Australia is considered to be one of the world’s major ‘immigration nations‘(together with New Zealand, Canada and the USA). Since 1945, when the first federal immigration portfolio was created, over 7.5 million people have settled here and Australia’s overseas-born resident population—estimated to...
This paper provides a summary of some of the key statistics on permanent and temporary migration to Australia.
Australia is considered to be one of the world’s major ‘immigration nations‘ (together with New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America...
This paper plots, by agency and year, identifiable Commonwealth expenditure in the area of Indigenous affairs over the 44 years from 1968 to 2012.
The paper attempts to plot trends in the above expenditure—expressed in both the nominal and real terms, expressed as a...
Determining the size of the Commonwealth public sector is complex. There are three major sources of statistics - Australian Public Service Commission, Treasury and Australian Bureau of Statistics - producing four different staffing counts, each using different definitions resulting in data that are not comparable....