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Notice given 31 March 2008

*385  Senator Ellison: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—For each year, commencing from 1 July 1997, how many visas were issued in each visa class or subclass.

*386  Senator Ellison: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—With reference to voluntary returns following an unfavourable decision on a visa application by the department, Minister or via judicial review: For each year since 2002, how many voluntary returns to country of origin have occurred when the applicant was living, at the time of the unfavourable decision: (a) in a detention facility; (b) in an alternative detention facility; (c) in community detention; and (d) out of detention.

*387  Senator Ellison: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—With reference to advertising aimed at promoting Australian citizenship and applications for Australian citizenship: For each month since January 1997, or commencing when a monthly figure can be obtained after January 1997: (a) was there any advertising to promote Australian citizenship, applying for Australian citizenship or becoming an Australian citizen; and (b) how many applications to become an Australian citizen were received.