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Notice given 11 July 2012

1960  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—

(1) For each month since January 2008, how many individuals have entered Australia on a valid visa and subsequently overstayed their visa to remain in Australia, and of those, how many: (a) still remain in Australia without a valid visa; and (b) have been granted a visa to remain in Australia since their arrival.

(2) What category or type of visa has been issued to the individuals referred to in paragraph (1)(b).

(3) Is the department aware of the location of the individuals who have entered Australia on a valid visa and subsequently overstayed their visa to remain in Australia; if not, how many of those individuals reside at a location known to the department.

(4) For each month since January 2008, how many individuals have been located in Australia without a valid visa.

(5) Of the individuals mentioned in paragraph (1)(b), how many individuals have been deported and to which specific countries were they deported.

(6) (a) What has been the cost of deporting those individuals in paragraph (5); and (b) how much of this cost have been repaid by those individuals.

(7) (a) For each month since January 2008, how many individuals have been located in Australia who remain in Australia without a valid visa; and (b) what has been the dollar value to the department of the specific resources utilised in locating these individuals.