Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (Annual Report 2007-2008)

Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s Annual Report 2007-08

Table 1: Snapshot of activity in 2007-08

 

Migration and temporary entry

Total permanent and temporary visas granted

4 637 259

Total visitor visas granted offshore2

3 609 928

Electronic Travel Authority grants

2 776 386

Working Holiday and Work and Holiday visas granted

157 574

Student visas granted

278 184

Temporary residents (other) visas granted

39 686

Temporary Skilled Migration visas granted

110 570

Family Stream outcome

49 870

Skill Stream outcome

108 452

State/Territory or Employer Sponsored visas granted

31 290

Total Migration Program outcome

158 630

Refugee and humanitarian entry

Humanitarian Program visas granted

13 014

Border security

Passenger and crew arrivals and departures

25 700 000

Immigration clearances refused at airports

1 189

Immigration clearances refused at seaports

424

Unauthorised boat arrivals (people)

25

Compliance

Percentage of temporary entrants and permanent visa holders who complied with their visa conditions

99%

Unlawful non-citizens located

10 722

Notices issued to employers of illegal workers

750

Removals and departures

8 404

Detention

Illegal foreign fishers taken into detention

1 232

Visa overstayers taken into detention

1 283

Total number of people taken into detention

4 514

Total number of people released or removed from detention

4 601

Illegal foreign fishers in detention as at 30 June 2008

26

Visa overstayers or people who breached visa conditions in detention as at 30 June 2008

323

Total number of people in detention as at 30 June 2008

402

Settlement

Refugees who arrived and received help through the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy

9 556

Migrant community service grants managed through the Settlement Grants Program and Community Settlement Services Scheme

332

Citizenship

Number of people conferred Australian citizenship at ceremonies

121 221

People approved as Australian citizens by conferral, descent and resumption

107 662

Calls to Citizenship Information Line

612 218

Multicultural affairs

Event registrations for Harmony Day

388

Living in Harmony website hits

202 370

People participating in Living in Harmony partnership activities

163 000

Client contact

Calls to Sydney and Melbourne contact centres

1 731 995

Telephone interpreting calls

615 477

Litigation

Matters resolved in courts and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

4 302

Percentage in favour of minister (that proceeded to defended hearing in court)

95%

Staff

National Office (Canberra)

2 978

New South Wales

1 386

Victoria

974

Queensland

437

South Australia

466

Western Australia

406

Tasmania

142

Northern Territory

59

Australian Capital Territory and region

103

Overseas (Australia-based employees)

137

Airline Liaison Officers

18

Total number of Australia-based staff

7 106

Overseas (locally engaged employees)

1 000

Total staff as at 30 June 2008

8 106

1. Rounded numbers may differ from numbers appearing elsewhere in the report.

2. This is inclusive of Electronic Travel Authority grants.

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