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Tuesday, 10 September 1985
Page: 353

(Question No. 161)


Senator Bolkus asked the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 27 March 1985:

How many appeals have been lodged with the Immigration Review Panel for each of the last 3 years and from which States do each of these appeals come.


Senator Grimes —The Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

No of

requests

received

1982...

2,250

1983...

4,782

1984...

2,716

A breakdown by State of the requests received is not kept. However records of cases not finalised at the end of 1984 show the breakdown by State as follows:

per cent

New South Wales...

723

49.1

Victoria...

395

26.8

Western Australia...

149

10.1

Queensland...

102

6.9

South Australia...

60

4.1

Australian Capital Territory...

26

1.8

Tasmania...

12

0.8

Northern Territory...

6

0.4