

MURRUMBIDGEE

NSW

<1%

OUTER ADELAIDE

SA

<1%

DARLING DOWNS

QLD

<1%

NORTHERN TERRITORY - BAL

NT

<1%

PILBARA

WA

<1%

HUNTER

NSW

<1%

NORTHERN - SA

SA

<1%

OTHER TERRITORIES

WA

<1%

SOUTH WEST - WA

WA

<1%

MID-NORTH COAST

NSW

<1%

LOWER GREAT SOUTHERN

WA

<1%

MORETON

QLD

<1%

MURRAY LANDS

SA

<1%

MALLEE

VIC

<2%

CANBERRA

ACT

<2%

GOULBURN

VIC

<2%

BRISBANE

QLD

<3%

ADELAIDE

SA

<7%

MELBOURNE

VIC

16%

PERTH

WA

20%

SYDNEY

NSW

45%

*This percentage is based on a sample of available postcodes for TPV and THV applicants as a postcode for all applicants is not available.

(2)   As at 20 January 2006, 111 persons who were TPV/THV holders who have been found to require further protection have been granted further temporary, rather than permanent, visas.